Lance Bass said he lost the winning bid to buy the “Brady Bunch” house.
(Getty/Anthony Barcelo, Carswell and ners)
Lance Bass said “bye bye bye” to his dream of owning the “Brady Bunch” house on Saturday, after the former *NSYNC member was told in a Hollywood studio had outbid him for the iconic property.
Bass announced Friday he placed the winning bid to buy the Studio City house, saying that it’s going to be a “fun” project ” for him. The house, which appeared as the exterior of the Brady family home on the television between September 1969 and March 1974 was put up for sale in July for € 1,855 million.
With the exception of a few updates and a fence around the property, the house looks largely the same as the “Brady Bunch” fans remember. (Anthony Barcelo/Carswell and ners)
“Marcia Marcia Marcia! I feel broken today,” Bass wrote in an Instagram post on Saturday. “As many of you may have heard, we have the winning bid on the iconic Brady Bunch house—at least, that is what we were told.”
Although the exact number is unclear, the former boy band member said his winning bid was “way over the asking price” and was even informed that he had successfully bought the house after the deadline has expired.
“This was a dream come true for me and I spent the night to celebrate with friends, family and fans. The next day, due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’, the same agent told us that there is still a Business Customer (Hollywood studio) that wants the house, at the expense of” Bass said.
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Bass added that his team was prepared to make a higher bid, but the agent said that the studio had “unlimited resources” to outbid Bass.
The exterior, as seen in “The Brady Bunch,” is shown. (CBS)
“How is this fair or legal?? How can I compete with a billion dollar entity? I truly believe that I was used to drive up the price of the house know very well that this corporation, which focuses on the making of their offer and it is not a good feeling,” Bass said. “I feel used but, more importantly, I am angry and saddened by this highly questionable result. I only hope that it is not demolished. Thanks for all the love and support.”
Bass’ announcement that he bought the “Brady Bunch” home received approval of Maureen McCormick, who played the role of Mary Brady on the popular sitcom.
“Congratulations! May all your problems from that point on will always be fixed in a half hour!” McCormick tweeted on Bass.
Congratulations! ❤️❤️❤️ May all your problems from that point on will always be fixed in a half hour! ?
— Maureen McCormick (@MoMcCormick7) August 4, 2018
The singer replied promising McCormick would be the first dinner guest.
The two-bedroom, three-bathroom split-level home in Los Angeles’ Studio City neighborhood was put up for sale after the children of the original owners, George and Violet McCallister, decided to sell the property when their parents died. The McCallisters bought the house in 1973 for $61,000, data showed.
Ernie Carswell, a Douglas Elliman agent who listed the house, not to exclude the idea that the house on the 12,500-square-foot lot would be torn down, such as the Los Angeles Times reported that a number of properties in the area have been demolished in recent years for new developments. But he said that the owners give as a first choice for those who do not intend to demolish it.
The “Brady Bunch” home draws 30 to 50 visitors on a daily basis, and it even has its own yelp page with a 4-1/2 star rating.
Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam