The deep-pocketed buyer who outbid Lance Bass for the Studio, City, Calif., home used in the '70s sitcom "The Brady Bunch" is no longer a mystery: It's HGTV.
David Zaslav, the CEO of HGTV parent company Discovery, announced on Tuesday's second-quarter earnings call that the network had purchased the house that was recently on the market.
"One of our projects for HGTV will speak to those 'Brady Bunch' fans on the call," he said. "You may have heard that the house from the iconic series was recently on the market in California. I'm excited to share that HGTV is the winning bidder and will restore the 'Brady Bunch' home to its 1970s glory as only HGTV can."
On Sunday, Bass took to social media to complain about losing the home after he said he had been told late last week that he the real estate broker had accepted a bid he said was well over the asking price of $1.885 million---and the corporate buyer (Hollywood studio) wanted the house at any cost.
The three-bedroom, three-bathroom house was used for exteriors in the sitcom, which aired from 1969 to 1974. Listing agent Douglas Elliman called the 2,477-square-foot house the "2nd most photographed home in the United States after the White House."