Feb 1, 2013
For years, Brady Bunch fans have sent emails to Californiality with questions about the TV home of Mike, Carol, Greg, Marcia, Peter, Jan, Bobby, Cindy, Alice and, of course, "Johnny Bravo."
By overwhelming popular demand, here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about the world-famous Brady Bunch house.
Brady Bunch House FAQs
Is the Brady Bunch House really in California and, if so, where is it located?
The exact address is 11222 Dilling Street, North Hollywood, CA 91604.
The San Fernando Valley home is situated in the Studio City adjacent section of North Hollywood in Los Angeles, near the 101/134/170 freeway interchange.
The backyard butts up against the Los Angeles River, with the Santa Monica Mountains in the background.
Did any of the Bradys ever live in the house?
Mrs. Carson sold the house in 1973 for $61,000. Today it is worth $1.5 million.
Do any people live in the Brady Bunch house today?
That hasn't stopped countless Brady Bunch fans from peeking in the windows, though.
Try it yourself and get arrested by the LAPD and thrown into the L.A. County Jail with gang bangers for cellmates.
"The Brady Bunch" showed interior shots with a staircase and a second floor, while the exterior shows the house looking one-story. What's up with that?
The house is not one-story nor two-story but rather a split-level residential dwelling.
Show creator Sherwood Schwartz selected the home as the Brady residence because it looked to him like an architect's pad.
Inside the front door, the staircase was to the right, as most Brady Bunch fans remember. The home's exterior height was to the left, though, which never made sense to kids who watched every episode.
The tall A-frame section of the home was fixed with a temporary fake window to create the illusion of a full second story.
The exterior shots for the TV show were filmed in 1969 and reused through 1974.
Were outside shots of the Brady Bunch house ever taken and used after 1969?
Newer exterior shots of the house were filmed with the owner's consent for the short-lived 1990 TV series "The Bradys."
Four years later, the homeowner refused to fully restore the property to original 1969 specifications for The Brady Bunch Movie, so a facade that looked like the original home was constructed in Encino.
In one episode, Carol Brady says her address is "4222 Clinton Way" and, in one of the Brady Bunch movies, Mike Brady says he lives in "Santa Monica." Why is that?
Those were obviously decoys to protect the privacy of the homeowner, although the police officers shown in the final scene of The Brady Bunch Movie wore LAPD badges and drove LAPD squad cars, giving away the real city's identity.
Where were all the interior shots filmed for "The Brady Bunch"?
Other productions filmed at Stage 5 were the movies Rosemary's Baby, The Graduate, Mommie Dearest, and the TV show "Monk."
Why did they use such strange interior colors in the Brady Bunch House that didn't appear to match?
Avocado green, harvest gold and orange Formica went together perfectly well back in the day... and don't forget the shag carpeting and macrame plant hangers when you decorate your home Brady-style!
This article is dedicated to the late Robert Reed (Mike Brady) and the late Sherwood Schwartz, the creator of "The Brady Bunch."
Video of the Brady Bunch House