Whatever your memory, do you know the story behind the house? It wasn't built on the Paramount backlot. Instead, it was a real home located at 11222 Dilling Street in North Hollywood. The home was a split-level built in 1959 by Luther B. Carson. Carson's widow still lived in the house in 1969 when it was selected for the television show. She was paid a modest sum for its use, but only a few shots were ever taken of the exterior. That's why, over the 5-year run of the show, the trees and shrubs never changed.
Below is the house as it looked then, although the window on the left side was just a prop, and the house as it appears today, with the fake window removed, the trees fully matured and an iron fence constructed to keep people from trying to peek in the front window for a glimpse of the Brady Bunch living room. Ironically, the Peeping Toms wouldn't have seen the Brady Bunch interior, as the interior set was built at Studio 5 on the Paramount lot.
From tvparty.com, catsafterme.com and bigwaste.com
|The house as it looked in 1969|
|The house as it appears now|
|The famous staircase|
|The Brady kitchen|