Much more than a hunch

The Zillow page for 11222 Dilling Street, North Hollywood, California 91602:

The beloved television home of The Brady Bunch has come to market after almost 50 years. This iconic residence is reportedly the 2nd most photographed home in the United States after the White House. Featuring perfectly preserved 1970’s decor, it boasts one of the largest lots in the neighborhood — over 12,500 sq ft. Enormous, lush backyard gardens & lawn, completely private & serene. Located on a quiet residential block, property also borders the Los Angeles River, which is a unique street-to-river orientation. Living space quote may not include Garage conversion/expansion of downstairs Family Rm added after original construction. 2 Master Suites, one up/one down plus generous entertaining spaces that flow uniformly from one to the next and to the outdoors. Gated motorcourt plus large separate garage provide parking convenience.Whether inspired by the TV family or the real life surrounding neighborhood, this residence is a perfect postcard of American 70’s style and its special culture.

Assuming, of course, that’s what you want.

While that’s an actual bedroom from the house, interior shots for the TV series were done, not on Dilling Street, but in the studio.

What I want to know, of course, is how the “enormous, lush backyard gardens & lawn” fit onto a 12,500-square foot lot. The palatial estate at Surlywood sits on a bit over 11,000 square feet, and the lot only seems enormous when you’re the one maintaining it.

Oh, the price? $1,885,000. Caution: a lot of sales in this area resulted in teardowns and subsequent McMansion construction.

1 comment

  1. Chuck »

    23 July 2018 · 9:18 am

    We went at looked at some new homes in Forest Grove last week. Forest Grove is too far out to be considered a suburb, but it is not beyond commuting distance or Portland, if you don’t have anything else to do with your life. The houses were big, 2 to 3000 square feet, but the lots were minuscule, maybe 4,000 square feet. 3 feet of lawn on all sides, and maybe 10 feet for a backyard.

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