Some properties attract more interest from buyers than others and there are a variety of factors that can influence this. If a house has an interesting background and is well-known that it is likely to attract attention. This is especially the case when a property has featured in a famous television series or movie. That is exactly what happened when the house from ‘The Brady Bunch’ recently went on the market and started a bidding war.
One interested buyer was Lance Bass from NSYNC. He was extremely keen to become the proud new owner of the famous house and put in an offer. He recently announced that his offer had been accepted and that he was set to become the owner of the Brady Bunch house. However, it seems that he made this statement prematurely as his offer had not been accepted at all.
In fact, the singer believes that the sellers never had any intention of selling him the house and that he was simply being used as a pawn to push up the value of the house. It seems that the seller’s strategy worked.
According to Bass, the seller’s agents contacted him the day after his offer had initially been accepted. He was told that there was another offer on the table from a corporate buyer, who is believed to represent a Hollywood studio. The agent informed Bass that the other buyer wanted the house at any cost and were willing to outperform any future bid that was put on the table. This buyer had unlimited resources and was determined that they would win the bidding war.
This has led Bass to believe that his offer was accepted simply as a strategy to drive up the value of the house and encourage the other buyer to put in a higher bid. The star went on to say that he felt hurt and saddened by what had happened.
Bass had described having his offer accepted as like a dream come true and referred to the famous Brady Bunch house as iconic. He had even spent the night celebrating his good news with friends and family after being told that he was the winning bidder on the house.
He has questioned the ethics of what has happened as the seller’s team even got to the stage of writing up the winning bid for Bass’ team. To then reject his offer after the deadline has passed seems unacceptable to the entertainer.
The house, which is located on Dilling Street in North Hollywood, California, featured in the popular television series ‘The Brady Bunch.’ This series was originally aired between 1969 and 1974 and led to several spin-off series and television films that were aired at various stages throughout the 1970s and 1980s. In 1995, ‘The Brady Bunch Movie’ was released followed by ‘A Very Brady Sequel’ the following year.
This means that ‘The Brady Bunch’ was probably a significant factor in Bass’ childhood as the NSYNC star was born in 1979. This is possibly why the star was so heartbroken to have lost the house he thought he was set to purchase. If he had been successful in buying the house, which was originally listed for $1.9 million, he had intended to leave the exterior exactly as it was. However, he wanted to remodel the interior of the property so that it matched the interior used in the television series.
Bass broke the news of his property loss via his social media accounts and said that he could only hope that the corporate bidder did not intend to demolish the house. He also thanked his fans for their continued love and support. Bizarrely, he ended his social media post by suggesting to his fans that he would feel happier if everyone registered and voted on November 6.
For now, this means that Lance Bass must remain in his present home. He currently resides in a spacious Los Angeles residence with his husband, Michael Turchin, who he married in 2015. The couple must continue their search for the perfect property. Unfortunately, it is unlikely that there will be any houses that have featured on such a high-profile television series being listed on the property market any time soon.