The mystery bidder has been revealed! Last week, former boy-bander Lance Bass told fans that his offer on the iconic Brady Bunch home had been accepted, only to find out his bid had been topped by a Hollywood buyer. Now, we finally know who it was: HGTV.
Discovery CEO David Zaslav made the announcement this morning during a call with Wall Street analysts. "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. More detail to come over the next few months but we'll bring all the resources to bear to tell safe, fun stories about this beloved piece of American TV history."
On August 3, Lance tweeted that his generous offer — over the $1.85 million listing price — had been approved. "Super excited to announce they accepted my offer on the #BradyBunch house last night!!! This is going to be a fun project!" Just one day later, he wrote that he was "feeling heartbroken" after hearing the news.
The two-bedroom, three-bathroom home located on 11222 Dilling Street in North Hollywood hit the market a few weeks ago for the first time in 45 years. It was listed as "the second-most photographed home in the United States," after the White House.
Fear not, though, Brady Bunch fans. HGTV is ~home~ to shows like Fixer Upper, The Property Brothers, Flip or Flop, and more, so it's pretty safe to say they'll do a fabulous job restoring it to its former glory.