HGTV was revealed to be the purchaser of the Los Angeles house used for beloved 1970s sitcom “The Brady Bunch”, and the cable channel is reaching out to fans in search of iconic artifacts from the show for its upcoming series chronicling the home’s renovation.
“A Very Brady Renovation” will document the full-scale reno of the home in order to recreate the set of the show within the house; “The Brady Bunch” was actually filmed on a soundstage, with only the home’s exterior used in the show.
Ahead of the show’s premiere in September, HGTV is seeking fans who own vintage furniture and 1970s decor items so these pieces can be featured in the series.
“Many of these 1970s items are very rare and hard to find,” said Abbi McCollum, vice president of convergence and social media for HGTV. “We’ve seen an incredible response from ‘Brady Bunch’ fans across social media since we first announced the series. Now, we need their help to get the renovation of the house just right.”
According to HGTV, high-demand items for reno include the living room couch and credenza, Greg’s attic radio, the front door handles and several of the home’s legendary tchotchkes, such as the horse statue, fish trivets and stuffed animal giraffe.
A complete photo gallery of the sought-after items is available at HGTV.com/Brady, as well as details for how to contact the network team about an item, including by direct message on HGTV’s social media channels. Fans are asked to post a photo or video of the item on HGTV’s Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the #verybradyreno hashtag.
“If you have or know where to find similar items that appeared on an episode of ‘The Brady Bunch’, let us know!” added McCollum.
“In the coming months, HGTV will execute a show-stopping transformation by adding 2,000 square feet to its original footprint — all without compromising its instantly recognizable street view,” notes HGTV’s press release. “The house will be replicated to include the floating staircase, the orange-and-green kitchen and the kids Jack-n-Jill bathroom. The ‘Brady Bunch’ house will forever hold a special place in television history and American pop culture.”