Upon learning that Lance Bass and his real estate agent for the Brady Bunch house weren't exactly (dare I say) ... n'sync, I was anxiously waiting to hear which corporate buyer was responsible for tearin' up his heart (OK, I promise I'm done).
So, I'm sure you can imagine the face I made when CNN reported that HGTV was the winning bidder, and Lance's opponent in the Brady Bunch Bid War of 2018. Full disclosure, it was something like this:
Despite having placed a bid to Douglas Elliman for "WAY over the [original $1.885 million] asking price," Lance was encouraged to back down because, as he wrote, HGTV would "outperform any bid with unlimited resources." In the end, according to Us Weekly, HGTV paid $3.5 million for the home (nearly double the asking price), but Lance was happy to learn the identity of his opposition:
Now that there's no hard feelings, let's all agree that as long as this home from American TV history won't be demolished, we're happy. It needs to continue to hold its place as the second most photographed home in the US, after all. And who better to keep it alive than HGTV?
"I'm excited to that HGTV is the winning bidder," David Zaslav, CEO of Discovery (HGTV's parent company), confirmed via conference call to holders, adding the company's plans to "restore the home to its 1970s glory."
With a full roster of talented designers and architects, we'd assume we're in for a show about the house's sure-to-be-dramatic renovation. Could Property Brother Jonathan Scott and Lance Bass be the ones for the job? I sure hope so...
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