Elmhurst native Tina Trahan buys The Brady Bunch house

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Here’s the story of a lovely lady. We think anyway. The lovely lady in this case Tina Trahan, a Chicago native, and we are not sure if she has three daughters.

But Trahan, a Lake Geneva, Wis, resident, has made headlines for her recent purchase of one of the most recognized houses in the country: the iconic home of The Brady Bunch. Located on Dilling Street in Studio City, Calif., this historic house has captured the hearts of fans worldwide.

The Brady Bunch was an iconic American sitcom created by Sherwood Schwartz that originally aired from September 26, 1969, to March 8, 1974, on ABC. The show revolved around a large blended family, consisting of three boys and three girls, brought together by the marriage of their parents.

Trahan acquired the property located at 11222 Dilling Street in Studio City for $3.2 million, marking a new chapter in the home’s storied history. This purchase comes after the house was rehabbed by HGTV with the help of the original cast members to recreate its appearance from the beloved TV series.

However, as Trahan revealed, there are some non-functioning details in the house, such as an avocado-colored fridge from the 1970s and a sink glued to a wall with no plumbing.

According to Crains Business, Trahan, former HBO chief executive Chris Albrecht and has a passion for historic homes together, has said that her intention isn’t to move into the house of Greg and Marcia, but to share it with those who adore the iconic show. She plans to allow daytime events, such as 1970s-themed gatherings, in the house while respecting the neighbors who have dealt with traffic and visitors near the property over the years.

The house is a near-perfect recreation of the Brady family’s home from the TV series, and Trahan wants to preserve its authenticity. To her, the house is like a work of art, and she intends to keep the security guards who watched over it 24/7 during HGTV’s ownership to ensure its protection. Take a look at some of the images from mls.com

Trahan’s ownership of this pop culture landmark adds to her list of notable real estate acquisitions, which includes a substantial mansion in Lake Geneva and a house in Elmhurst, her hometown. Her plans for these properties often involve hosting fundraisers, charitable events, and sharing them with the community, aligning with her love for both homes and philanthropy.

Despite not achieving high ratings or critical acclaim during its initial run, The Brady Bunch became a beloved and enduring series in syndication. It gained popularity, especially among children and teenagers, making it a cultural phenomenon.

The show’s success in syndication led to various television reunion films and spin-off series, including The Brady Bunch Hour (1976–77), The Brady Girls Get Married (1981), The Brady Brides (1981), A Very Brady Christmas (1988), and The Bradys (1990). Additionally, it was adapted into a satirical comedy theatrical film titled The Brady Bunch Movie in 1995, followed by A Very Brady Sequel in 1996. A second sequel, The Brady Bunch in the White House, aired on Fox in November 2002 as a made-for-television film.

The Brady Bunch continues to hold a special place in the hearts of fans and remains an integral part of American pop culture. And now Tina Trahan owns a piece of that. Consider Reel Chicago “jelly.”

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