The Bradys giveth and the Bradys taketh away.
Lance Bass announced Friday on Twitter that he had successfully made a bid to purchase the iconic California house used in exterior shots for The Brady Bunch.
“Super excited to announce they accepted my offer on the #BradyBunch house last night,” Bass tweeted. “This is going to be a fun project!”
Super excited to announce they accepted my offer on the #BradyBunch house last night!!! This is going to be a fun project!
— Lance Bass (@LanceBass) August 3, 2018
“Congratulations!” tweeted Maureen McCormick, who played Marcia Brady on the popular series, which ran from 1969 to 1974 on ABC. “May all your problems from here on out always be solved in a half hour!”
The former ’N Sync member assured concerned fans that he planned to leave the exterior untouched and remodel the interior to match the Brady Bunch décor. One follower suggested he turn it into a Brady Bunch museum.
Unfortunately, due to “unforeseen circumstances,” Bass and husband Michael Turchin won’t be moving into the house after all. He tweeted again Saturday that after placing his “winning bid,” which was “way over the asking price,” the real estate agent informed him that a corporate buyer “wants the house at any cost.”
Bass, who was prepared to make a higher offer, was told he would only be outbid with the new buyer’s “unlimited resources.”
With a heavy heart I post this… pic.twitter.com/sG8bBP142P
— Lance Bass (@LanceBass) August 5, 2018
“How can I compete with a billion dollar corporate entity?” Bass writes. “I truly believe I was used to drive up the price of the home knowing very well that this corporation intended on making their offer and it’s not a good feeling. I feel used but most importantly I’m hurt and saddened by this highly questionable outcome.”
The property, located at 11222 Dilling St in North Hollywood, was listed with a price tag of $1.89 million, EW reports.
Realtor Ernie Carlswell confirmed that competition for the house was fierce, with multiple offers received from celebrities and “regular families.” Property Brothers star Jonathan Silver Scott was among the losing bidders.