PHOTOS: Real-life ‘Brady Bunch’ house up for sale at crazy price

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For years, the iconic house featured in the popular sitcom “The Brady Brunch” has drawn in a steady stream of fans hoping to pose for photos in front of the property. And now, the home is up for sale for nearly $1.9 million — though it's possible the buyers would want to tear it down.

The two-bedroom, three-bathroom split-level home in Los Angeles' Studio City neighborhood was put up for sale for $1.855 million after the children of the original homeowners, George and Violet McCallister, decided to sell the property when their parents died. The McCallisters purchased the home in 1973 for $61,000, records showed.

With the exception of a few updates and a gate surrounding the property, the home looks largely the same as "Brady Bunch" fans recall.  (Anthony Barcelo/Carswell and Partners)

The exterior, as seen in "The Brady Bunch," is pictured.  (CBS)

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But before they moved in, the house already gained notoriety as the exterior of the Brady family home, as seen on “The Brady Bunch" during its run between September 1969 to March 1974.

Ernie Carswell, a Douglas Elliman agent who listed the house, told the Los Angeles Times he’s expecting an “avalanche” of offers.

“Emails, telephone calls — we may see upwards of 500 calls a day,” Carswell said.

The home boasts a "private and serene" backyard, according its listing at Elliman.com.  (Anthony Barcelo/Carswell and Partners)

The real estate agent said the house has been updated and upgraded, but is still a “postcard” of what 1970s homes looked like with vintage touches of a rock-wall fireplace, wood-paneled walls and floral wallpaper.

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The Studio City house was used to depict the exterior of "The Brady Bunch" family home. Interior scenes were filmed in studio. pic.twitter.com/zGwERB3oL0

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“This is a postcard of exactly what homes looked like in the 1970s” pic.twitter.com/w4h4GquPK0

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“This is a postcard of exactly what homes looked like in the 1970s” pic.twitter.com/w4h4GquPK0

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In addition to the decor, it also has some seriously vintage hardware: a MusiCall system. pic.twitter.com/lgGtbAJQH9

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For those hoping to see the same interior design and layout filmed in “The Brady Bunch,” they’re out of luck. Interior scenes in the sitcom were shot in a studio. The garage of the Studio City house, however, has been turned into a recreation room that somewhat mimics the garage-turned-den on the show.

Interior shots of the Brady house were filmed in a studio, while the exterior was used for opening and closing credits.  (CBS)

The actual interior does, however, features wood-paneled walls and a rock fireplace like the series.  (Anthony Barcelo/Carswell and Partners)

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Carswell did not rule out the notion that the house on the 12,500-square-foot lot would be torn down, as the Los Angeles Times reported that several properties in the area have been torn down in recent years for new developments. But he said the owners will give first dibs to those who don't have plans to demolish it.

The Studio Hills site which served as the exterior of Mike and Carol Brady's home reportedly attracts 30 to 50 visitors daily.  (CBS)

Fans may not immediately recognize the interiors, which, while retaining some '70s-era touches, does not closely resemble the inside of the Brady home.  (Anthony Barcelo/Carswell and Partners)

“We’re not going to accept the first big offer from a developer who wants to tear it down,” Carswell said. “We’re going to wait a few days, in case there are others who want to purchase it as an investment to preserve it.”

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The “Brady Bunch” home attracts 30 to 50 visitors on a daily basis, and it even has its own Yelp page with a 4-1/2 star rating, the agent said. 

Sellers say they'd rather not sell the "Brady Bunch" home to developers who may wish to tear it down, like other homes in the area.  (CBS)

Ernie Carswell, a Douglas Elliman agent who listed the house, said he expects upwards of 500 inquiries a day.  (Anthony Barcelo/Carswell and Partners)

“The house looks exactly the same as it was in the show with the exception of the paint color and the gate which was probably installed to keep tourists away,” one Yelpuser commented.

Another user who heard about house being put up for sale said: “Gorgeous!! Home!!! A must-see for sure[.] If I had the money I would definitely buy it to preserve it!”

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @bykatherinelam

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