The Bizarre Feature Missing From The Brady Bunch's House

Ranch-style homes can be an American standard. To that end, one iconic ranch-style home that warms hearts across the nation is "The Brady Bunch" House, located in Studio City, California. The family and home were beloved by viewers from the late '60s to the early '70s, and well-beyond its TV run with decades of syndication for later generations to enjoy, via House Beautiful. Per the outlet, HGTV purchased the home for $3.5 million in 2018.

David Zaslav, CEO of Discovery (the parent company of HGTV) said during the company's conference call, "One of our projects for HGTV will speak to those 'Brady Bunch' fans. You may have heard that the house from the iconic series was recently on the market in California. I'm excited to share that HGTV is the winning bidder and will restore the Brady Bunch home to its 1970s glory as only HGTV can. We'll bring all the resources to bear to tell safe, fun stories with this beloved piece of American TV history" (per CNN). 

The home had several interested buyers, including 'N Sync's Lance Bass who tweeted, "How can you be mad at HGTV? My television is stuck on that channel. Kudos, HGTV. I know you will do the right thing with the house. That was always my biggest worry. I can smile again." The iconic home did indeed have everything — cathedral ceilings, a floating staircase, and Palos Verde stone — but here's a look at what it was missing.

Here's what The Brady Bunch home was missing

There were definitely some familiar faces working on the rehab during HGTV's "Very Brady Renovation," including "Property Brothers" Jonathan and Drew Scott, ABC's "Good Morning America" and "Flea Market Flip" star Lara Spencer, and Jasmine Roth of "Hidden Potential," among others. HGTV exec Loren Ruch says in the first episode of "Very Brady Renovation" that "We had to buy this house, we didn't want it to be turned into a McMansion."

But what was missing from the iconic home? Well, the Jack and Jill bathroom shared by the Brady siblings was missing a toilet, as noted by Good Housekeeping. "Even in 1969, it was a running joke with all of us — that there's no freakin' toilet!" Mike Lookinland, the actor who played Bobby Brady, told Yahoo! Entertainment. "At the time, the idea was that it was just sort of tacky to be showing toilets on TV," explained Eve Plumb, who played Jan Brady. "Nowadays, everybody's on the toilet!" exclaimed actress Maureen McCormick who played Marcia. She gave it the seal of approval when she said, "I have to say I have used it now, and it was good!" 

But the toilet wasn't the only feature missing from the Brady Bunch home, according to Realtor. During "A Very Brady Renovation" it was revealed that to get the "right" angle for the famous staircase, one step had to be omitted, but you probably didn't notice that, right?