Brady Bunch House Rules

With the news that the Brady Bunch house up for sale, it got me thinking about some tidbits about the house.

Alice’s room by the kitchen was rarely seen. I remember she was laid up in the room when she sprained her ankle on Chinese checkers.

The six kids shared one bathroom. There were many scenes there, but there was not a toilet. The parents’ bathroom was never seen.

Marcia and Greg had to go to Westdale High because of the “stupid street” they lived on.

Mike and Carol considered getting new wallpaper for their bedroom, but decided to paint. Mike and Carol were the first television couple to share a bed.

The kids pretended the house was haunted to scare off a potential realtor.

Many events were hosted at the house – Marcia’s slumber party, Carol’s PTA meeting, visits by Joe Namath, Wes Parker, Desi Arnaz Jr., and Davy Jones, and Mike’s clients Penelope Fletcher and the Calderones.

The pool table was relegated to the garage. Bobby played drums in the garage. Jan crashed her bike into the portrait of the kids in the garage.

The backyard hosted the Brady’s production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Greg’s school film about the Pilgrims, and an epic chin-up contest between Greg and Bobby. Bobby experienced his first kiss in the backyard. The backyard consisted of a basketball net, Tiger’s old doghouse, a clubhouse, an astroturf yard, and a swing set. The Brady Dunk Tank for the Jr. High School Carnival was there for one episode. Marcia’s nose was broken by the sliding glass door. Marcia hosted a meeting for the Westdale Boosters on the patio, but Peter’s volcano spewed all over the place.

Bobby once flooded the laundry room by using too much laundry detergent. We also got to see the laundry room when it housed bunnies from Mr. Kirby’s pet shop.

The Bradys attempted to film a television commercial in the house.

There was only one TV in the house that was located in the family room. The family room also housed the wi-fi stereo system. Marcia practiced yoga in the family room.

Mike once installed a pay phone in the house.

Tank Gates played football in the living room and broke a lamp.

Greg moved to Mike’s den for one episode then moved to his own room in the attic.

The girls’ room had three twin beds, the boys’ room had one twin bed for Greg and bunk beds for Peter and Bobby. I believe Bobby was on the bottom bunk.

Peter broke mom’s favorite vase by playing ball in the house.

The iconic horse was located by the steps.

Even though most of Alice’s scenes were in the kitchen, in real life, Ann B. Davis did not know how to cook.

The family did calisthenics in the backyard when cousin Emma filled in Alice for a week.

Raquel the goat hid in Greg’s room in the attic and Mike and Carol’s closet in their bedroom.

In the linen closet, Bobby and Peter could hear what was going on through the heat vents in the attic.

Jerry Rogers stole Greg’s playbook from the table in the family room.

There are hedges that separate the Bradys from their neighbors, the Ditmeiers.



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