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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Brady Bunch House (L.A. Family Vacation, Part I)

In March 2013 my wife and kids and I were back in Los Angeles for a little three day get-away. We wanted to spend time with places we were less familiar with, like Hollywood, Griffith Park, and downtown. 

Here's a quick overview of our time there:

Brady Bunch House in Studio City 

Los Angeles Zoo in Griffith Park

Hollywood Sign & Hollywood Cross, Hollywood

Grauman's Chinese and the El Capitan Theaters, Hollywood

City Hall Observation Deck and Grand Park, Downtown Los Angeles

Space Shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Center, Exposition Park

Jimmy Kimmel Show Interview, Hollywood

Pink's Hotdogs, Hollywood and the Griffith Observatory, Griffith Park

Levitated Mass, Miracle Mile District

Urban Light, Berlin Wall, La Brea Tar Pits: Miracle Mile District

Greystone Mansion: Beverly Hills

Original Farmers Market, Holmby Park, Deedy Riese: Fairfax, Beverly Hills & Westwood

Spadena House (aka Witch's House): Beverly Hills

Skirball Center: Brentwood

Ready? Here we go. 

First stop: The Brady Bunch House, Studio City:

Even though I grew up in Los Angeles, and my wife, kids and I lived there for five years (2005-2010) there were a few things I never got around to seeing, including these three "Hollywood" houses: the Brady Bunch House, the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, and the Spadena House, also located in Beverly Hills. When we were back in town for a few days last year, it was time to check them out. 

The Brady Bunch House is a private residence located in the Los Angeles community of Studio City (in the San Fernando Valley; very close to Universal Studios). 

This home is a private residence in a residential neighborhood. If you drive by, PLEASE be respectful of the community and neighbors, treating others in the same way you'd want to be treated. By all means, so NOT disturb the residents. These two photos were both taken across the street. We were there a grand total of five minutes, and moved on. 

Here's a shot of the home from the TV show back in the late 1960's. 

A bit a trivia is that the "second story window" on the upper left is fake, just added in for the opening shots of the show. 

Here's a link to a wikipedia article with more information, including the address.

Next stop: the Los Angeles Zoo

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originally posted 4/27/13

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