The 1970s saw a decline in the traditional wholesome family sitcom and a rise in unconventional and even controversial topics being openly discussed on network television. Politics, racism, gender equality, it was a groundbreaking time in television history.
There was still room for lighthearted fun with charming series like Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie. But shows like All In The Family and The Mary Tyler Moore Show resonated with viewers and earned exceptionally high ratings. They were refreshingly honest, well-written, and of course, hilarious. Whether it be a modest duplex, a quaint single-family home, or a deluxe apartment in the sky, the favorite fictional figures of the 1970s had a place to call home. Take stroll down memory lane to see how the houses of TV Land look today.
The Brady Bunch was shot almost exclusively on a Paramount stage, but all the establishing shots of the Brady house is a real place. The house located at 11222 Dilling Street, in North Hollywood, is perhaps the most famous in American television.
Originally built in 1959, the house belonged to Louise Weddington Carson at the time it was used in The Brady Bunch. Mrs. Carson sold the house in 1973, George and Violet McAllister. They surrounded the house with an iron fence and made quite a few changes to its appearance. The color, the gardening, the gorgeous new window panes... the house looks far better today than it did for its television debut.