Brady Bunch actress sells Malibu beachfront 47 years later for hefty profit

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By Britt Chester

Key Takeaways

  • Eve Plumb, the actress who played Jan Brady on the Brady Bunch, sold her Malibu beachfront home for $3.9 million.
  • Plumb was 11-years-old when she bought the property for $55,300 in 1969, the year she was cast on the show.
  • The actress sold the home with renderings from Meis Architects for the future buyers to consider should they want to update the 50s cottage.

Actress Eve Plumb, who made her career playing the middle daughter on The Brady Bunch, just sold the first home she ever purchased for $3.9 million.

Plumb purchased the Malibu home when she was just 11-years-old, shortly after being cast for The Brady Bunch, and has been the owner for the past 47 years. She originally purchased the home for her parents for $55,300.

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By Jennifer Tzeses

Always in the shadow of older sister Marsha, Jan is finally having her moment. Eve Plumb, who famously played middle sister Jan on The Brady Bunch, just sold the oceanfront home she purchased in 1969 at age 11 (with help from her parents) for a $3.9 million windfall, reports the Los Angeles Times. The modest 1950s-style bungalow, located on Escondido Beach in Malibu, has 850 square feet of living space, with three bedrooms, 1.5 baths, and a wraparound deck. However, the property will reportedly receive a lofty makeover by Meis Architects, which also designed the Staples Center. Renderings show the new home will be a modern-style residence with a cantilevered design featuring walls of glass and 3,500 square feet of living space. Lesson learned: invest in real estate before your Sweet 16.

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‘Brady Bunch’ Star Eve Plumb Closes $3.9M Sale on Malibu Home She Bought for $55K at Age 11

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By Katie Kindelan

Actress Eve Plumb, who famously played Jan Brady on “The Brady Bunch,” made a $3.845 million profit on a Malibu, California, beach cottage she purchased for $55,000 at the age of 11.

Plumb, now 58, sold the 850-square-foot home on Malibu’s exclusive Escondido Beach last month to a developer for $3.9 million.

Plumb, who began her TV career as the middle daughter on “The Brady Bunch” in the late 1960s, purchased the three-bedroom, two-bath home at that time as a weekend getaway for her parents, according to one of the property’s listing agents, William Baker.

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Actress Eve Plumb made a sage investment when she was just 11 years old.

In 1969, while she was portraying middle child Jan Brady on The Brady Bunch, Plumb, with the help of her parents, purchased an oceanfront home for just $55,300.

Forty-seven years later, the 58-year-old actress sold her property for a whopping $3.9 million, ET confirmed with Brian Linder of Deasy Penner & Partners, who listed the home with William Baker.

The 850 square-foot bungalow is located on the south end of Escondido Beach and includes three bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms and a wrap-around deck overlooking the water. The property was originally listed earlier this year for $4.5 million, and is expected to undergo a massive redesign by Meis Architects, the designers behind the Staples Center.

The new space, as first reported by the Los Angeles Times, will have three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and will be 3,500 square feet. The home will also include a two-story garage, floor-to-ceiling glass and a retractable moon roof.

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‘Brady Bunch’s’ Jan sells home bought for $55K for $3.9M

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By Patrick Mairs

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Jan may have always played second fiddle to older sister Marcia on “The Brady Bunch,” but she may be tops when it comes to real estate investing.

The Los Angeles Times reports actress Eve Plumb, who played Jan on the 1970s sitcom, has sold a Malibu beach house for $3.9 million, 47 years after buying it for $55,300 at the age of 11 in 1969.

The Times reports the three-bedroom, 850-square foot cottage built in the 1950s went on the market earlier this year for $4.15 million. The listing included renderings showing how the home could be reshaped into an ultramodern residence.

A spokesman for Plumb’s broker, Deasy/Penner & Partners, tells Today.com the location of the home is the property’s “most notable feature.”

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