Lance Bass had to say bye, bye, bye to "The Brady Bunch" house.
The former N' Sync singer wrote on Instagram that he was "feeling heartbroken" after learning he was outbid by an apparent Hollywood studio after the seller's agent had initially accepted his offer.
"How is this fair or legal??" Bass wrote in a lengthy social media post. "How can I compete with a billion dollar corporate entity? I truly believe I was used to drive up the price of the home knowing very well that this corporation intended on making their offer and it's not a good feeling. I feel used but most importantly I'm hurt and saddened by this highly questionable outcome."
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When the famed "Brady Bunch" house was put on the market last month in search of buyers, Bass was like, It's gotta be me.
Bass was one of a few people who had submitted an offer to purchase the 2,400-square-foot, 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom Studio City, California property, which had an asking price of more than $1.88 million, E! News has learned. Bass said on Friday that his bid was accepted after the deadline to receive offers had passed. He did not disclose the amount but did say it was "way over asking."
"Super excited to announce they accepted my offer on the #BradyBunch house last night!!!" he tweetedFriday. "This is going to be a fun project!"
Maureen McCormick, who played Marcia Brady on "The Brady Bunch" series, wrote in response, "Congratulations! " and joked, "May all your problems from here on out always be solved in a half hour!"
"Thanks! You will most certainly be the first dinner guest!! I'm honored you approve," Bass tweeted back on Saturday.
But by later in the day Saturday, the deal had fallen through. The same seller's agent informed him that a corporate buyer expressed interest in buying the home regardless of the cost.
"We were prepared to go even higher but totally discouraged by the sellers agent, they will outperform any bid with unlimited resources," Bass wrote on Instagram, adding that he hopes the new buyer doesn't demolish the house.
Only the exterior of the split-level home was shown on the iconic '60s and '70s show, as well as on a short-lived 1990 spinoff. Scenes of the family inside the house were filmed on a sound stage. Over the years, it has become a minor tourist attraction.
The house was built in 1959. A married couple had bought the property for $61,000 in 1973 and were the second and most recent owners of the residence.
The home was put on the market a month after the surviving owner passed away.
The singer had expressed interest in buying the property soon after it was put on the market.
"I'm obviously obsessed with The Brady Bunch. I mean, I grew up watching that show. Reruns! Reruns," he said on Ross Mathews and Marissa Jaret Winokur's show Off the Block. "I'm going to go look at it, because I want to buy this house."
The home is largely unrenovated and it has been speculated that its new owner would demolish it and built a new structure. Bass had promised fans that he would keep the house in tact.