‘The Brady Bunch’: Jan Actress Eve Plumb Bought a House at Age 11, Sold it for $3.9 Million in 2016

by Jennifer Shea
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“The Brady Bunch” star Eve Plumb got a tidy $3.9 million in 2016 for a Malibu home she bought at age 11.

While Plumb is most famous for her agonized cry of “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!,” it turns out she was laughing all the way to the bank, the Los Angeles Times reports. At just 11 years old, Plumb purchased the oceanfront home in 1969 for $55,300. Naturally, she also had some help from her parents.

Plumb, who grew up to be an actress and a painter, sold the home for $3.9 million after hanging on to it for decades.

‘The Brady Bunch’ Actress Owned Oceanfront Malibu Home

The 1950s cottage sits at the southern tip of Escondido Beach. When Plumb owned it, the flat-roofed bungalow had three bedrooms and 1.75 bathrooms spread out over 850 square feet of space. A wraparound deck lines the perimeter of the house, offering ocean views.

When the property returned to the market in 2016, it was accompanied by plans for an ultramodern renovation designed by Staples Center designer Meis Architects.

The plans that accompanied the listing illustrated a cantilevered design with floor-to-ceiling glass walls, a retractable “moon roof” and a perforated metal two-story garage. The renovated house would boast three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in 3,500 square feet of space.

Eve Plumb Found Success As a Painter

After “The Brady Bunch,” Plum went on to appear on “The Love Boat,” “Fantasy Island” and “Fudge.” More recently, she performed in the TV special “Grease: Live.”

But Plumb has also sold oil paintings to multiple galleries, per Fox News. She took up painting more than two decades ago and is mostly self-taught.

Plumb paints still life, mostly objects or moments from her daily life. She has also ventured outside her comfort zone to paint New York City scenes or scenes from classic film noir and Westerns, according to a biography at the Bilotta Gallery.

“Painting is a creative outlet for me when I’m not acting,” Plumb said, according to the gallery’s website. “It gives me a feeling of control over my creative life. An actor often has to wait for projects to come along, but I can paint any time of the day. I sometimes describe my art as ‘spontaneous still life’. Whenever I see a likely subject, everything stops and I take photographs. This holds the moment in time until I can paint it.”