Updated throughout on Aug. 8, 7:05 p.m.
From the way his tweets read last week, former NSYNC star Lance Bass appeared to feel cheated when Beverly Hills real-estate agent Ernie Carswell revealed that Bass was not the winning bidder for The Brady Bunch house.
For good reason. On Friday, when Bass was performing at Lava Cantina in The Colony, he was on the top of the world after Carswell told him he had the top bid. But a "heartbroken" Bass learned on Saturday that a "corporate bidder" had stepped in and would not be outbid.
On Tuesday, HGTV, the network that brought us Fixer Upper with Chip and Joanna Gaines, announced it was buying the house made famous by the 1970s series, The Brady Bunch.
Carswell, who started his real-estate career in Highland Park, said Wednesday that the deal will close Friday. He didn't disclose the price, although he said "it puts a price tag on the suburban American dream.
"The number will impress everyone -- even those who haven't been to L.A.," Carswell said. "Remember, it's a two-bedroom house only, so it's not selling on size but on American culture status."
Upon learning of HGTV getting the winning bid, Bass sounded forgiving.
"Kudos, HGTV, I know you will do the right thing with the house. That was always my biggest worry. I can smile again." HGTV tweeted in response that Bass is "officially part of the HGTV bunch!"
Carswell was the exclusive listing agent for the house.
Kelsey McCallister Whitmer, who inherited the house with four other grandchildren after their grandparents died, put the 2,477-square-foot, two-bedroom home on the market last month for $1.9 million. The split-level home was bought in 1973 for $61,000.
Carswell said the home attracts 30 to 50 fans each day. The house has obvious pop-culture value, but the property's allure is enhanced by the 12,500-square-foot lot, which abuts the Los Angeles River.