At 10 years old, Eve Plumb — who played frustrated middle child Jan Brady on “The Brady Bunch” — made her first real estate purchase: a humble $55,300 Malibu bungalow.
Forty-eight years later, Plumb sold the three-bedroom home for $3.9 million.
Even by Malibu oceanfront standards, that’s an impressive profit, especially for an unheated 850-square-foot home that was “almost like a cabin,” said one agent.
Selling Plumb’s 1950s bungalow, which she had bought with the help of her parents, had vexed agents for years. The property had languished on the market, perhaps priced too high — as much as $5.5 million — for...