Radio-Free Danny Bonaduce Lists Philly Townhouse
Update (Nov. 30, 2011): According to Danny Bondaduce’s listing agent Frank DeFazio, Bonaduce’s town home just sold for $435,000 to an individual that owns a forensic accounting firm. As the property is commercially zoned, the new owner is planning on using the first two floors for his business and the third and fourth floors as living space.
Danny Bonaduce stole the show when he appeared on 1970s hit “The Patridge Family.” As the wise-cracking bassist in the singing family band that traveled in a Technicolor school bus, Bonaduce was immortalized in American pop culture at age 11.
After a reality TV stint, the raspy-voiced actor and producer found a home on radio as a DJ hosting shows in Detroit, Chicago and Philadelphia — until Bonaduce’s show was cancelled in August after the station, WYSP, changed formats.
So it was little wonder that the peripatetic celebrity no longer needs his Philly abode. Bonaduce has listed his industrial townhouse on the Center City East real estate market for a very affordable celebrity real estate price of $475,000.
Bonaduce’s Los Feliz home is also on the market. Or rather, Bonaduce’s former home. The Spanish-style villa, whose price has dropped again — this time to $3.5 million — is one he shared with his ex-wife and two children before losing the home in a contentious divorce. If it looks familiar to anyone, it might be because it’s where many scenes from “Breaking Bonaduce” were filmed.
Bonaduce picked up his Philly home in 2009. According to listing agent Frank L. DeFazio, who also sold the property, Bonaduce practically bought the home sight unseen.
He called me and said, ‘there’s this house I wanna buy in Old City,’ ” explained DeFazio. “So I ended up meeting him on this snowy day. The house was listed for $470K and he said, I’ll buy it for $399K and nothing more.”
In Philadelphia, Bonaduce was a celebrity, said DeFazio. “We came to do the inspection and a photographer from Philly Magazine showed up.”
The brick townhouse was previously an industrial building and Bonaduce did much of the restoration, even working with the show “Kitchen Impossible” on the DIY Network.
The four-story home is very open, with high ceilings and exposed beams. The master bedroom occupies the entire fourth floor and has access to the roof.
“It’s a really chic, trendy loft,” said DeFazio.
Median Center City home values are currently $324,400 and rising 3.7 percent year-over-year.