The current owners, Manuel and Blanca Melendez Parra, could not be reached for comment Friday. Their daughter, Jessica Parra, said interest in the home caught her family by surprise.
At first, the Parras invited fans inside and gave away autographed posters and other items that Richard Carpenter had left behind when the property was sold.
"In the beginning, we let everybody in. But honestly, it became horrible, not only for us but for the neighborhood,"' Parra, a 26-year-old law student, told the newspaper. "People peek in windows and take pictures. They leave flowers on the front porch."
Her father, who is from Cuba, has no emotional attachment to the house. "My dad has said, 'Fine, if they like it so much, then buy it,"' she said.
Downey officials said plans for a new residence on the site of the main house have been submitted, but no demolition permit has been issued.