In a story so good it could be scripted, The Hollywood Reporter reveals that “Full House” creator Jeff Franklin has purchased the San Francisco home made famous by the original series.
The media widely publicized the listing of the home of the fictional Tanner family in May when it hit the market for $4.15 million. The house located at 1709 Broderick St. in the lower Pacific Heights neighborhood has been a local landmark since the show debuted.
Franklin paid $4 million for the home in a deal that closed in early August. The home was built in 1883 by Charles Lewis Hinkel and has a beautiful Italianate Victorian architecture façade.
Franklin’s love of the home goes back nearly 30 years when he handpicked the home to be used in the now iconic stock shots in the show’s opener.
Inside, the nearly 2,500 sq. ft. four-bedroom home has a sophisticated decor that is worlds away from the folksy charm of the interior shown on the television show. The home features well-stuffed bookshelves, beautiful vintage marble fireplaces, and a modern eat-in island kitchen with professional style appliances. Outside there is a small and sunny, classically designed garden.
The Hollywood Reporter states Franklin is planning to redo the interiors to match the home seen on the original television show and its sequel “Fuller House” which recently debuted on Netflix. He has already painted the door red to match the show’s door, a detail which will please the tourists who show up to pose in front of the home on a daily basis.
The home will undergo a seismic retrofit to bring it up to code and Franklin plans to make the home part of “Fuller House” if it gets picked up for a third season. Owners of the home have never allowed update shoots since the original filming due to the floods of publicity.
Future plans include a celebration of the show’s 30th anniversary in 2017 and perhaps renting it out to superfans who want to live like the Tanners for a night or two.
Deidre Woollard served as the lead editor on Luxist.com for six years writing about real estate, auctions, jewelry and luxury goods. Her love for luxury real estate led her to work at realtor.com and two of the top real estate brokerages in Los Angeles as well as doing publicity for properties around the world.