Fans of “Full House” will be excited to know that they could potentially own the show’s iconic San Francisco home — red door and all.
The creator and former executive producer of “Full House” and the Netflix reboot “Fuller House,” Jeff Franklin, plans to list the nearly 2,500-square-foot Victorian home at the end of April, San Francisco Chronicle reports.
“The home will always have tremendous emotional significance to me,” Franklin said in a statement to the SF Chronicle. “It is a symbol of the shows I love, and the second family I have formed with the casts of ‘Full’ and ‘Fuller House.’ I hope to find a buyer who wants to make it a full house once again.”
Franklin noted that the reason for putting the home back on the market is because “Fuller House” is coming to an end. The fifth and final season of the Netflix series will air this fall.
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The interior of the five-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home was never featured on the shows, San Francisco Chronicle noted. However, it became iconic after its exterior was used to illustrate the Tanner family home on ABC’s “Full House” from 1987 to 1995, and on the reboot, which debuted on Netflix in 2016.
“I wanted the family to live in one of those classic Victorian homes,” Franklin recalled to The Hollywood Reporter. “For some reason, that one jumped out at me. There were lots of candidates but that was the winner.”
The same year “Fuller House” premiered on Netflix, Franklin purchased the Tanner home for nearly $5.3 million (or US$4 million). As the new homeowner, his first order of business was to paint over the seafoam green door with red to match the show’s opening credits.
Franklin had intended to turn the home into a replica of the one seen on “Full House,” listing agent Cindy Ambuehl said. Ambuehl represented the show creator at the time of purchase. According to Ambuehl, Franklin’s plans were foiled when neighbours argued that the house would attract large, unwanted crowds.
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The neighbours weren’t wrong as even Franklin admitted to The Hollywood Reporter that he’s seen roughly “250 fans per day” visit the home to take photos.
While Franklin ditched his original plans for the home, he did upgrade and renovate it. Since the house still had its original brick foundation from 1883, he did a seismic retrofit and an infrastructure upgrade to make the home safer.
Additionally, he added a bedroom, bathroom, den and wet bar to the lower-level, which opens up to an English garden, agent Ambuehl told Mansion Global.
Although the asking price of the home is not yet known, Rachel Swann, the other listing agent, told the publication that this is a unique buying opportunity for “Full House” fanatics.
“If someone is a fan of the TV show, it’s an incredible opportunity not only to have something that’s an iconic piece of television history, but also to have a home that’s really beautiful and luxurious,” she said.