A pillar of American television history is once again for sale in San Francisco’s Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood. As of Thursday, the famed Victorian abode pictured in the opening credits of Full House and its Netflix reboot, Fuller House, is on the market for $5,999,000.
The three-story, 2,484 square foot house is located at 1709 Broderick Street near the city’s famed “painted ladies” row in Alamo Square. Built in 1900, it features four bedrooms, three-and-a-quarter bathrooms and has been newly renovated and seismically retrofitted by current owner Jeff Franklin. If the name rings a bell, it’s because Franklin is the series creator who also worked as executive producer on both iterations.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Franklin bought the house in 2016 for $4 million. Presently billed as a “Modern/High Tech, Victorian” on its Compass web listing, agent Cindy Ambuehl told Deadline that Franklin originally planned to convert the house into an immersive monument to the show.
“Jeff had no idea how iconic the property was until he toured it for the first time,” Ambuehl said. “After purchasing it, he intended to turn the home into an homage to Full House and replicate the set’s floor plan. He had incredible intentions of getting fans off the street and bringing them in. However, he received pushback from neighbors, who worried about the house attracting larger crowds, and instead decided to renovate the entire home, giving the house a modern feel tailored to current San Francisco buyers.”
Thus, the home’s interior doesn’t, and never has, born any resemblance to the series’ soundstage set on the Warner Bros. lot in Hollywood.
Although Franklin never lived in the house, he primed it with nearly $2 million dollars in renovations and staged an event with the Fuller House cast in 2016. A longtime tourist magnet since the series blossomed on ABC in the late-’80s, Franklin enhanced its pop-culture curb appeal soon after purchase by matching every detail of the exterior to its network glory days (including, of course, the signature red front doors).
“I think it’s impeccably done,” said a neighborhood resident quoted by the Chronicle while touring the house. “But there’s definitely always a crowd outside. I’ve seen as many as 30… [And it got] markedly worse after Fuller House.”
Although the doors have since been removed and relocated to Los Angeles, a listing agent who spoke with the Chronicle said that a buyer could request them in an offer. Additionally, a collectible block of plaster set against the back fence can also potentially be negotiated for, according to the agent. The slab contains the handprints of each Fuller House cast member.
The fifth and final season of Fuller House on Netflix will be available to stream this fall. Off-camera, the world of Fuller House has been plagued by dysfunction recently: Star Lori Loughlin is a celebrity focal point of the ongoing college admissions bribery scandal, and Franklin last month filed suit against series co-executive producer Brian Behar after his firing from the show.