It’s literally been a lifelong dream of mine to visit the Full House house in San Francisco. I literally live so close and have never been, but thanks to the house recently hitting the market, I am able to see what the home currently looks like. Let’s just say it’s quite a change from the sitcom set.
In the mid 1980s before all eyes were glued to cell phone screens, families would sit in front of the television to watch child-friendly sitcoms before bedtime. Like The Wonder Years, Who’s the Boss? and The Facts of Life, a big favorite was Full House, which aired on ABC from 1987 through 1995. The setting for Full House was San Francisco revolving around sportscaster dad turned morning talk show host Danny Tanner, whose wife had died and left him with a pre-teen daughter and toddler twin daughters. Needing help with the children, Danny’s brother-in-law Jesse and stand-up comic friend Joey moved in as roommates to help out. Their comedic antics took place in their television home, which was a lovely 1882 Victorian in Lower Pacific Heights. This house, that was chosen out of many possible candidates for the program, has just come on the market and is priced at $5.99 million.
The creator and former executive producer for the sitcom, Jeff Franklin, purchased the house in 2016 for around $4 million and immediately restored the exterior to the way it looked in the sitcom with light gray paint, white trim and red front door, as fans of the program continue to stop and take photos of the home. When looking for the right spot to appear in the series, Jeff told The Hollywood Reporter, “I wanted the family to live in one of those classic Victorian homes. For some reason, that one jumped out at me. There were lots of candidates but that was the winner.”
The 3,728-square-foot, four-bedroom, four-bath classic Victorian, originally built by architect Charles Hinkel Lewis, has undergone a complete 21st-century redo. Under the guidance of starchitect Richard Landry, architecturally significant details have been preserved such as the ornate moldings, high ceilings and Corinthian columns. Updates include reconfiguring into an open floor plan, adding skylights, wide-plank hardwood floors and contemporary tiled bathrooms. The kitchen was transformed with Calcutta Oro marble, Viking appliances and bright blue paint.
The fan-popular Victorian house representing the home of the Tanner family in the 1980’s sitcom Full House, which boosted the careers of John Stamos and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, is now for sale priced at $5.99 million.
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