If Netflix’s Fuller House reboot has proven anything, it’s how much people still love Full House. (Behold the magic of many years of broadcast syndication.) However, if you needed further proof that Tanner nostalgia is a real thing, look no further than the fact that Full House creator Jeff Franklin just bought the San Francisco house that acts as the Tanner home for $4.15 million from a previous owner frustrated with the constant stream of Full House tourists.
— jeff franklin (@fullhouseguy) May 31, 2016
“There are probably 250 fans per day that show up and take a picture in front of it,” Franklin told The Hollywood Reporter. “It will be a lot more fun for the fans because now the house will look like the Tanners really live there. It’s a gift to the fans but it’s also fun for me to own it.”
The house in question, which is located at 1709 Broderick Street in San Francisco’s Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood, didn’t have much to do with the original Full House production, despite being one of the most recognizable parts of the series. The show used many of the same stock shots of the exterior of the house for the eight seasons.
Franklin added: “No one has allowed us to shoot in that house since we did our very first stock shoot back in April of ’87. Our audience has watched the same cars drive by that house now for 29 years. It’s going to be really nice to see some new cars drive by the house.”
Franklin is already at work restored (or is it de-storing?) the house to its former Full House glory. He had changed the door from seafoam green back to its Tanner red. The Fuller House producer plans also plans to redo the modern interiors to make it more sitcom-y, as if the Tanners actually live there. We await the inevitable Pinterest design board.
Frankly, even if Franklin didn’t want the house for himself or to rent out (which he says is his ultimate plan), this is a great buy. Not only can Netflix use it for any future seasons of Fuller House that may come to be, but it is also kind of a genius marketing move for the second season of Fuller House that’s set to drop on Netflix in a few weeks on Dec. 9th.
If none of that pans out, the house could definitely be turned into some kind of Full House Museum a la the A Christmas Story House that I am moderately convinced is one of Cleveland’s main tourist attractions. Full House fever is real, folks. When you’re lost out there and you’re all alone, a light is waiting to carry you home.