Real-Life “Full House” Home Gets Fancy Remodel Before Heading Back on the Market

If you’ve always wanted to become one of the Tanners and move into their already ‘full house’, now’s your chance. The iconic home used in the opening credits of the TV sitcom Full House and its Netflix reboot Fuller House will soon be put up for sale, after renovations wrap up.

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Known as the setting to one of the most watched shows on television — ABC’s iconic Full House — and now featured in the Netflix version Fuller House, the 1709 Broderick Street home in San Francisco is soon heading back to market.

As the home is wrapping up renovations and getting ready for a late April listing date, The Agency (the upscale brokerage in charge of the listing) was kind enough to give us a sneak peak at renderings of the home’s stylish new interiors. That’s before the property hits the MLS later this month — with Rachel Swann of The Agency holding the listing, alongside Cindy Ambuehl of Compass.

The iconic home used in the opening credits of the TV sitcom Full House and its Netflix reboot Fuller House is the actual home of the show’s creator and executive producer, Jeff Franklin.

Franklin bought the home in 2016 and has since been talking it up in interviews about the new Netflix show, which debuted the same year. This has naturally turned into heaps of fans swarming the San Francisco house, which didn’t sit quite well with Franklin’s neighbors, as the influx of fans disturbed the peace of the affluent, otherwise quiet community.

New chapter for the iconic Full House house

Originally built in 1883, the iconic home is a fine example of exquisite Italianate, Victorian architecture. The Charles Lewis Hinkel-designed house has close to 4,000 square feet of space and will pack a full family in its 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths.

Owned by the show’s producer, Jeff Franklin, the San Francisco home is currently in the process of being restored to its previous grandeur, with renderings showing a gorgeous-looking home, with its design a perfect mix of modern and vintage that pays tribute to home’s heritage as well as its star power.

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Inside the “Full House” house in San Francisco. Renderings: Landry Design Group. Images courtesy of The Agency.
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Inside the “Full House” house in San Francisco. Renderings: Landry Design Group. Images courtesy of The Agency.

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Inside the “Full House” house in San Francisco. Renderings: Landry Design Group. Images courtesy of The Agency.
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Inside the “Full House” house in San Francisco. Renderings: Landry Design Group. Images courtesy of The Agency.

“The home will always have tremendous emotional significance to me,” Jeff Franklin said in a statement, shedding light on the reason he is selling the home: “It is a symbol of the shows I love, and the second family I have formed with the casts of ‘Full’ and ‘Fuller House.’ Now that ‘Fuller House’ is ending, I will be putting the home back on the market. I hope to find a buyer who wants to make it a full house once again.”

The home’s exteriors were used for the original series featuring the fictional Tanner family, which ran on ABC from 1987 to 1995. The opening credits of Full House showed the family enjoying a lot of the attractions around town, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Alamo Square Park, and the Painted Ladies. Their house on Broderick Street certainly would have put them within reach of all that action.

After producer Jeff Franklin bought the home in 2016, he redid the exterior to match its Full House days, down to the distinctive red doors. He planned to remodel the interior and was issued a building permit in 2017, but neighbors appealed it, concerned further attempts to make it more like the show home will drive more tourists and Full House fans to the otherwise quiet residential area.

For the sake of consistency and to add authenticity to the new show, the same Full House home was also used in the Netflix sequel, which also includes a great deal of the original cast. 

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The cast of the Netflix show “Fuller House” along with “Full House” creator Jeff Franklin pose for photos outside the property used in the sitcoms as the home of the fictional Tanner family during a press event in 2016. Photo: Laura Morton / Special to The Chronicle

Where is the house from Full House located?

The house used for exterior shots of the Full House house in the ABC series and the Netflix remake is located at 1709 Broderick Street in San Francisco. And while it is the home of Jeff Franklin, the show’s producer, the 1709 Broderick Street property has never been used to film interior shots. In fact, the entire original series was filmed live before a studio audience at the Lorimar Studios in Los Angeles, with no actual footage taken inside the house.

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Written by Georgie Mihaila

The main wordsmith behind all those Fancy Pants Homes. Avid reader and a sucker for superhero movies. Read, write, and dream real estate.