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Revisiting the Real ‘Full House’ in Honor of Bob Saget’s Most Memorable Role

In an attempt to keep him with us just a little longer, we thought we’d turn for comfort to the house that will forever be associated with Saget’s Danny Tanner persona — the lovely San Francisco townhouse from Full House.

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Bob Saget’s untimely death has left fans around the world in shock.

The 65-year old actor/comedian was found in his hotel room at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando. The former Full House star and host of America’s Funniest Videos had been on a standup comedy tour and performed a show in Jacksonville, Fla. the night before his passing. 

After news broke about Saget’s death, millions of fans have taken to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tik Tok to share moments when the actor inspired or entertained them.

His fellow cast members followed suit, with everyone from John Stamos to Brie Larson (the Captain Marvel star played Saget’s daughter in Raising Dad) to his How I Met Your Mother co-stars (for those that haven’t recognized the voice, Bob Saget narrated the entire series as an older Ted) all sharing moving tributes.

Bob Saget in his memorable role of loving father-of-three Danny Tanner in Fuller House.
Bob Saget in his memorable role of loving father-of-three Danny Tanner in Fuller House. Image credit: Michael Yarish/Netflix

All the online tributes shared fond memories people had of the actor, and small little things he did or said that left a mark on them.

And most of them were tied to his unforgettable portrayal of the loving father-of-three, Full House‘s Danny Tanner.

Saget’s character, with his caring, gentle nature and bottomless sac of good advice stood as an adoptive father figure to ’90s kids all around the world, myself included.

And we were all lucky to get a chance to relive that once Saget reprised his role as Danny, the caring, compassionate TV host/neat freak, in the new Netflix series, Fuller House.

 Bob Saget surrounded by the leading cast of Fuller House. Image credit: Michael Yarish/Netflix
Bob Saget and the leading cast of Fuller House. Image credit: Michael Yarish/Netflix

That’s why, in an attempt to keep him with us just a little longer, we thought we’d turn for comfort to the house that will forever be associated with Saget’s Danny Tanner persona — the lovely San Francisco townhouse from Full House.

Where is the real Full House house?

In real life, you’ll find the Full House house — which also featured in the Netflix revival, Fuller House — at 1709 Broderick Street in San Francisco.

The real life house featured on Full House and Fuller House is in San Francisco, at 1709 Broderick Street.
The real life house featured on Full House and Fuller House is in San Francisco, at 1709 Broderick Street. Image credit: Google Maps

Originally built in 1883, the house used on the show is a perfect example of a San Francisco family home — though it’s admittedly on the pricier side. The house was last sold in 2020 for $5.35 million.

Because of the opening credits, where the family is seen driving around San Francisco then stopping for a picnic, many believed that the house is one of the infamous Painted Ladies, one of the city’s most photographed tourist destinations.

But the 3,125-square-foot Victorian featured on Full House is actually set in the trendy Pacific Heights neighborhood, roughly one mile away from Alamo Square, where the Painted Ladies are located.

Was ‘Full House’ filmed inside the house?

The Broderick St. house was used to film the opening credits and establishing shots for both Full House and its Netflix sequel Fuller House, but no interior scenes were filmed here.

In fact, the entire original series was filmed live before a studio audience at the Lorimar Studios in Los Angeles, with no actual footage being taken inside the house.

Who owns the Full House house now?

For a few years, the property was owned by none other than Jeff Franklin, the producer of Full House.

Franklin bought the home in 2016 and has been talking it up in interviews promoting his new Netflix show, Fuller House, which debuted the same year.

Many promotional materials for the 2016 Netflix revamp of the classic TV series featured the San Francisco home owned by the show's producer, Jeff Franklin
Many promotional materials for the 2016 Netflix revamp of the classic TV series featured the San Francisco home owned by the show’s producer, Jeff Franklin. Image credit: Netflix

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.

But after Franklin was fired from Fuller House in 2018 following complaints about verbally abusive and vulgar language in the writers’ room and on the set of the series, he decided to sell the property.

By April 2019, the 1709 Broderick Street house was wrapping up major renovation work — done by award-winning high-end residential architecture firm Landry Design Group — and was listed for sale.

Asking $5,999,999, the San Francisco home stayed on the market for about a year and a half, selling in late 2020 for $5.35 million, records show.

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 indeed pack a full family in its 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths.

After producer Jeff Franklin bought the home in 2016, he redid the exterior to match its Full House days, down to the distinctive red door.

The entire cast of Fuller House pose in front of the home featured on the show in 2017.
The entire cast of Fuller House pose in front of the home featured on the show in 2017. Image credit: Netflix

He planned to remodel the interiors to make it even more like its on-screen counterpart and was issued a building permit in 2017, but neighbors appealed it, concerned that further attempts to make it more like the show home will drive even more tourists and fans to the otherwise quiet residential area.

As the home was wrapping up renovations and getting ready to be listed for sale, The Agency (one of the brokerages in charge of the listing at the time) was kind enough to give us a sneak peak inside the ‘Full House’s stylish new interiors.

While the interiors are nothing like the ones we see on the show, the design is a perfect mix of modern and vintage that pays tribute to the 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.
Inside the "Full House" house in San Francisco.
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.
real life full house house interiors
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.”

Jeff Franklin

The home shot to stardom along with the release of 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.

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 most of the original cast, with the Olsen twins being the only ones not to return for the sequel.

But we did get a chance to see Bob Saget reprise the role of Danny Tanner before he was taken from us far too soon and, for that, we are grateful.

Rest in peace, Bob Saget! Thank you for all of the joyful and wholesome moments you’ve given us!

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Written by Georgie Mihaila

With a decade-long career as a digital content creator, Georgie started out as a real estate journalist for Multi-Housing News & CPExecutive. She later transitioned into digital marketing, working with leading real estate websites like PropertyShark, RENTCafé and Point2Homes. After a brief but impactful stint in the start-up world, where she led the marketing divisions of fintech company NestReady and media publisher Goalcast, Georgie returned to her first passion, real estate, and founded FancyPantsHomes.com

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