The whole world cried in shock when beloved actor and comedian Bob Saget passed away unexpectedly in early 2022.
Tributes poured in, and unsurprisingly, 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 Netflix’s Fuller House.
We thought we’d take a trip down memory lane and revisit 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.
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 and 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.
How the Tanner house became the Fuller house in Netflix’s spinoff series
The house on Broderick Street was out of the media limelight from 1995, when Full House ended, until 2016, when Fuller House started airing. It was always a popular tourist attraction, but once the Netflix reboot hit the screens, even more fans started flocking to see the house – to the despair of the neighbors.
For the sake of continuity, authenticity, and loyalty to the original, the same house on Broderick Street was used in the opening credits of the Netflix reboot Fuller House. The sequel series featured most of the original cast, including Bob Saget, who reprised the role of Danny Tanner. The Olsen twins were sadly the only characters not to return in the new series.
In Fuller House, D.J. Tanner-Fuller, Danny Tanner’s eldest daughter, moves back home with her three children after the untimely death of her husband, Tommy. When Danny, played by Bob Saget, has to move away for work, his daughter Stephanie moves in with D.J. to help her out with the kids, alongside D.J.’s best friend Kimmy.
The show ran for five seasons, with the final season premiering on Netflix on June 2, 2020. Bob Saget reprised his role as Danny Tanner for 15 episodes, including the premiere and the finale.
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 had been talking it up in interviews promoting his new Netflix show, Fuller House, 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.
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.
And if you think that’s a hefty price, check out Jeff Franklin’s $85 million house in Beverly Hills, where Bob Saget’s funeral was held.
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.
He planned to remodel the interiors to make it even more like its on-screen counterpart and was issued a building permit in 2017. 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 peek 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.
“The home will always have tremendous emotional significance to me,” Jeff Franklin said in a statement, shedding light on the reason he was 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.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, the house featured in the series is a real townhome located in California, and it’s been used as the main filming location in both ‘Full House’ and ‘Fuller House.’
Danny Tanner’s home in Full House is located at 1709 Broderick Street in San Francisco.
Unfortunately, the house is a private residence, so you can’t visit it, but you can admire the exterior if you’re ever strolling down Broderick Street. Just make sure to respect the owner’s privacy.
The townhome was owned by ‘Full House’ and ‘Fuller House’ creator and producer Jeff Franklin, from 2016 to 2020, when it was sold to an undisclosed buyer.
The legendary property last changed hands in 2020, when previous owner Jeff Franklin sold the house to an undisclosed buyer for $5.3 million.
No, the house on Broderick Street is not one of the Painted Ladies – they are located on Steiner Street close to Alamo Square park. However, the Painted Ladies are featured in the ‘Full House’ opening credits.
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