The family-favorite sitcom “Full House” hit airwaves back in 1987 with this shot of the iconic Victorian where the Tanner clan lived. It became such a huge tourist attraction in the years since that the former owners painted it a dark purple. When that failed to throw fans off the trail, they sold it in 2016.
In a fun twist, “Full House” creator Jeff Franklin bought it, vowing to restore it to its original look. He made good on that promise, and it’s purple no more! He also intended to give the interiors a “Full House” makeover so they’d resemble the sitcom sets for fans to tour, but the neighbors protested.
Instead, he put $2 million into a massive renovation of the house to turn it into a “modern, high-tech Victorian,” as Compass agent Cindy Ambuehl described it. It’s on the market for $5.999 million, so let’s take a look at how it has changed over the years!
The “Full House” Victorian
Some viewers assumed it was one of the “Painted Ladies” shown in the opening credits at Alamo Square Park,
but the real thing is actually about 12 blocks away, at 1709 Broderick Street.
Here’s how the house looked in an aerial view that was shot for the unaired pilot:
The house had red double doors on “Full House.” Later, frustrated homeowners painted the house
eggplant, planted a tree to provide some privacy from the street, and put a gate across the front steps.
After Jeff Franklin bought it, he returned it to the look it had in the 1980s:
The doors were even red like the ’80s version for a while,
as you can see in this photo Franklin posted on Instagram:
He bought it for $4 million in 2016.
After a $2 million makeover, he’s asking $5.999.
The listing says:
Rare opportunity to own an 1883 Charles Hinkel Lewis home that has been impeccably renovated to please even the most discerning tastes, with a touch of iconic flair. This Richard Landry-designed home is sleek with soaring ceilings, skylights and a masterful floor plan that allows for exceptional light and movement throughout, creating an ethereal residence that offers comfort, class and opulent finishes.
“The top floor features a sexy master suite with walk-in closet and gorgeous, stylish bath. Two additional bedrooms and guest bath complete this level. The gracious main living level features a bold kitchen that strikes a pose against a large backdrop of open living spaces with powder room, custom cabinetry, Calacatta Oro, Viking appliances and second living room with fireplace.”
When it was for sale in 2016, it looked very different, with darker floors and a lot of wallpaper.
For instance, this was the entry hall before:
They removed that wall on the left, opening the entry hall to the front room:
The Tanner family living room looked a bit bigger, and much more ’80s, on TV:
The “Fuller House” spin-off on Netflix didn’t change the look of the sets too much (below):
This was the (real) living room in the 2016 listing:
And now, with white walls and a more modern vibe:
The fireplace used to have built-in bookshelves on either side of the fireplace (below):
The space is now open on either side into the kitchen on the other side of the fireplace:
The staircase had a more traditional look before:
The banister and stair railings have been streamlined
to go with the more modern vibe in the house now:
The upstairs landing before:
I don’t envy whoever had the job of stripping all this wallpaper.
The upstairs landing today:
The house has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths + 2,500 square feet.
The kitchen may have undergone the most dramatic transformation in the “Full House” Victorian.
Here’s how it looked in 2016:
I did a double-take when I saw it today:
This is what it looked like on “Full House:”
The kitchen is still recognizable on “Fuller House:”
And…just because I can’t resist sharing this…
here’s a fun look at the kitchen set behind the scenes that Franklin posted on Instagram:
Netflix announced that the 5th season of “Fuller House” will be its last.
The kitchen seating area before:
There’s an open staircase leading to the lower level off the kitchen seating area:
The listing says:
The lower level boasts a bedroom, bath, walk-in closet, den, wet bar, and laundry. English garden, storage and garage parking. Coveted location just moments from world class shops, restaurants, parks and schools.
“The home will always have tremendous emotional significance to me,” Jeff Franklin said. “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 [have put] the home back on the market. I hope to find a buyer who wants to make it a full house once again.”
House Beautiful explains, “The show was banned from filming the outside of the Victorian after Full House‘s first shoot in 1987. But since he bought the home in 2016, Franklin’s ownership allowed production on ‘Fuller House’ to capture new footage used for the show’s sequel.”
If you’re a fan of the show, the house and/or the sets, check out these
To see how much the house has changed, check out all the “before” photos of the house from 2016. For more photos and information about the house today: the listing, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Forbes. I think the first thing I’d do is paint those doors red again!