VIDEO: ‘Full House’ Creator, Jeff Franklin Buys Tanner House For $4 Million In San Francisco
By Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter // December 2, 2016
Fuller House returns to Netflix on Dec. 9.
ABOVE VIDEO: Veteran TV producer Jeff Franklin — creator of the beloved long-running Full House — has purchased the iconic San Francisco property where the Tanner family “lived,” located in the city’s Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood at 1709 Broderick St.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER) – The Tanner House is back in the Full House fold.
Veteran TV producer Jeff Franklin — creator of the beloved long-running Full House — has purchased the iconic San Francisco property where the Tanner family “lived,” located in the city’s Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood at 1709 Broderick St.
The house went on the market in May with a price tag of $4.15 million and Franklin snapped it up in a deal that closed this fall, paying right around $4 million.
Built in 1883, the Charles Lewis Hinkel home is noted for its Italianate, Victorian architecture and was handpicked by Franklin nearly 30 years ago to serve as the Tanner household in stock shots featuring the outside of the home. Inside, the nearly 2500 sq. ft. includes three bedrooms and four bathrooms.
Despite a recent redesign that some realtors described as “sophisticated,” Franklin is planning to redo the interiors to match its sitcom heritage, making it appear as if the Tanner family really lives there.
“The house came on the market and really, I just thought, I have to buy this house,” Franklin told The Hollywood Reporter during a telephone interview from San Francisco on Wednesday afternoon. “I’m so sentimental about the house. It’s great to have the house in our Full Housefamily and be able to preserve it for the fans. … Seriously, I love owning this house.”
Another thing he loves: The property now has a red door once again. The previous owners painted it a seafoam green color, but Franklin made the change one of his first orders of new homeowner business, a detail that will surely please fans — many of which still flock there on a daily basis for photo ops. “There are probably 250 fans per day that show up and take a picture in front of it,” Franklin noted. “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.”