The creator of the beloved television sitcom “Full House” now owns the keys to the show’s iconic home.
Veteran TV producer Jeff Franklin purchased the San Francisco property, used as the Tanner’s home on the show, for approximately $4 million. The house was put on the market with a $4.15 million price tag in May and Franklin closed the deal this fall.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the “Full House” creator admits the prospect of buying the home pulled on his heartstrings: “The house came on the market and really, I just thought, I have to buy this house,” Franklin said. “I’m so sentimental about the house. It’s great to have the house in our ‘Full House’ family and be able to preserve it for the fans… seriously, I love owning this house.”
But Franklin isn’t the only one obsessed with the Victorian-style home. He says hundreds of fans show up every day to take a photo by the iconic home and now that the door has been repainted red – much like in the show – he expects even more “Full House” die-hards to drop by.
“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.”
And of course, the possibility to revisit the original Tanner home on Netflix’s “Fuller House” is promising: “We would take advantage of the fact that I now own the house, and we could go up there and shoot some new footage and maybe bring the cast up and shoot with them up there.”
Season two of “Fuller House” premieres, in its entirety, on Netflix on Dec. 9.