The iconic “Full House” and now “Fuller House” home is heading back onto the market next month. The five-bed, 3.5-bath Victorian in the tony Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood in San Francisco is famous because it was featured in the opening credits of the shows.
Homeowner Jeff Franklin, the creator and executive producer of the series, is unloading the property, now that the Netflix hit sequel “Fuller House” is to debut its fifth and final season this fall.
“The home will always have tremendous emotional significance to me,” Franklin said in a statement published in the San Francisco Chronicle. “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.”
“Full House,” which aired from 1987 to 1995 on ABC, focused on a widowed father (played by Bob Saget) raising three daughters (Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen alternating as baby Michelle) with the help of his brother-in-law (John Stamos) and best friend, Joey (Dave Coulier).
The sitcom’s enduring popularity led to “Fuller House,” which launched in 2016 on Netflix starring Bure and other members of the original cast. (Lori Loughlin, who played Aunt Becky in both series, will not be returning, after having been charged in a college-admissions bribery scandal.)
Franklin purchased the 3,125-square-foot home for $4 million in 2016, according to realtor.com® data. Since only the exterior of the home was used in the filming of the shows, Franklin applied to the local planning department in 2017 to renovate the inside of the home to match what it looks like on set. After neighbors complained that this would make the house even more of a tourist attraction, his permit was revoked.
Lower Pacific Heights is a highly desirable neighborhood of single-family homes, condos, and a few low-rise apartment buildings, where the median home price is $1.94 million, according to realtor.com data. (Prior to Franklin’s purchase, the home was rented out for $13,950—a month!)
And even without the work being done, whoever buys the home will need to deal with the packs of selfie-taking fans.
“Every time you go there, you see people gathering at the front steps,” says Compass real estate agent Nina Hatvany, who has been active in Pacific Heights for about 30 years and showed some prospective buyers the home the last time it was for sale. “The clients I showed it to would not have liked that.”
She didn’t remember anything “extraordinary” about the home, although she touted its high ceilings and close proximity to several top private schools.
The future owner will have “to think it’s fun that their house would be celebrated and admired—and [not] mind if there’s a bit of a crowd standing outside,” Hatvany says.
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Source: Housing Trends Feed