Once its entire remodel is completed, the San Francisco home made famous by the TV series “Full House” will come back on the market this month.
Show creator Jeff Franklin purchased the iconic 1880s Italian-Victorian home used in the opening credits of the 1980s-’90s series “Full House” and its current reboot “Fuller House” in 2016 for $4 million, according to PropertyShark records.
Neither listing agent — Cindy Ambuehl of Compass and Rachel Swann of the Agency — was able to disclose how much the house will list for when it hits the market toward the end of April.
Ambuehl, who is one of the listing agents and also represented Franklin during his purchase, said the show’s creator “had no idea how iconic the home was” until he toured it for the first time.
After purchasing it, he intended to turn the home into an homage to “Full House” and replicate the set’s floor plan.
“He had incredible intentions of getting fans off the street and bringing them in,” Ambuehl said. “When he first started to redo the home, he immediately changed the color of the front door to the original color in the opening credits of the show.”
However, she said, he received pushback from neighbors who worried about the house attracting larger crowds and instead decided to renovate the entire home, giving the house a modern feel tailored to current San Francisco buyers.
Swann said Franklin had an “entire ground-up renovation” done, gutting the home and adding a lower-level living space with a bedroom, bathroom, den and wet bar. The lower level opens up to an English garden, which Ambuehl said is a rare find in San Francisco.
When the home is completed this month, it will be listed as a four-bedroom with three-and-a-half bathrooms. Contrary to the popular belief that the home is one of the Painted Ladies — a row of colorful Victorian houses near San Francisco’s Alamo Square — it is actually located on Broderick Street in San Francisco’s highly sought-after Pacific Heights neighborhood, Swann said.
“If someone is a fan of the TV show, it’s an incredible opportunity not only to have something that’s an iconic piece of television history, but also to have a home that’s really beautiful and luxurious,” Swann told Mansion Global.
And although the home’s interior will not resemble the “Full House” set, the buyer might still get a token from the show. Swann said there are handprints of several of the cast members in the stone in the back of the home.
Despite the neighbors’ reactions to the idea of the “Full House”-themed remodel, Ambuehl said potential buyers shouldn’t worry about crowds of fans that gather around the home.
“It’s not a mob of 20 people out front — it’s, like, one or two [fans], then later one or two more,” she said.
Franklin, 64, never lived in the home and resides in Beverly Hills, California. The “Full House” spin-off he created will air its fifth and final season later this year and has recently made headlines after actress Lori Loughlin, who starred as Aunt Becky on both iterations of the series, was indicted as a part of a college admissions scandal.
Franklin could not be reached for comment.
The San Francisco Chronicle first reported the house’s pending listing.
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