Jeff Franklin, the creator of Full House, is responsible for making 1709 Broderick St. famous—and now, he owns it outright.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the home of the show's fictional Tanner family, which hit the rental market for a whopping $14,000/month in September, was secretly up for sale, and Franklin snapped it up for a cool $4 million. (Last year, the Chronicle estimated that it would likely sell for $3 million. What ever happened to predictability?)
With three bedrooms and two baths, the 1883-era home's interior is considerably more snug than the Los Angeles soundstage that represented its interior—and there's no attic for a real-life Uncle Jesse. But it does have a freshly renovated kitchen with a six-burner stove and a wine fridge, and a pretty rear garden.
As his first order of business, Franklin has repainted the home's door red, a gesture to the 250 or so fans who show up to take photographs in front of it each day. "It will be a lot more fun for the fans, because now the house will look like the Tanners really live there," he told the Hollywood Reporter.
The new acquisition may also lead to an SF shoot for Franklin's Netflix reboot Fuller House, which debuts its second season next week. Netflix hasn't yet decided whether it will renew the show for season three, but if it does, Franklin says he's considering bringing his cast to shoot some scenes in and around the home.
"Our audience has watched the same cars drive by that house [in stock footage] now for 29 years," he said. "It's going to be really nice to see some new cars drive by the house."
Full House's 30th anniversary is September 22nd, 2017, and Franklin also said he'd like to invite the entire cast for a one-night slumber party in honor of the date, "so people can drive by and actually see the Tanner family living there for one whole day."
In the meantime, the property, which still has its original 1880s-era brick foundation, needs a pricey seismic retrofit. The red door will come down during construction, which is expected to last six months, so fans should head over sooner rather than later if they want to see it.
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