There are two ways most fans of Full House are able to identify the show: the theme song and the famous house. Now, someone can call the San Francisco home their own, and did so by purchasing it for an impressive $5 million.
‘Full House’ success births ‘Fuller House’ decades later
Full House premiered in 1987 on ABC. The show chronicles a widowed father, his brother-in-law, and best friend as they raise his three daughters in their San Francisco home. The show aired for eight seasons, broadcasting 192 episodes.
Initially, the show received negative reviews from critics. Despite such, the show was popular among viewers. Critics grew to love the show season to season.
19 years after its finale episode, a Warner Bros. produced spinoff series was announced in 2014. Netflix eventually landed the spinoff, agreeing to produce a 13-episode sequel series Fuller House.
Many of the original characters reprised their roles. The show’s premise centers on middle Tanner sister Stephanie when she puts her career on hold to help her older sister D.J. care for her three children amid D.J.’s divorce and struggle to upkeep their family home. D.J.’s best friend Kimmy makes the same offer, leaving the three women living together raising their families.
Netflix cancels ‘Fuller House’
Fuller House premiered on Netflix in February 2016. After five seasons, the series concluded amid Lori Loughlin’s college admission scandal. Per Bustle, the reason for the show’s cancellation was poor viewership. Still, its cast was sad to see the show go, again.
“It doesn’t feel like it’s over in my bones,” Andrea Barber, who played Kimmy, told TV Insider about the show’s cancellation. “I really want to play this character and see where she is and see her grow. We’ve seen Kimmy, DJ, and Stephanie since they were 5 and 10. Let’s continue it into our 60s.”
Candace Bure, who played D.J., shared the same sentiments. “We talk about that all the time and put it out there so much,” she said in the same interview with TV Insider. “Who knows what will happen in 10 or 15 years. Never say never. If there is another opportunity, I know all of us would reprise these characters again.”
Owner of ‘Full House’ sells famous show home for $5 million
Fuller House may have ended but the show still has a place in history, and apparently in real estate too. The show’s home is such a staple and tourist attraction that its new owner purchased the home for a whopping $5 million.
According to TMZ, the show’s creator and executive producer, Jeff Franklin, owned the home since 2016. Franklin spent much of his time on renovations, with the intention to make it appear exactly as it did on the show. His first remodeling job on the house was painting the front door the same red shade from the show.
Neighbors were not receptive to Franklin’s ambitious renovation plans. Complaints centered around the potential of tourism increasing in the area. As a result, Franklin’s building permits were retracted and he put the home up for sale.
The new owner can now enjoy a three-story interior that features a master suite on the top level with a fireplace, walk-in closet, spa-like bath, and views of the beautiful San Francisco Bay. The Victorian-style home has four-bedrooms and is 3,728-square-feet on the picturesque “Postcard Row” neighborhood in San Francisco.