Full House Creator Sells Famous San Francisco Home After Neighbors Complain

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There are several iconic homes which have become known to fans because of their usage in beloved TV shows, and these places are usually tourist destinations once viewers locate them. One such iconic house is the one which had been used for the exterior shots of the Tanner family home on both Full House and the Netflix revival, Fuller House. But, now, the creator of those popular shows has had to sell the famous San Francisco home, due to complaints from neighbors.

Just like the famed Brady Bunch house over a decade before it, the famous San Francisco home which was filmed to show the outside of the Tanner's house quickly became a hot property during Full House's original run from 1987 through 1995. In 2016, show creator and executive producer Jeff Franklin bought the home with the hopes of renovating it to make sure it looked exactly as it did during all of those exterior shots on the family sitcom.

But, according to TMZ, problems crept in for Franklin when the neighbors realized what he was up to, and lodged complaints about his renovation efforts, due to them believing such work on the already incredibly recognizable Victorian would lead to a very much undesired increase in tourist visits to San Francisco's scenic "Postcard Row" area, which likely has enough tourists without fielding visits from those looking for the Full House domicile.

You can see one change he made by December of 2016, which involved painting the front door of the home a similar shade of red as it was when it was filmed for Full House, below:

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Unfortunately for Jeff Franklin, these complaints were plentiful and concerning enough that it brought all work on his new purchase to a screeching halt. Eventually, all of the building permits which had been issued for Franklin to renovate the home got pulled, and with him no longer able to take it to its Full / Fuller House glory, he decided to put it back on the market in the summer of 2019.

The distinguished dwelling is now off of Franklin's hands entirely, because it sold last month. So, you might be wondering what a house that's been shown on television and is located in one of the most well-known and filmed neighborhoods in the country would sell for, especially if you are like me and watch a fair amount of HGTV.

As you might imagine, such a house would not have sold cheaply even without its association to Full House and sitcom history. When you factor in that it's a four-bedroom, 3,728-square-foot pad with an English-style garden out back (something which is rare in the area), I'm sure that adds a lot to what you'd assume it would sell for, and it did go for the mighty price of $5,350,000. Sweet cheese and Oh, Mylanta, indeed!

I can certainly see where those in the neighborhood would not want any additional tourists coming along to view the home. According to Business Insider, even though Full House and its revival were never filmed inside the house, Jeff Franklin was looking to turn the interior into a replica of the set where the series was filmed, and had plans to bring groups in to tour it. This was even though, by 2018, visits to the home were already so bad that San Francisco's transportation agency voted to ban tour buses from the street where the property is located.

Luckily, the new owner does have one bit of Full House memorabilia which came along with it, as that garden houses a cement tile which features the hand prints and signatures of those in the cast. If you want to relive Fuller House, the whole series is on Netflix, while Full House can be streamed on Hulu. For more on what to watch in the coming months, check out our guide to fall TV, and see what's on tap for the small screen in winter / spring 2021!

Adrienne Jones
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Covering The Witcher, Outlander, Virgin River, Sweet Magnolias and a slew of other streaming shows, Adrienne Jones is a Senior Content Producer at CinemaBlend, and started in the fall of 2015. In addition to writing and editing stories on a variety of different topics, she also spends her work days trying to find new ways to write about the many romantic entanglements that fictional characters find themselves in on TV shows. She graduated from Mizzou with a degree in Photojournalism.