Talk about life imitating art! Full House TV producer Jeff Franklin just purchased the iconic San Francisco property where the Tanner family “lived.” The house – located in the city’s Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood at 1709 Broderick St – went on the market in May with a price tag of $4.15 million. Franklin is rumored to have payed around $4 million.
“The house came on the market and really, I just thought, I have to buy this house,” Franklin told The Hollywood Reporter during a telephone interview from San Francisco on Wednesday afternoon. “I’m so sentimental about the house. It’s great to have the house in our Full House family and be able to preserve it for the fans. … Seriously, I love owning this house.”
As the new owner, Franklin is looking toward making the home a part of the new incarnation of the show, Fuller House, which streams on Netflix. The reboot debuted in February and a second season is prepped and ready to roll out on Dec. 9. He is hoping to hear from Netflix shortly about a season three renewal, giving them an option to shoot in and around the home.
“We would take advantage of the fact that I now own the house, and we could go up there and shoot some new footage and maybe bring the cast up and shoot with them up there,” he said, adding that he also plans to take advantage of the show’s upcoming anniversary, albeit in a more private way.
In addition to some filming and fun cast events, Franklin does have an eye to rent out the property to the public. “It’s a shame to let it sit empty,” he says. “I will be renting it out but I’m not sure yet what, where, when or how. At some point soon I will figure that out.”