The 'Full House' House Is Officially Back on the Market—See Inside

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Everything You Want to Know "The Full House" HomeChristopher Stark
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Depending on who you ask, the most cherished landmark in San Francisco isn't the Ferry Building that acts as a fortress to the city on the bay or even the flaming-red Golden Gate Bridge. Rather, it's 1709 Broderick Street, a seemingly arbitrary address with some major television appeal. Located in the city's Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood, this Victorian residence was where the Tanner family lived in Full House, the beloved family-friendly sitcom that was on the air from 1987 to 1995. (The townhouse reprised its role as the Tanner residence during Fuller House, a spinoff Netflix series that aired from 2016 through 2020.)

Now, the home is on the market for a whopping $6.5 million—putting it back in the spotlight. Of course, there's more to this 3,737-square-foot residence. Read on for a behind-the-scenes look at the real-estate icon.

The History of the Full House House

Though 1709 Broderick Street might be synonymous with 20th-century pop culture, you might be surprised to learn that it has a history outside of its on-screen persona. Built in 1883 by renowned architect Charles Lewis Hinkel, this Victorian-style townhouse had been a local gem for over 100 years before its television debut.

Fast-forward to 1987, when Full House producer Jeff Franklin was asked to select potential properties to act as the Tanner residence. “I wanted the family to live in one of those classic Victorian homes,” Franklin told The Hollywood Reporter. “For some reason, that one jumped out at me. There were lots of candidates, but that was the winner.” (Back then, the townhouse had some major curb appeal with its ornate details and bright red front door.)

After all those years, Franklin still had an affinity for the well-appointed abode. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the television producer purchased the townhouse for $4 million back in 2016. “I’m so sentimental about the house," he told the publication at the time. "It’s great to have the house in our Full House family and be able to preserve it for the fans." In 2020, Franklin reportedly sold the famed home for $5.35 million.

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The Reaction to the Full House House

Though most of the sitcom was filmed at the Warner Brothers studio in Los Angeles, the show's opening credits and exterior shots were all shot in San Francisco. In fact, Franklin reportedly paid about $500 to capture lots of footage of 1709 Broderick Street—during different times of day, with the lights on and off, and so on—so they'd have plenty of options. Full House was a hit—and its fictional home quickly catapulted into real-estate infamy. Not only is this Lower Pacific Heights spot one of the most famous television homes, but San Francisco's Free Tours By Foot predicts up to 1,500 people also visit the prized property per day. (Meanwhile, Franklin estimated approximately 250 fans show up daily.)

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The Full House House's Design and Renovation

Let's address the elephant in the room: While the Full House home's exterior still looks very similar to its on-screen persona, the interiors look very different from the sitcom's set—and for good reason. When Franklin purchased the property back in 2016, he wanted to decorate it to match the Tanner family's aesthetic. But, according to the Swann Group, a division of Coldwell Banker Realty that is currently listing the home, the property underwent an extensive renovation in 2019. Listing agent Rachel Swann says that architect Richard Landry took the time and care to give this popular property a second act.

"What makes this residence special is the design that was used to open up what is a typical Victorian home with closed-off spaces into something that feels more like the modern homes being built today," she explains. "The renovation was extensive from the ground up with no expense or detail spared."

Now, the townhouse deftly blends rich history with innovative, modern touches. While the home's facade is still emblematic of classic Victorian architecture, the interiors feel fresh. For example, a large great room at the back of the residence is home to the dining room, family room, and a kitchen that's decked out in Viking appliances and an island covered in Calacatta Oro marble. There are also amenities everywhere you look—sorry, we had to—like a fitness studio in the garage and an English-inspired garden.

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How Do You Visit the Full House House?

Admittedly, anyone can stroll a few blocks north of Alamo Square Park, which is home to San Francisco's Painted Ladies, and snap a selfie in front of 1709 Broderick Street. However, chances are that you won't be able to go inside. In fact, previous owners have typically hung trespassing signs at the bottom of the exterior steps. After all, this is someone's personal residence so shouldn't they have their right to privacy? You got it, dude.

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