‘Full House’ Creator Buys the Real Tanner Home, May Use in ‘Fuller’ S3
Time and time again, we’ve seen TV exteriors of houses and apartments turning into tourist destinations, despite actual scenes shooting nowhere near there. Full House might be one of the most enduring examples, though creator Jeff Franklin has now actually bought the famed San Francisco townhouse, and may shoot Fuller House Season 3 with it.
The Hollywood Reporter chronicled Franklin’s purchase of the Lower Pacific Heights home, which still attracts throngs of tourists each day for photos. As you can imagine, the house’s subsequent owners have come to regret the 1987 agreement to shoot exteriors for Full House, leaving Franklin to pick up the 1883-built home for around $4 million.
Some construction work will take place on the interior (as will that famous door be kept in its original red), though Franklin hopes a third Fuller House season could utilize the original property:
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 … [The 30th anniversary] will be around the time that all of my construction will be done so I hope to bring the cast up to the house and have a big slumber party here so people can drive by and actually see the Tanner family living there for one whole day. That would be pretty fun.
Netflix has yet to order a third season, but given the success of the first, and an opportunity to utilized the original property, we can’t imagine they’d pass up the opportunity. In the meantime, watch the trailer for Fuller House Season 2 below, ahead of a December 9 premiere.