In what's probably the most perfect pairing of a house and buyer in recent memory, it was just revealed that "Full House" creator Jeff Franklin has purchased the iconic San Francisco home that stood in for the exterior of the Tanners' house on the sitcom.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Franklin revealed that he snapped up the listing for about $4 million in a deal that closed this fall. The 1883 Victorian, located in San Francisco's Pacific Heights neighborhood, had recently gone on the market as a rental.
Franklin visited San Francisco earlier this year, according to his Twitter feed, and apparently fell in love with the property all over again.
— jeff franklin (@fullhouseguy) May 31, 2016
"The house came on the market and really, I just thought, I have to buy this house," Franklin told THR. "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."
The producer, who also oversees Netflix's "Full House" sequel series "Fuller House," also revealed that he plans on transforming the inside of the home -- which looks nothing like the Tanner/Fuller residence in real life -- to more closely resemble what fans see on television, and perhaps one day even filming "Fuller House" scenes there. He's already repainted the exterior -- which had undergone several color makeovers since the '90s heyday of "Full House" -- and most importantly, replaced its most recent seafoam green door with the show's familiar red door.
Franklin is waiting on Netflix to hear if "Fuller House" has been renewed, but regardless of whether or not he'll get to involve the cast in his new purchase (he's got big plans for "Full House"'s 30th anniversary in 2017), he's happy to have it for fans' sake.
"There are probably 250 fans per day that show up and take a picture in front of it," Franklin told the trade. "It will be a lot more fun for the fans because now the house will look like the Tanners really live there. It's a gift to the fans but it's also fun for me to own it."
[via: The Hollywood Reporter]