You Could Own the Iconic Tanner Family Home From 'Full House'
Jeff Franklin, the creator and producer of the sitcom, purchased the home in 2016.
The iconic Tanner Family home from Full House will return to the market this year.
Jeff Franklin, the creator and former executive producer of the sitcom and its Netflix reboot Fuller House told The San Francisco Chronicle that he will be listing the five-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom abode by the end of April.
According to the Chronicle, he has not yet determined his asking price.
Franklin — who was fired as the Fuller House producer in 2018 after reported complaints about his behavior in the writers’ room — purchased the San Francisco home for nearly $4 million in 2016. Fuller House premiered on Netflix that same year.
“I wanted the family to live in one of those classic Victorian homes,” he told The Hollywood Reporter of the property he chose for the TV family’s home nearly 30 years ago. “For some reason, that one jumped out at me. There were lots of candidates but that was the winner.”
While living there, Franklin restored one aspect of the 1883-build to its former Full House glory, painting the previously seafoam-green door back to the red that’s seen on the show. “It will be a lot more fun for the fans because now the house will look like the Tanners really live there,” he said, adding, “It’s a gift to the fans but it’s also fun for me to own it.”
According to the Chronicle, he had also planned to remodel the home’s interior and was issued a building permit to do so in 2017, but neighbors appealed it because the Planning Department didn’t notify them in advance as required.
His neighbors said that Franklin was using the home to garner attention for Fuller House, which brought hundreds of tourists to the neighborhood each day, the Chronicle reports. At a discretionary review hearing in December 2017, neighbors claimed that Franklin was planning to overhaul the interior of the home to make it look like the Tanner family house (the actual show was filmed on a sound stage), and they were afraid that would draw more fans to the premises.
The San Francisco Board of Appeals revoked his building permit because of the lack of notification.
Initially, Franklin had plans to rent the space out to a San Francisco fan. “It’s a shame to let it sit empty,” he said of the estate. “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.”
However, now he is ready to let the property go now that the Full House TV franchise will end with Fuller House‘s fifth and final season on Netflix in fall 2019.
“The home will always have tremendous emotional significance to me,” Franklin told the SF Chronicle in a statement. “It is a symbol of the shows I love, and the second family I have formed with the casts of Full and Fuller House. Now that Fuller House is ending, I will be putting the home back on the market. I hope to find a buyer who wants to make it a full house once again.”
Franklin was fired as the sitcom’s show runner in March 2018 and EW confirmed he would no longer be a part of the Netflix sitcom. He was accused of being verbally abusive and making inappropriate statements in the writers’ room and on set, according to Variety, which first reported the news.
As a result of the allegations, Warner Bros. TV, which produces the series, declined to renew the veteran TV writer’s production deal.
“We are not renewing Jeff Franklin’s production deal and he will no longer be working on Fuller House,” Warner Bros. TV said in a statement at the time.
In a separate statement, a Netflix spokesperson said, “Fuller House will return for a fourth season, as planned. We hope to go into production in the next few months.”
A representative for Netflix did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment on the reported listing of the house or the current status of Franklin’s allegations. When contacted for comment by PEOPLE, the phone number for Franklin’s production company FWE had been disconnected.
After the news of his departure, Franklin posted an on-set photo of himself with Full House and Fuller House stars Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber.
“I’m heartbroken to be leaving Fuller House,” he wrote. “Creating and running Full House and Fuller House has been the greatest joy.”
Franklin continued: “I wish the cast, my second family for over 30 years, continued success. I’m so proud of all we accomplished together, and beyond grateful to our loyal fans. Adios Tanneritos!”
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