Sure, you know what it looks like from the outside — or, at least, what it kinda-sorta used to look like. The classic three-storey Victorian is one of the most iconic homes in recent TV history and brings to mind the shows of the past, where we could easily see ourselves sitting comfortably. Whether it was the Tanners’ kitchen, the Huxtables’ brownstone or the Ewings’ ranch, they were like second homes.
The Full House house has seen some massive changes over the years. It went on the market earlier this year, available to rent or for full-out purchase. And someone decided to buy it. In fact, someone not only decided to buy it but he’s keeping it safely ensconced in the Full House universe. That’s because the new owner is none other than series creator Jeff Franklin.
“The house came on the market and really, I just thought, I have to buy this house,” Franklin told The Hollywood Reporter. “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.”
Franklin personally selected the home nearly 30 years ago to serve as the Tanner household’s exterior shots, reports THR. Up until recently, the home boasted a sophisticated, modern design but Franklin plans to redo the interior to match its sitcom heritage, making it believable that the Tanner family still lives there. He estimates several months of construction will be needed to bring the house up to code.
Franklin wants to make the place part of his new series, Fuller House, and its likely third season, giving them an opportunity to shoot in and around the home. So he did already make one change: painting the front door red again. “There are probably 250 fans per day that show up and take a picture in front of it,” Franklin said. “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.”
The 30th anniversary of the show is Sept. 22, 2017. Franklin hopes that by then all the construction will be done. But not for filming purposes.
“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,” he explained. “That would be pretty fun.” Um, yes please.