SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – The creator of “Full House” has reportedly bought the iconic San Francisco home used in the hit sitcom.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, TV producer Jeff Franklin bought the home on 1709 Broderick Street in Lower Pacific Heights for $4 million.
“The house came on the market and really, I just thought, ‘I have to buy this house,'” Franklin told the entertainment industry publication.
The Charles Lewis Hinkel home was built in 1883. Ever since the show debuted in 1987, the location has become a tourist attraction for the show’s many fans, with hundreds passing by daily. The home has had renewed interest since the reboot “Fuller House” debuted on Netflix last year.
Franklin said he plans on construction to bring the home up to code, and attempt to make the home look like it did on the show. If “Fuller House” is renewed for another season, scenes could also be shot at the home.
The producer also said he would eventually rent out the property. In September, the home was briefly placed on the rental market, for almost $14,000 a month.
The house has long been a big tourist attraction.
“I wanted to check out the ‘Full House’ house. It’s one of my favorite shows from back home,” said Australian tourist Lara McMahon. “It’s really lovely such a quintessential San Francisco house”
Neighbors say after nearly 30 years of visitors, it can get pretty annoying.
“Over the past five years, its been more of a hassle than fun,” said neighborhood resident Rick Norkin.
Sometimes it creates a bit of a traffic jam and makes it difficult,” said Michael Scanland, another neighbor.
I live literally right upstairs, so I hear people at like 3 in the morning [singing the theme song]. ‘Everywhere you look,'” said Nicholas Muller.
Locals are concerned the purchase of the house by Franklin could make for even more traffic.
“I personally think the two spots in front of the house should be taxi only spots for cars,” said Muller.
“Most people are really nice. They’ll ask you questions,” said Scanlan. “But there’s the five percent that go up and do naughty things and videotape themselves overnight.”
Netflix will host a promotional event at the house at 3:30 p.m. Friday with some cast members before moving to the Presidio Theater for a special screening of season two of ‘Fuller House.’