SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Fans of the popular sitcom “Full House” took a trip back in time to the 1990s as cast members and the shows creator visited the iconic San Francisco home Friday.
As KPIX 5 reported Thursday, TV producer Jeff Franklin recently bought the home on 1709 Broderick Street in Lower Pacific Heights for $4 million.
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.
Nearly 30 years have passed since Franklin randomly chose the home as the backdrop for what would become his hit show.
Frankel and cast members came to the house on Friday for an event promoting the pending launch of the second season of “Fuller House” on Netflix next Friday.
“It’ll be great to actually shoot here and freshen up our shots of the house,” said Franklin.
The last time crews shot at the home was 1987.
Franklin said he doesn’t have plans to shoot episodes inside the house, but it will go through some remodeling.
“Seismically retrofitted, that’s a new phrase I’ve learned. And replace a lot of the infrastructure in the house, so that will be next,” said Franklin. “And then I’ll figure out what to do with it, because I’m not going to live here.”
Even after all these years, “Full House” is proving its longevity and popularity from one generation to the next, especially since the successful reboot as “Fuller House.”
“It’s one of the best sites to see, man. It’s childhood. It’s nostalgia,” said Chris Robinson, a “Fuller House” fan visiting from Seattle. “It brings back so many memories. It’s something that everyone can relate to.”
That devotion from the fans is what Franklin counts on.
“We like the nostalgia, but we also think we’re doing a show that people now can enjoy for what it is,” said Franklin.
Franklin and the cast members were set to attend a special preview screening of new Season 2 episodes of “Fuller House” Friday evening at the Presidio Theater in San Francisco with a Q&A session and reception.