SAN FRANCISCO - The man who brought us the unconventional family of Danny Tanner, D.J., Stephanie and Michelle — and of course Uncle Jesse and Joey — now owns a part of "Full House" history.
Jeff Franklin, the creator of the popular sitcom, has bought the Tanner family home, where they lived for eight seasons from 1987 to 1995. On Thursday, Franklin tweeted an Instagram photo of him in front of the house with the caption, "My new house in San Francisco. Look familiar?!"
Dec 1, 2016 at 10:44am PST
Franklin told the Hollywood Reporter he purchased the 2,500-square-foot, four-bedroom, four-bathroom house earlier this year for about $4 million. Franklin said he just had to have it.
"I'm so sentimental about the house," he told the Hollywood Reporter, which reported the house was built in 1883. "It's great to have the house in our 'Full House' family and be able to preserve it for the fans."
Over the years, the home had been a tourist destination in San Francisco, even though the Tanners moved out years ago.
Or so we thought.
Franklin also is the creator of the Netflix spin-off series "Fuller House," which stars some of the original "Full House" cast. He told the Hollywood Reporter he wants to use the house as part of the new series and eventually rent it to the public. He also hopes to have it done by September, the 30th anniversary of the show's start.
"That will be around the time that all of my construction will be done," he told the Hollywood Reporter. "So 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."
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