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The ‘Full House’ House Is About to Become a Museum of Itself

Plans include a slumber party for the entire cast.

1709 Broderick, shown before Full House creator Jeff Franklin bought it.

 

Over the years, the saga of the Full House house has seen as many twists and turns as the career arc of an Olsen twin. There’s the history of publicity-averse owners, and an (unsuccessful) move to disguise the iconic red door behind a coat of seafoam green paint. There are the fans who drive by, blaring the show’s theme song for some reason. There’s John Stamos stopping by to photo-bomb unsuspecting tourists. Finally, last spring the house turned up for sale and then popped up for rent. Now, it turns out the new buyer of 1709 Broderick Street is none other than Full House creator Jeff Franklin, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Franklin paid about $4 million for the famous address, which is the site of the exterior shots of the Tanner home.

Naturally, the Full House creator has a very tidy, happy ending in mind for his new Lower Pacific Heights Victorian: He plans to restore it to full sitcom glory. It will undergo some construction to bring it up to code and, mainly, to make it look as though it’s 1987 again and “You got it, dude” is a relevant catchphrase. The front door has already been repainted red. “There are probably 250 fans per day that show up and take a picture in front of it,” Franklin told the Hollywood Reporter. “It will be a lot more fun for the fans because now the house will look like the Tanners really live there.”

Franklin plans to wrap up construction next September, just in time for the 30th anniversary of the show. “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 told THR.

Eventually, there may even be plans to rent out the house to the public. So start planning Full House–themed wedding for 2019, capiche? 

 

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