What is the 'Full House' home up to these days?
With the Netflix spinoff of Full House, "Fuller House" in full swing, the crazy is all the same! Realtor.com decided to take a closer look at how the famous home has been doing and who the possible owners were.
The gorgeous Victorian, whose exterior appears in the opening credits for "Full/Fuller House," is located at 1709 Broderick Street in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. Even though the show is filmed entirely in a studio elsewhere, the home has gained quite the drawings of fans over the years.
The interest in the home has since then rocketed since the sale of the home to the new owner, Jeff Franklin, the producer of both "Full House" and "Fuller House." Jeff purchased the home in April 2016 and set forth plans to renovate the interior to finally match the set. Jeff was said to have various ideas with the course of the renovation, to possibly use it to film new footage of "Fuller House", or stage a sleepover for the cast, or just maybe rent of out the place.
Since the initial renovation interest, the plan has been granted although, there are some not to happy neighbors in the mix. Two of Franklins neighbors have recently filed a request for a "discretionary review" hearing, which could throw a wrench in moving forward. The surrounding neighbors are concerned that the reno plans might make the neighborhood even more overrun than ever.
Franklin “is a Hollywood producer who has bought the house for commercial purposes—promoting it as a fan destination, using it for promotional events and filming at the house,” complained neighbor Carla Hashagan in the San Francisco Examiner. According to Hashagan, at peak times, the block is now teeming with “150-250 or more visitors and 50-75 cars per hour, with 1,000 visitors or more on weekend days.” All this attention, she asserts, has “wreaked havoc on our neighborhood.”
“We’ve lived here for 46 years, and we’ve seen a lot of things going on. This is probably the worst thing that’s happened," area resident David Natcher told CBS news. "It’s brought a lot of people from all over the country, and it becomes a mob scene.
Evette Davis, Franklin's spokesperson says the producer is trying to work with neighbors- by, say, going on social media to remind fans to be respectful when visiting the house. The argument that they can not detour tourists is out of there hands, claiming they "genuinely tried
what the can to help.
Another question, is filming at the property even allowed? Tyler Drew, Los Angeles developer, states "it is allowed to a degree, I know because I've done it." "The IRS allows 14 days of tax-free filming a year," adds Drew. And you can film beyond that if you pay taxes on any income generated, and apply for the right permits before the cameras start rolling.
Although the neighbors have the option to change the zoning's use for filming, that could be a long and costly process. Jeff Miller, a Baltimore-based real estate agent recommends that the homeowners give it some time as it won't last forever.