Here's Where You Can Visit The House From Full House

There is something about family sitcoms from the '80s and '90s that makes us nostalgic, and "Full House" is certainly no exception. It follows the heartwarming moments, trials, and tribulations of the Tanner family after the patriarch, a young widower, invites his best friend and brother-in-law to move into his San Francisco home to help raise his three young daughters.

Hello Giggles theorizes that people feel so connected to and nostalgic about "Full House" because it was such a groundbreaking show at the time. Peppered into all the cheesy catchphrases and wholesome family moments was the tough subject matter and family dynamics more complex than had been previously represented in sitcoms. The show tackled issues like drinking and driving, body image, love, loss, and difficult life choices in a very mature and responsible way, and each member of the family navigated these types of experiences with the love and guidance of other members of the Tanner household.

During a time in television where most sitcoms featured a "traditional" family with a mom, a dad, some kids, and a dog, "Full House" broke the mold. It instead featured three single father figures all under the same roof, raising three young girls as they navigate the inevitable struggles of adolescence. Every episode began with a visual shot of the white house and red door; imagery that became symbolic of love, laughter, and family among viewers everywhere.

A San Franciscan landmark

As is the case with most television movies and houses, only the exterior of the real home was ever featured in "Full House," with all the scenes featuring the inside of the Tanner House being filmed at a sound stage instead. This doesn't stop fans from feeling connected to the three-story Victorian beauty at 1709 Broderick Street, as thousands of fans flock to visit the iconic home every year. Carla Hashagen, a resident of Broderick Street, told Curbed San Francisco that there are more than a thousand visitors on busy days. People flock there in whatever mode of transportation works for them, from a single person on a motorcycle to a busload of fans of all ages.

"Full House" creator and former executive producer Jeff Franklin bought the home in 2016 for $4 million with the intention of turning it into a replica of the set used on the sitcom, per Insider. Franklin wanted to allow fans and tourists to walk through the home, but after facing backlash from neighbors and members of the community due to traffic concerns, decided to renovate the home instead.

Victorian beauty to modern marvel

The home has since been given a modern facelift, and the iconic red front door has been painted a sleek black. It was sold to new owners in October of 2020 for $5.35 million, according to Travel+Leisure. The 3,728 square foot house was built in 1900, per During the renovation, the interior of the home was gutted, and additional living space was added onto the lower level with a bedroom, bathroom, den, and wet bar. The lower level also opens up to a backyard with an English garden –- an uncommon feature in a place like San Francisco.

The coolest part about the entire home, however, is a small detail in the backyard; cement blocks with signatures from the "Full House" cast members. Though the strikingly modern and luxurious features of home bear little resemblance to the 80's design aesthetic that the Tanners enjoyed, the cement blocks remain; to remind all who enter of the joy the house brings to so many.