Full House fans, rejoice! If your dream has always been to live in the famous Tanner residence from the show, then your dream could soon be a reality. The Full House home is up for sale, and if you happen to be lucky enough to have stashed a cool couple of million away for such an event (or stumbled across some secret treasure recently), then it could be yours. With a current price tag of $4.15 million (my sad little bank account is sobbing with inferiority right now), the incredible San Francisco residence boasts three bedrooms, four bathrooms, an office, and all the childhood nostalgia you could ever dream of. There's only one minor problem: The house was only ever used for exterior shots of the Tanner residence, so if you were buying it purely to recreate classic Full House moments from the show, then you'd probably have to still head to the sound stage on which it was actually filmed in order to live that particular dream.
The stunning Victorian property, which is located in the uber-trendy Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, remains a startlingly sentimental piece of Full House history, whether or not a single member of the Tanner family actually set foot in the place. And at $4.15 million, you also have to wonder whether the continued success of the show (which enjoyed a revival on Netflix earlier this year titled Fuller House) has in some way influenced the meaty price tag that it comes with.
Based on public record information, as reported by Zillow, similar properties were estimated as being recently sold for $1.8 million, so it certainly seems as though the famous nature of the house has helped to favorably boost its value. Looking back on past prices for the property, which is located at 1709 Broderick Street, it's also easy to see that the property has remained well above the average value of similar properties in the area since a little after the show first aired in 1987. In 1990, during the show's heyday, the property was sold for $725,000 (which might sound like a comparable bargain now, but was still steep when judging it against forecast reports), while in 2006, 11 years after the show had aired its final episode, it was sold for a high $1.85 million.
There's no mistaking that the property is a staggering beauty located in an extremely affluent area (I've taken the virtual tour and have already mentally packed my bags to move in there), but I can't help but think that the consistently high price tag, even when the show hadn't been on the air for 11 years, is a reflection of how deeply loved Full House is. It is representative of the show being something of an American institution, a TV show that has transcended being a simple pop cultural phenomenon to become something that friends and families have sat down and enjoyed together.
The exterior of the property is undeniably iconic, and like all exterior shots of homes used for sitcoms, it still manages to conjure up reminders of key storylines, moments, and jokes, which, for many of us, have become a comforting part of our own nostalgia. It's visually and culturally representative of looking after your family and maintaining a home for them and when you take that into account, it's really not that much of a surprise that a house like this comes with the value that it does. It's financially worth a ton, but to Full House fans, it is priceless.
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