If you’re heading to San Francisco on holiday and fancy checking out the family home from hit TV series, Full House, it might be helpful for you to know that tour buses have been banned from driving by it.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency recently voted to ban commercial vehicles from a section of the street the house is located on following complaints from neighbours. The exterior shots from the ABC TV show, which famously starred adorable twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen alternating the role of youngest daughter Michelle Tanner, were shot using number 1709 Broderick Street.
Full House wasn’t actually filmed there as the set was on the Warner Brothers Studio lot in Los Angeles, but a few transition shots were filmed at the house on Broderick Street and re-used for the entire eight season run of the show, which debuted in 1987. Now that the Netflix spin-off, Fuller House, has rekindled interest in the Tanner family, neighbours estimate that 1000 to 1500 people per day turn up to look at the house. This, they say, causes congestion and the blocking of driveways, and visitors sometimes even drive on the wrong side of the road.
For now, vehicles with more than nine seats are prohibited from driving up Broderick Street between Pine and Bush. Even so, neighbours have appealed for additional help in dealing with the situation. Another area that attracts Full House fans is the famous Painted Ladies, ie, the colourful row of Victorian houses seen in the opening credits when the Tanners sit down to a picnic in Alamo Square park.
The Broderick Street house was sold a couple of times and was most recently bought by Full House creator, Jeff Franklin, for US$4 million (€3.42 million) in 2016. It was reported that he planned to remodel it to match the Full House set on the inside, but this remains to be seen as Warner Bros. TV announced back in February that they weren’t renewing his production deal.