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Show creator Jeff Franklin to preserve San Francisco's 'Full House'

Show creator Jeff Franklin to preserve San Francisco's 'Full House'
Jeff Franklin, creator of the sitcom "Full House," paid about $4 million for the San Francisco home made famous in the opening credits of the show. (Associated Press)

Talk about coming full circle. The row house used to portray the front of the Tanner family residence in "Full House" sold to the creator of that series, Jeff Franklin, for about $4 million.

His plans for the San Francisco home include using it for filming, according to an interview with the Hollywood Reporter. He intends to redo the interiors to their sitcom vintage and preserve the house for fans.

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But the Victorian has a larger place in San Francisco housing history than the family-oriented late-'80s sitcom. The three-story Italianate home was built in 1883 by Charles Lewis Hinkel, who was part of a prominent family of area home builders that constructed hundreds of such homes in the city.

The interiors, which were not used on the show, include an updated eat-in kitchen, three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 2,985 square feet of living space.

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The property previously sold in 2006 for $1.85 million.

Edward Deleski of Vanguard Properties was the listing agent. Cindy Ambuehl of the Agency represented the buyer.

Franklin, who went on to work on "Fuller House," Netflix's sequel to the original series, recently sold a house in Hollywood Hills West for $20.2 million.

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