Friday, April 20, 2007

"Full House" House

Many times when I take guests on tours of San Francisco I get asked where certain movies or television shows were filmed. One of the most frequently asked questions is where the house in the television show "Full House" was located.

Most of the show was filmed in a studio. However, the opening scene in many of the episodes pictures the family picnicking in Alamo Square with the Queen Anne Victorians of "Postcard Row" in the background. This location is easy to get to. Alamo Square sits between Hayes, Fulton, Steiner, and Scott Streets. "Postcard Row" is located on Steiner Street between Hayes and Grove Streets."

When I took "Full House" fans to Alamo Square they would frequently ask which house was the Tanner family's home in the show. This was difficult to figure out, but due to some good sleuthing by a fellow tour guide, Craig Smith, we now know that the Tanner home is the house at 1709 Broderick Street, near Bush Street.

If you would like to take a private tour of San Francisco that includes visits to these "Full House" sites, please call me at (866) 326-4237 (toll free) or e-mail me by clicking here.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is the only website I could find with the address to the actual "Full House" townhouse. I stopped by and saw it; a lot of websites say it is just a set, but it's really there! Thanks for finding it!

Rick said...

I wish I could take credit for finding the house. A fellow tour guide found it and shared his research with members of the San Francisco Tour Guide Guild.

renata said...

thanks so much for posting about this, it was really helpful information!

Anonymous said...

thanks for this info! like the person before said your the only one that has a concrete answer. thank you!

michael said...

sorry to dissappoint...i went here in person today...

and as an avid full house fan realized this is not the residence...it is the parks in the backround during their picnic...not the residence

"Full House aired from 1987 – 1995 on ABC mainly during TGIF. The Tanners lived on 1882 Girard Street in San Francisco, CA. Many mistakenly think that the tanner residence is depicted in the intro, when in fact that’s actually them having a picnic in the park across from the famous Painted Ladies."

i found this on the internet:
http://robert.accettura.com/blog/2009/06/27/sitcom-homes-on-google-maps/

Rick said...

Actually, my post is correct. I know that Alamo Square is only the site of the opening scene. The home shown on Robert Accettura's website is 1709 Broderick Street, which is the house I said was used to depict the family's home.

Grace said...

Yes, if you look up 1709 Broderick Street on Google Earth, it says "Full House" and "Full House Scene".

Thomas said...

Michael you make no sense, I have you tubed the intro to full house and compared the google street view of this house and they are the same.

The park shown is a combination of parks not just or limited to Alamo park. I figured this out by the soccer scene and cars passing by have no obstruction of a wall, hill or houses in the background that Alamo park has.

Thanks Rick for the address as the Wiki for Full House was wrong also stating the Painted ladies was the Full House house

Erica said...

Great article and comments all. It's clear we all have a love (or interest) in a warm family show that brought us all together years ago.

Thomas I too have been told the opening montage is a combination of b-roll from various parks, including the one I live by, Duboce Park.

Even if it's not true I'm claiming so. Don't take this little piece of Full House away from me. :)

All my best, @EricaAmerica

Reid Powell said...

The confusion comes from the fact that the full house intro changed throughout the season. In the early seasons, the 1709 Broderick shot is used, but later, when it shows the family sitting at a picnic in front of the Victorian houses, those are the "painted ladies" at Alamo square.

Reid Powell said...

The confusion comes from the fact that the show changed the intro several years into the series. In the early version, the house at 1709 Broderick (with the red door) is shown, but in te later seasons, where the family is picnicking at a park in front of Victorian houses, those are the "painted ladies."

Anonymous said...

are u allowed to view the inside of the full house home?

Rick said...

No. These are private residences. The interiors were not used on the show.

Anonymous said...

can go inside the house?

Rick said...

No, these are all private residences and are NOT open to the public.

Audrina said...

Thanks so much for this Rick. I have been dreaming about going to San Francisco since my early teenage years, partly due to the fact that I was a huge full house fan growing up. That I would try to find the full house house was always a given to me, but I was always unsure if I would actually be able to find it. I'm now 26 and I will finally make my dream come true next September Having found the actual address makes me look forward to my trip to San Francisco even more. I'm extatic, already having saved the location on my map and I'm so grateful you posted this!

Anonymous said...

Confirming 1709 Broderick street is the Full House house. Went there today and the owner confirmed. Although she seemed annoyed and asked us not to take pictures on the steps which we were not going to anyway.

Anonymous said...

I have been a fan since I was a kid. Having lived in the bay area my whole life I have never found the house but will try next time I go to the city. Thank you for the info. I will be sure to keep quiet and admire across the street as to avoid disturbing the home owners.

Anonymous said...

My son who is 6 yrs old is a huge Full house fan.. its cute to watch it all over again with him. He always asks if we can take a trip to see the house. Since we live in Indiana I'm not sure about making the trip but thanks for the info if we do! And for the owners that live there I'm sure it gets annoying with people taking pictures or knocking on the door but they had to know that's what comes with living in the Full House home!

Anonymous said...

My son who is 6 yrs old is a huge Full House fan. It's cute to watch it all over again with him. He always asks to take the trip to see the house. We live in Indiana so not sure about taking the trip but if we do thanks for the info! And I'm sure it would be annoying for the home owners for all the knocks or pictures but they would have to know that's what would come with living in the Full House home! I wouldn't knock but def have to get a picture :)

Chrissy said...

Would love to take my 4 year old daughter there!! She's obsessed:)

Rick said...

Chrissy, Both 1709 Broderick and Alamo Square are easily accessible by bus. The homes are private so cannot be entered.

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