Those all-grown-up 90's kids who found companionship through their television sets in the likes of sitcom families such as the Tanners and the Winslows now have a chance to make the fantasy world where all problems are neatly wrapped up with a bow in 30 minutes or less just a bit more real — if they can afford it, that is. For, as chronicler of cheap city living Broke Ass Stuart points out, the recently sold house that was home to the Tanners first in Full House and later Fuller House is now available for rent at the staggering price of $13,950 a month.
Posted to Craigslist, the listing once again allows the curious to peek inside the real home featured in the sitcom's exterior shots. Those not already aware of the fact will of course notice that the interior is quite different from the one pictured on the show (which was shot on a sound stage), and that even the exterior has undergone some changes since its television debut — namely, the red front door has been painted over (perhaps in a failed attempt to dissuade hordes of tourists from daily photo ops).
This listing, which says the property is available for rent now, is the work luxury real estate company Vanguard Properties (it includes a Brown + Patki website, but the contact email is at a @vanguardsf.com email). The house just sold earlier this summer for $4 million, and that it has been so quickly flipped into a rental is perhaps not surprising. Who, other than perhaps a diehard Full House fan, would want to live in a home that is such a tourist mecca?
As it turns out, the diehard fan may be just who the listing agent has in mind for the 2,985-square-foot three-bedroom home. "This is a unique opportunity to lease a rare piece of San Francisco history," reads the Craigslist post. "Originally constructed in 1883 this Charles Lewis Hinkel home is one of the city's finest examples preserved Italianate, Victorian architecture. More recently, it has been featured as the home in the popular TV show 'The Full House'."
Just cough up the $27,900.00 deposit plus, we assume, the first and last month's rent and that 90's Full House bliss can be all yours. Because just like so many other things here in San Francisco, saccharine childhood nostalgia has a very expensive price.