SF shoos off tour buses near ‘Full House’ victorian


The home made by famous by the 1980s sitcom Full House has caused quite a stir for neighbors who live on the block of Broderick street in San Francisco.

A growing number of tourists flock to snap photos of the home, and neighbors say the number of people trying to access the Tanner home has gotten worse in recent years.

In 2016, Netflix revived the show, now called Fuller House, and original creator Jeff Franklin bought the home and made renovations, which has caused an uptick in interest.

During the show, usually at the beginning of each episode, an exterior shot of the home is shown despite interior scenes being filmed on a studio set.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors on Tuesday approved banning tour buses from driving on Broderick Street between Pine and Bush Streets. The home is located on 1709 Broderick St.

Residents came to speak in favor of the tour bus ban. Carla Hashagen, who lives on the 1700 block on Broderick Street, said the street has been “inundated” with visitors:

“Since the promotion of house, we’ve counted 1,000 to 1,500 visitors on busy days.”

Hashagen said visitors are not just coming by on tour buses but also using Uber, Lyft, and other means of transportation to take photos of the home:

“It’s a lot for one residential block.”

The larger problem, though, has been private vehicles driving to the street and double-parking, blocking driveways and traffic congestion, said Hashagen:

“I believe someone will be hurt or killed on our block.”

Hashagen showed a video time lapse of people visiting the home and taking photos on the front steps.

David Natcher, another resident on Broderick Street, said private vehicles are ignoring traffic laws, including driving on the wrong way on the road, ignoring red zones, and double-parking despite signs saying not to do so:

“There’s no enforcement. So, unless there is enforcement, nothing is going to happen.”

SFMTA Director of Transportation Ed Reiskin said enforcement has been present but it has been hard to do anything with those making quick dropoffs at the home.

Reiskin suggested residents possibly work with the Planning Department to see if anything can be legally done regarding zoning of the home, which has continued to grow into a tourist attraction.

Jerold Chinn
Jerold Chinn is the San Francisco Bureau Chief of SFBay. A San Francisco native, he has spent a decade covering transportation in San Francisco. Send tips to or at Twitter @Jerold_Chinn.

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