The Full House House

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    Where to Find the Full House House in San Francisco

    Alamos Square's Painted Ladies and the San Francisco Skyline
    ••• Alamos Square's Painted Ladies and the San Francisco Skyline. Margarethe Wichert / Getty Images

    If you love the opening scenes of Full House or the 2016 Fuller House and want to see their locations in San Francisco, the first thing you need to know is that the Full House isn't quite what it seemed like.

    To create those iconic opening credits - which looked like it all happened in the same place - filmmakers used two different spots.

    In fact, the Tanner family's home had a fictitious address: 1882 Gerard. Don't try to find it on Google maps because it doesn't exist. These are the San Francisco locations that went into making that short opening scene:

    Family Picnic Scene

    The family picnic in the opening scene of Full House was in Alamo Square Park. The Victorian style row of houses (which are often called the Painted Ladies) in that scene is between 710 and 722 Steiner Street. You can climb the hill to see the San Francisco city skyline behind them.

    You can get there by city bus from Union Square, just find the bus that goes to Alamo Square. You can drive to it, but you...MORE might end up in a temper tantrum when you can't find a parking place. Uber or Lyft can get you there, too.

    If you remember the family's house with the red door well enough, you'll know that the door is on the right. Only one house among the Painted Ladies has a door on the right and it isn't the one they used.

    Where is it then? Find out on the next page.

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    Where Is the House With the Red Door?

    The Full House House - With the Red Door
    ••• The Full House House - With the Red Door. ©2016 Betsy Malloy Photography. Used by Permission.

    Finding 1882 Gerard

    The house the Tanner family goes into is north of Geary Blvd on the west side of town in the area called Lower Pacific Heights. Its address is 1709 Broderick. It was used only for exterior shots, but in case you're curious, the real house is a big one inside: 3,125 square feet.

    If you want to take a good-looking photo of the Full House house, you need to know that it faces east. To get the front nicely lighted, try to get there at mid-morning, just after the sun peeks over the top of the buildings across the street.

    And just a warning, so you aren't disappointed: As of mid-2016, the house's pale gray exterior is painted in a brownish-purple color and the door is light green.

    The people who live in the house must be used to having people come gawk at their home. Their address is all over the internet. That doesn't mean you should make a pest of yourself, though.

    In fact, I don't advise making yourself comfortable on the front steps without asking their...MORE permission first, no matter how much you loved the Full House show. Before you go there, think about how you would feel if total strangers walked up and started taking pictures of themselves on your front porch.

    If you look closely at the top roof line of this house and the one next door, you'll see a feature of many San Francisco Victorians - there's a false front, created to make the house look bigger than it is.

    To get to this house from Alamo Square, it's just over a mile away - a 5-minute drive, 25-minute walk or about 25 minutes on public transit. If you have access to Google maps, they will give you the route numbers.

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    More About Full House in San Francisco

    Victorian houses of San Francisco
    ••• Picnic in Alamo Square. Marc Dozier / Getty Images

    Where's the Red Door?

    To make finding all the Full House house addresses even more complicated, that red door was replaced and sold to a neighbor. I don't know its address, and I'm going to guess that it might not even be red by now.

    Where Are They Now?

    You probably know that there's a Full House sequel, but if you love the original, you might like to know what happened to all those actors whose performances you loved so much. 

    Fuller House House

    Opening credits of the 2016 Netflix-produced sequel Fuller House start with a drive across the Golden Gate Bridge. After that, they show a family picnic but no views of the Painted Ladies. At the end, they go through the red door into the same house at 1709 Broderick.