No, the 1883 San Francisco Victorian forever immortalized for its place in the “Full House” (and its Netflix reboot “Fuller House”) is not on the market for $37 million.
A Zillow spokesperson confirmed to SFGATE on Wednesday morning that the listing was fraudulent and has been taken down less than 24 hours after SFGATE first reached out to the real estate listing platform.
“Our teams use a number of different tools to prevent inappropriate content from publishing in the first place, but if a listing is found to be fraudulent after it’s posted, our team takes steps to remove it,” a Zillow spokesperson told SFGATE in an emailed statements. “In this case, we discovered a ‘For Sale By Owner’ listing was illegitimate after it was posted, and have since taken it down. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.”
But that wasn’t before the listing received credulous writeups by KRON and KGO — and the news of the alleged sale spread everywhere from Los Angeles to Myrtle Beach, Florida.
Some red flags emerged in the listing, which was apparently posted Monday.
First, the home was listed on Zillow for nearly seven times the amount it last sold for.
In October 2020, the house sold for $5.3 million — a few thousand dollars less than the five-bedroom was initially listed for. Before that, it was owned by “Full House” creator Jeff Franklin with the intent of renovating the interior to resemble the “Full House” set. This plan was met with opposition from neighbors. Its current estimated value by Zillow, or “Zestimate,” is $6.5 million.
Second, details of the legendary home were sparse — with nary a mention of its place in pop culture history nor even Bob Saget’s death, which resulted in many fans visiting the home earlier this year. (It also got the year the home was built wrong by a century.)
Perhaps the most damning of all, the phone number posted on the listing appeared to be disconnected after SFGATE made multiple calls.
So, if you were feeling lost out there with this wildly overpriced listing — even for San Francisco — you’re not alone. But you can rest assured that this Victorian will stay with its current owner for now.