Call it the house that “Full House” built.
Jeff Franklin, creator of the TV sitcom “Full House,” puts his Beverly Hills property, packed with quirky amenities like a shark tank and water slide, on the $ 85 million market.
Recognizable for its distinctive blue dome, the approximately 21,000-square-foot Andalusian-style property is located on about 3.6 acres near Benedict Canyon and has nine bedrooms and 18 bathrooms, according to listing agents Josh and Matt Altman of Douglas Elliman.
The house was designed by architect Richard Landry, who is known for building megapales for celebrities and business magnates. Its facilities include a cinema, spa, gym, hair salon, billiard room and bar. Outside, the property has a pool with three waterfalls, two hot tubs, a 35 foot water slide, a pool bar, a private cave, a koi pond and a lazy river.
The property extends over approximately 21,000 square feet overlooking Los Angeles.
Mr. Franklin moved into the home in 2007 and lived there until he moved to Miami last year, he said.
The facilities in the house include six aquariums.
The property has 18 bathrooms.
“The problem with owning this house is just getting people to go home – they just do not want to leave,” said Mr. Franklin. “It’s great for small small dinner parties, and you know, 500 people.”
Mr. Franklin bought the property about two decades ago. At the time, it contained a partially finished mansion built by a developer, he said. He paid a little more than $ 6 million for the property and then many millions more to complete the house, he said. He finally moved into the house in 2007.
The property is located on Cielo Drive, on land that once contained the house where actress Sharon Tate and others were murdered by the Manson family in 1969. The house where the murders took place was demolished by a previous owner in the 1990s.
Mr. Franklin called the connection to the Manson murders “irrelevant” and “ancient history.” “It has absolutely no impact on my life at all,” he said.
Mr. Franklin said the unusual design of his home was inspired by cultures from around the world.
“I wanted to incorporate all the influences that I love from different cultures around the world,” he said. In addition to Asian and European influences, “there’s a lot of California Casual, and then we add SeaWorld,” he said, noting that the property has six aquariums, including a shark tank, as well as a koi pond.
Mr. Franklin said the aquariums were partly inspired by his love of diving. “This actually saves me a lot of traveling around the world,” he joked.
His favorite room is the bedroom, which he said has “drop dead views” of Los Angeles.
“I have a giant TV that comes out of the attic and then disappears when I don’t want to watch it,” he said. “It has an absolutely stunning Balinese-style ceiling and an indoor jacuzzi in the bathroom that is like a swimming pool.”
Mr. Franklin, who is 66 but said he could easily pass for 47, said he was selling the property because he recently moved to Miami, where records show he has spent more than $ 48 million collecting land on the exclusive Venetian islands. He noted that he was attracted to Miami’s tropical ambience and sailing lifestyle, and said he is in the final stages of designing a new home there with Mr. Landry, the same architect who designed the Beverly Hills home. He joked that he had paid so much for the land that people erected statues of him around South Florida as a thank you for how much he had driven the property value up there.
“I swore I would never do this again,” he said. “But I looked around and tried to find something I liked there and I could not find anything. So I decided to bite myself and build something myself.”
Mr. Franklin is a screenwriter, director and producer. He served as the producer for the “Laverne & Shirley” show in the late 1970s and early 1980s. “Full House” ran on ABC from 1987 to 1995 and starred the late comedian Bob Saget; Mr. Franklin said he was deeply saddened by the recent death of Mr. The case that he was close to.
Josh Altman said he believes the property is priced to sell. “The entertainment aspect of this house is untouched by any other house in LA, except for one other place I have partyed: Playboy Mansion,” he said. “The pool makes them look small at most of the resorts you’ve ever been to.”
Asked if he planned to include the sharks in the sale, Mr. Franklin high on whether it was possible to pump salt water into a U-Haul and drive them to Miami.
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