Jeff Franklin, creator of Full House, shoots for the stars in Beverly Crest, charging $85 million for his 21,000-square-foot mega-mansion.
Franklin is a regular in real estate headlines; he sold a spec home for $20.2 million in 2016 and knocked over the iconic San Francisco Victorian, which was used to portray the Tanner family’s “Full House” residence for $5.35 million in 2020.
However, this is his most ambitious ad to date – not only because of its sky-high price tag, but also because of the property’s infamous history. The mansion is on the same land where Sharon Tate and four others were murdered by the Manson family in the summer of 1969.
At the time, the address of the property was 10050 Cielo Dr., but in 1994 real estate investor Alvin Weintraub demolished the house and changed the address to 10066 Cielo Dr. trying to separate the estate from its dark past.
Franklin, a producer and screenwriter who also created “Fuller House” before allegedly being fired from the show for creating a toxic work environment, bought the mansion in 2000 for $6.375 million. Over the years, he turned it into a fully-equipped show place with a 75-foot pool, a 35-foot waterslide, and an underground garage with space for 16 cars.
The living room.
The billiard room.
The dining room.
The swimming pool.
The tower viewer.
The three-storey house.
The 21,000 square foot mansion.
Aerial view of the house.
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Billed as an Andalusian-style estate, the house was built by mega mansion master Richard Landry and sits behind double gates. A custom-painted dome sets a stately tone over the entrance, and inside are colossal living spaces with coffered ceilings, arched doorways, and sweeping views of the city below.
Spread over three floors are nine bedrooms, 18 bathrooms, a cinema, spa, gym, hair salon, billiards room and aquarium. Decks and balconies hang from the back of the house, and as if those views weren’t enough, there’s a tower viewer for more magnified vantage points.
Outside, the 3.6-acre compound adds a pool fed by three waterfalls, two spas, a swim-up bar, a private cave, a koi pond, and a lazy river surrounded by lounges, cabanas, and fire pits. A guest house completes the picture.
If Franklin gets its price, it will be one of the most expensive home sales ever in the 90210 zip code. The current crown belongs to Jeff Bezos, who paid $165 million in 2020 for David Geffen’s Georgian Revival-style mansion.
An Inglewood native, Franklin created “Full House” in 1987 and the sitcom ran for eight seasons on ABC. His other credits include “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper” and “Malcom & Eddie.”
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