What’s it Like to Live in a Famous House?

 In All About Houses, House Design, House Stories

Recently, Business Insider did a profile on the homeowners of one of the famous San Francisco, California “Painted Ladies” featured in the opening credits of the seminal classic ‘Full House’.

Homeowners Come Lague and Charlene Li own and lovingly renovated one of the Victorian homes in the Alamo Square neighborhood. The street, which features a slanted row of stunning painted Victorians set against the backdrop of the San Francisco skyline, has become one of the most photographed locations in the entire city.

On any given day of the week, dozens of tourists could be frolicking in the adjacent park and taking photos of the famous homes.

When the couple purchased the home in 2014, they nabbed it for $3.1 million– a cool $900,000 off of asking price. To compare, the median home price for Alamo Square sits at $1.2 million and homes typically sell for 108% of the asking price.

Li and Lague made functional updates like new appliances, a wine tap, and leased solar panels that cut their energy costs down by 30%.

The resurgence of the Netflix spinoff ‘Fuller House’ has brought a whole new drove of tourists taking photos. Li is routinely stopped by people while she is either coming home from work or shopping so they can comment on how beautiful the home is. “To have people tell you your house is beautiful, every day,” Li said, “it’s an awesome feeling.”

Additionally, both Li and Lague say it’s not uncommon for them to see images of their home pop up on buses, postcards, and ad campaigns.

What do you think life would be like if you lived in a famous house? Furthermore, which Charlotte-metro homes fit the bill? Sound off in the comments section!

Read the full Business Insider interview here.

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