Oceanside, California: Top Gun House

Love interest location in the 1986 movie Top Gun. Now includes an explanatory sign. March 2019: House moved 1 block for restoration. In 2021, plans were afoot to turn it into an ice cream shoppe.

North Pacific Ave., Oceanside, CA
North Pacific Ave. and 1st St., northeast corner.
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Top Gun House

The exterior of the house has been completely restored. The hotel that now owns the house has plans to restore the interior and open it as a candy and ice cream/desert place. Future plans may also include being able to rent the house as a wedding venue (Note that this was a verbal information given to me by hotel personnel).

[Susan, 09/04/2021]

Top Gun House.

Top Gun House

House is being restored as the showpiece of a large hotel development right across the street from a pier. No mention of an ice cream shop, but the renovations appear consistent with that destiny. Currently not accessible but should be open very soon. Corner of Mission and Pacific.

[Clark W, 05/22/2021]
Top Gun House

The house stands on part of a construction site where two buildings are being built. It is completely fenced in. There is no access, and there are tools and trash on the porch of the house.

[Frank, 08/17/2020]

Top Gun House.

Top Gun House

The house is currently painted yellow, and surrounded by... an empty lot.

[C.C. de Vere, 12/27/2016]

For several years there have been plans to build a hotel on the site. The local historical society has been fighting to preserve the house, or move it to a new location.

Top Gun House.

Top Gun House

Went by the Top Gun House! Sign is up.

[Donna, 10/12/2014]

The Oceanside Historical Society has posted an informational sign outside the Graves House, built in 1887, which is popularly known as the "Top Gun House." The vacant house is freshly painted, and decorated with historical murals on the plywood covering the windows. The sign mentions: "Complete house restoration pending hotel development on this site." So it may yet be leveled or moved.

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