Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Top Gun House

View from the house! Thats the Oceanside pier to the right.
Current Picture as of Nov 18, 2008
Top Gun House in 1986
Built in 1887 by retired physician Henry Graves

Here we are in NOVEMBER and the weather was beautiful, our town home is located on the hill in the background.
While eating lunch at the Marina i noticed, on top of Crabby Joe's Restaurant you can see about 15 large pelicans!  The fishing boats are coming and they are hoping to snag a fish or two.
Here's my hubby on his way to surf.  So cool while he was out a family of dolphins played near by.As you can see we live at the beach! We ride our bikes passed the Top Gun house and I thought it might be fun for everyone to see what's happening!  The House's current location is the spot for a new hotel! I know, I know!  A lot of controversy has surrounded this decision.  The house is in the process of moving down a few blocks at the cost of $300,000., So it looks as if it will be saved! Good News. Hope you enjoy the history lesson.  



Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

How fun to live near the beach, Cathleen. I'm sure it's paradise, just like where Kat lives here in FL. I loved that Top GUn house, so cute, glad they are moving it.

Oh, I think it would be a great idea to paint your cuckoo clock white.

Thanks for stopping by!

Millie said...

I love your local neighbourhood Cathleen. I used to work for a U.S. Company who's head office was in Temecula, so I know the San Diego area well. It is a lovely part of the world.

Glad to see the Top Gun House will be preserved, albeit in a different location, it is too precious to let go.
Millie ^_^

Courtney said...

I always see that house, I have to admit I didn't know it was in a movie hehehe :)

Ms. Tee said...

I remember liking that house when I first saw it in the movie - and I loved that movie, too. Thanks for sharing! :)

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

How interesting!!!

M ^..^

Leigh said...

A beautiful home! I am glad it is being saved.
I love the pelicans on the roof!

lily-g said...

thank goodness the house was saved! what an amazing place to live and yes I could do with a swim on the beach today, heaven!

Rhonda said...

I did enjoy the history lesson. I saw that movie SO MANY times at the theater. Absolutely loved it!