When a reader told me this house from the movie Kindergarten Cop was on the market in Astoria, Oregon, I had to watch it again to jog my memory.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s love interest, a young teacher named Joyce, lived in this charming little house with her son Dominic.
Take a look!
“Kindergarten Cop” Filming Location in Oregon
Schwarzenegger played John Kimble, a tough city cop who wants to put bad guy Cullen Crisp — the perfect ’90s villain, ponytail and all — behind bars.
The only person who can testify against him is his ex-wife (Penelope Ann Miller), so Kimble goes undercover at the school in Oregon where she teaches.
This is how her house looked in the movie.
There are lots of vintage light fixtures throughout the house:
The house was built in 1895 and still has many of the charming original details .
The house has “expansive views of the Columbia River, Megler Bridge, and Washington Skyline.”
I remembered the school in the movie more vividly than this house.
They used John Jacob Astor Elementary School nearby.
In the “Bonus Features” of the DVD, I found this information about it:
The house has 5 bedrooms + 2 baths, with 2,681 square feet.
Check the listing for all the photos and details.
Such a cool house! It’s interesting: a lot of the fancy wood details are Victorian, but the bones of the house look very Craftsman-like. I have 1910 Craftsman with the same windows by the fireplace, very similar dormer windows on the second flow, same back door by the kitchen, and the floor plan and flow of the house feels like mine. Also most of the woodwork–aside from the very detailed scrolling pieces– looks more like Craftsman details. Do you think someone added those pieces later on?
You’re right, Esther! It’s hard to really categorize this house. Almost like a hybrid of different styles. I’d love to know which parts were original and what was changed over time!
Wow – talk about potential! I’d love to get my hands on this house! I’d definitely change the interior paint colors (I’m talking to you, weird blue ceiling) and play up that amazing woodwork. I love that sunporch too – gorgeous. And the views are fantastic too. I kind of like the green trim better than the blue, but it looks like some of the window and door trim has been covered by what looks like asbestos shingle siding. I’d love to see what’s under that. Dreamy house!
This house has enough of the original bones – architectural style mashup and all – for someone to do a very cool remodel. Astoria is chock full of great old Victorians, Edwardians and Craftsman style houses. As a side note: the “Goonies” house is not far from this one.
That’s right, “Goonies” was filmed in the area, too! Thanks, Matthew.
Lisa Garber says
This post – this one right up there – is the downside to your otherwise wonderful blog, Julia. I am SICK with desire for this home. SICK. Do you understand me – SICK!!!!! It called to me before I ever (virtually) opened the front door, more persuasively than any other home I’ve ever seen here. I kept thinking “look at that woodwork! Look at the views! Look at the windows! Look at how much space? It will be too expen- “OHMYGODITS UNDER$500GRAND”.
You are not my favorite girl today, missy.
Oh, I hear ya, Lisa. I know that love-sick feeling for houses I fall for! I hope you’ll forgive me. 🙂
Lisa Garber says