Louise’s House from “Teen Witch”Oct 2nd, 2015 | By Lindsay | Category: Movie Locations
It is finally that time of year again, my favorite time of year – October! And you know what that means – it is the start of my annual Haunted Hollywood postings! What better way to kick things off than with a location from the much-loved movie Teen Witch? Somehow I only just discovered the 1989 flick, which is shocking being that I am nothing if not an ‘80s child. I wound up absolutely LOVING it, though. I mean, what’s not to love? Teen Witch, which centers around teenager Louise Miller (Robyn Lively, older sister of Gossip Girl’s Blake Lively) who finds out she has magical powers on her 16th birthday, has all of the elements that make ‘80s movies so great – just the right amount of cheesiness, a love story in which the underdog lands the cute guy, epically loud clothing, and several kickin’ musical montages. It also boasts some rad (see what I did there?) locations. After finally watching it for the first time last month, I became a bit obsessed with tracking down the large colonial-style house where Louise lived and was floored to discover the address on the the 80s Film Locations website.
Louise’s picturesque house was used extensively throughout Teen Witch.
As you can see below, though the shutters and front door have since been painted a different color and a fence has been added to the perimeter, the residence still looks very much the same today as it did in when the movie was filmed 26 years ago.
In real life, the 1921 pad boasts 3,821 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and a 0.23-acre plot of land. You can check out some interior photographs of the place from a 2011 real estate listing here. According to the description that runs along with the images, the home has appeared in several movies, though I am unsure of which movies in particular.
I was floored to discover upon looking at the real estate photographs that the interior of the property had been used in Teen Witch. As you can see in the screen capture as compared to the MLS image below, though the kitchen has since been updated, it is still laid out in the exact same way that it was in the movie.
Another view of the kitchen.
The ornate stone fireplace in Louise’s living room also matches the home’s real life fireplace.
The built-in bookcases visible in the background of the screen capture below match the family room’s actual built-ins.
And the stairs, though now lacking paint, also match what appeared onscreen.
Popular girl Randa (Lisa Fuller) lived directly across the street from Louise in the movie, though very little of her house was ever shown.
I absolutely love that the “244” address number painted on the steps leading up to Randa’s house is still in the same spot today!
Interesting tidbit about Lisa Fuller – she wound up marrying Dan Gauthier, who played her onscreen boyfriend, Brad Powell, in Teen Witch. They met during the filming of the movie, tied the knot shortly thereafter and remain married to this day. Robyn Lively talks about the couple in an interview she did with BuzzFeed Entertainment in honor of the film’s 25th anniversary last year.
Don’t forget to tune into The Daily Share on HLN today between 10 and 10:30 a.m. PST to watch the segment I recently taped about Beverly Hills, 90210 filming locations. For those who don’t get HLN, you can also watch it here.
Big THANK YOU to the 80s Film Locations website for finding this location!
Until next time, Happy Stalking!