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Johnson House
Johnson House

Johnson House as it appears in Grand Theft Auto San Andreas.

Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
House Style: Detached two-story house
Garage/Parking space Capacity: Two cars or three motorcycles
Occupant(s): Carl Johnson
Beverly Johnson (deceased)
Sweet Johnson (formerly)
Kendl Johnson (formerly)
Brian Johnson (deceased)
Unlocked After: Sweet & Kendl

The Johnson House is a 2-story home on Grove Street in Ganton, Los Santos and is the home of the Johnson family. Beverly Johnson raised her four children (Carl, Sweet, Kendl and Brian) in the house. Carl was born in the Johnson House, and it is possible that her three other children were as well.

GTA San Andreas

The house was the target of a drive-by shooting in early 1992, which cost Beverly her life (although the Ballas gang members were aiming for Sweet). Carl, who had returned from Liberty City for her funeral, then moves into the house. Despite coming under constant attack, Ganton does not fall until both Carl and Sweet leave Ganton (Carl taken to Whetstone whilst Sweet was arrested).

Whilst Carl is out of Los Santos, the house lies within Ballas gang territory. Although the house is not vandalized, a druggie does steal the family blender out of the kitchen. (Carl can still access the home, its garage, and the weapons cache awarded after spraying all gang tags, but is subject to attack by enemy gang members.) The home falls back into the hands of Carl and Sweet after they return to Los Santos. The house is the place of the last cut scene of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, where Carl and his guests talk about their various successes.

The garage located next to the house can store up to three vehicles, although the garage door will not open for vehicles after two vehicles are stored in the garage. A third vehicle can be put into the garage by reversing the vehicle to the garage door, exiting and entering the vehicle quickly and then reversing into the garage. In the PS2 version it's actually possible to park and save a Rhino tank in the garage, although getting in and out of the tank can be tricky.

Due to the sidewalk outside being rather busy, it's not uncommon for Grove Street gang members to enter the garage while the door is open, though this appears to have no ill effect (at some safehouses, pedestrians who enter a garage may actually try to steal a vehicle). Exiting the garage requires care so as not to run over pedestrians.

In the upstairs bedroom there is a camera, which can be used to take pictures. Following the mission Tagging Up Turf, a spray paint can is also available in the same bedroom. A Wardrobe is available upstairs, across from the bedroom. There is a third door on the second level which cannot be opened. After spraying over all 100 Gang Tags four weapons spawn in the kitchen. The weapons are: an AK-47, a Sawn-Off Shotgun, Molotov Cocktails and a TEC 9. The living room also has a video game console, on which you can play They Crawled from Uranus.

The Johnson House becomes an asset after the completion of the mission Doberman, allowing Carl to gain more money. After the mission Green Sabre, the House loses its asset status, although this is restored after completing Home Coming.

Storyline Missions

Big Smoke



House glitch

An image of this glitch occurring.

In rare occurrences, you're able to bring Grove Street Families members into the Johnson House. It happens randomly most of the time. To get it to work, you must enter the house with a few of the gang members near you. Then quickly enter the wardrobe, or save your game. Once the glitch works, the amount of gang members that were following you should be in the kitchen. They do not move or have any animations and you are able to walk through them. (Works only on PS2 version)


  • In a beta screenshot, a light pole was shown out front next to the garbage bag.
  • There is a window at the back of the house, in the kitchen, despite the house being directly connected to the Pawn Shop at the rear.
  • One of the front windows of the house appears to be boarded up, implying that the window was shattered in the drive-by shooting that killed Beverly Johnson in The Introduction.
  • The first Mission (not counting the pre-game cutscenes) and the last Mission cutscenes takes place in the house.
  • Although the house does not appear in the Grand Theft Auto V version of Grove Street, a house with similar placement on the cul de sac is featured in the mission Hood Safari.
  • Strangely, during the Los Santos Riots, the Johnson house may sometimes be seen with a smoke cloud rising up from its roof, as if it is on fire. However, this effect is only cosmetic, and it lasts until the end of the riots.


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