The house’s popularity as a tourist attraction sometimes becomes an issue for its previous owners.
ASTORIA, Ore. – The listing agent for the Victorian home featured in “The Goonies” in Astoria, Oregon, this week said the new owner is likely to be a fan of the teen classic about love. friends and treasure hunting, and he promises to preserve and protect the landmark.
The 1896 home with sweeping views of the Columbia River flowing into the Pacific Ocean was listed in November with an asking price of nearly $1.7 million.
Jordan Miller of John L. Scott Real Estate said the sale is expected to close in mid-January, The Oregonian/OregonLive reports. Miller said the new owner, who describes himself as a ‘serial entrepreneur’, will make his name known by then.
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Since the movie hit theaters in 1985, fans have flocked to the historic Astoria harbor house in northwestern Oregon. The city celebrates Goonies Day on June 7, the film’s release date, and welcomes thousands of people to the event.
According to public records, an offer was accepted six days after the home was listed.
“After the listing went viral, we received multiple offers, with asking prices or higher, and we had a full back-up offer,” Miller said.
According to Miller, seller Sandi Preston is turning over film memorabilia she collected or was given as a gift, and some of the home furnishings, restored to their original 1896 style, may also be sell to buyers.
Preston is known for welcoming visitors. But she lived in the house, and the constant crowds were such a strain that she sometimes had to close the door to let people through.
Following the film’s 30th anniversary, which drew about 1,500 daily visitors in 2015, Preston posted “no trespassing” signs prohibiting tourists from walking to the property. She reopened it to the public in August.
Based on a story by Steven Spielberg, the film follows a group of friends fighting to protect their home from an expanding country club and threats of foreclosure. In the process, they discover an old treasure map that leads them on an adventure and allows them to save their “Goon Docks” neighborhood.
https://www.king5.com/article/news/nation-world/goonies-house-in-oregon-bought/507-d975bde9-831b-4229-9d56-8cd727459389 ‘Goonies’ house bought by fan, listed at $1.7 million