Where was ‘Goonies’ filmed? Fan buying famed Victorian home from movie in Astoria, Oregon

ASTORIA, Ore. — The listing agent for the Victorian home featured in the movie The Goonies in Astoria, Oregon said this week the likely new owner is a fan of the classic coming-of-age movie about friendships and treasure hunts, and he promises to preserve it and protect the landmark.

The 1896 home, with expansive views of the Columbia River as it empties 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 reported. The new owner, a self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur, will announce his name at that point, Miller said.

Ever since the film hit theaters in 1985, fans have flocked to the home in historic Port Astoria, Northwest Oregon. The city celebrates Goonies Day on June 7th, 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 house was listed.

“Once word spread that the property was for sale, we received several offers at the asking price and up, and we have a full back-up offer,” Miller said.

Seller Sandi Preston is passing on movie memorabilia that she has collected or received as gifts, and some of the furniture in the home, which has been restored to its original 1896 style, can also be sold to the buyer, according to Miller.

Preston was known for being largely welcoming of visitors. But she lived in the house and the constant crowds were a liability, prompting her to sometimes close it to foot traffic.

After the film’s 30th anniversary in 2015 drew about 1,500 visitors a day, Preston put up “no trespassing” signs, forbidding tourists from entering the property. She reopened it to the public in August.

Based on a story by Steven Spielberg, the film follows a group of friends struggling to protect their homes from an expanding country club and looming foreclosure. Along the way, they discover an ancient treasure map that will lead them on an adventure that will allow them to save their neighborhood, Goon Docks.

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