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Famed ‘Goonies’ house for sale in coastal Astoria, Oregon

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Good news for ‘The Goonies’ fans: The old Victorian home featured in the movie is for sale in Astoria, Oregon, and potential buyers are considering opening it to the public. increase.

Real estate agent Jordan Miller, a listing agent for the property, said: “It seems like everyone’s intention is to make the house a little more open and accessible.”

Built in 1896 and overlooking the Columbia River as it flows into the Pacific Ocean, the house is listed on Zillow with an asking price of $1.7 million and has been described as “packed with history, nostalgia and an iconic level of prestige.” increase.

Ever since the film hit theaters in 1985, fans have flocked to the historic port home of Astoria in northwest Oregon. The city celebrates Goonies Day on his June 7th, the date of the movie’s release, and welcomes thousands of people to the event.

The owner, Sandy Preston, is known for welcoming visitors. But she lives in her house full-time, and her constant crowds have become a burden, and she has been forced to block traffic from time to time.

After receiving about 1,500 visitors per day in 2015 to mark the film’s 30th anniversary, Preston posted a “no trespassing” sign prohibiting tourists from entering the premises. She opened it up to the public this past August.

City officials who have restricted parking in the area have long sought to ease tensions between residents and fans wanting to see and photograph the place.

“The owners of this Goonies location are movie fans and enjoy chatting with visitors who are trekking up to Astoria to see movie locations, but as you can imagine, hundreds of people visit each time. It’s hard for people to crowd into your personal space, the Astoria Warrenton Chamber of Commerce wrote in August on a Facebook page they maintain called Goonies Day in Astoria, Oregon.

Based on the Steven Spielberg story and featuring a young Sean Astin, the coming-of-age film features a group of friends fighting to protect an expanding country club and their home from the threat of foreclosure. can lead you on an adventure and save your neighborhood “Goondog”.

Astoria and its rugged coastline served as the backdrop for several famous films in the 1980s and 90s, including Kindergarten Cop starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

For now, potential buyers of the iconic Goonies home don’t want the house to be their primary residence.

“It’s kind of fun shopping,” says Miller. “Anyone who buys a home will have a relatively steady stream of very happy people going out to fulfill their childhood dreams.”

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