The house featured in Steven Spielberg’s movie The Goonies, filmed May 24, 2001 in Astoria, Oregon. It is for sale at an asking price of $1.7 million. Fans have flocked to the house since the movie came out in 1985, and owners have long complained about constant crowds and trespassing.
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PORTLAND, Oregon — Good news for ‘The Goonies’ fans: An old Victorian house that appears in the film is up for sale in Astoria, Oregon, and potential buyers are considering opening it to the public.
“We have several stakeholders right now,” said real estate agent Jordan Miller, a listing agent for the property. “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 daily visitors 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 owner of this location from The Goonies is a movie buff and enjoys chatting with visitors who are trekking up to Astoria to see movie locations, but as you can imagine, hundreds of It’s hard for people to flock to your personal place, the Astoria Warrenton Chamber of Commerce wrote on their Facebook page called “The Goonies Day” in Astoria, Oregon, in August. .
Based on the Steven Spielberg story and featuring a young Sean Astin, the coming-of-age film features a group of friends as they fight to defend an expanding country club and their home from the threat of foreclosure. You discover an old treasure map that can save the neighborhood ‘Goondock’.
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 seem to want the house to be their primary residence, and list agent Miller says people “want it to be their passion.” This suggests that it is drawing interest from
“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.”