‘Goonies’ house in Oregon listed for US$1.7M sold to fan



The itemizing agent for the Victorian dwelling featured in the “The Goonies” movie in Astoria, Oregon, stated this week the doubtless new proprietor is a fan of the basic coming-of-age film about friendships and treasure searching, and he guarantees to protect and shield the landmark.

The 1896 dwelling with sweeping views of the Columbia River flowing into the Pacific Ocean was listed in November with an asking value of practically $1.7 million.

Jordan Miller of John L. Scott Real Estate stated the sale is predicted to shut in mid January, The Oregonian/OregonDwell reported. The new proprietor, a self-described serial entrepreneur, will make his identify identified at the moment, Miller stated.

Since the film got here to theatres in 1985, followers have flocked to the house in northwestern Oregon’s historic port of Astoria. The metropolis celebrates Goonies Day on June 7, the movie’s launch date, and welcomes hundreds of individuals for the occasion.

An provide was accepted six days after the house was listed, in accordance to public file.

“After the phrase unfold that the property was for sale, we obtained a number of gives, at asking value and better, and we’ve a full backup provide,” Miller stated.

Seller Sandi Preston is passing alongside film memorabilia she has collected or has been given, and a number of the furnishings in the house, restored to its unique 1896 fashion, may additionally be sold to the customer, in accordance to Miller.

Preston was identified to be largely welcoming to guests. But she lived in the house and the fixed crowds had been a pressure that prompted her at occasions to shut it to foot site visitors.

After the movie’s thirtieth anniversary drew about 1,500 day by day guests in 2015, Preston posted “no trespassing” indicators prohibiting vacationers from strolling up to the property. She reopened it to the general public in August.

Based on a narrative by Steven Spielberg, the movie incorporates a group of mates preventing to shield their houses from an increasing nation membership and threats of foreclosures. In the method, they uncover an outdated treasure map that leads them on an journey and permits them to save their “Goon Docks” neighbourhood.


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