The house from the classic 1980s movie “The Goonies” has gone up for sale – and now fans have a chance to own the old victorian home that is the focus of the film in which a rag-tag group of teens go on a treasure hunt.
The home is located in Astoria, Oregon — and those who have expressed an interest in buying it have said they would like to make it a place more where the public and fans can have more access, the Associated Press reported in a piece published Wednesday.
“We have a few interested parties right now,” realtor Jordan Miller, the listing agent for the property, shared with the outlet. “It seems to be everybody’s intention to be able to open up the house a little bit more and have more access.”
“It’s kind of a fun buy,” Miller added. “Whoever buys the house is going to have a relatively steady stream of extremely happy people walking up outside to fulfill their childhood dreams.”
The home was built in 1896 and sits at the top of a hill that gives a view of the Columbia River as it flows into the Pacific Ocean.
The #Goonies home for sale went into contract 😏 pic.twitter.com/XySvETxTxu
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The home’s listed for $1.7 million on Zillow where it’s described as “fully loaded with history, nostalgia and iconic level of fame,” according to the listing, the outlet noted.
A video posted on Twitter from CNN showed inside the famous home, including footage from the 1985 Steven Spielberg hit movie.
Why just watch "The Goonies" when you can live in the Goonies' house? But as CNN's Jeanne Moos reports, it will cost a lot of treasure https://t.co/I9P1w9Aige pic.twitter.com/h7agBj4Wfs
— CNN (@CNN) November 19, 2022
The home is a favorite spot for fans of the mystery-treasure hunting movie to stop by and take photos. The town of Astoria even holds a “Goonies Day” on June 7 to mark the movie’s release date — and the city welcomes thousands of fans to the event, the outlet noted.
The owner of the home, Sandi Preston, has been known to be welcoming to visitors, but since she lives in the home full time, there have been times when the attention has gotten to be too much, and she’s closed it off to foot traffic. Miller noted that buyers who have expressed an interest said they aren’t interested in having the home as their primary residence.
City officials said they have long tried to find a compromise that would keep fans visiting and residents in the neighborhood happy as they have previously restricted parking in the area.
“While the owner of this location from The Goonies is a fan of the movie and enjoys chatting with visitors making the trek to Astoria to see the film locations, as you can imagine, it gets hard having hundreds of people crowding into your personal space every single day,” the Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce wrote in August on a Facebook, the outlet noted.