Fans of nostalgic ’80s movies can now own the very property where “Truffle Shuffle” was first introduced to the world.
Classic Victorian house where gang from The Goonies Their treasure hunt plan is up for sale.
The Astoria, Ore., property was listed by Jordan Miller of John L. Scott Real Estate earlier this month for US$1.65 million.
Film aficionados will be pleased to know that the house’s exterior remains very similar to the 1985 movie, although the window and door covers are now orange rather than red. Also missing, somewhat disappointingly, is the Rube Goldberg machine that powers the house’s front gate and is featured in the film’s opening scenes.
However, the historic home, built in 1896, is 1,935 square feet and has four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The current owners refreshed the home recently, with an updated kitchen, new carpeting, and fresh paint.
And let’s not forget the amazing ladder that led the Goonies to the attic, where they discovered One Eyed-Willie’s gold-finding map – still in the house.
The house also has sweeping views of the Columbia River flowing into the Pacific, and the listing describes it as “filled with history, nostalgia and iconic levels of fame”.
Miller told the Associated Press that he’s had several parties express an interest in the house with the aim of making it more accessible to movie fans.
“It seems that everyone’s intention is to be able to open the door of the house a little more and have more entrances,” he said.
And that’s definitely a plan that will become popular with cake team. The AP reports that the current owner, Sandi Preston, has welcomed most of the visitors who flocked to see the iconic home, but has at times been forced to close the home’s property to keep people out. again.
Following the film’s 30th anniversary, which drew about 1,500 daily visitors in 2015, Preston posted “no trespassing” signs prohibiting tourists from walking to the property. She reopened it to the public this past August.
New owners can also cut back on their job in keeping the peace with their neighbors.
City officials, who restrict parking in the area, have long sought to mediate tensions between residents and fans hoping to see and photograph the site.
“Although the owner of this location from The Goonies is a fan of the movie and enjoys chatting with visitors who make the trip to Astoria to see the filming locations, as you can imagine, it’s true. It’s hard to have hundreds of people cramming into your personal space every day. on a single day,” the Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce wrote in August on a Facebook page they run called Goonies Day in Astoria, Oregon.
However, Miller insists that the house will be a “fun treat”.
“Whoever buys a home will have a relatively steady stream of incredibly happy people stepping out to fulfill their childhood dreams.”
The Goonies house is not the only nostalgic cinema to hit the market recently. Earlier this month, it was announced that Cleveland, Ohio, the prominent home in A Christmas Story also for sale.
— with files from the Associated Press
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