Fans of ’80s nostalgic films can now own the same property where “Truffle Shuffle” was first released to the world.
The classic Victorian house where ‘The Goonies’ gang plotted their treasure hunt is up for sale.
The Astoria, Oregon, property was listed earlier this month by Jordan Miller of John L. Scott Real Estate for $1.65 million.
Cinephiles will be incentivized to know that the home’s exterior remains very true to the 1985 movie, though the window and door casings are now orange rather than red. The Rube Goldberg machine that ran the house’s front gate and appeared in the film’s opening scenes is also missing, somewhat disappointingly.
However, the historic home, which was built in 1896, is 1,935 square feet and has four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The current owner recently renovated the home with an updated kitchen, new carpet and fresh paint.
And let’s not forget the amazing staircase that led the Goonies to the attic where they discovered the map to One Eyed-Willie’s gold – which also stays in the house.
The home also features sweeping views of the Columbia River flowing into the Pacific Ocean, and the listing describes it as “fully loaded with history, nostalgia, and an iconic level of fame.”
Miller told the Associated Press that he’s had a few parties show interest in the house with the intent of making it more accessible to movie fans.
“It seems everyone’s intention is to be able to open the house up a little bit more and have more access,” he said.
This is certainly a plan that will prove popular fools groups. The AP reported that the current owner, Sandy Preston, was very welcoming to visitors who flocked to see the famous home, but had to close the home’s property to traffic on occasion.
After the film’s 30th anniversary drew around 1,500 daily visitors in 2015, Preston posted “No Trespassing” signs prohibiting tourists from going on the premises. It reopened to the public last August.
The new owner may also have had his work cut out for them in terms of keeping the peace with their neighbours.
City officials, who have restricted parking in the area, have long sought to mediate tensions between residents and fans hoping to see and photograph the location.
“While the owner of this site from The Goonies is a movie fan and enjoys chatting with visitors who take a trip to Astoria to see movie locations, as you can imagine, it’s hard when hundreds of people crowd into your personal space every single day,” the Chamber of Commerce wrote. Astoria and Warrenton in August on a Facebook page she runs called Goonies Day in Astoria, Oregon.
Still, Miller insists, the home would make home buying “fun.”
“Whoever buys the house is going to have a relatively steady stream of very happy people stepping outside to fulfill their childhood dreams.”
fools The House isn’t the only nostalgic movie house on the market lately. Earlier this month, it was announced that the Cleveland, Ohio home of the Christmas story for sale.
– With files from the Associated Press
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