The itemizing agent for the Victorian house featured within the “The Goonies” movie in Astoria, Oregon, mentioned this week the seemingly new proprietor is a fan of the traditional coming-of-age film about friendships and treasure searching, and he guarantees to protect and shield the landmark.
The 1896 house with sweeping views of the Columbia River flowing into the Pacific Ocean was listed in November with an asking value of almost $1.7 million.
Jordan Miller of John L. Scott Actual Property mentioned the sale is predicted to shut in mid January, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. The brand new proprietor, a self-described serial entrepreneur, will make his title identified at the moment, Miller mentioned.
For the reason that film got here to theaters in 1985, followers have flocked to the house in northwestern Oregon’s historic port of Astoria. Town celebrates Goonies Day on June 7, the movie’s launch date, and welcomes hundreds of individuals for the occasion.
A suggestion was accepted six days after the home was listed, in keeping with public report.
“After the phrase unfold that the property was on the market, we acquired a number of presents, at asking value and better, and we’ve a full backup supply,” Miller mentioned.
Vendor Sandi Preston is passing alongside film memorabilia she has collected or has been given, and a number of the furnishings within the house, restored to its authentic 1896 model, can also be offered to the client, in keeping with Miller.
Preston was identified to be largely welcoming to guests. However she lived in the home 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 as much as the property. She reopened it to the general public in August.
Based mostly on a narrative by Steven Spielberg, the movie incorporates a group of mates combating to guard their houses from an increasing nation membership and threats of foreclosures. Within the course of, they uncover an outdated treasure map that leads them on an journey and permits them to save lots of their “Goon Docks” neighborhood.
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