In a move that may bring more reality to the famous line, “The Goonies never say die,” there is a possibility that the new owners of a Victorian-era house in Astoria bearing the name “The Goonies” will give enthusiasts of the cult, coming-of-age movie the opportunity to visit.
Located at the mouth of the Columbia River with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and the Columbia River, this restored private residence is currently on the market.
The Famous House from The Goonies Has Been Put on The Market For Sale
A private residence in Uppertown was featured in several locations in the 1985 adventure comedy, “The Goonies.” Movie fans and tourists have visited the quiet neighborhood in the past few years to look at the house. This has, at times, been a source of frustration for neighbors and the city itself. As the 30th anniversary of the film approached in 2015, the issues escalated even further.
There were several signs posted by the city warning people not to park on the street after the house was subject to heavy traffic, a blue tarp appeared on parts of the house, the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce discouraged visits, and a blue tarp was placed on parts of the house.
At Times, The Property Has Been Closed To Foot Traffic By The Owner
It is known that Sandi Preston, who owns the house, has at times closed the property to foot traffic and allowed visitors to stay on the property with her permission. In addition, a representative of John L. Scott Real Estate, Jordan Miller, listing the house at $1.65 million, has confirmed to the newspaper that the sale will be exclusive. There is also a home next door that Miller is listing for $550,000 simultaneously.
If someone is interested in both homes, he said they might be able to be sold together if they are interested in both houses. The property listings are expected to be listed next week; Miller informed the City Council during a special session held on Monday afternoon. As a result of the sale of this 1,935-square-foot Goonies home, he said the traffic in the neighborhood should be light since only those potential buyers who have been pre-approved can view it.
” We are trying to promote the city as a whole since when people are thinking about purchasing a property, they are also looking at the community they are living in which they are living,” Miller explained. He said he hopes to work with local businesses to see if they will advertise the house to promote the property.
There Have Long Been Controversies Surrounding The House As A Whole
The house has long been controversial as it features in Richard Donner’s classic 1985 adventure comedy The Goonies. Soon after the film’s 30th anniversary, Sandi Preston, the property owner, put up signs prohibiting tourists from coming to the property on foot. The reason for this was the constant foot traffic from fans.
It was only after much badgering by Goonies fans that Preston eventually changed his mind. Instead, he decided to reopen the property to visitors who wanted to walk up to the house earlier this year.
The Goonies House will likely stay a tourist destination for many years. This is because the film is so popular, and Astoria can’t seem to get enough of The Goonies. What if you had the chance to own the house? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to own one? Doesn’t this sound exciting to you? We would like to hear what you have to say.