The iconic home from Steven Spielberg’s 1985 film ‘The Goonies’ has been sold to a superfan of the film within a week of the film’s release.
Real estate records indicate that the owners accepted an offer for the Astoria, Oregon home just six days after it was placed for $1.65 million.
“After word got around that the property was for sale, we received multiple offers, at asking price and above, and we have a full back-up offer,” said Jordan Miller of L. Scott Real Estate
According to Miller, the new owner promises to “preserve and protect the monument,” as he is a huge fan of the coming-of-age movie.
The new owner’s name is expected to be released in January, when the home’s sale is finalized. Miller said OregonLive.com the man describes himself as a ‘serial entrepreneur’.
The 2,000-square-foot home featured in the 1985 classic, the Goonies, was listed for $1.65 million
The house, now owned by Sandi Preston, was recently restored before it went on the market
A still from the 1985 film showing the facade of the house looking much the same as it does now
In a written statement shared by Miller, the new buyer said he hopes to preserve the integrity of the house and recreate some fun aspects from the film.
“Of course nobody comes in unless they do the truffle shuffle,” he jokes in his written statement.
The local news outlet also reported that seller Sandi Preston plans to hand over some of the movie memorabilia she has collected from fans over the years.
In addition, the original furnishings for the house, which was built in 1896, can also be sold to the new owner of 368 38th Street.
The real estate agent said the new owner saw the film when it first premiered in 1985 alongside his mother, brother, sister and his friend Mikey, and considers himself a diehard “Goonie.”
“My childhood friendships were and still are essential to my development and success,” he told Miller.
The childhood friendships can also remain strong, as Miller said a friend of the new owner recently bought the property next door, which was listed for $555,000.
Preston went through stages of allowing and refusing fans to come and see the house
In 2015, blue tarpaulin appeared on parts of the house and the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce began discouraging visits
‘Buying this house is a big step to show that your dreams can become reality with the right friends around you. You don’t have to be rich to make your dreams come true, but you do need a strong following, honesty and a sense of adventure.’
He said he believes the true meaning of a ‘Goonie’ is to be a fierce and protective friend to the end.
The new owner told the real estate agent that he sees the sale as a way to relive his childhood and embrace Oregon’s “almost daily fog that can turn into pure sunshine or a cozy day on the coast.”
When asked what excites him most about the property, he said he can’t wait to “move into the Goon docks.”
An aerial view of The Goonies’ home in white, 368 38th Street, and adjacent properties
The official sale comes just weeks after DailyMail.com reported that homeowners had received quite a few calls and questions about the listing.
“Within 72 hours of posting, the world is showing exactly how much of an impact this film has had on hearts and minds over the years,” Miller said in an interview.
“People from many countries and all walks of life are calling to inquire about becoming the next owner of this iconic property,” Miller said in November.
The cast of the film finds a map in the attic of the house (left) and stands on the historic porch (right)
Fans of the film have been flocking to the private residence since the film first debuted in 1985.
At one point, Preston had to close off access to the house after fans flocked to the house for its 30th anniversary.
A blue tarp appeared on parts of the house and the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce began discouraging visits, the paper said. The city also posted no parking signs on 38th Street.
The Goonies have long been celebrated in Astoria – in 2010, then-Mayor Willis Van Dusen made June 7 a city holiday and named it Goonies Day.
In fact, until last year, the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce held an event every five years to celebrate the film.
A trademark ladder from the film leads to the attic, which is now one of the house’s four bedrooms
The home’s history has certainly increased its value as a similar property next door is sold by the same real estate agent and is being offered for $550,000
Some rooms have views of the Atlantic Ocean
The four bedroom house has two bathrooms and a dining room
It’s been a good year for movie buffs looking to buy iconic homes from 1980s movies.
Around the same time that ‘The Goonies’ home was listed as a historic landmark, the house featured in the classic 1983 movie ‘A Christmas Story’ came on the market in Cleveland, Ohio.
Located in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood, the house was built in 1895 and was extensively renovated to create the well-known Christmas movie set.
Last purchased on eBay in 2004, the owners quickly restored the property and turned it into a tourist attraction.
Superfans have even had the opportunity to stay in Ralphie and Randy’s room and the Bumpus’ House, leading some fans to hope that the new owners will continue the tradition.
“Praying for someone who loves the movie just as much to buy it all and keep it going,” one person wrote on social media. “So glad I got to spend the night in the house.”
The iconic home from the 1983 classic A Christmas Story is on the market after being turned into a tourist attraction in Cleveland, Ohio
The house was built in 1895 and has been extensively remodeled to create the well-known Christmas movie set
The house underwent extensive remodeling before being filmed and released in 1983