ASTORIA, Oregon – The listing agent for the Victorian home featured in the The Goonies film in Astoria, Oregon, said this week that the likely new owner is a fan of the classic coming-of-age film about friendships and the treasure hunt, and he promises to preserve and protect the monument.
The 1896 home with sweeping views of the Columbia River flowing into the Pacific Ocean went up for sale in November with an asking price of nearly $1.7 million.
Jordan Miller of John L. Scott Real Estate said the sale is expected to close in mid-January, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. The new owner, a self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur, will make his name known at that time, Miller said.
Ever since the film hit theaters in 1985, fans have flocked to the historic port home of Astoria in northwest Oregon. The city celebrates Goonies Day on June 7, when the film was released, and welcomes thousands of people for the event.
An offer was accepted six days after the home was listed, according to public records.
“After word spread that the property was for sale, we received multiple offers, at the asking price and more, and we have a full backup offer,” Miller said.
Saleswoman Sandi Preston passes on movie memorabilia she has collected or received, and some of the furniture in the house, restored to its original 1896 style, may also be sold to the buyer, according to Miller.
Preston was known to be largely welcoming to visitors. But she lived in the house, and the constant crowds were a constraint that sometimes prompted her to close it to foot traffic.
After the film’s 30th anniversary drew around 1,500 daily visitors in 2015, Preston posted “no trespassing” signs prohibiting tourists from entering the property. She reopened it to the public in August.
Based on a story by Steven Spielberg, the film features a group of friends who fight to protect their homes from an expanding country club and threats of foreclosure. In the process, they discover an ancient treasure map that leads them on an adventure and allows them to save their neighborhood “Goon Docks”.