Astoria’s famous Goonies House, featured in 1985′s The Goonies, is for sale after being opened to the public, closed, and reopened several times. The restored private home, with its vistas of the Columbia River and Pacific Ocean and significance in movies, is asking a price of $1.65 million.
According to KPTV, the four-bedroom, two-bathroom house in Astoria was prominently featured in the 1985 film starring John Astin and Josh Brolin.
According to The Astorian, the 1,935-square-foot home with a wraparound porch overlooking the Pacific Ocean has become a tourist attraction for movie fans who flock to the quiet Uppertown neighbourhood.
This became a source of contention in 2015, when fans flocked to the home to commemorate the film’s 30th anniversary.
Owner Sandi Preston, who was unhappy with the amount of foot traffic around her home, posted signs prohibiting tourists from walking up the dirt road to the property, according to the Willamette Week. According to The Astorian, a blue tarp was also seen on parts of the house.
Preston eventually changed her mind and allowed visitors to enter the house. Preston stated to Willamette Week in August, “It was just something that I felt I needed to do, I’ll just leave it at that.”
According to The Astorian, Jordan Miller of John L. Scott Real Estate is handling the sale of the house and is also listing the house next door for sale at $550,000.
Miller stated that neither the seller nor he are seeking for trustable buyer.
Miller told KOIN-TV, “It has to be someone who appreciates this movie, the history of this movie, and this wonderful town.
The Goonies is not the only film to have been shot in the small town of 10,000 people, though it is the most well-known.
There was also filming for Into The Wild, a 2007 biographical drama about a man named Christopher McCandless who hiked across North America in the 1990s.
In addition, Astoria can be seen in the 1990 action comedy Kindergarten Cop, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as Detective John. The Oregon town was also featured in Green Room (2015), Short Circuit (1986), The Guardian (2006), Free Willy (1993), and Worth (2020).