The seller of the Victorian home featured in the 1985 film The Goonies in Astoria, Oregon, said this week that the potential new owner of the mansion is a fan of the movie.
The potential buyer said he promised to preserve and protect the attraction.
An 1896 home overlooking the Columbia River, which flows into the Pacific Ocean, went up for sale in November for about $1.7 million.
According to Jordan Miller of John L. Scott Real Estate, the deal should close in mid-January. The new owner, who calls himself a serial entrepreneur, will reveal his identity at this point.
Jeunesse’s Oregon home is for sale for $1.65 million.
Ever since people started watching the classic friendship and treasure hunt movie in the 80s, fans have visited the historic Astoria waterfront home. This northwestern Oregon town celebrates Nutty Day on June 7, the day the movie is released. This event is usually attended by thousands of people.
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According to public records, the offer on the home was accepted less than a week after it was listed for sale.
“After word got out that the property was for sale, we received several offers at the asking price and more, and we have a full reserve offer,” Miller said.
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Vendor Sandy Preston shares memories of the home movies she’s collected or purchased over the years. Some of the home’s furnishings, which have been restored to their original 1896 style, may also be sold to a buyer, Miller said.
Preston is said to have been very hospitable to visitors, but often had to close the apartment to pedestrians because she lived at home and the constant crowds were a burden.
After the film’s 30th anniversary in 2015, with about 1,500 visitors a day, Preston put up “No Trespassing” signs to keep tourists off the property. He reopened the house to the public in August.
The Goonies, a Steven Spielberg film based on a true story, follows a group of friends who struggle to protect their home from a growing country club and threats of foreclosure.
During this quest, they find an ancient treasure map that leads them on an adventure and allows them to save their Doki Gun area.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.