The Goonies is one of the most quintessentially ’80s movies of them all. It’s the blueprint for so many “kids on bikes” storytelling in things like Stranger Things, Super 8, and Paper Girls. Now, according to Boing Boing, The Goonies house in Astoria, Oregon where Brand and Mikey’s family lived is up for sale. The house is over 125 years old, and was built back in 1896. It’s located within sight of the bay, itself a large part of The Goonies story. The three bedroom and two bathroom Victorian is currently going for a cool $1.65 million.
The current owner bought the house in 2001, and fully restored it. Prior to that, the home fell into disrepair in the years after it appeared in the 1985 Richard Donner film. The official listing describes it as follows. “A home that comes fully loaded with history, nostalgia, and iconic level of fame.” Fans from all over the world still make a pilgrimage there. Folks just can’t resist when it’s a home from one of their beloved childhood films. Such is the case with any house used in an iconic film, really. Of course, anyone who buys The Goonies house for that big sale price knows fans approaching it to take photos is part of the deal.
Other famous homes used in movies have gone up for sale in recent years. And their higher prices are usually a result of their iconic status. Back in 2020, the home where Buffalo Bill lived in The Silence of the Lambs went up for sale in Pennsylvania.
More recently, the famous house from A Christmas Story went on the market. So did the Creel house from Stranger Things. We imagine whoever bought these homes, and whoever buys the Goonies house as well, can make a killing if they turn them into movie-themed Airbnbs. We’re ready to make our reservations now, thank you very much.
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