The iconic “Goonies” home sold earlier this month after a brief appearance on the market last year to a fan who promises to pay homage to his favourite film.
Behman Zakeri purchased the two-story Victorian house featured in the classic 1985 Steven Spielberg film “The Goonies” in Astoria, Oregon, along the scenic Pacific Coast, for $1.65 million, nearly 40 years after “The Goonies” popularised it as a tourist attraction and local phenomenon.
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom house, built in 1896, has panoramic views of the Pacific Northwest coastline, white wood siding, and a wraparound porch.
In the film, Mikey (Sean Astin) and his big brother Brandon (Josh Brolin) live in a house in a fictionalised neighbourhood called “Goondocks,” discover a treasure map in their attic, and embark on a journey to fend off a wealthy developer who wants to buy their house.
According to the statement, the house will be preserved and protected, and Zakeri will live there for a period of time.
In keeping with the film’s theme of always sticking together, the Missouri native said his childhood best friend decided to take the next step in their journey as life-long friends and buy the house next to the Goonies’ house.
“My childhood friendships have played an important role in shaping who I am and helping me achieve my goals,” Zakeri said. “Buying this house is a testament to the power of friendship and the belief that when you have a great support system by your side, our dreams can become a reality.”
John L. Scott Real Estate listed the restored private residence for $1.65 million in November, and an offer was accepted six days later.
“This iconic property holds a special place in many people’s hearts, and we are confident that Behman will not only preserve its rich history, but will also bring new energy and opportunities to the community,” said listing agent Jordan Miller.