‘Goonies’ house in Oregon sells to an ’80s kid superfan’ who wants to protect the landmark

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After a brief appearance on the market last year, the iconic “Goonies” home sold earlier this month to a fan who promises to pay homage to his favorite film.

The two-story Victorian house showcased in the classic 1985 Steven Spielberg movie, situated in Astoria, Oregon, along the scenic Pacific Coast, was sold to Behman Zakeri for $1.65 million, nearly 40 years after “The Goonies” popularized it as a tourist attraction and local phenomenon.

Built in 1896, the three-bedroom, two-bathroom house features panoramic views of the Pacific Northwest coastline, white wood siding, and a wraparound porch.

In the movie, characters Mikey (Sean Astin) and his big brother Brandon (Josh Brolin) live in the house in a fictionalized neighborhood called “Goondocks,”  find a treasure map in their attic and embark on a journey to fend off a wealthy developer who’s eyeing their home.

The home will be preserved and protected and serve as a residence for Zakeri during incremental periods, the statement said.

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In keeping with the movie’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 purchase the home adjacent to the Goonies house. 

“My friendships from childhood have played a crucial role in shaping who I am and helping me achieve my goals,” Zakeri said. “Purchasing this home is a testament to the power of friendship and the belief that our dreams can become a reality when you have a great support system by your side.”

The restored private residence was listed for sale at $1.65 million in November by John L. Scott Real Estate and an offer was accepted six days later.

“This iconic property holds a special place in the hearts of many, and we are confident that Behman will not only preserve its rich history, but also bring new energy and opportunities to the community,” listing agent Jordan Miller said.