3159 West 11th Street (Google Maps, Getty)
The owner of an iconic home from a classic 1980s holiday movie is triple-dog daring someone to take it off his hands. It’s uncertain if a Red Ryder BB gun is included.
Brian Jones put the Cleveland, Ohio, property where scenes of the 1983 movie “A Christmas Story” were filmed up for sale on Monday, WKYC reported.
Hoff & Leigh’s Chad Whitmer has the listing, which didn’t come with an asking price.
Jones is clearly looking to capitalize on nostalgia, however, as viewers sit down to watch the film repeatedly in the next two months — not to mention the sequel that debuted on HBO Max this week.
Tourists are able to walk through the main house, known as the Bumpus House, which is expected to remain open during the marketing process. The house at 3159 West 11th Street dates back to 1895, but was in need of restoration, which was provided by the owner after he purchased it on eBay for $150,000 in 2004, CBS News reported.
In addition to the main house, the 1.3-acre listing also includes five properties across seven parcels. One property is a museum, featuring a collection of costumes and props from the original film. Another is a 4,000-square-foot gift shop across the street from the main house.
There are also two public parking lots, one private parking lot and two empty lots that can be expanded upon. Additionally, a neighboring house can be used as a rental property, in addition to the main house.
The owner doesn’t necessarily plan to sell to the highest bidder if they don’t seem like a good shepherd for the property.
“Looking for the right buyer,” the owner told the publication after digging the for-sale sign in the yard. “It’s an interesting property to not only own, but you also have to take care of it as a piece of Americana.”
The house is already drawing interest from some cast members of the original film, who say they are interested in buying it, according to the New York Post.
It’s not the only home tied to an iconic ‘80s movie that hit the market recently. The main house from “The Goonies” was listed last week for $1.65 million.
You can put your arms down now. But if you want to buy a Boston condo for sale keep me in mind.