- The home from the 1983 holiday classic “A Christmas Story” is now available to purchase.
- The campus, complete with the original home, museum, and gift shop, was put on the market Friday.
- The home was opened to the public in 2006 as a tourist attraction for fans of the film.
The home from the beloved holiday film “A Christmas Story” hit the market Friday with no minimum asking price.
The Cleveland, Ohio, home and its surrounding estate are on sale for fans of the 1983 holiday classic set in the 1940s and starring Peter Billingsley as Ralphie Parker, who only wants one thing for Christmas: a Red Ryder BB gun.
The home has been a Cleveland tourist attraction since 2006, complete with an “A Christmas Story” museum, gift shop, and parking lot for visitors. The home is often featured as a must-see when visiting the city on travel blogs like This is Cleveland and There She Goes Again, and national outlets like US News.
The Tremont neighborhood in Cleveland, where the home is located, has a median price range of almost $136,000. Listing agent Chad Whitmer noted no minimum asking price on the listing for the expansive property, but did tell WKSU reporter Kabir Bhatia that he “expects offers in the 8-figure range.”
Potential buyers must consider upkeep and maintenance for the dedicated fan base, owner Brian Jones, 47, told NBC affiliate WKYC of Cleveland. “I’m looking for the right buyer,” Jones told the outlet, adding that while the sale price will matter, it’s also about finding the “right fit.”
“It’s an interesting property to not only own, but you also have to take care of as a piece of Americana,” he said. “It’s going to be an interesting journey.”
According to the home’s website, “A Christmas Story” is Jones’ favorite film. His parents once made him a replica of the famous leg lamp from the movie, and the gift inspired Jones to start mass-producing the leg lamps and selling them to other fans of the film, according to the website.
The house was built in 1895 and purchased on eBay by Jones in 2004 for $150,000, a year after his lamp business took off. In 2006, after a “massive renovation,” the home was opened to the public for tours, the website details. Today, the original house and the neighbor’s house from “A Christmas Story” are open for rentals.
The website goes on to say that the attraction brings in over 75,000 paying guests and even more gift shop visitors annually.
“So go ahead. Buy it. It’ll make one heck of a Story,” the website concludes.
A new installment to the “A Christmas Story” franchise, “A Christmas Story Christmas,” will debut on HBO Max on November 17. The film stars Billingsley reprising his role as Ralphie 30 years later and is set in the 1970s when an adult Ralphie is struggling to create Christmas magic for his children.