‘This is a big award!’ And it can all be yours because Cleveland House at 3159 West 11th Street is now on the market.
CLEVELAND — One of the most popular homes in downtown Cleveland is now up for sale.
But it’s not just any house…
This is the house used for filming. A Christmas Story In 1983
The home, located at 3159 West 11th Street in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood, was officially put on the market Monday morning.
3 News broke the story exclusively. Go! As Brian Jones, the current owner, officially put a “For Sale” sign in front of the iconic movie location.
“Wow. Now that’s real,” Jones said, glancing at the sign.
The asking price, however, has not been made available.
“Looking for the right buyer,” Jones told 3News. “It’s an exciting property to not only own, but to take care of as a piece of Americana. It’s going to be an exciting journey.”
See what else Jones had to say about selling the property in the video below:
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Neighboring properties attached to the house are also included in the sale.
“When we say it can all be yours, we mean it,” As per the listing. “The entire campus is for sale, covering a total of 1.3 acres with five buildings on seven parcels. Additionally, there are two public and one private parking lots, and two vacant lots, which would create room for further expansion. are.”
The home will be open for tours throughout the sale process.
Here are the full details of the sale as listed…
‘A Christmas Story’ House
“You’re looking at the world’s most scenic, holiday-themed home and museum. And now, it can all be yours. Wall-to-wall stories, this beautiful classic is both spacious and intimate. Nostalgia. Upgraded with . somewhat antique furnishings, you’re sure to be the talk of the town when you own this world-renowned home and museum based on a beloved Christmas classic movie.”
Museum, Gift Shop and Parking: 1103 Rowley Avenue
- Museum: “Just a hop, a skip and a jump away is The Museum. As the name suggests, the museum houses the largest collection of original costumes, props, behind-the-scenes photos and other items from the film. Detached garage. His home is a 1939 Ford LaFrance fire truck (just like the one in the movie!).
- Gift Shop: “The 4,000-square-foot gift shop, located across the street, features whimsical gifts that make the perfect gift for that special someone or someone you see as ‘just a friend.’ “
Watch file footage from home:
Bumps House and Parking Lot: 3153 West 11th Street
“The house, built in 1895, was purchased on eBay in December 2004 and required extensive renovations to restore it to its original film glory. The house opened for public tours on November 25, 2006 and Since then, more than one million visitors have been welcomed. Annual paid admissions boast more than 75,000 attendees, and many visit the gift shop. In addition to being open for daily tours, the House and The Neighbor’s House are both available for overnight rentals.”
First look Bumps House opens next door to the Christmas Story House.
Additional properties are included with the sale.
- Vacant Lot/Side Yard: 3161 West 11th Street
- Staff Parking: 1110 Buhrer Avenue
- Rental Property: 1110/12 Rowley Avenue
Interested? Prospective buyers are asked to email [email protected]. You can view full listing details from Hoff & Lee. Here.
The house, which has become a bucket list tourist destination for film buffs worldwide. Currently rated as one of the top things to do in Cleveland by TripAdvisor.. Overnight stay at the Main House and neighboring Bumps House are also available.
FILE PHOTO: ‘A Christmas Story’ House in Cleveland
A ‘Christmas Story’ in Northeast Ohio
Ralphie’s house is the most famous location used in the film, but it is not the only Cleveland location in the film.
The scene where Ralphie first lays eyes on the Red Ryder BB gun was filmed on the former windows of the Higbee building in Public Square. Remember the Santa slide scene? It was filmed inside the Higbee building, now home to the JACK Cleveland Casino. The Christmas parade featured in the film was also recorded in Cleveland’s public square.
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Editor’s note: The video in the player above was originally published in a previous story on November 24, 2021.
Although the film did not do well at the box office after its initial release, A Christmas Story has become one of the most beloved holiday movies of all time. It tells the heartwarming story of 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his desire to bring a Reader BB gun to Santa Claus. His Christmas wish takes many turns as the Parker family embarks on a holiday journey filled with countless lines that fans frequently reference, while making leg lamps a must-have item in many households.
It has become a tradition for TBS and TNT to air a 24-hour marathon of the film each year.
Fans will soon get to see how Ralphie’s story continues in a new sequel. A Christmas Story Christmas — begins streaming November 17 on HBO Max. Although the original cast members — including Ralphie actor Peter Billingsley — returned for the sequel, none of the movies were filmed in Cleveland. The production chose to use Hungary instead.
Watch the trailer for the sequel below:
3News’ Neil Fisher and Brianna Dahlquist contributed to the video portions of this story.