The house at 3159 W. 11th Street in Cleveland, Ohio is known around the world as the home of the holiday classic A Christmas story.
And now you could own it. (Lamps not included).
According to the house’s official website, it is now on the market for sale. The home, which was used as a key location for the 1983 film, is now part of a complex that also includes A Christmas story museum and gift shop. (The museum boasts that it contains the “largest collection of original costumes, props, behind-the-scenes photos and other items from the film.”) The nearby properties are also part of the sale.
Here are a few more details about the house from the side:
The house, built in 1895, was purchased on eBay in December 2004 and required extensive renovations to restore it to its original movie glory. The house began public tours on November 25, 2006 and has since welcomed over a million guests and counting. Annual paid admissions boasts over 75,000 attendees, and many more visit the gift shop. In addition to being open for daily tours, both the House and the Neighbor’s House are separately available for overnight stays.
Here is a local news report about the house on 11th Street being put up for sale.
The timing of the sale is coincidental (and probably not coincidental) as A Christmas story gets a brand new sequel this month. IN A Christmas Story Christmasoriginal Christmas story star Peter Billingsley (AKA Ralphie) returns in a story about grown-up Ralphie returning home for Christmas. Typical hijinks ensue.
If you are interested in owning a piece of film history, you can read a lot more about it here. If you don’t have the funds, you can just watch A Christmas Story Christmas on HBO Max starting November 17.