This is an amazing opportunity if your interest lies in owning a piece of cinema history right now. A Christmas Story features an iconic house that we saw in the movie of the same name. Indeed, you can now bid on for sale in Cleveland if you are intent on buying it. Thus, it’s a fascinating opportunity.
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“A Christmas Story” Fans Can Now Possess The Fictional Boyhood Home
A Christmas Story fans have a joyous chance to own the fictional boyhood home of Ralphie Parker. Isn’t that something amazing ? This blending of fiction and real life ! You can buy the house along with a museum dedicated to the iconic movie. In fact, you can also get the chance to own a whole museum devoted to the characters in the film.
This quintessential house is located at 3159 W 11th Street in Cleveland, Ohio. In recent years, this historic and century-old building has drawn a lot of tourists. It is presently on the market for sale. Not only can you own the house but also you can possess more than a dozen other buildings on the entire campus that spans 1.3 acres in size.
Indeed, the Christmas Story House and Museum attracts more than 75,000 people every year.
Originally Founded In 1895, The Main House Is Still Standing Today
The year 1895 saw the foundation of the main house of the property. Indeed, director Bob Clark gave birth to the idea of setting “A Christmas Story” in the mid-19th century. He started questing for a suitable location and visited nearly two dozen cities in search of it. This is after a century and a half later the foundational year of the main house.
After much contemplation, the decision surfaced that Higbee’s in downtown Cleveland and the Victorian home on 11th Street would serve as the ideal locations for shooting in 1983. Depictions of Ralphie’s childhood home rested on the exterior and interior of the house. It also included the opening of the leg lamp. We also saw some other interior scenes.
Around 21 years after the film’s release, a fan and entrepreneur Brian Jones bought the house for $150,000. In November 2006, Jones started to offer public tours of the structure. Jones conducted extensive renovations of the house to make it a single-family dwelling. He carved out a near-perfect replica of the movie set.
A Christmas Story: About the film
The film, A Christmas Story, has its roots in the humorous writing of author Jean Shepherd. Indeed, this beloved holiday movie unfurls the wintry exploits of youngster Ralphie Parker. Ralphie is absorbed in his dreams of the ideal Christmas gift, a “Red Ryder air rifle”. We see Ralphie struggling to make it to Christmas Day with his glasses and his hopes intact.
A glimpse of the plot
Ralphie Parker is the narrator. He sojourns down the memory lane and reminiscently touches the intangible but palpable memory of one particular Christmas. The nine years old Ralphie desired only one thing for Christmas : a Red Ryder air rifle. Eventually, we see in the film Ralphie getting what he desired for Christmas. On that night of reminiscence, Ralphie immerses in sleep with the gun by his side.