The Chicago Tribune is reporting this week that the Field of Dreams house (28963 Lansing Rd., Dyersville, IA) in Iowa is still for sale and the price of $5,400,000 has not changed and the owners have no interest in lowering it so you and the boys can destroy it. The field, built in 1988 by Universal Studios, has remained pretty much unchanged since Costner was told by James Earl Jones that “People will come, Ray.” 65,000 come each year.
Time to build a t-shirt selling empire. Oh, and you get the two-bedroom house and the barns.
Look, at the $5.4mm asking price this is probably one of the worst real estate buys we’ve seen this summer. David Robinson’s spread would be second-worst.
One tornado comes across the Iowa fields, destroy your house, barns and rip up the turf of the field and the Dream is over.
But, the Tribune says there are offers on the table.
(Owner) Becky Lansing said the major issue with a sale involves the property’s legacy as much as the asking price.
“This is not a two-bedroom residential,” she said. “We’re trying to work with potential buyers in identifying how they perceive the property and what they want to do going forward. We’ve had some people who we didn’t believe would continue the tradition of the 20 years we’ve put in.”
Field of Dreams Farm Details:
• 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths
• A t-shirt deal with Universal Studios (to be renegotiated)
• Field of Dreams website
• 193 acres
• 7 friggin’ barns!
• 2 car garage
• Central air
Price: $5,400,000 = approximately $30,000 mortgage per month.