Home Alone No More!

Saturday, May 21, 2011 | Category: Movie/TV Sets



Well, looks like the McCallister family is finally moving out!  Ok, this might not be the actual owners, but this Winnetka, IL home was forever made famous by its depiction in 1990’s Home Alone.  As any Kevin McCallister fan knows, a lot of sh*t went down in this house, so owning this home is truly owning a piece of movie history.

The late, great producer/director John Hughes set many films in his hometown of Chicago, including Home Alone, Ferris Buellers’ Day Off, Pretty In Pink and The Breakfast Club. As a lifelong Chicago resident myself, I might be a little biased but I must say that Chicago is one of the best places to shoot a film, especially when architecture is involved.  Whenever anyone mentioned “the Ferris Bueller House,” you know exactly what they are referring to, right?  Cameron’s sterile, mausoleum-like glass box of a home.  And now for $2.4 million, you can be the proud owner of the “Home Alone House.”  While the home doesn’t come complete with overgrowing green and red Christmas decorations and a house full of frazzled relatives, it does boast 4 en suite bedrooms, a screened-in porch, and a coveted east Winnetka address.  If you moved in, I’d be happy to redecorate for you and throw a little housewarming party!

If you’re interested, contact Marissa Hopkins at Coldwell Banker for more info.

Listing photos courtesy of Coldwell Banker, original movie photos courtesy of Hooked On Houses.









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8 Comments to 'Home Alone No More!'

design elements 21 May 11 at 12:39 pm

so interesting to see this…:-)

marsha 21 May 11 at 1:40 pm

If ever a house needed your decorating touch…

Jessie 21 May 11 at 2:30 pm

Thanks for sharing!

Julia-Chicago 21 May 11 at 2:51 pm

Ha! I just tweeted about spotting many “Design Don’ts” in the original pics 🙂
Thank you for your vote of confidence that all could be remedied!

Posh Mats 21 May 11 at 4:27 pm

Love the clutter free transformation.

amy walters, aDESIGNdock 21 May 11 at 4:32 pm

Oooh…this house has so much unrealized potential;) I would love to get my hands on it! 2.4 mil, you say?! Sure, no prob.

H.G. The Countess 21 May 11 at 4:55 pm

fun post! it def needs some updating!

David@ Kitchen Remodel Miami 24 May 11 at 12:17 am

Really beautiful. I particularly like the stairs. It’s truly elegant.

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