How many times have you seen a fabulous house in a movie and fantasized about living in such an amazing place? Well, you can … if you’ve got the cash. Homes seen in movies are often real houses owned by real people that sometimes come up for sale. That means deep-pocketed daydreamers and real estate-crazy moviegoers have the opportunity to actually own houses from their favorite films.
The Perfect House for Skipping School
Although officially called The Ben Rose Home after its original owner, a very contemporary house in Highland Park, Ill., is more commonly known in pop cultural circles as the house from the 1986 comedy 'Ferris Bueller’s Day Off'. Currently listed at $2.3M, the .75 acre wooded property includes a sleek 5,300 sq. ft. glass-wrapped residence and an all-glass, detached garage where one of the movie's most memorable scenes takes place.
After happy-go-lucky Ferris Bueller and his pessimistic best buddy Cameron Frye spend the day joyriding around Chicago in Cameron’s father’s beloved Ferrari, they have the unwise idea to jack up the rear wheels and run the car in reverse to roll back the odometer so that Cameron’s father will not learn about the joy ride. However, all of Cameron’s fears come to fruition when the car falls off the jack and crashes through the plate glass wall, careening down into the ravine below.
Designed and built in 1953 by noted modernist architects A. James Speyer and David Haid, the long, low and lean one-story glass box is cantilevered over a steep ravine and includes a 1,000 sq. ft. great room divided from the dining room by a multi-sided gas fireplace. There are 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms making for plenty of room for a large modern-house-loving family. Hopefully the new owners will not have car-stealing children as precocious and naïve as Cameron and Ferris.
Click here for more photos and for additional information contact Meladee Hughes (312) 751-1717 at Sudler Sotheby’s International Realty in Chicago.
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