Price to Own Famous Chicago-Area Home Now Less Steep

January 06, 2011

The asking price has again been lowered on the Ben Rose estate.

We’ve talked about this Chicago-area home before.

The home from the movie Ferris Bueller's Day OffIt’s the one in which Cameron kicked his father’s beloved 1961 Ferrari out the floor-to-ceiling garage window and into the ravine.

Sound familiar? This Highland Park home, at 370 Beech Street, was the house used in that infamous scene of the movie, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”

The home was on the market for $2.3 million in 2009, dropped to $1.8 million last February and now has a new asking price of $1.65 million.

Built in 1953, notable architect A. James Speyer designed the main home, and his first graduate student, David Haid, built the pavilion behind it. Both structures have won several architectural awards.

Ben and Frances Rose were the sole owners of the unique estate until Ben passed away in 2004; Frances in 2009.

The fireplace in the living roomThe one-level contemporary-style home includes:

*Two glass and steel buildings

*5,300 square feet

*Four bedrooms, four bathrooms and two kitchens

*Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the house

*A see-through fireplace in the living room/dining room

*Two garages: The one in the movie that has been used as an art studio and can fit six cars plus another attached, heated garage.

The property is being sold ‘as-is’ with no disclosures. The 2008 tax bill was $24,047.

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