Famous Chicago-Area Home is Sold

March 10, 2012

Metro Chicago real estate made famous in the movies will be alone no more.

The Winnetka home featured in the “Home Alone” movies sold this week for $1.585 million.

The "Home Alone" house in the movie.

That’s quite the bargain, considering the 4250-square-foot house was listed for sale last May at $2.4 million.

Its most recent list price was $1.95 million in October.

Don’t worry, the current owners are still getting their money’s worth: John and Cynthia Abendshien, who reportedly still live there, bought the 14-room abode in 1988 for $875,000.

The "Home Alone" house now.

Most of the house, located blocks from Lake Michigan at 671 Lincoln in the North Shore suburb, has been updated since 1990, when the late John Hughes, another North Shore resident, cast the home to star in the first “Home Alone” movie.

Hope the new owners don’t mind the drive-bys that come with living in a famous home.

Disappointed that you didn’t get a piece of John Hughes history? You still have a chance. The Highland Park home where Cameron sent his father’s car out the glass garage and down the ravine in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” has been on and off the market for years.

Originally listed at $2.3 million, the last list price was $1.65 million for the home, located at 370 Beech St., before it sustained water damage and was taken off the market. Read about that vacant metro Chicago real estate, which is expected to be re-listed in the near future.

Need something now? The Lake Forest estate of Mr. John Hughes himself is for sale for a cool $5.89 million. Check out Chicago Real Estate Forum for more on that story and to see the listing.

Love famous Chicago real estate!

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