Another Hughes Home for Sale

May 29, 2012

A lot of our famous metro Chicago real estate stories involve John Hughes, the late director who lived on the North Shore and filmed many of his movies there.

No, it's not the "Home Alone" home. It's the house from John Hughes' "Planes, Trains and Automobiles."

If you are a huge Hughes fan with lots of money, you can start collecting homes in tribute. While, the Winnetka residence where Hughes’ “Home Alone” was filmed sold in March for just under $1.6 million (originally listed at $2.4 million), the Highland Park estate where part of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” took place is vacant, Hughes’ own Lake Forest home is for sale and now, a new ‘Hughes home’ has been added to the MLS.

The Kenilworth property where portions of Hughes’ “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” was filmed has hit the market at $1.799 million.

The 1987 movie starred John Candy and Steve Martin, and it was hilarious. The Kenilworth Colonial for sale was Steve Martin’s family home, the one he spends the entire movie trying to get to.

The home, at 230 Oxford, was built in 1916 on a 90 x 160 lot in the affluent North Shore suburb. It offers six bedrooms, three full- and two half-bathrooms, a first-floor library, a heated sun room, a full, finished basement and a full, finished attic, two gas fireplaces and a three-car garage.

The listing boasts “lots of recent updates,” so it’s either that reason or hope in the improving market for the increase in list price. After hitting the market at $3.4 million in 2008, the home sat unsold for well over a year before the current owners snatched it up in 2009 for $1.4 million.

Those owners paid $24,949.52 in taxes in 2010. Small price to pay to own a piece of Hughes history, huh?

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