Home Alone house for sale… it’ll only cost you $2.4 MILLION! What a steal.

That awesome house in Home Alone is for sale! We should all put our money together and buy it. I call the attic!

The red-brick Winnetka Georgian so bravely defended by Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone is being put up for sale Thursday for $2.4 million.

Homeowners John and Cynthia Abendshien, empty-nesters who purchased the home in late 1988 for $875,000, acknowledge that it may not be the best time to put a high-end house on the market but believe the home’s attributes and its cachet may net a buyer.

The couple also researched the housing market and were advised that it might not bounce back for another three to five years. “We just decided we wouldn’t wait any longer,” Cynthia Abendshien said.

The 4,250-square-foot, 14-room home sits on a half-acre lot and features four bedrooms, 3.2 baths, a large screened-in porch with a chandelier and, of course, the staircase sledded down by Culkin in John Hughes’ 1990 film.

“The $2.4 million isn’t just because of its cinematic history,” said the home’s listing agent, Marissa Hopkins of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “It really is a residential masterpiece.”

That home really is beautiful! Unfortunately I doubt it comes with tar and featherer, the sidewalk icer, the unlimited marble dispenser, or a precautionary iron-to-the-face-er. They probably took out those features before they put it up for sale. Bummer.

Turns out another famous movie house is for sale in that area, too! The Ferris Bueller house, for $1.65 million. Here’s a picture of it:


3 responses

  1. They were showing this on the “around town” segment on WGN Morning News yesterday. The old couple who owns the house got all pissy with the reporter because she messed up their last name when she introduced them haha. People from Wilmette are such assholes.

    May 6, 2011 at 10:48 AM

  2. Errr, Winnetka. Same difference haha.

    May 6, 2011 at 10:49 AM

  3. I could hardly remember the details of house of the movie Home Alone. All I could remember is that, it was really marvelous. Who bought the house though?

    January 30, 2012 at 11:30 PM

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