Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Home Alone House For Sale

I love, love, love the Christmas movie "Home Alone" and I saw this on the internet and thought I would share.

'Home Alone' House for Sale at $2.4 Million

Home Alone house for saleAhhhh! The house from the holiday blockbuster "Home Alone" has hit the market for $2.4 million.

Located in the well-heeled Chicago suburb of Winnetka, Ill., the 4,250 square foot, three-story home looks just as picturesque today as it did for the 1990 theatrical release of the film.

(See photos of the "Home Alone" house here.)

The owners, John and Cynthia Abendshien, had only lived for a year and a half in the house when Chris Columbus, the film's director, came knocking at their door.

"'Are you ready yet?'" the couple recalls Columbus asking. Prior to moving to the property, the Abendshiens were approached to have their previous home appear in "Uncle Buck," another film written by John Hughes and starring Macaulay Culkin.

"I think what attracted Hughes to the home is what's exemplified in the movie," said Coldwell Banker agent Marissa Hopkins during a phone interview. "It's a beautiful home with a lot of space and a warm feel. He liked to have real homes as his stage."

The 1920s-era, Georgian-style property includes 14 rooms, many of which house hunters will recognize from the film -- from the attic bedroom (poor Kevin--it wasn't his fault!) to the staircase where Harry loses a tooth.

The Abendshiens lived in the home for much of the five and half month filming period and said they were gifted scores of props by the studio. But there's one set piece that the couple rejected that "Home Alone" fans will miss above all others.

"They also offered to leave the tree house," the couple said in a statement. "But because it was placed so high up in the tree, we thought it would be dangerous."

The home is available for viewing by appointment to prequalified buyers only. And judging from what happened to the last intruders, it's probably best to heed the warning.

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Abdul said...

The "Home Alone" house looks a lot more modern and contemporary here than when it first appeared on the big screen. And the white paint certainly gives it a shinier look. The house must have a lot of buyers for sure!

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Albert Stroman said...

I remember watching this movie before and how I fell in love with the house almost in an instant. apartments in silver spring, md