​Ferris Bueller Home Listed For $1.5M

Staff Reporter
Aug. 9, 2014

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is an iconic movie from 1986, and the home where it was filmed near Chicago, Illinois has been listed for $1.5 million. The home, part-suspended over a wooded ravine.

It’s a chance to own a piece of Hollywood as it comprises a main four-bedroom residence and a separate pavilion with its own kitchen and bathroom. It has 5,300 square feet in an area called Highland Park, just north of Chicago. The pavilion also has room for four cars.

In a classic scene, Bueller’s friend, Cameron Frye, has a breakdown in the room after returning his father’s beloved Ferrari but discovering that hundreds of miles have been added to its speedometer.

He then kicks the car repeatedly before sending it crashing through the glass walls into the ravine below.

The home is on the market for the second time in two years after the owners failed to sell at $1.65 million in 2011. The owners originally put the home on the market for $2.3 million in 2009 but it did not sell and has since undergone a renovation. It was built in 1953 by architect A. James Speyer, who was mentored by pioneering architect Ludwig Mies Van Der Roche.

The glass-enclosed garage, designed by David Haid, was added 20 years later to store a collection of vintage cars.

The four-bedroom home has only had one family of owners, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The 1986 coming-of-age comedy film follows teen slacker Bueller as he bunks off high school and has a day of fun around Chicago. He encourages his girlfriend, Sloane, played by Mia Sara, and best friend, Cameron, played by Alan Ruck, to join him.

It was written and directed by the late John Hughes, who was also the man behind The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink.

A replica of the Ferrari 250 GT Spyder used in the film is being auctioned next week.

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