Real estate listings move pretty fast; if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss them.
Luckily, the Trib caught wind of this recent addition to the Highland Park market—the Ben Rose house, better known to John Hughes fans as Cameron’s very pristine and very shatter-able mid-century modern home in the 1986 Chicago classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
The glass-and-steel piece of pop culture history was listed in 2009 for $2.3 million, which then dropped to $1.8 million and finally $1.65 million when it was taken off the market in 2011. The ask when the house went back up for sale yesterday is down to $1.5 million.
Built by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe protégé A. James Speyer in 1953, the four-bedroom, three-bath main house that cantilevers over wooded ravines was later joined by a David Haid-designed pavilion/guest house that features a kitchen, bath, and four-car interior parking—with plenty of room for a red Ferrari provided you keep it from peeling out into the glass.
·Listing: 370 Beech St., Highland Park [Coldwell Banker Residential]
·‘Ferris Bueller’ house on the market [Chicago Tribune]
·Attn Furniture Companies: Ferris Bueller Home Seeks New Digs [Curbed Chicago]
·Can Be Yours: Cameron’s House From Ferris Bueller’s Day Off! [Curbed Chicago]
One of the great iconic movies of my young generation and go figure, my favorite part of the movie was the ultra modern house and garage which are now on sale, as shown in the article. I was probably only 13 or 14 when I saw this movie and even back then as a young kid, I was impressed by the real estate!
Something about that glass, ultra modern minimalist type of structure that I just loved, not to mention, it was in the woods, perched on a steep, sloping lot, my actual favorite kind of lot to build a house on. With all this said, the house is actually for sale and somebody can buy it. Maybe you? Chicago might be a little cold for me. I’ve been in Florida for the 25 years on and off. Either way, if you’re interested, the information is right here. Look it up and make your offer.
It is possible to buy a celebrity home. Just remember, they’re not as dumb as you think. Most of them make huge profits when it comes time to sell their mansions. This house is unique and special as it was a focal point in a major blockbuster movie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
What would be an even better deal is if the vintage aFerrari came with the house. The truth is, the red Ferrari in the movie is probably worth ten times the price of the house. And that’s just because of the power of classic cars. But that’s a whole other category that we’ll talk about another time. At least if someone does buy this house that’s a car enthusiast, they’re going to have a beautiful all glass garage to showcase their vintage cars. Let’s just hope none of their cars go out the window like it did in the movie.
About The Author
- Robert Louis Annenberg Is a 40 year seasoned property owner, manager, investor, builder/developer and business man who is also an author of five published books to date (Amazon.com) and the chief editor of LifeQuestJournal.com. He can be reached at: Info@RobertAnnenberg.com and (201) 289-2500.
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