Good news if you’re a fan of both Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and living in Illinois, as you can now (or once again) purchase the house that the character Cameron Frye lived in way back in 1986. Originally put up for sale in 2009 for a whopping $2.3 million, the Highland Park home didn’t attract much interest, despite carrying so much nostalgic value. It is, after all, where Ferris Bueller’s best friend finally grew a pair to stand up to his mentally abusive father.
Unfortunately, after two years and two significant price reductions, the house was taken off the market back in 2011. But now, at an attractive discount of approximately $800,000, you can once again purchase a piece of John Hughes cinema history, as the house is for sale for $1.5 million. So what exactly does $1.5 million get you in this market, Chicago Tribune?
Let my… people… knoooooooooooooow.
Now, the Rose family, who are the only owners the property ever has had, relisted the property on Monday for a new, lower price. The four-bedroom main house was built in 1953 and designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe disciple A. James Speyer, while the pavilion was designed by David Haid and constructed about 20 years later to house an exotic car collection.
Features in the pavilion include a kitchen, a bath and room for four cars. The owners recently have renovated the pavilion’s windows and steel.
Hey, I’ll just take the pavilion. A kitchen, bathroom and place for my sweet whip are all a guy should ever need. But while everyone keeps talking about that pavilion, I’d like to know if the pool is still in good condition. Obviously I’d love to tell people, “Hey, this is the pool that Cameron Frye tried to kill himself in.” Who wouldn’t be impressed by that?