‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ House In Chicago Sells For $1.06 Million
Remember the modern glass house from the 1986 film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, where the group of friends go to pick up that expensive Ferrari? It has finally sold for a whopping $1.06 million.
The famous home sold on Thursday and was purchased by a lawyer and an investment banker, who are nearby residents and alumni from Northwestern University in Chicago.
It took five long years since the Ferris Bueller’s Day Off 5,300-square-foot house was put on the market for someone to step up and purchase the unique mansion, which includes the iconic glass pavilion (fancy garage) built over a ravine that stands on steel pillars.
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The Ferris Bueller’s Day Off home’s original owners, the Rose family, had put the house up for sale for $2.3 million in 2009. The asking price was later reduced to $1.8 million, and $1.65 million. In 2011 the Roses took it off the market and did some remodel on the mansion.
The four-bedroom home was built in 1953 and in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off we only see the glass encased pavilion, which was an add-on built by David Haid 20 years later. It’s purpose was to hold a large car collection.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off follows a special day in the life of Ferris, one of those kids that seems to have everything — friends, popularity, charm, and a knack to get away with pretty much everything, as his sister so plainly puts it in the movie.
Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) also has a very pretty girlfriend (Mia Sara) and a great friend (Alan Ruck), with whom he decides to take a day off from school and go to Chicago.
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The pavilion that became famous in John Hughes’ Ferris Bueller’s Day Off comes complete with a bath, kitchen, and enough room for four cars.
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In the now classic scene from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, the trio of friends go to Cameron’s house, where his father keeps his very expensive Ferrari and Ferris tries to convince his friend to take the race car on their escapade to Chicago.
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