Oh, yeaaahh: Iconic house from 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' for sale

Remember this house? Cameron Frye, Ferris Bueller's best friend in the cult classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off, kicks a car through those windows.
Cameron Frye (Alan Ruck), Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) and Sloane Peterson (Mia Sara in the 1986 cult class, Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

This home’s moment on film was brief but rather dramatic.

In “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” in a spectacular show of defiance, the title character’s best friend, Cameron, kicks his father’s red Ferrari through the glass walls of a modern garage, sending the classic car plunging into the ravine below.

It was these few minutes that make the home at 370 Beech St., Highland Park, Ill. 60035 more memorable than even the traditional residence of Bueller himself.

Images of the house used in the movie, Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The 4-bedroom main home was designed in 1953 by architect A. James Speyer, a protege of Mies Van der Rohe.

The 4-bedroom main home was designed in 1953 by architect A. James Speyer, a protege of Mies Van der Rohe. The iconic, cantilevered garage — or auto pavilion, as described in the listing — was built by David Haid in the 1970s to house the owners’ exotic car collection.

The Rose family has owned the residence since construction and rented out the house for the ’80s film. This isn’t the first time the home has been listed for sale. The house was first listed at $2.3 million in 2009. By 2010, the price dropped to $1.8 million, and then by 2011 it was slashed additionally to $1.65 million before the owners decided to remove the listing.

Today, the home is priced at $1.5 million. According to the listing, the home has had several updates, including new windows, roof and carpeting, as well as interior and exterior steel renovation.

The listing is held by Meladee Hughes of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

Erika Riggs, a real estate writer for Zillow Blog, covers celebrity real estate, unusual properties and home design trends. Read more of her work here


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