Ferris Bueller House Finally Sells

Cameron's home goes for $1.06M

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted May 31, 2014 9:23 AM CDT

(Newser) – After more than five years on and off the market, an Illinois home made famous in Ferris Bueller's Day Off has sold. The home, located in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, is the one where Bueller's best friend Cameron lives in the movie—and where he sends his dad's classic Ferrari through the plate glass windows of the home's auto pavilion and into a ravine after the characters' iconic joyride. The detached pavilion, too, was included in the $1.06 million sale, which went through Thursday, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The Rose family, the only owners of the 5,300-square-foot midcentury modernistic home, initially listed the property in May 2009 for $2.3 million; the price was later reduced and reduced again before the home came off the market to get work done in 2011. It was re-listed in August for $1.5 million, followed by three more price reductions; it finally went under contract in January after the price was cut to $1.25 million. After it was re-listed, Coldwell Banker began emphasizing the property's "architectural pedigree," Crain's Chicago Business notes; the steel and glass "box" was designed in 1953 by James Speyer. The buyers are an investment banker and a lawyer, both alums of Northwestern University.

This Oct. 4, 2009 photo shows visitors touring the pavilion in the back of the modernist home in Highland Park, Ill., that was featured in the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."   (AP Photo/Sun-Times Media, Eric Davis)
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