Iconic movie home sells for $1m less than asking price

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A generation of filmgoers will recognise the Chicago
property as the home of the McAllister family.  When setting off for a Christmas in Paris, confusion means
the family forget to take eight year old Kevin, and the smash hit comedy Home Alone was born.

The property where a young Macauley Culkin fought off Joe
Pesci and Daniel Stern’s bumbling burglars is in the Chicago suburb of
Winnetka.  Now, the 1920’s home has
sold for $1.585 million, almost $1 million below the original asking
price.  Keep reading to learn more
about this famous movie property.

Buying a piece of
movie history

The listing for the iconic home describes it as: ‘Classic
residence offers timeless and inspired family living.’

Listing agent Marissa Hopkins said: “Very few homes have a
leading role in a movie, in a sense becoming an additional character.”

The 1920’s mansion on Chicago’s North Shore boasts a
four-room master suite, a stunning forest-inspired dining area and the
notorious attic bedroom where Kevin had to spend the night with his bed-wetting
cousin in the 1990 funny movie.

The three storey house sprawls over 4,250 square feet and is
blocks away from Lake Michigan and the affluent suburb’s village centre.

The property was originally listed for $2.4 million ten
months ago and has finally sold for £1.585million to an unnamed buyer, reports
the Chicago Sun Times.

‘Beautiful home with
lots of space’

The sellers of the beautiful home, John and Cynthia
Abendshien, had only lived in the house for 18 months when Christopher
Columbus, the director of the first two Home
Alone
films, asked them if he could film the movie there.

The couple had previously been approached about using their
home in another Macauley Cuilkin film, the John Hughes directed Uncle Buck.

Coldwell Banker agent Marissa Hopkins told AOL Real Estate: “I
think what attracted Hughes to the home is what’s exemplified in the movie.
It’s a beautiful home with a lot of space and a warm feel. He liked to have
real homes as his stage.”

More photos of the Home Alone house at Richcrib.com

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