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"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" Glass House Sells for $1.06M
CBS News ^

Posted on 06/01/2014 5:16:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway

the Chicago-area home featured in the film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" has found a buyer. COLDWELL BANKER

The Chicago-area home where Ferris Bueller's friend Cameron famously "killed" his father's prized Ferrari finally has a new owner.

Crain's Chicago Business reports that the modernist home in Highland Park sold Thursday for $1.06 million, five years after it first came on the market.

Craig Hogan is regional director at Coldwell Banker Previews. He wouldn't say who bought the four-bedroom, steel-and-glass house built on the edge of a wooded ravine.

The house, built in 1953 by Mies van der Rohe-protege A. James Speyer, was first put on the market in 2009 listed at $2.3 million.

The sleek house was featured in John Hughes' 1986 film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" as the home of Cameron Frye (played Alan Ruck). After the Ferrari crashes through the glass into the ravine, Ferris (Matthew Broderick) tells Cameron: "You killed the car."


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: benstein; ferrisbueller; johnhughes
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1 posted on 06/01/2014 5:16:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
"Mies van der Rohe-protege..."

Mies van der Rohe fans unite. He was a genius IMHO.

2 posted on 06/01/2014 5:22:06 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: nickcarraway

I could NOT afford the house but the price seems low for a house like that.

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3 posted on 06/01/2014 5:24:04 PM PDT by Mears
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4 posted on 06/01/2014 5:26:34 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Mears
Supposedly the house wasn't THAT "luxurious". Sure it had that cool detached garage/showroom, but the house itself wasn't too desirable.

I don't remember many scenes from inside the house shown in the movie, besides Cameron's room.

5 posted on 06/01/2014 5:27:20 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: gorush

If you don’t mind living in a cold steel and glass box like a canary.

Did they use yesterday’s news papers for carpeting?


6 posted on 06/01/2014 5:28:03 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: gorush

Stunning house!


7 posted on 06/01/2014 5:28:06 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: nickcarraway
He wouldn't say who bought the four-bedroom, steel-and-glass house built on the edge of a wooded ravine.

Abe Froman.

8 posted on 06/01/2014 5:28:24 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Joe 6-pack

Little swales like that are called “ravines” in Illinois?
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9 posted on 06/01/2014 5:30:01 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Ken H
Abe Froman.

The sausage king of Chicago?

10 posted on 06/01/2014 5:30:52 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: editor-surveyor

Here’s another! I’d love to live in a house like this! Brings the outside inside! Gotta have a very private lot though.
http://theglasshouse.org


11 posted on 06/01/2014 5:32:34 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: gorush

Yuck! Barf! Hideous house! No charm, no warmth, no comfort.... you couldn’t give it to me for free.


12 posted on 06/01/2014 5:32:39 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Yes, so imaginative, like a box.

(we’ll all be living in boxes soon, if people keep on buying washers and refrigerators that those boxes contain anyway)


13 posted on 06/01/2014 5:32:51 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Ditter

Dittos!


14 posted on 06/01/2014 5:33:17 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Ken H

I thought he died. Oh wait, that was Abe Vigoda.


15 posted on 06/01/2014 5:33:23 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Ditter

I’m not defending the house...haven’t seen it (other than the garage in the movie)...but I like van de Rohe’s work...the whole Bauhaus movement.


16 posted on 06/01/2014 5:37:15 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Joe 6-pack

It’s beautiful.


17 posted on 06/01/2014 5:39:43 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: nickcarraway

I hope the new owners don’t throw stones.


18 posted on 06/01/2014 5:43:20 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: gorush
I find extremely contemporary houses cold and uninviting. This house is about as inviting as a prison cell. I have never heard of van de Rohe, I'm good with that.
19 posted on 06/01/2014 5:43:40 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: editor-surveyor

So,,, what are you living in? A fake Colonial? If one has the right lot, one can live with nature as one’s backdrop. Almost like living outside!


20 posted on 06/01/2014 5:44:03 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: nickcarraway


21 posted on 06/01/2014 5:46:03 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Mears

That tiny thing? Way over-priced


22 posted on 06/01/2014 5:50:54 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: nickcarraway
Bount Bount........ ChickaChicka.......
23 posted on 06/01/2014 5:53:13 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: liberalh8ter

Rooney Eats It.


24 posted on 06/01/2014 5:53:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Ken H
Abe Froman.

Subtle... I like it.

25 posted on 06/01/2014 5:53:42 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

In town we live in a psuedo ranch house like 99% of suburbanites; out at the ranch we live with the Stanislaus National Forest as our ‘backdrop.’
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We have walls in both locations.


26 posted on 06/01/2014 5:54:10 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: boop

It’s been on the market for several years starting in May 2009.

Here’s Why That Ferris Bueller Ferrari House Is So Hard To Sell
http://www.chicagomag.com/Radar/Deal-Estate/August-2013/Ferris-Bueller-House-Is-Back-but-Without-Ferris/


30 posted on 06/01/2014 5:59:44 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Here’s what I never understood about the movie.

It takes place in Chicago, but Cameron is wearing a Red Wings Sweater. That does not make sense.


31 posted on 06/01/2014 6:01:30 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: F15Eagle

“I weep for the future.”


32 posted on 06/01/2014 6:01:56 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
I'd rather buy and live in Ferris' house.



The only problem is that it is located in California (Long Beach).
33 posted on 06/01/2014 6:03:47 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: dfwgator
He's a Righteous Dude.
34 posted on 06/01/2014 6:03:52 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: dfwgator
The sausage king of Chicago?

He's standing right here.

35 posted on 06/01/2014 6:03:52 PM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (Settled science.)
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To: Joe 6-pack


36 posted on 06/01/2014 6:05:24 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

37 posted on 06/01/2014 6:05:37 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: dfwgator

John Hughes was a Red Wings fan because he grew up in Michigan.


38 posted on 06/01/2014 6:06:28 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: GeronL

I would think a 4BR home in Highland Park would go for more.

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39 posted on 06/01/2014 6:07:09 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Chode
Mia Sara today:

40 posted on 06/01/2014 6:13:34 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (I am proud of what America USED TO BE.)
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To: editor-surveyor

” out at the ranch we live with the Stanislaus National Forest as our ‘backdrop.’
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Well,, then you understand the beauty of tho house!


41 posted on 06/01/2014 6:14:34 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

A: You can never go too far. B: If I’m gonna get busted, it is *not* gonna be by a guy like *that*.


42 posted on 06/01/2014 6:23:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Chode

I actually liked Ferris Sister. And damn you, Jennifer Grey for ruining that gorgeous nose.


43 posted on 06/01/2014 6:25:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Mears

Agreed. In the scheme of homes prices (at least in the DC area and I would figure Chicago was the same) where you can’t even get into a cracker box single family home in a sketchy neighborhood for less than half a million, that seems inexpensive.


44 posted on 06/01/2014 6:25:17 PM PDT by TeddyRay
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45 posted on 06/01/2014 6:27:05 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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To: F15Eagle
Oh yeah, God didn't make them much hotter than that...
46 posted on 06/01/2014 6:32:32 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: dfwgator
yes, she was much prettier before the nose job
47 posted on 06/01/2014 6:33:49 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Were the house in a more moderate climate, and more practically laid out for more than a wealthy childless couple, it might have some merit. The setting is really all you get as it is.


48 posted on 06/01/2014 6:35:15 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: NCC-1701
she's aged well

49 posted on 06/01/2014 6:40:41 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode

Have you seen Sara in “Black Day Blue Night”? She’s beautiful in that movie.


50 posted on 06/01/2014 7:14:32 PM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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