Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cameron's "Ferris Day Bueller's Day Off" House for Sale

Which one of you peeps truly, truly, l-o-v-e-s me and has an extra $2.3 million you can loan me, I mean, *cough* give me so I can purchase this home in Highland Park, Illinois featured in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"? I know how humble some of you are, so to avoid you feeling any awkwardness, rest assured you can simply send me an anonymous donation and it'll be our special little secret. It's all good in the millionaire hood!


In the film, the home belonged to Bueller's best friend Cameron Frye's father and housed a tempting red 1961 Ferrari 250 GTO that Bueller and Frye took for an iconic joyride through Chicago. Remember the famous crash scene when the Ferrari is pushed out into the ravine?

According to the listing agent, Melodee Hughes, the filmmakers had to set up a rail in the pavilion, which is behind the main house, to roll the car out. Fiberglass versions of the Ferrari were used but they didn't smoke when crashed so smoke bombs had to be used.


The home is known as the 'Ben Rose Home' was designed by architects A. James Speyer and David Haid. It has been owned by Rose since it was built in 1953 and is also known as the Ben Rose Auto Museum. Rose died in 2004 and his wife Francis lived there with a caregiver until her death earlier this year.

The contemporary home has four bedrooms and is 5,300 square feet. The garage is also an art showcase for modern pieces as well as vintage cars. There is a separate two-car garage for cars that are driven on a more regular basis. The property is listed as being sold as is with no disclosures and likely needs some renovations and is listed at $2.3 million. [via TMZ]















Photos via Sotheby's Realty

9 comments:

Raina said...

I'm so glad you posted this. I love and adore this house with all my heart.

karly / design crisis said...

WOW, Great find!! I will take it as-is, pas de problem

I'll even let Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck and Mia Sara come over to have a reenactment party (minus the crash). to prove my friendship loyalty, I'll totes hide them when Principal Rooney comes a knockin

House of Slappy said...

It's FAB, ladies. I would make out with Charlie Sheen for it - then AND now. What? What?

erin@designcrisis said...

Oh man, that is awesome. But it's missing something... oh, yes. MY FERRARI.

griffo68 said...

I want to move in....NOW!
Loving the blog BTW!!!! :)

House of Slappy said...

Thanks, Griffo!

Jourdan said...

This house is AWEsome!! I want to live in it. Right now. Now where did I place my 2.5 million dollars?? I know it's around here somewhere...

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AMF said...

Bum, bum, chick-a-chick, ah, bum, bum, chick-a-chick ah!
Fond memories of this film from my younger sister's sweet-sixteen ;-)
Might not be so wise to send you a donation given the current political climate (that and I don't have money to burn!), but I'll certainly check it out!

AMF

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