Ferris Bueller House Marked Down And Still On Market

Wouldn't it be cool to tell people that you own the house from Ferris Bueller's Day Off? You know which one I'm talking about. The one with the glass, cantilevered garage that the Ferrari drives itself out of and crashes into the ravine.

Ferriss Bueller Car Scene

That's an iconic image. In the movie, the house actually belonged to the family of Ferris'
friend, Cameron Frye.

Well, you can buy this house - and at a discounted price. On November 3, 2009 the price was reduced from $2.3 MM to $1.8 MM and yet the home remains for sale. The house at 370 Beech Street in Highland Park, listed by realtor Meladee Huges of Sudler Sotheby, is an estate sale and has now been on the market for 380 days.

As I write this it occurs to me that that glass garage might be a problem - other than the obvious risk above. After all, how many people keep a garage neat enough for it to be all glass?

Built in 1953, this 5300 square foot house is pretty cool in it's own right:

  • Designed by A. James Speyer & David Haid
  • Once owned by photographer Ben Rose
  • 4 bedrooms/ 4 baths
  • Cantilevered over the ravine (just don't leave your car running in the garage)
  • Steel and glass construction provides spectacular views of the woods in all directions
  • Recently renovated
  • Either 4 or 6 car garage (listing says both)

Check out the slideshow at the bottom. I assume that the finishes have been updated in the latest renovation but it still has that great, timeless, 50s modernist look to it.

The house, and Meladee Hughes, received some great press when it first hit the market, with a featured Today Show piece.

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  • I'd love to have that house. But it's a little out of my price range.

  • Gary,

    I'd worry about the ghost of David Haid, the architect, returning to the house.

    Haid won an AIA award for the office of the law firm where I practiced for 5 years, in the IBM building, and he used the office as a showplace for clients. He was a massively irritating fussbudget of a man who would march into your office and go off on an extended rout about how the art on your wall clashed with his Miesian vision.

    Haid lived not far from the Bueller house. Over time he annoyed his next-door neighbor so badly that the neighbor built a spite fence blocking access to Haid's front door and forcing Haid to enter his home through the garage.

  • That's hysterical!

  • A friend of mine who lives a couple doors down from this property informs me that "They have been working on the house for the past month or so nonstop."

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