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.
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.