Remember the smash hit comedy of the eighties “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”? It featured Mathew Broderick in the lead role of Ferris Bueller, with Mia Sara cast opposite him as his girlfriend Sloane and Alan Ruck in the role of his neurotic friend Cameron Rye.
The movie is about Ferris Bueller, a charismatic teen truant who bunks school to spend an entire day in Chicago having fun and seeing the sights of the city. He persuades his girlfriend and best friend to join him in his mad caper and therein follows scene after scene of rib-tickling comedy. The movie was written and directed by late John Hughes who’s best remembered for movies like Pretty in Pink, Breakfast Club, and Sixteen Candles.
If you remember the movie, you are bound to remember that stunning house in the woods that belonged to Cameron which was also the location for the famous scene where Cameron has a meltdown and sends his father’s Ferraro crashing through the glass walls of the house.
Now, that we’ve jogged your memory and put things into perspective for you, let’s continue. If you are a huge fan of this movie and have $1,650,000 lying around in spare cash, you may be able to get your hands on a certain memorabilia related to the movie – and I’m talking about a huge piece of memorabilia…not like a T-shirt or Ferris Bueller dolls.
The Ben Rose Home (the house we talked about a minute ago) is on sale for $1.65 million. Mere pittance, if you ask me, considering the house was the site of this classic movie that defined Mathew Broderick’s career to a great extent. Designed by architects David Haid and A. James Speyer and built in 1953, this property gives you the feel of “living in a tree house” as Meladee Hughes, Sudler Sotheby’s International Realtor likes to put it.
This awesome specimen of architecture is actually two, not one, steel and glass buildings cantilevered over the ravine. Apart from the stunning views of the woods it affords its residents, this 5,300 square-foot living space has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a circular driveway, a garage huge enough to accommodate 3 cars, and staff quarters, not to mention floor-to-ceiling windows throughout.
The Ben Rose Home was originally listed in 2009 for an asking price of $2.3 million. It’s become even more desirable after the recent drop in price. But, if you ask my opinion, what price can you place on popularity? Anybody who ends up buying this house will never be able to live down the glory of living in a Ferris Bueller house. And that’s the USP of this property.