Ferris Bueller House Slashes Asking Price

By Peter Sarmas on 30 Aug 2013
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The house that was used in the filming of the 1986 comedy classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is once again for sale.

The two-part home is located on 370 Beech Street in the leafy suburb of Highland Park, Illinois, and was built in 1953 by architect A James Speyer, a protégé of Mies Van der Rohe. It has been listed by Meladee Hughes of Coldwell Banker Online for an asking price of $1.5 million.

The main house features a mid-century modern architectural four bedroom four bathroom family home, and the guest house doubles as a 6 car garage – which fans of Ferris Bueller will remember well as the location of the brief but memorable scene where his best friend Cameron sent his father’s Ferrari soaring out the window.

The news of the house being put on the market comes not long after the announcement that the very same Ferrari used in the filming is currently for sale.  

One of the most famous cars in cinema history, the 1963 California Spyder is expected to sell for at least $250,000. However, it is estimated that given the excessive prices that have been paid for other famous cars, like the $4.6 million paid for the Batmobile earlier this year, come auction day the car could bring in up to $1 million.

The house itself has been owned by the Rose family since construction – who rented out the house to producers during the filming of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

It was originally listed for sale with an asking price of $2.3 million in 2009. The price dropped to $1.8 million in 2010, and was then dropped even further in 2011 when it was reduced to $1.65 million.

After still failing to sell despite such drastic reductions in price, the house was then taken off the market until now – with a new asking price $800,000 less than the original.

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Peter Sarmas is a Certified Property Investment Advisor (PIAA) and Vendor/Buyer Advocate. Before becoming the founder of Street News, Peter completed a Degree in Applied Science (Chemistry) and a Graduate Diploma in Property Valuations (Hons). Peter believes property investing is a major and potentially risky undertaking. In his view, everyone should have an independent person acting on their behalf when seeking property investment advice.

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