Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Bueller, Bueller?

If you've seen the movie Ferris Bueller's Day off you're sure to recognize this house as Cameron Frye's Father's home.

In the real world the Highland Park, Illinois home is known as the Ben Rose home and was designed by architects A. James Speyer and David Haid. It's been owned by Rose since it was built in 1953 and is also known as the Ben Rose Auto Museum. Rose died in 2004. His wife Francis lived there with a caregiver until her death earlier this year. The 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. It has an asking price of $2.3 million.

The listing is with Sotheby's.

4 comments:

my favorite and my best said...

awesome. i would have known that house anywhere.

Dobbygirl said...

Blast from the past - wow, it is a neat house. I'll bet it does need major work, $2.5 million seems low for Highland Park.

Jill said...

I told my husband about this a couple of days ago...it's his all time favorite movie...hence, I must have seen it a million times! Great house. Did you read about the scene that was deleted where the father beat up his son...I guess because he wrecked the car?

The Townhouselady said...

No, I never heard about that! Crazy.