|The "Home Alone" movie house is for sale in Winnetka, IL. |
Here’s one home that any kid can appreciate. The home made famous by the booby-trapping antics of Macaulay Culkin in the 1990 holiday hit movie, “Home Alone,” is now for sale for $2.4 million.
Located in the village of Winnetka, IL, which is approximately 20 miles north of downtown Chicago, the Home Alone house at is located at 671 Lincoln Ave., a stately Georgian on a quiet tree-lined street that is easily recognizable from the movie by its red-brick exterior and stately white columns.
In the movie, Culkin’s character, Kevin McCallister, is accidentally left behind in the house as his family boards a plane and leaves on a vacation to France. McCallister is then left to ward off a pair of bumbling thieves, played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern, who are trying to burglarize the house.
While the home was just as much as part of the movie as the actors — it was rigged with blow torches, flying paint cans and loose tarantulas to ward off the burglars — only some of the real home’s interior was used for the movie. Most of it was shot on a set re-created in a facility nearby.
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According to Reuters, John and Cynthia Abendshien own the 5-bedroom, 3.5-bath home and are downsizing since their daughter is grown. The couple lived in the home during the six-month long film shoot and Culkin even became their daughter’s friend.
The home is on .53 acres and features a gourmet kitchen, wood-burning fireplace, a sunroom, a dormered attic bedroom and a detached garage. It is located just a few blocks from Lake Michigan. Winnetka real estate can be quite pricey and the village is considered to be the richest in Illinois; Winnetka’s median home value is $777,900.