The Chicago-area house and adjacent auto pavilion that were used as the home of the character Cameron Frye -- the title character's best friend in the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" -- has been listed for $2,300,000.
This news has been all over the wires for the last two days, so we realize we're not exactly breaking a story here. On the other hand, we wanted to weigh in on this, since "Ferris Bueller" is one of our favorite films and since it is such a unique and clearly noteworthy house. Plus, completely coincidentally, we happened to drive right past this house yesterday -- and we were struck by just how tiny and inconspicuous the Realtor's sign is that sits in front of the house.
Built in 1953 and located at 370 Beech Street in Highland Park, Ill., the 5,300-square-foot, contemporary-style house was designed by architects A. James Speyer and David Haid. Features in the one-story house include four bedrooms, four full baths, a fireplace, and a three-car garage, according to public records and listing information. Outdoor features on the approximately 0.75-acre property include the auto pavilion, where Cameron Frye famously used his foot to send his father's rare 1961 Ferrari 250 GT crashing out the window and down into the ravine, over which the pavilion is cantilevered.
Check out an online listing sheet for the house -- complete with photos.
Unlike Cameron Frye's house, the exterior of the home where Ferris and his sister Jeanie Bueller lived actually is a house in Long Beach, Calif., at 4160 Country Club Drive.