Homes make history for various reasons – a famous architect, a historical event or … in some cases … an epic film that captured the zeitgeist of a young generation through humor and romance. Yes, the classic modern steel-and-glass box home from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is up for sale.
For those who missed the movie, well, spoiler alert: in a climactic end scene the frustrated co-star tries to rewind the miles on his dad’s car after a day of adventure … but the idea backfires, in more ways than one.
When the plan (putting the car in reverse and propping it up) doesn’t work, he kicks the vehicle until (surprise!) it comes loose and cruises straight through the floor-to-ceiling window along the back of the house, then drops to the forest floor a few stories below.
To own this piece of cinematic history, one would need to shell out over a million and a half dollars … but don’t worry: they did fix the glass at least.
Associations aside, though, the home is truly beautiful (in a modern mininamlist way), with exposed steel structural frame, huge window panels and warm wood ceilings and floors to balance white walls, floors and appliances.