For those of you that geek-out over collectibles, the glass house from 370 Beech Street, Highland Park, Illinois featured in the 1986 movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, can now be purchased for a cool $1.65 million instead of its initial asking price of $2,300,000 USD. If you can recall the plot of the film, this is the house that the prized 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder convertible crashed through at an unmistakably cringe-worthy moment, leaving both the car and the dwelling in ruins.
Although the price is egregious (and excessive), we must admit that owning the house that characters Ferris Bueller, Sloane Peterson, and Cameron Frye forever immortalized in cinematic history would be the epitome of dopeness.
In a list of notable Chicago landmarks like the Sears Tower, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Wrigley Field, we doubt that the architect A. James Speyer could have foreseen his 1954 design as a place uttered in the same breath, yet 26 years after the film debuted, the home still maintains its claim to fame.
And with 4 beds, 4 baths, views of the surrounding forest, and 4,300 square feet of area, this mid-century modern architectural treasure is well worth every penny.