Some of you were jealous of the wheels when Cameron (Alan Ruck) defied his dad and spun off in his prized car in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” but others may have been more intrigued by the glass house encasing the vehicle.
We can’t say whether they’re a movie fan or not, but someone recently bought the iconic Chicago structure for $1.06 million, according to Variety, after sitting for five years on the market and taking multiple price cuts.
Ever look up at the screen at the movie theaters and think, “If I lived there, I’d be home right now”? It would be many a cinema buff’s dream to live in a notable home that made it to the big screen, so we tracked down the sales of five more movie homes that could one day be your own humble (or not-so-humble) abode.
“The Nightmare On Elm Street”
Might as well start off with the house or horrors itself. Lost Angeles’ Genesee Avenue is the true identity of Elm Street, and the three-bedroom house at the center of the action was sold for $2.1 million in 2013.
Say hello to his little friend’s not-so-little house in Montecito, Calif. As of a few years ago, the fonutain-studded house was for rent for a modest $30k a month.
Just think of all the booby traps you could set in this Winnetka, Illinois, home. Just. Think. The house sold in March 2012 for $1.585 million. You know what you could buy with that money? A lot of marbles.
Here’s a way to live like a boss: Buy the 17-bedroom, 27-bathroom Sunset Boulevard-adjacent estate (and its 3.7 acre lot, natch) that “The Godfather” was filmed in. If you don’t have the big bucks, you’re still in luck: as of February 2013, it was for rent for a mere $600k per month.
Want to get unknowingly nannied by your very own dad in one of San Francisco’s iconic Victorians? Of course you do. But you’ll have to get the current owner, who bought the house for $1.395 million in 1997, out of there first.