For the John Hughes fan who has John Hughes money: the house that stood in for Cameron’s dad’s garage, the one Cameron famously demolished along with his dad’s beloved Ferrari in the closing moments of Hughes’ “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” is up for sale according to an article in The Guardian. For the low low (high) price of $1.65 million, you get what essentially amounts to a pair of giant glass-and-steel boxes on stilts, albeit boxes that are a pretty significant part of movie history for any child of the 1980s like myself.
Sotheby’s has the full listing for the property, which is known as The Ben Rose Home but is described as “The Ferris Bueller House” (technically that should be “The Cameron Frye House” but whatever). The 5300 square foot complex has four bedrooms and bathrooms and is comprised of “two steel and glass buildings, which can never be duplicated” and “have incredible vistas of the surrounding woods.” And, presumably, the Ferrari debris below.
If you want to go try to worm your way into an open house, the Rose Home’s address is 370 N Beech St, Highland Park, Illinois). If you do go, here’s what I suggest: politely ask the realtor how much the house costs, then, in your best Alan Ruck impression, yell back “Pardon my French, but you’re an asshole!” Boom.