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The “Home Alone” House Is For Sale

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When you were little and watched the famous movie Home Alone with child star Macaulay Culkin, did you ever say, hey what a nice house I’d love to live there? Well now you can. The five bedroom, three and a half bathroom house is for sale, and it’s “only” $2.4 million.

The house, which is located at 671 Lincoln Ave. in Winnetka, Illinois, is 20 miles north of Chicago. The Gregorian style house is placed in a quiet little area on a street lined with trees.

The owners are John and Cynthia Abendshien, and have decided to move to a smaller, more managable house since their daughter is now an adult. It’s interesting because during the six months the filming took place, the family continued to live in the house, and their daughter and Culkin even became good friends. I wonder how they lived around all the cameras and equipment and actors and such. It must’ve been challenging at times, but fun at others, especially for their daughter who had other kids to play with.

The house is simply gorgeous, with its brick layout and white columns, no wonder the two burglars (played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) in the 1990 film wanted to rob it! However, only part of the house was actually used in the film; most of the shooting took place on a re-created set in a nearby facility. I imagine it would be kind of hard to pull off the stunts used in the movie in a real house inhabited by a family. Picture having a family meal and in the middle of it hearing little Kevin McCallister scream, hearing the burglars being pummeled by paint cans and crow bars or even seeing the tarantula run across your table!

According to Yahoo! News:  

The home is on .53 acres and features a gourmet kitchen, wood-burning fireplace, a sunroom, a dormered attic bedroom and a detached garage. It is located just a few blocks from Lake Michigan. Winnetka real estate can be quite pricey and the village is considered to be the richest in Illinois; Winnetka’s median home value is $777,900.

TO view photos of the house, go here, and to watch a small video, go here.

What do you think of this news? Would you live in the famous Home Alone house?

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