The original house where the Christmas comedy Home Alone was set in has been sold for £1m. But no amount of money will get you a burglar alarm system which is as good as mischievous young Kevin McCallister.

homealonehousepost Home Alone house sold for £1m

The owners of the 14 bedroom property, were actually hoping to sell the house for £1.53m, however, they settled on a lower asking price with the buyer who has not been unidentified.

The house – which went on the market 10 months ago – is just 16 miles north of the Windy City and a few minutes from Lake Michigan.

The redbrick Colonial-style building was massively featured in the festive film, which saw eight-year-old Kevin fend off two bumbling, boisterous burglars using inventive contraptions he had created out of his toys. The dim-witted thieves, as played by Daniel Stern (City Slickers Home Alone house sold for £1m) and Joe Pesci (Raging Bull) are seen trying to sneak in through windows, the basement and even the front door. There is a significant scene linked to almost every part of the house.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the house was sold by John and Cynthia Abendshien. The couple – who had owned the property for more than 20 years – camped out in the four-room master suite for six months while the rest of the 4,250 sq ft property was used for filming.

The huge house, which estate agents described as a “classic residence that offers timeless and inspired family living” was just one of the real life sets which director John Hughes  Home Alone house sold for £1m
liked to use in his films. Marissa Hopkins told AOL Real Estate: “It’s a beautiful home with a lot of space and a warm feel. Hughes liked to have real homes as his stage.”

In other auction news, a collection of extremely rare 1931 film posters for The Public Enemy, Cimarron, The Front Page and Little Caesar, are expected to fetch £160,000 at auction in Texas later this month. Three dozen posters were discovered in an attic in Pennsylvania, some of which have never been seen before.

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