House from the Movie Home Alone for Sale for $2.4 Million

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on May 05 2011 3:09 PM
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The house from the 90s hit film “Home Alone” where 8-year-old Kevin, played by Macaulay Culkin, outsmarts a pair of burglars is for sale for $2.4 million.

Located in the Chicago suburb of Winnetka, the 1920s colonial red-brick Georgian home sits on a half-acre lot, just minutes from Lake Michigan.

 The home features four bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen, wood-burning fireplace, a sunroom, a dormered attic bedroom and a detached garage, according to the listing details.

The home’s owners John and Cynthia Abendshien told Reuters that they had been approached by the production company of John Hughes, who scripted Home Alone and its sequels, about using their home for “Uncle Buck.” They had refused, however, because they were getting settled in and their old home was not sold yet.

A year and a half later, the location manager returned and the couple agreed to use their house for the film that became the year’s top box office hit. The family had lived through most of the filming in their four-room master bedroom suite during the six-month movie shoot and their daughter became friends with Culkin.

About Macaulay Culkin, John Abendshiens said: “We got to know him, and eventually called him by his nickname, 'Mac' and added he was a nice, but quiet young boy.

The Abendshiens have listed the home north of Chicago for wanting to downsize.

Marissa Hopkins of Coldwell Banker is the listing agent.

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