After being on the market for nearly six years, the Chicago home – famously known for featuring within the comedy film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” – has finally been sold at $1.06 million.
The two-building property within the suburb of Highland Park first came on the market five years ago, however the sale stalled because of the sagging housing market and also the house’s “very specific” architecture, based on Craig Hogan, director of Coldwell Banker Previews International, the brokerage’s luxury division. The selling price was less than half the initial listing cost of $2.3 million.
Hogan described the Ben Rose Home as “two glass cubes which are positioned over a ravine.”
“You have to want to live there,” Hogan said. “Fortunately, we found a couple that do — they’re deeply in love with that style.” He could not reveal the owners’ identities.
The smaller of the two buildings played a component within the John Hughes coming-of-age movie as the garage that held a precious Ferrari convertible that Ferris, played by Matthew Broderick, and his friend Cameron require a joyride around Chicago.
Later within the movie, the vehicle crashes through a glass wall of the house right into a ravine.
The modernist house was designed by A. James Speyer, a protege of architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and David Haid, based on the website of Coldwell Banker.