May 22, 2018

Anyone? 'Ferris Bueller' Home Finally Sells

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Anyone? 'Ferris Bueller' Home Finally Sells

The memorable modernist home seen in the classic movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" has finally sold, some five years after coming onto the market.

The buyer, whose identity was not disclosed, paid $1.06 million for the boxy two-building estate located in Highland Park, Ill., a suburb of Chicago. It had been listed for $2.3 million by the sellers, the family of Francis and the late Ben Rose, when it was first listed in 2009. The asking price had recently been cut to $1.2 million.

The smaller of the home's two black, glassy buildings is featured in the movie as the garage housing the 1961 Ferrari that the high schoolers take on a joyride. While the larger four-bedroom building was designed by James Speyer, a student of modernist architect Mies van der Rohe, in 1953, the smaller building, which housed the Roses' car collection but also had a kitchen and bedroom, was designed by David Haid, a student of Speyer's, in 1976.

Source: "After five years, 'Ferris Bueller' house finally sells," Chicago Business Daily (May 29, 2014)

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