Ferris Bueller House Sits on Market

by Chicago Agent

By Jessica Bollman

Who can forget one of the most memorable movie moments in history – a red 1961 Ferrari rolling through a glass garage window and falling to its demise in a ravine?

370 Beech Street, Highland Park

370 Beech Street, Highland Park

As many Chicagoans know, the famous scene from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was filmed at 370 Beech Street in North Suburban Highland Park. According to News.Yahoo.com, after over a year on the market and numerous price reductions – this infamous piece of property is currently listed for sale with a $1.65 million asking price.

Known also as the Ben Rose Home, the property’s former owner Ben Rose and wife Francis were the one and only owners of the residence. According to Yahoo, Rose was a textile artist who died in 2004 and Francis stayed in the home until her death in 2008. The couple’s two adult sons decided to sell the property.

The concept for the glass and steel design of the home can be attributed to architect A. James Spayer circa 1953. Architect David Haid designed the garage that the famous scene was filmed in twenty years after the original construction.

According to Realtor.com, the property has four bedrooms and four full bathrooms. It is currently represented by agent Meladee Hughes.

Yahoo reports that despite no buyers, Hughes has had no trouble getting people in to view the property. She has gotten clever in her ways of opening up the home to viewers; for instance, there have been events for car organizations held at the home along with a fundraiser held by a local high school.

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