First it was Cameron’s house from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, then the Home Alone house in Winnetka. Now, you can own the home of the man responsible for both films; beloved Chicago filmmaker John Hughes’ former Lake Forest house went on the market Tuesday at an asking price of $5.89 million.
The 11,233-square-foot home, designed by Edwin Hill Clark in 1930 with a two-story addition built in 1992, sits on 2.1 acres and is a block away from Lake Michigan. The home includes six bedrooms, six full bathrooms and four half baths, six fireplaces, 10- to 11-foot ceilings, four terraces, a swimming pool and a three-car heated garage.
John Hughes, who died of a heart attack two years ago at age 59, is best remembered for writing and directing several coming-of-age “Brat Pack” movies in the ’80s, including Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink.
Nancy Hughes, wife of the late screenwriter/director/producer, put the property up for sale Tuesday after reportedly buying another home just three blocks away in late 2009.