John Hughes’ Lake Forest House on the Market for $5.89 Million

by Chicago Agent

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.


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