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Home of the McAllisters is Up for Sale

The titular home used in the 1990 family comedy Home Alone (and Home Alone 2) is up for sale for the first time since the shoot, at a list price of $2.4 million. As with many location sites associated with the movie’s writer, John Hughes, this red-brick Colonial Georgian is located in the Chicago area, in historic Winnetka on the North Shore.

Sellers John and Cynthia Abendshien retain very fond memories about the film's shooting, which took place over five and a half months. In fact this wasn’t the first time the couple was was asked to let a home of theirs start in a movie. The first proposal occurred a year and a half earlier in their previous, similar colonial home, for the John Hughes movie Uncle Buck (a scene from which provided the inspiration for Home Alone). The couple had to turn down that opportunity because they were moving to this house.

Colleen Kane

Posted May 5, 2011

Photo: 20th Century Fox