“Look, it’s real simple. Whatever mileage we put on, we’ll take off.” Who knew that when Ferris Bueller uttered those lines in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off that the coming-of-age film itself would have so much mileage. And on the real estate market, owning the house where Cameron lived with his Dad’s fancy car can also earn you a pretty penny … or a million.
The mid-century modern glass-encased house in Highland Park, Chicago brought in a cool $1.06 million dollars, but only after being on the market on-and-off for over five years.
“In August the Rose family relisted the property for $1.5 million and later cut its asking price to $1.375 million, $1.275 million and $1.25 million before finally going under contract in January. The four-bedroom main house was built in 1953 and designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe disciple A. James Speyer, while the pavilion was designed by David Haid and constructed about 20 years later to house an exotic car collection,” said the Chicago Tribune. “In a classic scene late in the film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” the titular character’s best friend, Cameron Frye, sends a classic 1961 Ferrari crashing through the pavilion’s plate glass windows into the ravine.”
And if you forget the scene (how could you? go brush up on your ’80s trivia or else), here’s a reminder: