Ferris Bueller House Back on the Market!

08413066_4I know this makes me old but I was recently reading a post by M{pression on luxury garage designs and could not help but think of the garage of Cameron’s dad in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.  I was looking up images of the house and found that it is actually on the market.  370 Beech Street, Highland Park, IL could be mine!

This is the third time the house has been on the market since 2009 and the price has dropped significantly. When it came on the market in May 2009 the asking price of was $2.3 million now you can get it for the bargain price of only $1.25 million. What a steal! Well, that is if I had $1.25 million but let’s not get bogged down in the details.08413066_14_1So why so hard to sell? It is a pretty amazing house with a great Architectural pedigree.  It was designed by A. James Speyer, a student of Mies van der Roh and built in 1953, but that could be part of the problem.  A 60-year-old house needs a bit of work, kitchens and bathroom needs to be replaced and since this house was built to be modular with a flexible interior the interior walls could also use some work. But I am an avid DIYer I don’t see any problem with that, I’m always game for a fixer upper!08413066_2_3 It could be the arrangement of the structures, with the house and garage separated by almost a 100 yards. The 4 car garage also houses a small kitchen and a bedroom which may make the living arrangements a little difficult in the cold Illinois winter.  But I think my 2007 Toyota Highlander and my husbands Mini Clubman are going to look lovely in the space, and the bedroom I can use for my projects. If there is two foot of snow outside, no one will bother me. again not seeing the problem here. 08413066_4_3Maybe the Ferris Bueller fans dropping by, taking picture, and trying to check the place out are scaring the buyers away. I myself am so used to my fans hanging around trying to get a photo I figure the Bueller fans will just blend in. Actually maybe I could start charging admission to pay off that $1.25 million mortgage. Problem solved!

Hold on stop, the presses! I was  taking another look at the listing and it say “Contingent.” Could it be that someone has made and offer on this house.

Has someone put in a contract on this beauty?

My Beauty?

Say it ain’t so!

08413066_7_3Where ever will I live now? (back of hand dramatically goes to forehead)
3252630_8.JpgI will just have to wait and see if the contract fall through. Either way this is a pretty great house, just hope whoever buys it loves it as much as I do… (single tear.)
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Photos via Caldwell Banker Online

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