Entertainment

Chicago mansion from ‘Home Alone’ hits market for $5.25 million

The iconic brick house featured in the Christmas classic “Home Alone” is officially on sale.

The house is located in Winnetka, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. The current owners purchased it in 2012 for $1.585 million, but the asking price for the five-bedroom, six-bathroom home is now $5.25 million.

Fans of “Home Alone” will immediately recognize the Georgian-style red brick exterior, and while several elements of the interior have remained the same, several improvements have been made over the years.

“HOME ALONE” AND “CROCODILE DUNDEE” PENTHOUSES SOLD FOR $70 MILLION

The house featured in “Home Alone” was listed for $5.25 million. (Dawn McKenna Group, Coldwell Banker Realty/Fox News)

Today, the home, put on the market by Dawn McKenna Group of Coldwell Banker Realty, features “a new sun-filled family room with expansive 10-foot, four-inch ceilings and walls of French doors that open to a welcoming courtyard,” according to the listing.

The kitchen was also redone to add double islands, a hidden pantry and a built-in bench seat.

kitchen in

The kitchen has been upgraded to include double islands. (Dawn McKenna Group, Coldwell Banker Realty/Fox News)

staircase in

The central staircase has remained the same since the film was filmed. (Dawn McKenna Group, Coldwell Banker Realty/Fox News)

One of the most significant improvements made by the current owners is to the basement. In the Macaulay Culkin-directed film, the basement was dark and contained a menacing furnace. But now it houses both a fully equipped gym, including an area to play basketball with a real 3-point line, and a state-of-the-art home theater room.

Gym in

The home gym has a 3-point line on the basketball court. (Dawn McKenna Group, Coldwell Banker Realty/Fox News)

Cinema room in

The home theater features Kevin McCallister, the main character from “Home Alone,” built out of LEGO bricks. (Dawn McKenna Group, Coldwell Banker Realty/Fox News)

Originally built in 1921, the 9,126-square-foot home sits on just over half an acre of land. It’s just a short walk from the house to the shores of Lake Michigan.

DO YOU LIKE WHAT YOU READ ? CLICK HERE FOR MORE ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

The owners, Tim and Trisha Johnson, spoke to the Wall Street Journal and Trisha recalled that when the couple began looking for a house, she told her husband she would like to have something similar in style to the home. Alone.” .

“At the time, none of us knew it was in Illinois, much less one of the cities we were considering,” she told the outlet. “We found out it was in Winnetka when our agent added it to our list of houses to see.”

Bathroom in

There are six bathrooms in the house. (Dawn McKenna Group, Coldwell Banker Realty/Fox News)

She explained that when they purchased the property 12 years ago, some changes had already been made, and although they carried out a major renovation in 2018, she made a point of leaving the door identical entrance and central staircase.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT FOX BUSINESS

“It was in the movie, and it’s classic,” she said. “We didn’t want to remove it or touch it in any way.”

family room in

The house has several spaces for gatherings. (Dawn McKenna Group, Coldwell Banker Realty/Fox News)

bedroom in

Five bedrooms are distributed throughout the house. (Dawn McKenna Group, Coldwell Banker Realty/Fox News)

“Sometimes we hear Kevin screaming,” she said, referencing the memorable moment in “Home Alone” where Culkin’s character puts his hands to his face and screams. Fans of the film have been known to stop and take photos outside.

GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HERE

“It’s so fun to see people as excited as they are, just to see my house,” she shared.

Gn entert
News Source : www.foxbusiness.com

Eleon

With a penchant for words, Eleon Smith began writing at an early age. As editor-in-chief of his high school newspaper, he honed his skills telling impactful stories. Smith went on to study journalism at Columbia University, where he graduated top of his class. After interning at the New York Times, Smith landed a role as a news writer. Over the past decade, he has covered major events like presidential elections and natural disasters. His ability to craft compelling narratives that capture the human experience has earned him acclaim. Though writing is his passion, Eleon also enjoys hiking, cooking and reading historical fiction in his free time. With an eye for detail and knack for storytelling, he continues making his mark at the forefront of journalism.
Back to top button