Home Alone is one of the greatest Christmas movies of our generation, and it’s also probably the greatest Christmas movie to be filmed in the Chicago area. Written and produced by the legendary filmmaker John Hughes, Home Alone follows Hughes’ reoccurring trope of filming on location in Chicago’s North Shore suburbs. The movie’s backdrop was largely focused on a Georgian style home in suburban Winnetka, which was catapulted to A-list home celebrity status after starring in the 1990 film. However, the home has changed quite a bit since it made its film debut nearly 25 years ago. The home hit the market for the first time in over 20 years in 2011 with a $2.4 million ask. It took a number of price chops and sold a year later for $1.585 million. Although the iconic Home Alone house is no longer up for grabs, the house belonging to the McCallister’s spooky neighbor Old Man Marley hit the market earlier this year for $3.1 million. It has since been removed from the MLS. John Hughes fans even had a chance to purchase his 11,000 square foot Lake Forest home earlier this year.
The exterior looks largely untouched since the Wet Bandits tried to burglarized it in 1990
The staircase looks similar, however the one from the movie likely was cloned on a soundstage
The McCallister’s office room looks quite different. In the movie Kevin waves to Old Man Marley from this window.
That early ’90s kitchen is long gone
And so is the dining room
The master bedroom still sports a classic four-poster bed
This room has changed, but the French doors remain
The home still has its marble mantel
Kevin’s tree house was only built for the movie and was demolished immediately after filming
And finally, the most important question posed in the movie
·The “Home Alone” House for Sale in Winnetka, Illinois [Hooked on Houses]
·This is what the house from Home Alone looks like now [The Mirror UK]
·The Bleeding Stops: Home Alone House Sells for $1.585M [Curbed Chicago]
·The Home Alone House in Winnetka Hits the Market for $2.4 Million [Curbed Chicago]
·Own Old Man Marley’s House From The Movie Home Alone [Curbed Chicago]