Ferris Bueller House for Sale in Chicago

The Highland Park, Chicago home featured in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (1986) is being listed by Sotheby’s for $2.3 million. The Chicago Sun-Times has more:

The Ben Rose Home, set for Cameron Frye’s house and the infamous Ferrari scene in the movie staring Matthew Broderick, is comprised of two buildings of steel and glass construction, cantilevered over a ravine. They were designed by noted 20th Century architects A. James Speyer and David Haid.

The house is listed with four bedrooms and four bathrooms and has a total living area of 5,300 square feet. It’s listing describes it as a unique “architectural treasure” and is being sold “as is.”


• Built: 1953
• Bedrooms: 4
• Bathrooms: 4 (full)
• Rooms details: 20×18 master bedroom, 42×35 family room, 40×25 living room, 20×16 kitchen, and dining room
• Size: Approximately 5300 sq. ft., one story, approximately 3/4 acre.
• That garage: 3-car, detached
• Amenities: Gas fireplace, central air, Lake Michigan water

Does “as is” refer to a certain broken window that the owners haven’t fixed since, say, 1986? (See minute 4:44 of the YouTube clip above…)

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