Ferris Bueller Glass House Sells for $1.06 Million

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The glass and steel house featured in the 1986 iconic film, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, finally sold after being on the market for more than five years.

According to real estate brokerage Coldwell Banker Previews International, the beyond-cool, two-story home located in the Highland Park area of Chicago sold for $1.06 million.

One would imagine the house — designed by James Speyer and David Haid — would sell quickly but apparently the downward trend in the real estate market in the past few years delayed the sale of the house.

Craig Hogan, director of Coldwell Banker Previews International, the brokerage's luxury division, said the house sold at half the original listing price of $2.3 million.

The Ben Rose Home that Hogan describes as "two glass cubes that are positioned over a ravine," is often featured as one of the most interesting homes in the Chicago area.

"You have to want to live there," Hogan said. "Fortunately, we found a couple who do -- they're in love with that style."

The house was featured as a garage holding a Ferrari in the John Hughes film.

In the film, Ferris (Matthew Broderick) and his friend Cameron decide to play hooky from school, steal the car and take it for a joyride around Chicago. They later crash the Ferrari into the house.

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