Own a Piece of Movie History: Iconic Home Hits The Market

Home Alone fans have a special reason to celebrate Christmas early this year! The iconic home from the beloved 1990 holiday film has just hit the market for $5.25 million. Located in Winnetka, Illinois, this five-bedroom, six-bathroom property served as the backdrop for the unforgettable antics of 8-year-old Kevin McCallister, portrayed by Macaulay Culkin, when he was mistakenly left behind while his family went on a Christmas vacation.

The property, listed by Kathryn Moor and Dawn McKenna of Coldwell Banker Realty, boasts numerous modern amenities while maintaining its classic charm. McKenna describes the home as a “rare legend that lives up to its hype in every way.” She emphasizes its iconic status, loaded with modern features, and location in one of the best neighborhoods in the country.

Originally built in 1921, the 9,126-square-foot home sits behind a wrought-iron gate on a picturesque tree-lined street. The flowing floor plan and the original foyer, entry staircase, and formal living and dining rooms remain largely unchanged since the house’s initial construction. These spaces, cherished by movie fans, provide a direct connection to the film’s magic.

Renovated in 2018, the house now includes contemporary additions such as a fully equipped gym, a state-of-the-art movie theater, and an indoor sports court with a 3-point line. A three-car attached heated garage adds to the convenience. The family room boasts high ceilings and French doors that open to a spacious backyard, offering a perfect blend of historic charm and modern comfort.

The kitchen is a chef’s dream with modern appliances, including an 8-burner Wolf range and an integrated Sub-Zero fridge. Adjacent to the kitchen is a second family room, a cozy screened-in porch with a wood-burning fireplace, and an expansive patio area perfect for outdoor entertaining. Future homeowners will appreciate the two upstairs and downstairs laundry rooms and a practical mudroom.

The second floor features a luxurious primary suite complete with a gas fireplace, a walk-in closet, and a marble spa bath with a freestanding soaking tub, separate shower, and dual vanities.

This suite offers a serene retreat for relaxation and comfort. Additionally, the third floor, once an attic, has been converted into a junior primary suite with a full ensuite bath featuring another soaking tub.

Trisha Johnson, one of the previous owners who purchased the house in 2012 for $1.585 million, shared some of her favorite memories of living there. She fondly recalls hearing visitors mimic Kevin’s famous scream, highlighting the excitement and joy the house brings to fans who visit the area.

For potential buyers, this house offers more than just a place to live. It provides a unique opportunity to own a piece of cinematic history. From movie nights in the state-of-the-art theater to holiday gatherings in the iconic living spaces, this home is perfect for creating new, lasting memories while cherishing the old.



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