Famous Home Looking For Handouts

April 25, 2011 | | Comments 0

A Chicago-area house must be missing the spotlight.

The Ben Rose Home in Highland Park has been on the market for two years and is now trying to drum up new publicity.

The Ben Rose Home, you ponder? Sound familiar but can’t quite place it?

You probably know it better as Cameron’s house in the movie, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”

The 5,300-square-foot home, which went up for sale in 2009 for $2.3 million, has been pulled off the market after the house suffered roof damage and interior water damage following a storm.

The old furniture was discarded, and now the owners are looking for donations.

According to Curbed Chicago, Coldwell Banker listing agent Meladee Hughes said the current owners are working with several major furniture stores interested in donating some high-end pieces so the home can be re-staged.

“The higher-end we can get, the better we will like it,” Hughes told Curbed Chicago.

In exchange for the furniture, the stores get publicity, as does the house.

Hughes says she hopes to have the home re-staged and ready to go back on the market by mid-May or early June.

The asking price on the famous home, 370 Beech Street, was lowered to $1.65 million in January before it was pulled. Wonder what the new price tag will be and if the new furniture will be included.

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