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    Default Home Alone mansion on sale for $2.4m

    It was as much a star of the blockbusting 1990 hit as child sensation Macaulay Culkin, and now the Chicago house which featured in Home Alone is having another moment in the limelight.
    This time the 1920s' mansion on Chicago's North Shore is featured in real estate photographs, as its owners seek to sell it for $2.4 million.
    But many will remember the colonial-style building in the Chicago suburb of Winnetka as the home of the McCallisters, and of course, the battlefield where little Kevin took on those bumbling burglers.

    Iconic: The Chicago house featured in the Home Alone films is on the market for $2.4 million

    And the building, though not bedecked in Christmas lights and decorations, is instantly recognisable.
    Estate agents described it as: 'Classic residence offers timeless and inspired family living.'
    And listing agent Marissa Hopkins told TMZ: 'Very few homes have a leading role in a movie, in a sense becoming an additional character.'
    The property has a four-room master suite, a stunning forest-inspired dining area and the notorious attic bedroom where Kevin had to spend the night with his bed-wetting cousin in the film.

    Location, location ... The property is just minutes away from Lake Michigan

    It's described as having plenty of nooks and crannies in which to hide, one of the features which made it perfect for the Home Alone movies.
    The house sprawls over 4,250 square foot and three stories in Winnetka, blocks away from Lake Michigan and the affluent suburb's village centre.
    The property's owners, John and Cynthia Abendshien, had only lived in the house for 18 months when Christopher Columbus, the director of the first two Home Alone films, asking to film the movie there. The franchise limped on to a third and fourth film after Columbus, but never captured the magic of the original

    Read more: Home Alone house for sale for $2.4 million: Mansion in Macaulay Culkin's hit film | Mail Online

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    And the building, though not bedecked in Christmas lights and decorations, is instantly recognisable.
    It's a nice house, but nothing unusual. I wouldn't instantly recognize it.

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    I want it. Now.

    I've always loved that house and I love how it's been updated. Beautiful!
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    I sincerely hope the interior has been staged. It looks so sterile and unloved.
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    I thought that piano was doing a freakish balancing act nope just a weird angle.

    Love the house, I'd live in it.
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    I'd take it
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    I could move in now and not change a thing. I really like the dining room. The TV room needs shades or you'd never see the screen with all those bright windows.
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    Want. Let's all go in on it together.
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    wow its huge! and just precious

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