Just up on the news last night, March 8, 2012, the Home Alone house has been sold for $1.585 million. This iconic Home Alone movie house attracted buyers from around the country as well as buyers in the Chicagoland area.
Home Alone house has touched millions of hearts, including my own, since the film Home Alone first came out in 1990. Located at 671 Lincoln in Winnetka, Illinois, the brick beauty is a colonial Georgian featuring 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4 sun porches, and a custom designed kitchen.
I did not know it had 4 sun porches. Imagine for a moment, if you will, living in this famous home on a daily basis. Well, someone new will be doing just that. The inside of the house today looks very different from years ago in the movie. I thought the photo above was a pretty view of the beloved home.
I often think of the house at Christmastime. In the movie it was lit up so beautifully. Remember how Kevin turned on all the lights in the house to make the water bandits think someone was home?
Another beautiful photo of the home lit up with Christmas lights that is so reminiscent of the movie. Time to go inside to see how the house looks today compared to how it looked in the movie Home Alone.
Home Alone’s Kevin is getting ready to slide down the stairs. I dearly loved the stairway and windows above at the landing.
I have to include a close up of Kevin getting ready to slide down the famous stairway and out the front door that looked so fun to do. I wonder how many kids have tried this since then?
The stairway today. What a transformation! It’s lighter and brighter and looks so very different from in the movie. No red wallpaper, red stairway carpet or pictures. I love seeing the before and after effects.
Home Alone landing from the movie and a better look at the wallpaper we all remember that is now removed. It’s nice to take a look back and remember this movie that played so many times in my home when my daughter was young.
Home alone now, that is what Kevin is. “I made my family disappear!” Scenes from this kitchen are engraved in my mind. Who can forget the Home Alone families gathered around the kitchen island and bustling to get ready to go on their trip to Paris.
There is that “can’t forget it hole in the back door” from the movie when Kevin played the recording “Keep the change, you filthy animal” for the Pizza delivery boy and “Hey, I’m going to give you to the count of ten, to get your ugly face out of my property, before I pump your guts full of lead! 1, 2, 10!”
The real home kitchen is transformed and does not look at all like in the movie anymore. As stated above, it is a custom kitchen now that the new owners are certainly going to enjoy.
A look down the hallway to the dining room of the movie house conjures up memories of when Kevin sat down to eat his microwave meal and said “Bless this highly nutritious microwavable macaroni and cheese dinner and the people who sold it on sale. Amen.”
A beautiful hand-painted dining room in the real Home Alone house.
This may be off the new kitchen as it has the same flooring as in the kitchen photo above.
This is the home’s study.
Home alone for Christmas fireplace scene. There is the Christmas tree by the window where Kevin took an ornament and smashed it on the floor and the barefoot bandit stepped on it.
The real house with the same two windows between the fireplace, or I would not recognize this as the same home.
Wonder what this room looks like in the real house, as I did not find any pictures. I think there was a scene in the movie where Kevin was hiding under the bed and said: “This is ridiculous. Only a whimp would be hiding under the bed…but I can’t be a whimp. I’m the man of the house.”
One of the real house bedrooms.
The real house has 4 sun porches and I found pictures of 2 of them. The amount of light in this house just keeps on giving. What a wonderful place to watch TV.
Another sun porch in the real home offering a panoramic view of the yard.
I am thrilled to see the outside yard and this does not disappoint.
Thanks and credits for the Home Alone photos to Zillow