Planes Trains and Automobiles is the best Thanksgiving Day movie ever! The comedy from 1987 stars Steve Martin as Neal and John Candy as Del Griffith. All Neal wants is to get home from New York to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving Day with his family. Neal meets and ends up traveling with Del who bumbles their every attempt to get home on time for Thanksgiving dinner.
The real house from the movie was for sale in 2012 for 1.799 million and is sold. Built in 1917 it has six bedrooms, four bathrooms, a library and a sunroom. It’s reminds us of the real Home Alone house that is just a few miles away and has a sunroom too.
This is a photo of the house as seen for sale in 2012 from Curbed Chicago.
The real Colonial house from the Planes Trains and Automobiles movie is at 230 Oxford Rd Kenilworth, IL. It’s just one of the beautiful homes in the neighborhood.
John Hughes produced and directed the film. He was fond of having his movies filmed in the northern suburbs of Chicago where he lived. Have a look at his house here on John Hughes House in Lake Forest.
Del and Neal after they survive driving in-between two semi-trucks. If you’re not sentimental about Thanksgiving, family and home the movie is priceless for all the facial expressions by Steve Martin and John Candy.
Below are a few photos inside the real house in Kenilworth from Hooked on Houses who has more photos to see.
The Home Alone house in Winnetka, IL that is almost a twin to the Planes Trains and Automobiles house. See the inside of the home on Famous Movie House Home Alone is Sold.
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