We wish, right! Well, the house is actually for sale but it's been on the market for over a year. Are we surprised in this economy? Yes and No. While we all know the economy is and has been crap for years, there are still (somehow) people out there with plenty of money and this home is iconic. Seems like someone would snatch it up, no?
An article this morning on CNBC.com gives some reasons why it may not be moving. #1 Economy/Bad market in this price range. #2 Updates. Many buyers want updates for the kitchen and bath. #3 Space. While the home is 5000+ sq. ft. most of it is taken up by the main room. It's not a "family friendly" home.
Reasons, Shmeasons! The home is magnificent and I'll take it.
About this property (as described on Sotheby's):
The Ben Rose Home-site of the famous movie 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off', cantilevered over the ravine, these two steel and glass buildings, which can never be duplicated, have incredible vistas of the surrounding woods. This is a unique property designed by A. James Speyer and David Haid, both notable architects of the 20th Century. Estate Sale Sold 'As Is' No disclosures! This is an amazing architectural treasure.370 Beech, Highland Park, Illinois
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4
Interior: 5,300 Sq Ft. / 492 m2
Property Type: Single Family Home
3 car garage
Clean and open. Look at that wood-beam ceiling!
Floor to ceiling windows bring the outside in.
Love the white, long kitchen.
So stark yet warm and comfortable.
Incredible open space. Love the floors here and how the room is entirely encased in glass.
Cooking in the trees? Amazing.
See the listing here on Trulia.