Located on Chicago’s North Shore in the historic VIllage of Winnetka is the stately red-brick colonial recognized for its role in the movie Home Alone. I was fortunate to be approached by the owners to be the exclusive real estate broker for this iconic home. It went on the market in 2011 for the first time since the iconic movie was filmed there and sold just 6 months later: record time for a “celebrity home.”
John Hughes, the writer of Home Alone, wanted his movies to have an authentic neighborhood feel and his sets to reflect the ambiance of real homes. The memorable 671 Lincoln Avenue home offered the very type of endearing backdrop that John Hughes was seeking for Home Alone. It is an excellent representation of the homes in the Winnetka community, as well as the type of residence that most movie viewers world-wide would love to own.
As I worked closely with the owners, I learned all about the charm of this iconic home and its role in the movie and its sequel. I gathered information about the quintessential family home, and published a book of my findings called 671 Lincoln, Winnetka: Timeless and Inspired Living.