Chicago mansion that makes an appearance on ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ on the market for $5.95 million – NBC Chicago
A historic Queen Anne home in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood that once served as the backdrop for a scene in the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” is up for sale – for a whopping $5.95 million.
The house, at 1401 N. Dearborn St., known as Luther McConnell House, was originally built in 1877 by Evanston-based architect Asa Lyon, then remodeled in the 1920s by architect Chicago-based Richard Nelson, who in his commission for the project drew inspiration from a ship’s design – the SS Normandie, a French ocean liner that made its maiden voyage in 1935, according to Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty.
The 8,650 square foot home is steeped in history, according to the listing, from the original terracotta plaques and millwork, to period-specific pendentives and a marble-floored foyer, grand staircase and dining room. formal dining room in French Rococo style with crystal chandelier.
But perhaps one of the most historic moments Chicagoans can think of as they pass the building dates back to 1986, when a young Abe Froman, also known as the Sausage King of Chicago, demanded to be seated at a table inside.
While the scenes inside the swanky faux French restaurant At Quis were filmed in Los Angeles, according to a Choose Chicago article, the McConnell House is used for the exterior shot.
Other amenities inside the home include five bedrooms, seven and a half bathrooms, library and media room, living room, sunroom, sunroom, roof terrace, elevator, and “a huge large room with high ceilings and a “burl wood and marble fireplace and gilt wrought iron French doors from Normandy”.
Looks like this might be the place to eat pancreas.