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'Home Alone' house drops in price

Many of John Hughes' films were filmed in the Chicago suburb of Winnetka. The house featured in "Home Alone" is listed on the market and just received a price reduction.

Many of John Hughes' films were filmed in the Chicago suburb of Winnetka. The house featured in "Home Alone" is listed on the market and just received a price reduction.

The suburban Chicago home where much of the 1990 hit movie "Home Alone" was filmed received a price cut to $1.95 million, Zillow reported on September 8. The 4,000-plus-square-foot Winnetka home was listed in May for $2.4 million.

The five-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home has a Georgian style, with high ceilings, dormered windows and wood-burning fireplaces. The 90-year-old home was a centerpiece in the John Hughes film, in which young Kevin McCallister is accidentally left behind as his family goes on a France vacation.

"Very few homes have a leading role in a movie, in a sense of becoming an additional character," Marissa Hopkins of Coldwell Banker, the company handling the sale, told Reuters when the house was listed.

The home, which is located near Lake Michigan, is in the tony area known as the North Shore, with large homes, sprawling properties and no shortage of luxury. In 2007, CNN Money reported that the village of Winnetka had the fourth-highest median household income in the country with an average of more than $196,000. Many other notable films have been shot in the area - "Sixteen Candles," "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."