The home of the man who made his stamp on the movie industry by filming scores of hit films in the northern suburbs of Chicago - including "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "Home Alone" and "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" - recently was listed for $5.89 million. John Hughes, who died in 2009, lived in the 11,233-square-foot mansion until his death. His widow listed the Lake Forest 21-room home, the Chicago Tribune reported.
The three-story mansion in the ritzy suburb was designed by architect Edwin Hill Clark and built in 1930. It received a large addition in 1992 and now has six bedrooms, six full and four half baths, six fireplaces, a media room, and a three-car, heated garage.
Some of the most famous scenes in Hughes' movies were filmed in the North Shore suburbs. Cameron, Ferris Bueller's best friend, lived in a home in Highland Park, Illinois. The famous church scene in "Sixteen Candles" where Samantha and Jake finally get together was shot at a church in Glencoe. And much of "The Breakfast Club" was filmed at Glenbrook North High School.
Shortly after Hughes' death, his widow bought a 6,700-square-foot mansion just three blocks away from the family's longtime home. Moving trucks
may be a more common sight in the area, as the average listing price for homes in the suburb for the week ending October 12 dropped to $1.51 million, down 0.3 percent from the previous week.