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John Hughes' North Shore home listed

The home were famed movie director John Hughes lived for years before his 2009 death recently was listed by his widow.

The home were famed movie director John Hughes lived for years before his 2009 death recently was listed by his widow.

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.