“Are your parents home?” “Yes, but they don’t live here”. Do you remember this scene, with a smirking but very confused Joe Pesci standing by the entrance of the McCallister house, dressed up as phony policeman, while a multitude of people rushes around screaming and bellowing for pizza and voltage adaptors? Well, now you can re-enact it – in the movie’s very same settings – because the famous Home Alone house has been put on sale.
For $2.4 million, in fact, a lucky buyer will get to call home the house that Macaulay Culkin fought so relentlessly to defend from hopeless robbers Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern in the 1990 family favourite movie.
The mansion boasts four bedrooms and two grand suites, as well as “a large sunroom, spacious master bath, an elegant sitting room with built-in bookcases and a wood-burning fireplace with a carved marble mantle”, as reported by E!Online.
But while movie fans may see it as a huge piece of cinema memorabilia, the house holds precious family memories for soon-to-be ex-owner John Abendshien, who says it has been the perfect location to raise his daughter and that they’ll always had fond memories of the fun they had there.
Just remember not to leave your child behind if you go away on holiday…