Stepping into Cinematic History: Inside the "Home Alone" House

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One of the most iconic movie residences in American pop culture has debuted on the market for $5,250,000. Brought to market by Coldwell Banker Realty’s Dawn McKenna Group, the stately red-brick Georgian mansion was immortalized as Kevin McCallister's fortress in the beloved holiday film "Home Alone."

Nestled on a leafy street in the charming North Shore Chicago suburb of Winnetka and set behind a wrought-iron gate, the 9,126-square-foot residence embodies classic Chicago suburban architecture. The 1921 home was meticulously renovated and expanded by the current owners in 2018 with "the utmost care taken to preserve the home's architectural integrity of the home's most memorable and recognizable spaces," according to co-listing agent Katie Moor. Adds McKenna: "The gracious foyer and unforgettable entry staircase, as well as the formal living and dining room spaces, all remain largely unchanged in form and structure."

Beyond these preserved spaces, a modern addition unfolds. A sun-drenched family room boasts high ceilings and French doors leading to the backyard. 


A magazine-worthy gourmet kitchen features double islands, bespoke cabinetry, high-end appliances, and a built-in banquette – ideal for gatherings.  A secondary family room provides a casual haven, while a screened porch with a fireplace extends living outdoors. Comments Moor: “No detail was spared in this magnificent dwelling. It provides a surprise around every corner, from the Sydney Barton hand-painted dining room walls that illustrate an English Garden, to the unexpected green house window overlooking the gardens, to the spacious gourmet eat-in kitchen.”



A full bath with backyard access could easily become a future pool bath. Practicality is ensured by two laundry rooms, a mudroom with storage, and a three-car attached garage with additional parking. Upstairs, the luxurious primary suite features a gas fireplace, walk-in closet, and a marble spa bath. Three additional bedrooms provide ample living space.  A surprise awaits on the third floor, where a converted attic offers a junior primary suite with a full bath, built-ins, and stunning views. The lower level boasts a fully equipped gym, recreation space, full bath, wet bar, and a state-of-the-art movie theater. But the true "wow factor" lies in the incredible indoor sports court, perfect for endless entertainment.  



“Very few homes have a leading role in a movie, in a sense becoming an additional character,” says McKenna. 

This slice of cinematic history is available for private tours by pre-qualified buyers only.


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