Winnetka House Featured In 'Home Alone' For Sale (PHOTOS)

05/05/2011 02:09 pm ET | Updated Jul 05, 2011

The North Shore home made famous in 1990's holiday blockbuster "Home Alone" hit the market this week for $2.4 million.

The 4,250 square foot, three-story Winnetka home is just blocks from Lake Michigan and the affluent suburb's village center.

Homeowners John and Cynthia Abendshien lived in the home for just 18 months before "Home Alone" director Chris Columbus came knocking at their door, asking to film the movie there. A scout for John Hughes had approached the couple previously about using the home in another Macaulay Culkin film -- "Uncle Buck."

"I think what attracted Hughes to the home is what's exemplified in the movie," Coldwell Banker agent Marissa Hopkins told AOL Real Estate. "It's a beautiful home with a lot of space and a warm feel. He liked to have real homes as his stage."

The red-brick, Georgian-style home was built in the 1920's and features "four en suite bedrooms, including the 'attic bedroom – a dormered and finished retreat with numerous nooks and crannies – and two grand suites," according to a press release from Coldwell Banker. It also includes a four-room master suite, which spans the entire west wing of the home.

Take a look inside here, and watch a video interview with the homeowners. All photos courtesy of Coldwell Banker.

Winnetka Home From 'Home Alone' Movies For Sale
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