The house where “Home Alone” was made really do exists – it is not a decoration. The building still looks like we remember it in the movie. However, the interiors differ from the movie variants.
It’s hard to imagine winter holidays without this iconic comedy that is a true symbol of Christmas mood. It is more than twenty years since we had seen it but each year, on the Christmas eve we watch the movie with great pleasure.
In 2015 the movie celebrated its 25th anniversary and the house is now a true remarkable sight. This is one of the few hero-houses that can boast of such rich history. As a rule, similar movies are made in specifically constructed pavilions.
In 1988 the house was purchased by John and Cynthia Abendshien. Two years later, after the movie was released, their estate became one of the most famous in the USA. During the whole production period the family didn’t move anywhere and continued to live in the house.
The cottage was built at the beginning of the 20’s of the last century, and soon it’s going to celebrate its centenary. The area of this three-storyed house, despite its quite impressive exterior, makes up about 400 sq.m. There are 4 bedrooms, 5 water closets, several living and passage rooms, spacious terrace, an attic with a sleeping area and a detached garage for two cars.
Shooting was mostly made in the kitchen, in the main hall and several rooms of the ground floor. All other premises were decorations constructed specifically for the movie. The producer didn’t want to bother hospitable owners.
The Christmas fairy tale was real owing to decorators Eve Cauley and Daniel B Clancy. Their interiors left nobody indifferent. Many of us still love admiring this cozy and elegant design.
Interior of the rooms is classic with clean lines, proportional shapes, expensive natural materials and luxurious color palette – from light pastels to saturated colors.
Color solution of the house is built on the combination of deep green and juicy red colors. Bright runners, loud bed linen in the parents’ bedroom, elegant sofa in the living room and emerald walls of interim rooms perfectly harmonize with flower-patterned wallpapers, light doors and woolen rugs. And, of course, beautiful Christmas decor brings special coziness to the atmosphere of the house.
In 2012 the Abendshien’s got tired of loud popularity and sold the house for $1,58 mln with the starting price of $2,4 mln.
The following photos represent today’s interior of the house. It’s rather difficult to recognize the rooms of the house Kevin tried to protect so hard. Besides the staircase, probably.