It’s not every day we can report that someone has purchased a veritable movie star, but in the case of the house made famous in the movie “Home Alone,” it’s true.

As much as Macauley Culkin and Joe Pesci were the human stars of the Christmas hit, the brick Georgian in the Winnetka real estate market in Illinois wound up taking center stage — providing an ideal, suburban setting for the hijinks of a kid accidentally left behind while his family went on vacation.

And now, after being on the market on and off for the past year, the home has finally sold, according to the Chicago Tribune. Owners John and Cynthia Abendshien have reported accepted $1.585 million for the home, which they had originally listed in May 2011 for $2.4 million.

The Georgian-style home has over 4,000 square feet of living space on a half-acre lot. Charming details like high ceilings, dormered windows, and wood-burning fireplaces lend to its 1921 construction date.

The home is listed by Marissa Hopkins of Coldwell Banker.

About the Author

Laura Vecsey is a former sports columnist, news reporter and politics writer and has worked for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Baltimore Sun, Albany (N.Y.) Times-Union and Harrisburg Patriot-News. She was also a regional editor with She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College.

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