Modernist glass house featured in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
The glass house from the cult 1986 movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off has been sold for $1.06m (£632,000).
The Rose House in Illinois, near Chicago was designed by architect, museum curator and Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) teacher A. James Speyer for textile designers Ben and Frances Rose. The house is in the style of modernist architect Mies van der Rohe who was Speyer’s professor at IIT.
The house was used for the famous scene where Bueller’s best friend Cameron Frye trashes his Father’s prized 1961 red Ferrari (which he “loved more than life itself”) through the glass pavilion into the garden below.
The property has been on the market for several years since the death of Frances Rose.