Glass fronted house from Ferris Bueller's Day Off sold for $1.06m

Location for the scene in which a red Ferrari is sent crashing through a glass wall finds a buyer after five years

The glass fronted house so memorably destroyed in a moment of teenage rebellion in the cult 1986 comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off has been sold for $1.06m (£632,000), according to Variety.

Located in Highland Park, Illinois, not far from Chicago, the property was used for the famous scene in which Bueller's timid best friend Cameron Fry trashes his authoritarian father's expensive red Ferrari by sending it careering through glass into the yard below. The pavilion was attached to the original 1953 building in 1974 and features adjustable walls.

Despite its status as a pop-culture landmark the property had been on the market for five years and was reduced from an original asking price of $2.3m in 2009. It was designed by A James Speyer in the style of German modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, who settled in Chicago in 1937 after experiencing difficulties working in his homeland due to the rise of the Nazi regime.

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