This is what the house from Home Alone looks like now

This is what the house from Home Alone looks like now

Prepare to go on a festive trip down memory lane. It turns out the gorgeous house that was the residence of Kevin McCallister and family is a real place.

The home is basically a character in its own right in the classic Christmas movie, which sees Kevin McCallister fighting off burglars when his family accidentally leave him behind over the Christmas break.

The film doesn’t actually ever mention what Kevin’s parents do, but they must be raking it in to have such a stunning home.

When someone bought the real home it meant we for a look inside.

These pictures were taken in 2011 when the house from Home Alone went up for sale.

According to Hooked on Houses, the red brick colonial Georgian house in Winnetka, Illinois, went on the market for $2.4 million via estate agents Coldwell Banker. It eventually sold for $1.58 million which was nearly $1 million less than than the asking price.

The stunning three story house covers 4,250 square feet and is very close to Lake Michigan.

Take a look at the Home Alone house now, though warning Christmas lovers, it’s a lot less festive.

1. The Kitchen

Speaking about how they chose the home, director Chris Columbus said: "We needed to cast a house that would work for the stunts and also a house that was visually appealing and, if this makes sense, warm and menacing at the same time. It’s the kind of house if you were a kid it would be fun to be left home alone… I wanted it to feel timeless."

The house at 671 Lincoln was owned by John and Cynthia Abendshien when the production company came in and transformed it. The pair hadn’t owned it for very long when they agreed to it being used.

2. The stairs

The classic paint bucket scene took place on these stairs. It was one of Kevin’s best traps. As Harry and Marv reach the top of the stairs the trip wire sends them flying.

3. The office

Who as an office this big? No wonder fans were left wondering what exactly Kevin McCallister did as a job.

4. The dinner table

Things have changed a bit here, the window is much wider and open. The second set of stairs are gone too.

5. The parents’ bedroom

The house has five bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. Kevin seems to like his parents’ room, we don’t blame him either, it’s massive!

6. The dining room

It’s all very regal in the McCallister household. Even the dining room is luxurious. Not much changed in the movie, it just got a bit more festive.

The main floorplan for the house

Merry Christmas ya filthy animals!

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