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This Is What Inside The Home Alone House Looks Like IRL

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This Is What Inside The Home Alone House Looks Like IRL

If, like us, you're gearing up to watch Home Alone a couple of hundred times over the festive season, then you might be interested in what we've just dug up.

We've found Kevin McCallister's house IRL, after uncovering a listing from when it was last on sale in 2012.

And it's taking us on a trip down memory lane...

The property was put up for sale in 2012 (Credit: Marissa Hopkins)
The property was put up for sale in 2012 (Credit: Marissa Hopkins)
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Just like in the 1990 movie - which centres around eight-year-old Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) - the Georgian-Colonial property is pretty ornate inside.

However, it's had a modern update, with a clean white and grey colour scheme instead of the 1990s decor we might expect.

The home, found in Winnetka, Illinois, was put up for sale by real estate agents Marissa Hopkins nine years ago for $2.4 million (£1.8 million.)

Speaking in a video which went live at the time, Cynthia Abendshien, the home's former owner, said: "The house is famous, but we're just a family living here".

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Check out a video tour below:

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You can watch the full YouTube tour here.

The property sits on half an acre of land and boasts around 4,200 square feet of living space which is comprised mainly of six bedrooms and six bathrooms - although only the first floor of it was used for filming.

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According to Vanity Fair, the house was used for exterior shots and some interior shots featuring the living room and the staircase.

The foyer will no doubt ring a bell (Credit: Marissa Hopkins/Disney)
The foyer will no doubt ring a bell (Credit: Marissa Hopkins/Disney)

During this time, the Abendshien family lived are said to have lived entirely on the second floor of the property, so they were out of the way.

In the real estate video, we're prithee to the staircase that Kevin slid down, as well as the recognisable front garden and foyer of the property - all of which hadn't changed much in over two decades, except for a fresh lick of paint and the removal of the red carpet.

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All that's changed about the stairs is the colour scheme (Credit: Marissa Hopkins/Disney)
All that's changed about the stairs is the colour scheme (Credit: Marissa Hopkins/Disney)

"This magnificent staircase greets you as you enter the home, but it's really not suitable for suitable for sledding or tobogganing," the estate agency joked in the clip.

"They built a ramp for our staircase so that Mac could take his sled out the front door," Abendshien added, giving some intel into how the scene was shot.

The TV room is less recognisable (Credit: Marissa Hopkins/Disney)
The TV room is less recognisable (Credit: Marissa Hopkins/Disney)
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Fans will also remember the TV room - where Kevin watched fake gangster film Angels With Filthy Souls - from the film, although the furniture might vary.

Plus, the grand living room fire place, which still dominates the room.

The kitchen has had a refurbishment (Credit: Marissa Hopkins/Disney)
The kitchen has had a refurbishment (Credit: Marissa Hopkins/Disney)

The kitchen bares similarities to the scene where the family ate pizza before leaving Kevin behind - including the large island in the centre of the room and the hanging pots and pans - although it's had quite a refurb' since then.

Sadly for the Abendshien kids, Kevin's backyard tree house was demolished shortly after filming.

However, lucky for the parents, the master bedroom still boasts a four poster bed (albeit a different one), to continue the McCallister's grandeur.

There's a four poster bed in the property (Credit: Marissa Hopkins/Disney)
There's a four poster bed in the property (Credit: Marissa Hopkins/Disney)

It's not the same house we know and love, but it's still pretty special...

Home Alone might turn 30 this year 2020, but it's still got quite the fan-club.

Directed and produced by John Hughes, the movie tells the story of Kevin (Culkin), an eight-year-old boy, who must defend his home from two burglars after his family accidentally leaves him behind when they go on a Christmas holiday.

The cast also includes Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern as the two burglars, as well as John Heard and Catherine O'Hara.

Home Alone is now a Christmas staple (Credit: Disney)
Home Alone is now a Christmas staple (Credit: Disney)

The film also became a franchise, spawning a 1992 sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, which is the only Home Alone sequel to feature most of the main cast.

There have been five Home Alone films in total, though - and there is a sixth currently in development, which will be a reboot of the first film.

Filming was interrupted in March this year by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic but it still appears to be set to premiere on Disney+ next year.

Featured Image Credit: Marissa Hopkins

Topics: TV and Film, Property, TV Entertainment, Home Alone

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