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Chicago-Area Ferris Bueller Home Sells For $1m
A Chicago-area home which featured in the classic 1986 movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off has been sold.
After five years on the market, the modernist property in Highland Park, Illinois, was bought on Thursday for $1.06m (£630,000).
It is where a prized Ferrari belonging to the father of the hero's best friend is spectacularly wrecked in the film.
The four-bedroom house was built on the edge of a wooded ravine, into which the classic car famously plunges after hurtling through the glass wall of the garage.
Craig Hogan, regional director at estate agent Coldwell Banker Previews, told Sky News the buyer wished to remain anonymous.
He said the steel-and-glass property took so long to sell because it went on the market in 2009 during the recession.
"That was a very rough time here," he said. "It's also a home with a very specific style, but fortunately we found a buyer who fell in love with it."
The house was first listed at $2.3m.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off follows the eponymous high school student (played by Matthew Broderick) as he plays truant in Chicago, joined by his adoring girlfriend and depressed best friend.
Director John Hughes, Hollywood lore has it, wrote the screenplay in less than a week - it became one of the top-grossing films of that year.