The most amazing photographs of the "Ferris Bueller House"

    Yes the glass pavilion "Ferris Bueller House" - a fine mid-1950's design in Highland Park, Illinois:

    along with its added garage or auto "display case" or vitrine:

    Sudler Sotheby's International.

    is for sale. In "real life", as in the movie, the glass pavilion held classic cars. Click on the arrow to open the doors.

    In the movie it famously housed "the (red) 1961 Ferrari GT 250 California. Less than a hundred were made."

    Is the architecture in its setting dramatic enough for Hollywood? Well, no.

    But if you want to see really amazing representation of the house,
    click on the photos below.

    Then click on the photo you want to see, let it load and let it rip.

    You've got to see these high-resolution 360 degree virtual reality photography, by Robert Harshman.

    You get panoramic views on a gorgeous Highland Park day. Exquisite light cascades through the glass. You see much of the original furniture; and in the study- fabric designed by the original owner of the house- Ben Rose. I'm told he was also an accomplished jazz musician and held jam sessions in there. Reminds me of Duke Ellington and his orchestra playing in Crown Hall.

    The four-bedroom, 5,300-square-foot house (asking $2.3 million) dates from 1953. It's one of the few by A. James Speyer, a friend and protégé of Mies van der Rohe and a cultural force in the second half of the twentieth century in Chicago. In 1961 Speyer was named curator of Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago. Over the next twenty-five years he organized, designed, or installed more than 125 exhibitions.

    The glass pavilion, also indebted to Mies, was designed about three years after the house, by David Haid and was a later addition to the site.

    Highland Park, Illinois is the same leafy suburb north of Chicago that has Frank Lloyd Wright's Ward Willits House.

    It's interesting to compare the two houses- there's much Wright in Miesian Modernism- and I'd love to see Robert Harshman photograph the Ward Willits House with his vr photography, since it's one of Wright's first plans in "pinwheel," emanating out from the center.

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