Home Alone house being sold – swinging paint tins not included

Home Alone House Being Sold – Swinging Paint Tins Not Included
Home Alone House, © AP2011
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By Associated Press Reporter

The house where Kevin McCallister’s Home Alone hi-jinks took place is changing hands.

And if the new owner wants to watch the family favourite, there is a movie theatre inside – one of many upgrades since the Chicago property was renovated and expanded in 2018.


Sale of the Winnetka house, portrayed in the 1990 film, is under way, days after being listed for 5.25 million dollars (£4.13 million), said Dawn McKenna and Katie Moor, agents with Coldwell Banker Realty.

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Macaulay Culkin (Ian West/PA)

“We’re thrilled with the way this home captured everyone’s attention and hearts due to its well-deserved place in cinematic history and the timeless holiday memories it evokes,” Ms McKenna and Ms Moor told the Chicago Sun-Times.


The brick Georgian-style house has five bedrooms, six bathrooms and more than 9,000 square feet of space. There is a fully equipped gym and indoor sports court with a basketball hoop.

Home Alone is the comedic story of eight-year-old Kevin, played by Macaulay Culkin, who is accidentally left behind while his family travels to Europe at Christmas.

Kevin defends the house from two bumbling burglars played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern, including by striking them with paint cans swinging from rope.

The house last sold in 2012 for 1.58 million dollars (£1.24 million).


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