This was the Future, Vol.38

typed for your pleasure on 1 June 2009, at 12.08 am

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If you were lucky enough to grow up during the Eighties (and be old enough to appreciate it), you’ll recall a certain film director by the name of John Hughes, who brought the world a cluster of features that exemplified the adventures, the awkwardness, and the angst of being a teenager during the mid-to-late Eighties. Sixteen Candles. The Breakfast Club, starring the sardonically gorgeous Ally Sheedy. And my all-time personal favourite, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. To me, Ferris Bueller was less of a film, and more of a treatise on how to live. But that’s another post altogether!
So you lot remember how retro-modern Cameron Frye’s house was, right? That fantastic metal-and-glass dwelling hidden in the woods? Well, apparently the fecker’s now for sale.

Ohh yeeaaahh

The Ben Rose Home-site of the famous movie ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’, cantilevered over the ravine, these two steel and glass buildings, which can never be duplicated, have incredible vistas of the surrounding woods. This is a unique property designed by A. James Speyer and David Haid, both notable architects of the 20th Century. Estate Sale Sold ‘As Is’ No disclosures! This is an amazing architectural treasure.

Looks like they replaced the glass on that one side, since that accident with the Ferrari

Owned by a former photographer — the aforementioned Ben Rose — and located in Highland park, Illinois, this house was designed in 1958, and features four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a three-car garage. Not only that, it’s got a hell of a view overlooking a ravine (obviously), and SWEET SLOW-ROASTED CHRIST IT’S CAMERON’S HOUSE.
With the price that they’re letting it go for, you’d think it was an authentic Hollywood prop, as they’re asking $2,300,000 USD for it. Does that at least include a Red Wings jersey?

I am buying that house, a Ferrari, and oppressively raising a kid who will ultimately destroy it all. Best cos-play ever!

– pwmolloy, gadabout and dude of all seasons

Okay, commence Ferris Bueller quotes… now

Random similar posts, for more timewasting:

Message in an (architectural) bottle on July 9th, 2007

This was the Future, Vol.05 on February 16th, 2005

5 have spoken to “This was the Future, Vol.38”

  1. Anonymous Realdoll Owner writes:

    OMG I love 80’s movies and own every John Hughes film I can find on DVD. Have a big collection..

    What a great house!

  2. Veach writes:

    ‘You’re not dying, you just can’t think of anything good to do.’

  3. Mandie writes:

    “Why’d you kick me?”
    “Where’s your brain?”
    “Why’d you kick me?”
    “Where’s your brain?”
    “Why’d you kick me?”
    “Where’s your brain?”
    “I asked you first.”

  4. MontiLee writes:

    “I could be the walrus. I’d still have to bum rides off people.”

  5. calvitosuperdivi writes:

    well, in fact all that Iliked about Ferris Bueller was his sister, if I could I’d like to dress my doll like her

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