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RISMEDIA, May 11, 2011—Luxury market homebuyers looking for a piece of cinematic history and refined Georgian charm need look no further than the new-to-market Winnetka home for sale. Featured in the family movie, Home Alone, this stately home is listed for $2.4 million by Marissa Hopkins, a broker associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Chicago.

Conveniently located in the Chicago North Shore suburb of Winnetka, this red-brick colonial Georgian home sits dramatically on a beautifully landscaped half-acre lot, just blocks from the quaint village center and magnificent Lake Michigan. The owners of the “Home Alone Home,” John and Cynthia Abendshien, lived there while the movie was being filmed. According to the Abendshiens, the legendary writer/director John Hughes chose this home because he felt it represented family life and a warm setting where memories could be made.

“This property has been home to our family for more than 20 years, and has been a perfect location for us to raise our daughter,” says John Abendshien. “There is such a strong sense of community in Winnetka and we will always have fond memories of the fun we’ve had here and the many people we’ve come to know and love.”

“Very few homes have a leading role in a movie, in a sense becoming an additional character,” says Hopkins, the listing agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Highland Park office. “No detail was spared in this magnificent dwelling. It provides a surprise around every corner, from the Sydney Barton hand-painted dining room walls that illustrate an English Garden, to the unexpected green house window overlooking the gardens, to the spacious gourmet eat-in kitchen. John and Cynthia have created an inviting home, perfect for any family.”

Built in the 1920s, this classic, family-oriented home offers ample room to grow. The residence has four en-suite bedrooms, including the “attic bedroom” —a dormered and finished retreat with numerous nooks and crannies—and two grand suites. Privacy and comfort are the raison d’être for the four-room master suite, which spans the entire west wing of the home. This suite’s many features include a large sunroom, spacious master bath, and an elegant sitting room with built-in bookcases and a wood-burning fireplace with a carved marble fireplace mantle.

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