My friend Andre Dellamorte (I will never use his real name in print. Never!) has long held that Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is a singularly evil film because of the way it celebrates privilege, rampant capitalism and the suppression of the working class. I am hard pressed to disagree with him. But I like the movie anyway, sort of in the same way I like evil films such as Cannibal Holocaust and An American Carol.
If you’ve seen the film (and I’m sure you have), you know that Ferris’ friend Cameron is even richer than the upper middle class figure of Reagan-era Me First evil who is the centerpiece of the film. And you know that his house has that amazing glass-encased garage… through which Cameron crashes a car.
Now that garage (and the house that goes with it) can be yours, for a paltry 1.65 million bucks. The Rose House and Pavilion, in a wooded enclave of swanky Highland Park, Illinois, was listed last week, and that garage comes with the property.
I can’t for the life of me find the listing online, but here’s a link to the Guardian article about it.