The homes featured so prominently in movie classics like “A Christmas Story,” “Miracle on 34th Street,” and others are still standing tall today. So what’s come of them?
In a blog, Zillow recently highlighted some of the most popular houses (according to readers) from classic holiday films:
“A Christmas Story”: Ralphie’s house in Cleveland has been turned into a museum, where visitors can come to view it and even purchase a leg lamp.
“Home Alone”: Located in Winnetka, Ill., the house featured in “Home Alone” recently went on the market in May for $2.4 million. The four-bedroom, four-bath house is 4,243 square feet. View the listing.
“Miracle on 34th Street”: The home that 8-year-old Susan’s character boldly asked Santa Claus for is actually located in Port Washington, N.Y. The 1,703 square-foot home was built in 1943 and still stands today.
“It’s a Wonderful Life” George Bailey’s “drafty old house” was part of the sprawling Bedford Falls set covering 4 acres on RKO Studios’ back lot. Sadly, it was razed in the 1950s.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation: Even though it didn’t make the Top 5, one of the most-searched-for holiday-movie houses on my site is Clark Griswold’s from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation . How many lights covered Clark’s home? How about 25,000 imported Italian twinkle lights?
Source: “Top 5 Holiday Movie Houses (and 5 Honorable Mentions),” Zillow Blog (Dec. 9, 2011)
Daily Real Estate News | Friday, December 23, 2011