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The John Hughes Fan Guide To The Chicago Metro Area
Fans of "Home Alone "will immediately recognize this Georgian-style home’s facade. During the Christmas season, it's not uncommon to see folks taking photos outside of the house in Winnetka, Illinois that served as Kevin McCallister's personal paradise.
The McCallister House
Molly Ringwald's coming-of-age story "Sixteen Candles" also features a Chicagoland home. The grand Colonial-style home in Evanston is virtually unchanged since it was filmed in the early ‘80s and still includes the window ledge where Samantha gets her kiss from Jake over her birthday cake.
Samantha's House
John Hughes’ alma mater, Glenbrook North High School, would later serve as Shermer High School for Ferris, Sloane, and Cameron in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Though the exterior has changed in the decades since the film was made, you can still see what Ferris was taking a day off from if you venture out to Northbrook.
Shermer High School
All of Hughes’ films take place in the fictional town of Shermer, IL including “The Breakfast Club,” which shares the same name as Ferris’ school, but has an entirely different look. Now a police station, this former Des Plaines school’s exterior is mostly the same as, and inside there is a small shrine dedicated to the film.
The Other Shermer High School
Over in Kenilworth, the Page's house from "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" is easily mixed up with the McCallister's from "Home Alone." Like the other Chicagoland homes made famous by John Hughes, this property still looks as it did in the ‘80s where you can see the same concrete stoop where Steve Martin and John Candy ended their long, chaotic journey together.
The Page Family House