"Home Alone," a holiday film favorite, stars a now 93-year-old brick colonial in Illinois as the home where 8-year-old Kevin McCallister was accidentally left alone at Christmastime. In the film, Kevin defends the house from burglars. In real life, the four-bedroom, four-bath house on671 Lincoln Avenuein the Chicago suburb of Winnetka was sold in 2012 for almost $1.6 million.
"Home Alone," released in 1990, was filmed in several Winnetka locations and became the year's highest grossing film, spawning three sequels. The movie claimed the No. 8 spot on Boston.com's list of top 50 holiday movies of all time.
Macaulay Culkin, who played Kevin, was 10 when "Home Alone" was released and catapulted him to international fame. At the height of his celebrity, Culkin was considered the most successful child star since Shirley Temple.
Culkin, who also appeared in "Home Alone 2," was in the news in November as the victim of a celebrity death hoax. The 34-year-old actor, who performs in The Pizza Underground band, announced that he was, indeed, alive by posting pictures on the band's Instagram page that parodied "Weekend at Bernie's," the 1989 comedy that features a dead body.
See Photos of 'Home Alone' House
'Home Alone' and House in Movie: Two Classics Still Standing
The "Home Alone" film crew loading potato flakes into the snow machine