🎄Since the very first broadcast of ‘Home Alone 1’ way back in 1990, the popular move franchise has almost become a ‘festive staple’ of our lives over the Christmas period. For those of you who have been living under a grinch shaped rock for the last thirty years, the films always hinge around the creative, looking back, damn right dangerous Kevin McAllister who finds himself at a point of extreme vulnerability as local dumb witted criminals, Harry & Marvin attempt to cause harm to the young Kevin in a bid to burgle his home.
In Home Alone 2 (1993) the film is based in New York when, at Christmas time, Kevins parents some how manage to lose the boy in the Big Apple. However, the earlier released Home Alone 1 is set in Kevins impressive American mansion. As a child it never really occurred to me – but as I have got older (particularly as a property obsessed adult) I have become increasingly interested in the McAllister pad.
Where is it based?
What is it worth?
Who owns the property?
What does it look like now?
Well, you curious lot – I have managed to find the answer to the final question, and have included the images below for your convenience. Whilst always an impressive residence, the décor in the film is very ‘1990s’, so you will be pleased to hear that the current homeowners have brought the property right up to 2020 standards. In fact in places, the property is barely recognisable.
What do you think to the transformation?
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Until next time, thanks for reading – and enjoy the images.
Ben (the one with the beard) 🧔🏻
The Kitchen: A great, open space – very in keeping with the period, but somewhat dated by 2019’s standards.
Now: A light, bright contemporary space with central island.
Reception Room: Used predominantly as a music room by the looks of things, a very festive one at that.
Now: Almost unrecognisable! With natural light flowing through the room at every opportunity these large open planned rooms, separated only by an open archway look enormous. Good to see those music room vibes have stayed, though.
The Staircase: Every mansion needs an impressive staircase, and boy, the McAllisters had that box ticked. With traditional decor, red carpets and broad steps this stair case would make a focal point in any over-sized home.
Now: Still an impressive staircase boasting broad steps fit for a king, the entrance hall has been finished to a much more ‘crisp’ and contemporary standard for the new decade.