Let my Cameron (house) go: Ferris Bueller mansion up for sale

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The place is like a museum. It's very beautiful and very cold, and you're not allowed to touch anything. - Ferris Bueller describing Cameron Frye's house

If you thought the Ferrari was nice, just wait til you get a load of the house.

The North Shore mansion made famous as the home to hypochondriac Cameron Frye (Alan Ruck) in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is for sale.

Here's the specs on this cozy little home, according to realtor.com:

The architecturally stunning, art-filled, 5,300-square-foot house went on the market last week for $2.3 million. Its most famous feature is its steel and glass "pavilion" that hangs over the ravine.

• Built: 1953

• Bedrooms: 4

• Bathrooms: 4 (full)

• Rooms details: 20x18 master bedroom, 42x35 family room, 40x25 living room, 20x16 kitchen, and dining room

• Size: Approximately 5300 sq. ft., one story, approximately 3/4 acre.

• That garage: 3-car, detached

• Amenities: Gas fireplace, central air, Lake Michigan water

• NO, it does not come with a smashed up 1967 Ferrari California in the Ravines.

And the house does have some historical architectural significance, but be warned, it's apparently a fixer-upper, as advertised.

THE BEN ROSE HOME-site of the famous movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", cantilevered over the ravine, these two steel and glass buildings, which can never be duplicated, have incredible vistas of the surrounding woods. This is a unique property designed by A. James Speyer and David Haid, both notable architects of the 20th Century. Estate Sale Sold "As Is" No disclosures! This is an amazing architectural treasure.

Of course, John Hughes, the director who made the a fictionalized Winnetkaesque world famous in a string of iconic '80s movies, is still banging around the North Shore and according to the report, has been made aware the digs are available. Apparently he hasn't shown any interest, but maybe Molly Ringwald and Michael Schoeffling can make a bid if they're still together.

Here's Cameron's NSFW reaction to the sale - we can only assume he still lives at home:

Maybe it's the Red Wings jersey, Cameron, but it just seems a little hard to feel sorry for you.

Of course, Cameron isn't the only character to undergo some changes since the joyride to Chicago and you can catch up with the others here.

So what happens if you lose out on the bid? Well, you'd need a Ferrari to be able to get to all the shooting locations Hughes has used in one day. Here's a helpful look at the properties still out there - though they may not be for sale.

UPDATE: TMZ caught up with Ruck at LAX, and apparently he doesn't have the coin to buy his own house. So sad. Anyway, you can see what he has to say in living color here.

Guess that's one potential buyer crossed off the list.

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