Comments on: For Sale: Steve Martin’s Classic Colonial from the Movie “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” http://hookedonhouses.net/2012/05/21/for-sale-steve-martins-classic-colonial-from-the-movie-planes-trains-automobiles/ A Fun Place to Get Your House Fix Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:50:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Kathleen Cromer http://hookedonhouses.net/2012/05/21/for-sale-steve-martins-classic-colonial-from-the-movie-planes-trains-automobiles/comment-page-1/#comment-859481 Wed, 08 May 2013 20:40:46 +0000 http://hookedonhouses.net/?p=41847#comment-859481 I watched both movies over and over and I like the original style and interior of the houses, they are more homey than what they look like now from the pictures that you have given us to see. I think in years past the homes gave a warmer feeling to the interior of the rooms.

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By: You Can Buy the House from “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles” - Movie Mom http://hookedonhouses.net/2012/05/21/for-sale-steve-martins-classic-colonial-from-the-movie-planes-trains-automobiles/comment-page-1/#comment-523521 Mon, 09 Jul 2012 19:55:14 +0000 http://hookedonhouses.net/?p=41847#comment-523521 [...] spent an entire movie trying to get back there.  And now you can come home there every day.  The home that Neal Pane, Steve Martin’s character, lived in is on the market.  For $1.799 [...]

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By: Cathy http://hookedonhouses.net/2012/05/21/for-sale-steve-martins-classic-colonial-from-the-movie-planes-trains-automobiles/comment-page-1/#comment-520773 Sun, 01 Jul 2012 12:51:00 +0000 http://hookedonhouses.net/?p=41847#comment-520773 Oh, yes, Ann. There’s lake access about 5 blocks from there. Just there last week and house still has a for sale sign up!

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By: Planes, Trains and a House for Sale | twoinspiredesign http://hookedonhouses.net/2012/05/21/for-sale-steve-martins-classic-colonial-from-the-movie-planes-trains-automobiles/comment-page-1/#comment-512378 Fri, 15 Jun 2012 10:11:15 +0000 http://hookedonhouses.net/?p=41847#comment-512378 [...] was browsing one of my favorite blogs the other day–Hooked on Houses–and saw that another famous Chicago area movie house is on the market: the brick Colonial [...]

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By: Katherine http://hookedonhouses.net/2012/05/21/for-sale-steve-martins-classic-colonial-from-the-movie-planes-trains-automobiles/comment-page-1/#comment-481173 Wed, 23 May 2012 23:43:03 +0000 http://hookedonhouses.net/?p=41847#comment-481173 I love the exterior, I was thinking it looked like the house in uncle buck with john candy. Although I haven’t watched that movie in years.

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By: technicolordreams http://hookedonhouses.net/2012/05/21/for-sale-steve-martins-classic-colonial-from-the-movie-planes-trains-automobiles/comment-page-1/#comment-480362 Tue, 22 May 2012 12:07:39 +0000 http://hookedonhouses.net/?p=41847#comment-480362 I’d go back to the original home before what they have done. It definitely has a 90s vive going with the balloon tops in garden room, mixed dated color carpeting around and a dozen other era upgrades. And what is with the kitchen? Looks like they enlarged it, but haven’t done anything else since installing what looks like the “pink” glazed cabinets so popular back whhen and odd wallpaper trim. And what is with those drapes hanging on either side of the island? Must be hiding something which wasn’t resolved along with the support beams. I’m wondering if the original kitchen had a canning room or dual purpose laundry, mud room, pantry (butler ). Then there is the bath, cheap tile of some odd color and doesn’t match the walls. I feel like they really remuddled and in a very inexpensive way. So….give me back the original. Anyone buying this will gut again, too bad so much of the historical details are gone.

Not normal for me to gripe, today is beautiful and waking up to a sunrise.

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By: Maria http://hookedonhouses.net/2012/05/21/for-sale-steve-martins-classic-colonial-from-the-movie-planes-trains-automobiles/comment-page-1/#comment-480202 Tue, 22 May 2012 06:33:35 +0000 http://hookedonhouses.net/?p=41847#comment-480202 Well it’s charming on the outside.

As someone already mentioned the dining room has light fixture envy, but the kitchen…well it’s a sad room where when the music stopped the cabinets all sat down around the edge of the room, except those two that were now left out in the middle like leftovers. Yes, like they ran out of cabinets so someone decided, what if we just angled them? You think anyone will notice we ran out? Hey maybe it will take away that structural beam cutting the room in half, yet off center above where we decided to place the focal point of the room stove. Yeah, I’m sure that will do it.

No it didn’t.

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By: Destiny http://hookedonhouses.net/2012/05/21/for-sale-steve-martins-classic-colonial-from-the-movie-planes-trains-automobiles/comment-page-1/#comment-480109 Tue, 22 May 2012 02:53:37 +0000 http://hookedonhouses.net/?p=41847#comment-480109 I love the outside shot – with its gum drop trees!

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By: 2inz4me http://hookedonhouses.net/2012/05/21/for-sale-steve-martins-classic-colonial-from-the-movie-planes-trains-automobiles/comment-page-1/#comment-480025 Mon, 21 May 2012 22:50:20 +0000 http://hookedonhouses.net/?p=41847#comment-480025 Pretty on the outside!

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By: Lisa http://hookedonhouses.net/2012/05/21/for-sale-steve-martins-classic-colonial-from-the-movie-planes-trains-automobiles/comment-page-1/#comment-480018 Mon, 21 May 2012 22:34:02 +0000 http://hookedonhouses.net/?p=41847#comment-480018 That house is a big, fat yuck-o. I don’t know how anyone could confuse it with the Home Alone house. While the Home Alone house now looked dated of course, back in 1990 it was the cutting edge of home decor. While most people’s homes still reeked of 1970s brown or 80′s mauve and light blue, the Home Alone house came on the scene making decorating nuts like myself go crazy with envy.

While I love the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles, I have never had house envy. While the outside was beautiful, the brief scenes we get of the inside always seemed so blah to me. I always thought they could have done a better job with set design.

The way the house looks now is pretty bad, imo. It looks like a mish mosh of every single decade. Old narrow rooms. Terrible textiles. Kitchen is every bit of 20 years old with that blonde wood. I’m usually not this harsh on a house but when a seller wants 1.79 million for a house in a down market, you need to be on the top of your game.

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