Is it really practical to live in all these awesome modern houses?

The Rose House—the most important modernist building in the Chicago area, featured in John Hughes' movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off—is back on sale for just $1.5 million. That's three times in three years! Is this house haunted or just a mess to maintain?

This dream home and its separated glass pavilion—which housed the Ferrari owned by Cameron's dad in the movie—have suffered a huge price drop from the original $2.3 million price tag, which turned to $1.65 million in 2011 and now is $1.5 million. Something must be really wrong with this architectonic jewel—which got threatened by demolition in 2009—when the price keeps going down like that. From the outside, it looks like the perfect house in the perfect place.

But perhaps there's a bad secret to this home, like with this other modernist masterpiece: The Farnsworth House by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (photo by Devyn Caldwell) gets flooded every year.

Update: Harry Sawyers sent us this article explaining why the Rose House is so hard to sell. It's just too cold in the winter—and other things too.

The Ferris Bueller glass house is back on the market!

Who hasn’t dreamed of having a garage like Cameron’s in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off? Well, now's your chance. Again. The sexy, glass-walled modern house and garage featured in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is back on the market for a cool $1.5 million.

This may sound steep, but it's way cheaper than the $2.3 million pricetag Gawker reported the last time the house was on the market. Still, most of us can’t afford this insanely-cool, woodland home or Cameron’s dad’s Ferrari, but we can take our own car on a road trip around Chicago! Here's how you can visit all the major filming locations with Roadtripper’s Ferris Bueller's Day Off Guide.

So, back to the house...if you've got $1.5 million burning a whole in your wallet, here's a taste of what you can buy:


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