‘Home Alone 2’ House Is For Sale – The New York Times

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OK, the Manhattan brownstone, now on the market for $6.7 million, wasn’t actually in the 1992 film. But it is where Kevin McCallister took on the Wet Bandits.

When Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) gets chased out of The Plaza in the 1992 film “Home Alone 2,” he heads across town to the Upper West Side, where his Uncle Rob has a brownstone at 51 West 95th Street. But Uncle Rob is out of town, the house is under construction and Kevin is, yet again, on his own to fend off bandits Harry and Marv (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern).


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Three decades later, the renovation is apparently complete, because the four-story house is for sale — in the real world — for $6.7 million.

Note to “Home Alone 2” fans: The quintessential 19th-century brownstone never actually appeared onscreen. While much of the film was shot on location in New York City — including scenes at Radio City Music Hall and the Empire Diner — the scenes at Uncle Rob’s home were filmed on Brownstone Street, a stretch of the Universal Studios backlot in Los Angeles.

That hasn’t stopped people from making pilgrimages to the Manhattan address, said Nicole Kats, listing director at Vandenberg, The Townhouse Experts, which is representing the seller. “People come and take photos of the facade and come by and take photos of the house,” she said.

Even fans who can’t make the trip reach out. “Kids write letters to the owners of this house,” said Dexter Guerrieri, president and founder of Vandenberg.

The house, with a classic stoop, bay windows and a rear garden, was built in the late 1880s and fully renovated in the early 2000s. The garden floor has a formal dining room with glass doors leading out to a private yard, and the kitchen has updated appliances and two pantries.

The second floor has a grand staircase and a traditional parlor with a fireplace, while the third floor has two bedrooms, including the primary suite. The top floor has two additional bedrooms.

The sellers bought the house in 2009 for $4.7 million. The current $6.7 million listing price is a reduction — they first listed it in March for $7.65 million before pulling it from the market. Despite the house’s Hollywood pedigree, the price is something of a bargain: 45 West 95th Street, a five-bedroom, five-bath townhouse that sits four doors down and has no such claim to fame, is also on the market, for $10 million.

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