Can you imagine what a travesty it would be if it were torn down and replaced with a faux Tuscan McMansion? Ew. The Rose House and Pavilion is one of the most significant modern houses in the Chicagoland area and was featured in the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" when Cameron kicked his father's Ferarri through the glass curtain wall. The house is currently for sale and inquiries have been made to significantly alter the house or demolish it. The house is featured on Landmarks Illinois 2009/2010 Chicagoland Watch List, as a threatened historic structure. For more information, visit


  1. alexis // September 17, 2009 at 6:56 PM

    I wonder what the asking price is for the Rose house. I can't believe anyone would want to tear it down.

  2. Erika // September 17, 2009 at 9:50 PM

    I swear. If someone builds a McMansion in place of that house, I WILL egg it. Cartons and cartons of eggs.