The house made famous as the one that Kevin McCallister “has to defend” in “Home Alone” sold last week for $1.585 million. This has us thinking about our stroll through Tinsel Town back in 1990.
You remember the scene: Kevin McCallister sits at his kitchen counter eating cereal, and it dawns on him—the hustle and bustle of having all his relatives in his house the previous evening is no longer there. He thinks about it, and worriedly delivers a great line from the movie, “I made my family disappear.” Then he remembers their rude comments to him from the day before, like “You are such a disease!” and “Look what you did, you little jerk!” Then he says it again, all the worry gone from his voice, “I made my family disappear!”
We remember the scene well. As well as the pizza dinner scene from the night before, the firecracker scene where one of the burglars thinks he’s overhearing a mob gunfight, and the blowtorch to the head during the famous defense of the house battle. Why these particular scenes?
Because these are some of the most memorable kitchen scenes from the movie, where Seigles Cabinets took its stroll through Hollywood. The house immortalized in “Home Alone” was located in Winnetka, IL, and Seigle’s actually supplied the MasterBrand cabinetry for the filming of the movie. So while everyone else is enjoying the young Macaulay Culkin charm as he cocks his BB gun and says, “This is it!” We are looking over his shoulder to catch our appearance in this Christmas classic.
So feel free to watch the movie again, imagine what it would be like to live in that famous house, and be on the look out for our guest appearance!