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Kenilworth home from “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” up for sale

For $1.8 milliKenilworth home thSteve Martin's character 'Planes Trains Automobiles' tried 25 years ago reach for Thanksgiving — while dogged by

For $1.8 million, the Kenilworth home that Steve Martin's character in "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" tried 25 years ago to reach for Thanksgiving — while dogged by John Candy's character — can be yours. | Photo courtesy of Coldwell Banker North Shore

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Updated: July 7, 2012 8:34AM



The Kenilworth house that served as the home for Steve Martin’s character in the 1987 movie “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” is on the market.

Veteran North Shore Realtor Barbara Mawicke listed the home at 230 Oxford Road for $1.8 million eight weeks ago.

It’s the house that Neal Page (Martin) spends 93 minutes of screen time trying to get back to in the classic from director John Hughes.

“It was so long ago, I don’t think very many people would have remembered it,” said Mawicke, though her Coldwell Banker North Shore webpage dutifully notes that the red brick Colonial was “Featured in (the) 1987 ‘Planes, Trains & Automobiles’ movie with Steve Martin & John Candy.”

Mawicke’s son John is the owner of the house, and he’s selling it because he and his family have relocated to Hong Kong, she said.

He never cared about the house’s obscure fame.

“He bought the house because he liked it,” his mother said. It went for $1.4 million in 2009.



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