- The piano teacher's house, seen in the 1993 movie Groundhog Day, is currently on the market for $249,000.
- The two-story home, located in Woodstock, Illinois, is 1,722-square-feet with four bedrooms, and two and a half baths.
- The historic landmark has been renovated but kept charming elements, like the stunning entryway, living room, and porch.
When winter’s harsh weather seems never-ending, it’s difficult not to look toward Punxsutawney Phil on Groundhog Day to predict the end of the season. Loyal fans of Phil have been gathering around since 1886 to witness the sight of a shadow, and the movie Groundhog Day only helped the long-time event soar in attendance. Now, fans of both Phil and the comedic film, starring Bill Murray, can own a piece of history.
The 1993 cult classic centers around Phil Connors, a local TV weatherman, who would rather be anywhere but in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania covering the beloved Groundhog Day tradition. After finding himself stuck in a repetitive loop and turning to mischief for entertainment, he eventually decides to better himself by learning new skills, including playing the piano.
Despite the movie’s setting, the house in which the weatherman took his piano lessons is actually located in Woodstock, Illinois, and it’s on the market for $249,000. Built in 1893, the two-story home is 1,722-square-feet with four bedrooms, two and a half baths, and a detached, two-car garage.
“The home was selected for the film for its rustic beauty and all-American charm,” said Redfin agent David Leigh. “The current owners purchased it eight years after the movie came out, and it has continued to improve over the years. There are new wooden floors throughout, updated kitchen and bathrooms, but the best part of the house is perhaps the historic expansive porch, which enhanced a memorable movie scene.”
The home’s charming Victorian outside is a stark contrast to the modern elements found within it—a spacious kitchen with upgraded appliances, sleek bathrooms featuring subway tiles, and a lush yard part of the 0.29 acres that comes with the property.
Of course, the owners knew about the home's sentimental value to movie buffs, and made sure to preserve the stunning entryway, living room, and porch seen in Groundhog Day.
“In February, guests from around the globe walk by and take photos,” said David. “Every Groundhog Day for the past 10 years, the owners’ youngest daughter serves hot cocoa to walking tour visitors that stop to see the home that weekend.”
The property, located at 348 S Madison St., was recently listed on July 3 and has been viewed over 2,000 times online. Currently, the historic landmark is available for tours with Redfin and we wouldn’t wait too long to score a walkthrough of the famous house.
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