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Ferris Bueller lookalike house on Grand Designs is on sale for £2.5million

A luxury woodland property that featured on TV's Grand Designs and is based on a home in the Eighties' movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off has gone on sale for £2.5million.

The elevated design of Natural Bridges, set in an eight-acre wooded valley in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, was inspired by the residence of Cameron Frye - the hypochondriac best friend of Ferris (played by Matthew Broderick) in the 1986 cult film.

In one memorable scene, Cameron trashes his father's beloved Ferrari car which ends up smashing through the window of the cantilevered garage at the property.

Harry Anscombe, owner of Natural Bridges, had become obsessed with living somewhere that resembled the floating steel and glass of the home in Illinois, US, which featured in the film.

This luxury woodland property that featured on TV's Grand Designs in 2018 and is based on a home in the Eighties' movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off has gone on sale for £2.5million

The elevated design of Natural Bridges, set in an eight-acre wooded valley in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, was inspired by the residence of Cameron Frye - the hypochondriac best friend of Ferris Bueller in the 1986 cult film

In one memorable scene in the movie, Cameron trashes his father's beloved Ferrari car which ends up smashing through the window of the cantilevered garage at the property. Above, Cameron (played by Alan Ruck) outside his father's garage in the film, while he talks to his buddies Ferris (Matthew Broderick) and Sloane Peterson (Mia Sara)

Harry Anscombe, owner of Natural Bridges (pictured), had become obsessed with living somewhere that resembled the floating steel and glass of the home in Illinois, US, which featured in the film

Natural Bridges includes 15ft high ceilings, a cantilevered wing suspended above the grounds and structural glazing which reveals the rural views

The property in Cornwall has five bedrooms and three bathrooms, a boot room (a cross between a laundry and cloakroom), along with a wet room, giant, open-plan living room, and kitchen 

The house also contains a dining space with a separate study - while the entrance hallway has a 40ft long rooflight

And when he showed off the build on Grand Designs in 2018, presenter Kevin McCloud described it as a 'stonking triumph'.

Its extraordinary features include 15ft high ceilings, a cantilevered wing suspended above the grounds and structural glazing which reveals the rural views.

The property has five bedrooms and three bathrooms, a boot room (a cross between a laundry and cloakroom), along with a wet room and a giant, open-plan living, kitchen - and dining space with a separate study. 

The entrance hallway has a 40ft long rooflight.

Upstairs is a family bathroom, a guest bedroom with en-suite, three double bedrooms and a master suite with a dressing area and bathroom.

Upstairs is a family bathroom, a guest bedroom with en-suite, three double bedrooms and a master suite with a dressing area and bathroom

Managing partner of John Bray estate agents, Josephine Ashby said: 'The owners did a full-on Grand Designs build and are selling so they can literally do it all again'

When Mr Anscombe showed off the build on Grand Designs in 2018, presenter Kevin McCloud described it as a 'stonking triumph'

The new owner will also acquire a separate traditional two-bedroom Cornish stone barn in its own enclosed garden with a hot-tub. 

There is also planning permission for a cabin in the woods and there are several outbuildings, including a converted dairy with a kitchen and a World War Two Nissen hut and a car-port.

Managing partner of John Bray estate agents, Josephine Ashby said: 'The owners did a full-on Grand Designs build and are selling so they can literally do it all again.

'They have earmarked a new plot of land to build a new family home.

'This house would be perfect for a young family. 

'Some of the people who have looked at it already seem to know the area very well. It's the kind of place you fall in love with.'

The new owner will also acquire a separate traditional two-bedroom Cornish stone barn in its own enclosed garden with a hot-tub

Mr Bray added: 'Some of the people who have looked at it already seem to know the area very well. It's the kind of place you fall in love with'

There is also planning permission for a cabin in the woods - and there are several outbuildings, including a converted dairy with a kitchen and a World War Two Nissen hut and a car-port

In the classic movie (above), high school student Ferris Bueller fakes sickness to stay at home - and then spends the day off with his girlfriend, and best friend

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