Last year, a Chestnut Hill home where the 1988 Jodie Foster movie, Stealing Home, was filmed hit the market. The 7,000-square-foot home is still for sale, but is now being offered for $355,000 less.
Now listed for about $1.8 million, the Lynnebrook Lane home was used for one scene in Stealing Home, where Foster starred alongside Mark Harmon. The scene was filmed in the backyard, where Foster dove to the bottom of the pool to touch the drain.
“[The film] was something that we would frequently hear about from people who had been there at the house when it was done,” Jeannine Cattie, the current owner, told us last year. “The previous owner would entertain often and many people got a chance to see it being filmed.”
While there was only one scene filmed at this home, many other parts of the movie were shot around Chestnut Hill.
The French-style country home, which is designated as “significant” by the Chestnut Hill Historical Society, was built in 1935 by Wiling, Sims & Talbutt, a prominent architectural firm at the time.
It has six bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths, a guest apartment, and a five-car garage. The home includes many original architectural details: concrete floors with inlaid brass, tall casement windows, and stone walls.
The current owners, who lived there for 17 years, completed many renovations, including fixing up the famous pool. They gutted the pool with new pipes, drains and a filtration plant, and laid stonework around the perimeter.
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