Inside the real Home Alone house as iconic Christmas film turns 30

Christmas classic Home Alone is now 30 years old and is still one of the best-loved festive films of all time thanks in part to the iconic mansion where Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) is left and forced to fend for himself.

But while the mega Georgian mansion located in the Chicago suburb of Winnetka is still standing, inside it's a far-cry from the winter wonderland it is in the film.

That's not to say it's not still a stunning home, but in new images from inside the property it's almost unrecognisable thanks to the lack of festive cheer.

In the film, Kevin is seen turning his home into a giant trap for would-be thieves with a range of homemade measures.

Kevin manages to keep burglars Harry and Marv at bay; even if he does trash the house in the process.

Here we run down the big changes from the film to the modern day home.

The hallway/stairs

In Home Alone, the McCallister family home boasts a stunning entrance hallway and staircase.

In the film, Kevin famously slides own the staircase on a metal tray before trying to make it to the front door.

The imposing stairs are covered in a bright red runner and the walls are covered in an of-the-moment patterned wallpaper.

Now the festive red has gone and has been replaced by a blue runner.

The walls have also been stripped back and painted in a baby blue/ light grey to give it a more neutral look.

The patterned rugs have also gone, to show off the dark stained wooden flooring.

The kitchen

Perhaps one of the most dramatically transformed rooms in the house is the kitchen.

The McCallisters' house sported green tiled worktops and dark kitchen cupboards.

Now the room has been given a total overhaul with bright-white cupboards and new black marble worktops.

The kitchen also now boasts a central breakfast bar complete with two high seats.

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Dining Room

The massive dining room has also been given a light revamp to bring it into the 21st Century.

The vibrant red walls have been replaced with a cream colour palette with intricate detailing.

Unsurprisingly, the Christmas decor including toy soldiers and tinsel has also gone.

Master Bedroom

As soon as he discovered he was on his own, Kevin set up camp in is parent's master bedroom.

The large room still boasts a giant four-poster bed and fireplace but the dated wallpaper has now been replaced with striped white walls, giving it a more crisp and fresh feel.

The room has also been decluttered and now sports a more minimalist look.

While the bed appears to have stayed exactly the same, the bedside tables have been replaced with new matching wooden ones.

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