If you’ve ever seen the classic Christmas movie Home Alone, you know that the house itself is a significant part of the movie’s appeal. There are a variety of great gags that absolutely would not have been possible without the Home Alone house’s specific structure. How did the filmmakers do it? It turns out they found a home in Winnetka, Illinois that fit their needs. Here’s what you need to know about the filmmakers’ vision for the house in Home Alone.