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Tiger Woods' Backyard Golf Course

Few people, even millionaires, get to enjoy a home so spectacular that there is really no comparison.  But for Tiger Woods, that time has come.  His one-of-a-kind, $50-million dollar home in Jupiter Island, Florida is finally complete.  And thanks to Cary Lichtenstein, of PGA National Homes For Sale, we get to see an aerial shot of the home's exterior and practice course. 

The backyard practice complex includes four greens and one tee box as well as two pools.  Lichtenstein offers insight into what other systems are likely to be in place in the practice area.  Check it out here.

 

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Inside Celeb Closets

During the month of October we'll be hitting up different rooms in the home with various local professional organizers to tackle some major fall organization!  The first will be a closet in Andersonville (watch for that one in the coming weeks), but for now it just got me thinking about what would happen if I had the opportunity to completely re-design my closet.  (Hint: walls would come down, chandeliers would go in and each and every last shoe would have its own designated home.)  Which of course, led me to this fabulous gallery on InStyle.com.  If you want full descriptions of every closet, I highly recommend that you head there to get a closer look.  But for now, here are my favorite celeb closets!

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Oval Office Makeover

Average Americans are not the only ones who get bored with parts of their home, even the President of the United States needs to change things up once in a while.  Recently, President Obama had the Oval Office redecorated and regardless of which side of the political spectrum you'll find him on, in the new Oval Office it's all about the neutrals.

  

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Side-by-side lakefront estates come with baggage...

This Chicago Tribune is reporting today that the late owner of a pair of lakefront estates, toured by HomesPlus last year, has left behind nearly $20-million in debt, stirring up a legal battle that centers around the 985 and 975 Sheridan Road properties.

 

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Inside R. Kelly's Former Home

Okay, last week we teased you with the pictures, but just in case you missed it over the weekend - here's a tour of 1010 W George Street, aka R. Kelly's former home. 

 

 

 

This house is way cooler than R. Kelly

If you watch the show this weekend (WHEN!  I mean, WHEN you watch the show this weekend...) you'll see our tour of 1010 W George Street in Lincoln Park.  This home is pretty impressive.  Until 2002 it belonged to R. Kelly, which I promise is the least cool thing about it.  In fact, I would venture to say that it impresses despite that little factoid.  But that's just me.

According to Dennis Rodkin of Chicago Magazine, while the current owner pretty much gutted the place to renovate, she did retain the lower level "Colorado Room" (now referred to as the "Knotty Pine Spa Room") which is allegedly where the tape was made that lead to his 2002 child pornography charges.

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Chicago Celebrity Real Estate

This weekend we're touring a home that used to belong to R. Kelly and yesterday we learned that Vince Vaughn's mom just listed her Lake Forest home, which got us thinking that in the last few years, there has been a lot of celebrity real estate activity around Chicago.  From pro athletes to politicians to homes that have themselves starred in movies - here's a recap of some big-name real estate listings from the last few years...

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Vince Vaughn's mother lists her Lake Forest home

According to Chicago Magazine's Dennis Rodkin, Vince Vaughn's mom has listed her Lake Forest home for $2.395 million.  This weekend, interested buyers can check it out first hand at an open house scheduled for Sunday afternoon.

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