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Chicago's Most Expensive Homes: A Non Price Reduction On Ann Lurie's Mansion

Chicago's Most Expensive Homes: A Non Price Reduction On Ann Lurie's Mansion
Back in January I posted on a significant price reduction on Ann Lurie’s Mansion from $13.75 MM to $11 MM. Almost 7 months later and the house at 1547 N Dearborn still hasn’t sold and it’s been on the market now for 766 days. About a week ago I noticed that the listing got cancelled... Read more »

Chicago Expensive Homes: Former Playboy Bunny Mansion Listed At $14.5 MM

Chicago Expensive Homes: Former Playboy Bunny Mansion Listed At $14.5 MM
This gold coast mansion at 1336 N State Parkway was once home to the Playboy bunnies in residence and was attached to the original Playboy mansion. It sold in November 2013 for $7.125 MM. 1 1/2 years later, after renovations, it is back on  the market as Chicago’s third most expensive home currently listed. The... Read more »

George Lucas May Have Just Paid $18.75 MM For A Chicago Penthouse

George Lucas May Have Just Paid $18.75 MM For A Chicago Penthouse
The Chicago Tribune and Crain’s reported today that Chicago’s most expensive home sale ever closed on April 28 and speculation is running high that the buyer is George Lucas of Star Wars fame. The property which is the subject of this speculation is the 65th floor penthouse unit in the Park Tower Residences at 800... Read more »
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Vince Vaughn's Condo Back On The Market At Lower Price

Vince Vaughn's Condo Back On The Market At Lower Price
Vince Vaughn’s condo in Chicago went back on the market on Sunday at a much reduced price – a mere $13.9 MM. As a point of reference he paid $12 MM for it in 2006 but who knows how much he put into it since buying it. It’s also currently tied with another nearby condo... Read more »

Jerry Kleiner's West Town Villa Sells For $2.35 MM After 4 Years

Jerry Kleiner's West Town Villa Sells For $2.35 MM After 4 Years
About a year and a half ago I posted on restaurateur and designer Jerry Kleiner’s West Town Villa which was for sale at 1424 W Ohio. In fact, at the time, the house had already been on the market for quite a while. As I pointed out then the challenge was that the house was... Read more »

Chicago's Most Expensive Homes: Ann Lurie Lowers Prices On Mansion And Condo

Chicago's Most Expensive Homes: Ann Lurie Lowers Prices On Mansion And Condo
Ann Lurie owns two of Chicago’s most expensive homes – a mansion and a co-op – and has been trying to sell them for close to 2 years now, without success, which only further supports my mantra that it really doesn’t matter how you “market” a property or which realtor you use if the buyers... Read more »
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Ann Lurie's Gold Coast Condo Hits Market

Ann Lurie's Gold Coast Condo Hits Market
About a week ago I posted on Ann Lurie’s Mansion that had just gone back on the market and her plans to also sell her Gold coast condo on East Lake Shore Dr. Originally I was going to just update that post when the condo listed but that was a week ago and you’ve moved... Read more »

Ann Lurie Renews Efforts To Sell Chicago Homes

Ann Lurie Renews Efforts To Sell Chicago Homes
It looks like Ann Lurie is getting serious about selling her Chicago homes. She has two of them – a mansion at 1547 N Dearborn and a condo at 189 E Lake Shore Dr, unit 1 W – that she tried selling a little more than a year ago without much luck. Now they are... Read more »

Ferris Bueller Highland Park House Finally Sells After 5 Years

Ferris Bueller Highland Park House Finally Sells After 5 Years
It’s been a long 5 years for the famous Highland Park home at 370 Beech St. featured in the classic 1986 film (a work of art of this stature is called a film, not a movie) Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. That’s how long the owners have been trying to unload this very uniquely designed home,... Read more »
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Price Slashed On Chicago's Most Expensive Home: Ann Lurie Mansion

Price Slashed On Chicago's Most Expensive Home: Ann Lurie Mansion
Almost a year ago, when I originally posted on the listing of Ann Lurie’s mansion, it was the most expensive single family home ever listed in Chicago, priced at $18.75 MM. After sitting on the market for 316 days the house at 1547 N Dearborn finally had it’s price slashed on Friday – down to... Read more »
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