Celebrity Homes, Cool Property

Original Chicago Playboy Mansion Asks $12.5M

Feast your eyes on this magnificent home, located at 1336 N. State Parkway.

Elegant and historic, this 9000 square foot Georgian home is a treasure of the Gold Coast and currently for sale. Originally built in 1897, the home was later purchased by Hugh Hefner in 1959 and became known as the “Playboy Mansion,” until the property was acquired by the School of the Art Institute in 1974 and bisected into residential units, college dormitories, and eventually luxury condos.

Now on the market, the 5-bedroom home at 1336 N. State has been lovingly renovated with the finest of materials and reimagined for the sophisticated buyer, who enjoys both beauty and functionality. “Experience the ease, grace, and grandeur of this spectacular home, saturated with light,” says the listing agent, Katherine Malkin. Scroll below for current-day photos, as well as a video tour from Hugh Hefner himself.

 

See this traditional Gold Coast beauty with a Playboy past…

 

For more information on 1336 N. State Pkwy, contact Katherine Malkin (312-981-2308)

 

 

 

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Rentals

Inside Gold Coast’s Hottest New Apartments

Let’s take a look at a latest development in Chicago’s apartment scene: the Aurélien.

Located at the corner of Clark and Chestnut, the 31-story apartment tower recently opened and is generating buzz around the Gold Coast. Aurélien, which translates to ‘golden’ in French, is a chic and urban industrial style rental development of 368 units. The building offers studio, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom luxury rental homes with hardwood floors, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and floor to ceiling windows. Amenities include an outdoor pool, luxury sundeck, garden terrace, a fitness center and pet-friendly perks. Rents begin from $1,860/month.

 

See inside the new Aurélien building…

 

Photos via Curbed

What do you think of the Aurélien apartments?

 

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Chicago People, Décor

A Chicago Greystone “Before & After” Transformation

Here’s a transformation you have to see to believe. Local Chicagoan and co-founder of The Everygirl, Alaina Kaczmarski took a vintage Chicago greystone from drab to fab in less than a year.

Kaczmarski found the 1,600 square foot rental on Craiglist last winter and has since transformed the space to fit her “modern meets traditional” style, alongside her husband, Dan, and their two dogs, Tucker and Fiona.

Take a look inside and you’ll find tons of architectural charm, like oversized windows and multiple fireplaces, paired with Alaina’s knack for styling “old and new.”

 

See inside this chic and modern Chicago greystone…

 

Alaina Kaczmarski Chicago home tour

open shelves kitchen

Alaina Kaczmarski home tour

Compare “before and after”…

INTERIOR DESIGN AND STYLING: Alaina Kaczmarski PHOTOGRAPHY: Aimée Mazzenga

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AND SOURCES: TheEverygirl.com

 

 

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