Celebrity Homes, Chicago People

Inside Bill and Giuliana Rancic’s Chicago Home

Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood is home for Bill and Giuliana Rancic. The celebrity power couple known from E! News, The Apprentice and RPM restaurants live in a beautifully restored brownstone with their 5 year-old son, Duke.

The Rancics purchased the home in March 2013 for $2.125 million, with many of its original pre-fire Victorian features in tact. Since then, they have undertaken a series of renovations to modernize and personalize the home, located at 105 E. Bellevue Place. The couple enlisted interior designer, Lonni Paul, to transform the space in a fresh, blue-and-white focused palette.

Bill Rancic grew up in nearby Orland Park, IL and always had sights of moving back to Chicago with Giuliana to raise their family.

“This city has everything to offer, including a community of people with strong Midwestern values,” Bill says of his hometown, and especially their neighborhood, within walking distance of shops, their restaurants, and Lake Michigan. “We knew the family who lived here before, and they put a great vibe in this house that we hope to continue. We’ve always had one foot here, and now we have two. Finally, we’re home.”

See inside the Chicago home of Bill and Giuliana Rancic…



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Rentals, Sports

Chicago Rental High Rises With The Best Pools

Summertime Chicago!

It’s the place to be.

If you’re looking to rent in Chicago, a high-rise with a pool is exactly where you want to be this summer. You’ll be the life of the party! In case you were wondering where you could find a high rise with a pool, we’re here to help!

Not only are these pools amazing, but the view is incredible!

Below are 7 Chicago rental high rises that you should consider spending your time at:

1. Optima Chicago Center Apartments in Streeterville: 1 bedroom/1 bath – $2,672 – $3,417

2. State & Chestnut Apartments in Gold Coast: 1 bedroom/1 bath – $1,931 – $2,201
This brand new building is fresh on the market! Look at that stunning pool view.

3. 1111 North Dearborn Apartments in Gold Coast: 1 bedroom/1 bath – $1,650 – $1,725

4. 1120 North LaSalle Apartments in Gold Coast: 1 bedroom/1 bath –  $1,495 – $1,700
This high rise features a swimming pool with a sundeck, fitness room, valet dry cleaners, business center with Wi-Fi, laundry facility and covered parking.

5. The Tides: 1 bedroom/1 bath – 1 bedroom/1 bath – $2,168-$2,744

6. EnV Chicago Apartments 161 W. Kinzie Street: 1 bedroom/1 bath – $2,485+

7. Eugenie Terrance in Lincoln Park- 1 bedroom/1 bath – $2,048-$4,600
This apartment is the only apartment in Lincoln Park where you can get full amenities!


Living in a high rise means you are close to all of the Chicago stir but then again, who wouldn’t want to live in a place with a pool and fitness room? Not only that but bars and restaurants are close by too. Everything is walk-able so you wouldn’t need a car. A high rise with a pool is the perfect place to relax with friends and family.


Most Expensive

$8.75M Gold Coast Stone Mansion Photos and More

1441 N. State Parkway – Gold Coast

Alright so the Gold Coast is obviously known for its lavish…everything…,but this mansion is even more extravagant than most properties in the neighborhood. Designed by architect L. Gustav Hallberg Sr. and built in 1886, this Romanesque mansion was once split into several separate units. In 1998, it was purchased and renovated back to a single, opulent residence, and is now for sale at $8.75M. The decadently finished home includes six bedrooms, nine-and-half baths, ten fireplaces, a large rear terrace, and a four-stop elevator.

Here’s what Curbed Chicago had to say about it:

According to Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily, the property was reportedly for sale as a pocket listing earlier this spring during which time agent Jennifer Ames declared that the home would not be appearing on Chicago’s Multiple Listing Service (MLS). This afternoon, however, it appears those plans have changed as the nearly 10,000-square-foot home popped up on the public market.

The new listing provides plenty of pictures of 1441 N. State Parkway’s previously mysterious interior —complete with lavish wall-coverings, detailed millwork, fine art, and canopy beds galore. The price remains unchanged at a whopping $8,750,000. After all, they don’t call it the Gold Coast for nothing.