199 E. Lake Shore Dr Co-Op Hits Chicago Real Estate Market
Oprah's 199 E. Lake Shore Dr #6E Now For Sale
If anyone knows how to live in luxury, it’s Oprah Winfrey. But according to a recent article from Curbed, the television and media mogul has recently put her East Lake Shore Drive mansion home back up for sale after testing it on Chicago’s red hot rental market. The 4,600 square-foot Streeterville co-op was previously commanding a $15,000 a month rental price, but after the search came up empty for possible takers, the latest reports seem to claim that Oprah has finally chosen to sell this immaculate downtown Chicago residence.
199 East Lake Shore Drive was originally a rental building, but eventually became a cooperative in 1995. Its architect, Benjamin H. Marshall, is also behind the Blackstone and Drake Hotels and numerous other residential high-rise buildings along Chicago’s lakefront. Amenities at 199 E. Lake Shore Drive include on-site parking (which is rare among vintage condo buildings in Chicago), a beautiful exercise facility, a spacious bike room, and additional storage space for each tenant.
Oprah’s condo, 199 E. Lake Shore Drive #6E, boasts 4,607 square feet of luxurious living space, 10-foot ceilings, gorgeous views of Lake Michigan from the living room, library and master suite, and a gourmet custom eat-in kitchen, butler’s pantry and wine room. The elegant space also includes in-unit laundry, a private terrace, 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
The listing price is $2.8 million, half of what was paid for the condo in 2006 and even less than half of the asking price of $6 million when the property was listed back in 2008. Despite the loss however, sources tell me Oprah’s financial situation will still be just fine.