An alert to all those who crave a tangential relation to celebrity: The Gold Coast home that Oprah almost lived in is up for rent for a cool $15,000/mo. Curbed reported last November that The Big O bought unit 6E at 199 E Lake Shore Drive in 2006 for $5.6M and has flirted with selling from time to time. With concerns over peeping toms in neighboring buildings, Oprah never moved in. She continues to reside in a Water Place Tower duplex and in other trophy properties, with her favored residences in California and Hawaii. Bob Goldsborough of The Tribune yesterday singled out the lease listing, up since late last month. As palatial as condo living can get, this 4,607 sf unit clobbers guests with a series of foyers, stately Beaux-Arts details, an elegant library, a master bath tub that'll sleep two, and views out over Oak Street Beach. The building was once home to the late, great John Candy. If he's your preferred celebrity prototype, you can fixate on him instead. Interested? Todd Vitale of Prudential Rubloff is your broker.
·Listing: 199 E Lake Shore Dr. [Prudential Rubloff]
·Own a Home that Oprah Owned (but never lived in) [Curbed]
·Oprah Unbound [Chicago Mag]
·Oprah renting out E Lake Shore Dr. co-op for $15K a month [Trib]