When TV designer Nate Berkus listed his Gold Coast condo in January, it promised to settle once and for all the longstanding and question of how much a Nate Berkus-designed (and lived in) home is worth on the open market. The answer: Not as much as Nate Berkus thinks it's worth. Berkus bought the place in 2003 for $1.5 million, and he later listed it for $2.65 million. Quite the markup, but he did put some serious work into the unit. Now, after three price reductions, it's inching back down towards 2003 territory (although it still has a ways to go). The 3BD, 4BA condo is now priced at $2.15 million.
· Listing: 1325 N Astor St #8 [Coldwell Banker]
· The Berkus Circus: Five Chicago Condos Designed by Nate Berkus [Curbed Chicago]