Christie Hefner, daughter of Hugh and former boss of the Playboy empire, has gobbled up some new Mag Mile real estate. The Tribune's Bob Goldsborough has it that Hefner, recently separated from former state Sen. William Marovitz, paid $1.05M for a 2 bed/3 bath 42nd floor condo at Chicago and Michigan. The place is over 2,100 square feet yet comes off looking a little cramped. We'll attribute that, primarily, to the narrow gallery, galley kitchen, and absence of outdoor space. But let's get real here, $1M only buys you so much at this location with windows to the clouds. The home does excel in fancy flooring with a mixture of walnut parquet, classic hardwood plank, and granite tiling. And the master suite has his & hers marble baths, dressing area, and "copious" closets. For those keeping score, Hefner's new place is three floors up from Mike Ditka's. Which leaves one burning question: Who'll throw the best parties?
·Separated now, Christie Hefner buys $1M condo [Trib]
·Listing: 161 E Chicago Ave. #42E [Baird & Warner]