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Lucas Museum president sells Lincoln Park mansion at a loss

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Lucas Museum boss Don Bacigalupi has formally ditched his Chicago house





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Just nine months after purchasing it, Lucas Museum chief Don Bacigalupi has formally ditched his spacious Lincoln Park mansion, Crain’s reports. Bacigalupi purchased the property as George Lucas’s contentious museum plan for Chicago was falling apart due to legal scrutiny and shifting public opinion. Nevertheless, the top Lucas Museum rep followed through on the purchase, paying $2.725 for the property.

Originally built in the 1890s, the six-bedroom, six-bathroom home was restored by Harry Weese in the 1960’s. The 7,600-square-foot house which stands on an oversized lot had since earned Chicago Landmark status. The home’s traditional exterior wraps around an eclectic indoor area which had featured the previous owner’s modern sculptures and paintings, the listing photos reveal.

Just three months after closing on the house, Bacigalupie listed the property last September seeking nearly $3 million. The sale of the house officially closed last week, selling for $2.62 million.