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Ex-Bear Brandon Marshall re-lists spacious Michigan Avenue penthouse for $5M

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The high-end home occupies the observation tower of Chicago’s old Montgomery Ward headquarters

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The Michigan Avenue penthouse condo of former Chicago Bears player Brandon Marshall is back on the market for a cool $5 million. Perched atop an 1898 building that once served as Montgomery Ward’s headquarters, the 6,400-square-foot renovated home features four bedrooms, 20-foot ceilings, views of Lake Michigan and Millennium Park, 2,000 square feet worth of outdoor terraces, and an ornately detailed great room in the historic building’s original observation tower.

A notable property even before its celebrity owner was known, the 19th floor condo hit the market last summer asking $6 million. A few months later, the home was made available to rent for $20,000 per month. Crain’s residential real estate reporter Dennis Rodkin confirmed late last week that the property had indeed been rented out for the last year “at around $19,000 a month.”

According to records, Marshall purchased the unit in March of 2014 for $3.9 million. The 33-year-old wide receiver played three seasons with the Chicago Bears before being traded to the New York Jets in 2015.