Magazine Goes Inside Chicago Celebrity Homes

January 25, 2011

The Chicago area has its fair share of famous residents, but rarely do we get to see inside their Chicago homes.

Well, the February issue of Chicago Magazine gives us a sneak peek inside the residences of six local celebrities:

*Nate Berkus: We recently wrote about Oprah’s favorite interior designer and his vintage Gold Coast condo that just hit the market. Now you can see the inside. Apparently, his unit, in the 1918 Andrew Rebori building, once belonged to the Block family of Inland Steel.

*Leslie Hindman: The famous auctioneer resides on Fair Warning Farm, a 22-acre estate in McHenry County that includes a six-bedroom house, four barns, a silo, an indoor pool, a guesthouse and a greenhouse.

*Julia Sweeney: The actress, writer and comedian collects Mexican and South American art in her 1874 Queen Anne Victorian home in Wilmette.

*Alfonso Soriano: The Chicago Cubs outfielder lives in a high-floor, 3,500-square-foot River North condo, which includes a trophy/media room filled with four TV screens and plenty of display cases for his awards.

*Regina Taylor: The playwright, director and actress rents her apartment in a high-rise Loop building and enjoys beautiful south, east and west views of Chicago and the lake.

*Joe Trohman: The former Fall Out Boy guitarist has a chalkboard wall in his Lincoln Park tri-level.

“It’s not often that our readers get to take a peek inside a celebrity home,” says Richard Babcock, Chicago’s editor. “This issue gives them some fascinating insight about very interesting people.”

Also in the February issue is an article entitled, The Memory Collector. It offers a look behind the making of Lost Chicago, the 1975 book that covers many of Chicago’s destroyed architectural treasures. The article includes several wonderful, vintage photos of our city.

Visit Chicagomag.com for more details.

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