‘Hare’storic Chicago Real Estate Available

July 24, 2011

Are you looking to invest in a piece of Chicago real estate while living the ultimate bachelor life? How would nesting in the old Playboy Mansion suit you?

A full-floor condo has been listed for sale in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood at 1340 North State Parkway, Hugh Heffner’s old haunt known as the original Playboy Mansion.

living room

This living room held massive parties as the ballroom in the original Playboy Mansion.

The asking price of the vintage home: $6.7 million.

The 7,874-square-foot unit offers a master suite with an attached paneled study, three more en suite bedrooms, five full bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen with a butler’s pantry, four fireplaces, a library and an attached terrace.

The living room was originally the Playboy Mansion’s ballroom, is sized at 52 x 27 and includes 20-foot-high ceilings and the room’s original paneling.

An elevator opens into the home’s foyer.

The Gold Coast mansion was built around 1900, was purchased by Hef in 1959, was sold in the ’70s to the Chicago Art Institute, and was ultimately snatched up in 1993 by developer Bruce Abrams, who converted the building into seven condos around the year 2000.


You could cook up a ton of carrots in this kitchen.

There is parking included in the building, which allows dogs, cats and rabbits.

The 2009 tax bill on the home for sale was $80,384 and there are monthly assessments of $4,717.

So, it will cost you to live in this famous parcel of Chicago real estate.

But think of the conversation starters your new abode could provide. “Want to be my bunny?” however, is a line we unadvise.

Want to see the listing? Click here.

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