Famous Chicagoan Leaves Mark on N.Y. Home

November 20, 2011

OK, so this story isn’t exactly about Chicago real estate, but it does have a tribute to our city.

A home in the historic New York region of Palisades, just outside of New York City, has been put on the market for $2,795,000.

The owners are Oscar-winning composer David Shire and his wife, actress Didi Conn, but the home used to belong to actor and Wilmette-native Bill Murray, who underwent a complete renovation of the place as owner.

This is the view from an airplane overhead of the Cubs pool at this famous New York home.

Murray bought the home in 1990, and during the restoration project, added a swimming pool with a giant Chicago Cubs logo that is visible from planes flying to area airports.

He also had the fire pole from the set of his Ghostbusters movie installed in the home.

The 5,177-square-foot residence, dubbed “Cedar Grove Barn” and located on 1.91 acres of land in the wealthy enclave, was designed to capture the style of the original 19th century barn and utilized elements from that era.

It includes five bedrooms, five bathrooms and one half bath, two fireplaces, two cupolas, wrap-around porches in the back and a separate studio in the garage with a state-of-the-art music recording studio, a bathroom and a kitchen.

The estimated annual tax bill is $44,773.00.

So, if you are a Cubs fan who has always wanted to own a home on the East Coast, look no further. The listing is here.

And, if not, just look down when you are passing over the area in a plane. You’ll feel right at home.

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