Talkshow host and unapologetic Jersey hater Oprah Winfrey is renting out her grand Chicago apartment for $15,000 a month. The 4,600-square-foot, 13-room Benjamin Marshall-designed Beaux Arts mansion, built in 1913 and perched on ritzy East Lake Shore Drive, boasts 10-foot ceilings, two foyers (one inner, one grand), a formal dining room, a solaium, a butler's pantry, a wine room, and three bedrooms. Glamorous, for sure, but keep in mind the media mogul has never actually lived here—hence, the unfurnished listing photos—she just kind of bought the place for $5.6M in 2006 and tried, unsuccessfully, to sell it for $6M a couple of years later. Instead, she prefers to lay her head in her enormous nearby duplex. But if star power's a requirement in homes of these prices, fret not: as our cousins over at Curbed Chicago point out, the building was once home to the late actor John Candy.
· 199 East Lake Shore Drive #6E [Trulia]
· Oprah Winfrey Renting Out East Lake Shore Drive Coop For $15K a Month [Chicago Tribune via The Real Estalker]
· Rent the Home That Oprah Almost Lived In [Curbed Chicago]