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Golfer Jeff Sluman sells Gold Coast condo

Golfer Jeff Sluman last month sold his four-bedroom condo in a North Lake Shore Drive high-rise on the Gold Coast for $1.2 million.

Sluman, 56, who plays on the Champions Tour, has won many pro golf tournaments, including the 1988 PGA Championship.

In 2007, he and his wife paid $1.45 million for the 3,020-square-foot condo. Features include views of Oak Street Beach, a balcony, new lighting and flooring, an open living and dining room, a kitchen with high-end appliances, and a master suite with his-and-hers baths and outfitted closets.

Sluman briefly listed the unit in 2010 for $1.63 million and reduced it to $1.38 million before taking it off the market. He relisted it in March for $1.55 million.

"Jeff and his wife decided they did not want an in-town unit in the city any longer," said listing agent Diane Freeman, of Baird & Warner, who lives in the same building. "It was a treetops unit, which means that you can see foliage in the summer and fall but that you also get views of the beach."

The Slumans continue to own a mansion in Hinsdale that they built about a decade ago. They listed it in 2010 for $5.45 million and reduced its price to $5.1 million, to $4.9 million and then to $4.75 million in April. They took the mansion off the market in early October.

'Gatsby'-era mansion lists for $16.5M

A seven-bedroom mansion designed by architect Howard Van Doren Shaw on 45 acres in Lake Forest was listed this month for $16.5 million.

The mansion was designed for banker Charles Garfield King, whose daughter, Ginevra, was the unrequited love of "The Great Gatsby" author F. Scott Fitzgerald. Listing agent Houda Chedid, of Coldwell Banker, noted that the mansion may have been Fitzgerald's introduction to the lives of the wealthy and may have shaped his perspective on them. Fitzgerald also is believed to have modeled the Daisy Buchanan character after Ginevra King.

Built in 1920, the 7,424-square-foot mansion has 8.5 baths and is owned by the Reilly family. Frank Reilly died in 2003, and his wife, Antoinette, died in 2006. His children have put the property on the market. The land can be subdivided, Chedid said.

"This acreage is a rare find for the North Shore," Chedid said.

Gold Coast mansion sells for $7.13M

Chicago philanthropist Deborah Bricker on Nov. 8 sold her 9,000-square-foot, vintage Gold Coast mansion for $7.13 million.

The five-bedroom, renovated mansion, built in 1914, has seven baths, wide hallways, tall ceilings, an elevator and an attached two-car garage. The mansion is known for being the south addition to the onetime Playboy mansion next door, which now is luxury condos. Bricker in May for $7.85 million.

Playboy later donated the mansion to the Art Institute of Chicago, which eventually sold it. It was used as a single-family residence. Bricker bought the mansion in 1999 for $3 million.

Public records do not yet identify the mansion's buyer.

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