By Bob Goldsborough, Special to the Tribune
July 4, 2013
Longtime political strategist and NBC News political analyst David Axelrod, who has advised President Barack Obama in both of his successful presidential election campaigns, has listed his three-bedroom condominium unit in Lake Point Tower on Lake Shore Drive for $1.25 million.
Axelrod, 58, paid $1.7 million last year for a four-bedroom, 3,320-square-foot condo in a high-rise on Michigan Avenue.
Axelrod, a former Chicago Tribune political reporter, paid $950,000 in 2001 for the 46th-floor, 3,200-square-foot unit now on the market.
Listing agent Eugene Fu of @properties declined to comment.
Vaughn seeks renter. Actor Vince Vaughn again is looking for someone to rent his town home in the River North neighborhood, which went up for rental Friday at $9,500 a month.
Vaughn, 43, paid $1.43 million for the town house in 2005. He hasn't lived in it since at least late 2006, when he paid $12 million to buy a penthouse on North Michigan Avenue. That penthouse was listed this year for $16.75 million but is off the market.
Vaughn recently paid $3.93 million for a five-bedroom, 5,563-square-foot house in La Canada Flintridge, Calif., north of Los Angeles.
Even so, Vaughn has chosen to hang on to his River North town house. He listed it for rental in 2009 for $9,500 a month, and later asked $7,800 for it, then $6,900, before finding a tenant in 2010 at $7,000 a month. A year later, Vaughn again was seeking a renter, and he asked $8,000 a month before cutting a deal to lease it for $7,000 a month.
Listing agent Liane Pruchnik of Koenig & Strey declined to comment.
Producer sells house. A longtime senior producer of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" has sold his four-bedroom, 4,000-square-foot house in the West Lakeview neighborhood for $1.16 million.
Jack Mori, who was a senior producer for Winfrey's eponymous chat fest from 1996 until she signed off in 2011, is a supervising producer for the Los Angeles-based "The Queen Latifah Show," which debuts this fall.
Mori paid $1.05 million in 2005 to buy the all-brick house from its builder. Features include 3 1/2 baths, hardwood floors on the top two levels, a kitchen with a walk-in pantry, a master bedroom with a room-size walk-in closet and a master bath with an oversize steam shower with body sprays.
Listing agent Nancy Tassone of Jameson Sotheby's declined to comment on the seller but noted that the house's true appeal came from its location in an "exemplary" school district, Burley.
"It's situated in such a desirable neighborhood," she said. "And it's all-brick construction, and it has large bedrooms. The market's hot right now."
Mori sold the house May 10.
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