Most star struck fans consider New York and Los Angeles as the hot spots for finding homes previously owned by their favorite actors and athletes. However, across the nation talent can come (or live) anywhere, and the metro regions of Chicago, Illinois is no exception.
Within Chi-Town borders, approximately 2.8 million residents live and thrive, and statewide, around 12,910,409 people call Illinois home. Some residents live close to the Windy City in order to take advantage of the local cultural offerings as well as the area's infamous deep-dish pizza, while others prefer living a bit further away in the neighboring suburbs. Some past homes of local celebrities are now on the market in a variety of Illinois real estate markets.
Danny Bonaduce, Barrington Hills Home
In the 1970s musical families proliferated television screens across the nation. While the Brady Bunch clan jumped on the bandwagon to improve their ratings, the Partridge Family was the premiere singing family of the time period. While the family's fake home was situated on the Warner Brothers back lot at 3701 West Oak Street, Burbank, California, the real life stars used their money to buy homes in a variety of U.S. cities.
"The Partridge Family" was a TV sitcom loosely based on the real life adventures of The Cowsills, an American singing group from Newport, Rhode Island. The fictitious Partridge Family lived in the ‘town’ of San Pueblo, California. The matriarch of this family was Shirley Jones, a widow with five children. One child in the clan was a spunky redhead Danny, played by Danny Bonaduce. The former home of this childhood star is now a Sotheby's exclusive listing at $800,000.
It is important to note, that while Bonaduce has not lived or owned the Barrington Hills home for years, his personal decorative touches still adorn the 5,541 square-foot property. The home is currently decorated in earth tones including brown wallpaper, wainscoting and wood flooring. The property also features a five-acre yard, pond, indoor pool, sauna and steam room. The appropriate touches for someone who is used to the Hollywood way of life.
Ted Lilly, Wrigleyville Home
Baseball is considered to be a national pastime and the proper way to whittle away spare minutes in between pursuing the American Dream. It is because of the fans' devotions that baseball players earn the kind of money that will allow them to buy McMansions and large homes across the nation and former Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly did just that.
Left handed Major League Baseball starting pitcher Ted Lilly was born and bred in California. Currently he is a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, however, for three years he was a Cub and bought the subsequent digs worthy of that status. Lilly has recently listed is 5,500 square foot Wrigleyville home featuring 6 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms for $2.15 million.
Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Museum Park Condo
Owning investment properties are the norm for celebrities and once purchased, some opt to rent, not sell their homes. Since renting is once again chic, Grammy-winning rapper, model, B-list actor and animal rights activist Lonnie Rashid Lynn (AKA Common) is getting in on the action. Currently Common has listed his homey Museum Park condo for $2,500 a month. The rental property features a 1,248-square-foot living space featuring 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and is listed by Paragon Realty Services.
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