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You Could Live In This Chicago Home Owned By Oprah

Oprah Winfrey has recently put the last of her Chicago properties on the market — and you might be pleasantly surprised by the price. The charming 2,250-square-foot Elmwood Park residence is listed for a rather reasonable $393,875.

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Built in 1941, the light-filled, colonial-style brick home was purchased for $298,000 back in 2001. It boasts hardwood floors, a cheerful kitchen, walk-out basement, formal dining room, two bathrooms and two wood-burning fireplaces. Four sunny bedrooms are tucked away on the second floor.

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Though Oprah never actually lived in the house herself, she did add some practical upgrades, including roof and gutter systems, a new heating and cooling system, and a garage door.

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Though it’s unknown why Oprah purchased the property in the first place, Nicole Nichols, a spokeswoman for Oprah, told the Chicago Tribune that the star is simply “selling the property as it’s no longer needed.”

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Author:
Tanya Rohrmoser
Photographer:
Courtesy of Trulia
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