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Blagojevich Lists Ravenswood Manor Home for $1.07 Million

  • October 3, 2011

by Erin Calandriello

Exterior of Blagojevich home

UrbanTurf has learned that former Governor Rod Blagojevich’s Ravenswood Manor home was put on the market on Sunday for $1.07 million. It is being listed by his wife Patty who works for River Realty.

The home was listed nearly three months after a federal judge set bond at $450,000 for the ex-Governor and ordered him to post his North Side house and Washington, DC condo up as collateral. In July, it was reported that Blagojevich, who was convicted on 17 counts of wire fraud, bribery, attempted extortion and conspiracy, would be putting his Chicago home on the market.

Built in 1929, the 11-room Mediterranean five-bedroom home at 2934 W. Sunnyside Ave. (map) was extensively renovated after Blagojevich and his wife purchased it in 1999 for $505,000. Remnants of its past like crown molding, three fireplaces, plantation shutters, and a library remain, but 21st century additions can be seen in the updated kitchen and bathrooms, huge master suite, and zoned air conditioning. The home has three outdoor spaces including a deck, porch, and brick patio, as well as a 2,200 square-foot basement with a gym.

The home has been the scene of numerous media mobs when Blagojevich was in the spotlight, however the eventual buyer will probably not get the same amount of attention.

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