List Price: $2.695 million
Sale Price: $2.58 million
The Property: Roe Conn, who’s been on the air at WLS talk radio for nearly 25 years, and his wife, Barbara, sold their 12-room Lincoln Park house January 23. The couple had bought the home, which is just a few doors off the Clybourn Avenue shopping strip, new from the builder in 2006.
The limestone-fronted house has five bedrooms: four full and two partial baths. Photos in the listing show lots of ceiling beams, crown moldings, and hardwood floors, as well as a large, open kitchen and tall windows letting in ample sunlight. There’s a home theater in the basement, and outdoor spaces on five different levels. According to the listing sheet, windows on three stories of the house’s north side (left, in the photo) “overlooks neighbor’s landscaped yard/lush greenery.”
Roe Conn worked as a producer in Chicago radio and TV before starting his on-air career at WLS in August 1989. He’s been on the station ever since, partnered for a while with Garry Meier and more recently with Richard Roeper. He also appears on ABC’s Windy City Live. (Disclosure: I have occasionally been on the show on the same days he was.)
In 2011, media columnist Robert Feder reported that Conn’s salary, which during a healthier radio climate was over $1 million, had slipped below that line. I haven’t found later salary figures.
Barbara Conn is attached to a luxury-goods auction house, whose press material describes her as a vintage handbag expert.
Roe Conn did not respond to a call for comment; I could not reach Barbara Conn. Their listing agent, Millie Rosenbloom, declined to comment. The buyers are not yet identified in public records.
Price Points: The couple bought the house newly built in January 2006, paying $2.475 million for it, according to the Cook County Recorder of Deeds. They put the 5,500-square-footer on the market in September, asking $2.875 million; later that month, they cut the price to $2.695 million.
The house went under contract December 6 and the deal closed January 23. The Conns sold at a 4.5 percent profit eight years after moving in.