A little piece of Chicago’s history stands at 1340 North State Parkway. Behind the impressive facade lived a man who clearly loved luxury properties. This man was none other than the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy Magazine, Hugh Hefner. Yes, Mr. Playboy’s first fun palace was in the city of Chicago; not surprising considering he was born here on April 9, 1926.
To our generation, the world of Mr. Hefner appeared as anachronistic as the wild west. Of course, taste and sensibilities change over time, but a beautiful property is still highly sought after. Hef’s decorating touches may be gone, but you can still imagine what it was like to attend one of his legendary parties with Hollywood royalty and literati of the day. Although Redford and Streisand won’t be showing up anytime soon, those with an interest in history and deep pockets can buy a condominium in this stunning building for as little as $2.5 million.
If you are in between homes and need temporary housing in Chicago, rest assured that Ryan Corporate Housing’s stunning range of luxury furnished short-term apartment rentals across the city can make anyone feel like a superstar.