Jim Belushi buys the Lake Shore Drive cooperative in Chicago


Emily Sachs Wong, the @properties agent who represented Belushi, declined to comment and said her client was doing the same. Jeff Lowe, the Compass agent who represented the sellers, also declined to comment.

The unit, in a late 1920s building, has windows in four directions, according to Lowe’s listing. The interior blends vintage details, such as formal rooms with picture-frame wall moldings, a carved fireplace mantle and bookcases built into one wall, with modern finishes such as high-gloss black kitchen cabinets and a stone shower. marble in the main bathroom.

Shortly after buying homes in Chicago, Belushi sold his seven-bedroom Los Angeles mansion for $30 million, down from its original price of $38.5 million. He bought it in 2007 for $8.3 million.

Belushi paid $75,000 less than the $2 million sellers paid for the 3,600-square-foot sixth-floor unit in 2007, real estate records show. They first brought it to market in 2018 at just under $2.8 million. A series of price cuts brought the asking price down to just under $2 million.

The public records do not clearly identify the sellers.

Belushi does not appear to have owned a home in the Chicago area in the past. Belushi and his late older brother, John, were born in Humboldt Park and grew up in Wheaton. It’s likely he rented an apartment in Chicago when he was part of the cast of Second City in the late 1970s, before moving to New York to join the cast of “Saturday Night Live.”

Best known for his eight seasons as the titular character on the television sitcom “According to Jim,” in an on-screen career that began in 1978, Belushi appeared or starred in more than 70 films, two video games, and dozens of TV shows. .

In 2015, he bought a cannabis farm in Oregon, motivated in part by his belief that his older brother, John, wouldn’t have died if he had been able to medicate himself with marijuana.


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