By Melissa Harris | A
Gold Coast plastic surgeon is Barack and Michelle Obama’s new next door neighbor, according to Cook County property records posted online this week.
The surgeon and his wife, who is registered in Illinois as an attorney for a Texas-based homebuilder, did not return phone calls or an e-mail seeking comment on the $1.4 million purchase. The Tribune is not identifying the buyers because they are not public figures.
According to a source, the couple is not planning on moving for another 18 months, as they renovate the three-story, 6,000 square-foot home at 5040 South Greenwood Ave. and construct an addition. The listing agent, Matt Garrison, has told media outlets that the home needs about $1 million worth of work.
The new owners have children who attend school on the South Side, according to two sources.
The previous owners, Bill and Jacky Grimshaw, listed the house in October for $1.85 million. That announcement sparked nationwide media attention.