Braun lists Hyde Park town home for $1.9M

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 at 9:09 p.m.

ELITE STREET | By Bob Goldsborough | Chicago mayoral candidate and former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun has her five-bedroom, Prairie-style town home in Hyde Park on the market for $1.9 million.

The first African-American female to serve in the U.S. Senate, Braun, 63, announced on Saturday that she is running for mayor.

Braun paid $1.7 million in December 2006 for the house in a cluster of dwellings known as “Professors Row,” built for professors at the nearby University of Chicago, said Braun’s listing agent, Diane Silverman of Urban Search Realty.

Built in 1916, Braun’s house has 4 1/2 baths, unpainted woodwork, leaded glass windows, high ceilings, wood-burning fireplaces and a deep, landscaped back yard.

“It’s a very beautiful Prairie house,” Silverman said. “It’s very elegant and it has a gorgeous backyard.”

Silverman said while Braun “loves” the town home, “she decided it was too big.” Silverman said her client has been looking at other homes in Hyde Park.

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  1. tom Nov. 23, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    I will give her 1 million. house for sale advertisement from the election a nice Chicago ploy to get more money.

  2. Greg Nov. 24, 2010 at 12:20 a.m.

    How is this breaking news. The house has been on the market since march

  3. Tim Nov. 24, 2010 at 4:13 a.m.

    For 1.7 million dollars you could almost get a night in one of the Hyde Park hotels

  4. bob Nov. 24, 2010 at 6:29 a.m.

    I don”t think anyone will miss that big mouthed politicain in that city ,I hope she move as fare away as the possible maybe new zealand which she should no about after her beig exiled there by are goverment

  5. really Nov. 24, 2010 at 6:35 a.m.


  6. nancy Nov. 24, 2010 at 9:33 a.m.

    These Univ of Chicago professors certainly do well for themselves teaching school – wouldn’t you say?

  7. ron Nov. 24, 2010 at 9:36 a.m.

    Wow bob, are you even legal to be in this country. Your spelling and grammar are just horrible. Also, your comment made no sense.

    P.S. The article also mentioned that Braun is looking for other homes in Hyde Park but I guess you missed that since your not very good at English comprehension, or spelling or grammar.

  8. Ripper Nov. 24, 2010 at 9:52 a.m.

    Ron, you are an IDIOT and must be a Carol Mostly Fraud trainee! I give an “F” to your spelling, punctuation, grammer and potential to graduate from grade school.

  9. grizzled Nov. 24, 2010 at 10:38 a.m.

    Bet this house is actually owned by Braun`s mom but was secretly put in Carol`s name so granny could go on welfare.
    Oops, this really happened?

  10. jim Nov. 24, 2010 at 11:13 a.m.

    Has anyone consideered a forensic audit on this welfare pimpress?

  11. larry friedman Nov. 24, 2010 at 11:41 a.m.

    Look at the price Obama’s next door neibors got for their house.Hyde Park has some expencive houses

  12. salamander Nov. 24, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Spelling and grammar, overall, are always atrocious on these message boards.

    Ron, you don’t come off as a “Carol Mostly Fraud trainee” (whatever that’s supposed to mean), but you do make yourself look a little foolish by not proofreading for common typos in yoru message rebuking bob for his poor grammar and spelling.

  13. salamander Nov. 24, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    “yoru”! Now that’s funny!

  14. salamander Nov. 24, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Larry Friedman wrote:
    “Look at the price Obama‚Äôs next door neibors got for their house.Hyde Park has some expencive houses”

    Larry, actually Obama and his neighbors live in neighboring Kenwood — not Hyde Park. You want to see nice homes, that’s where you go.

  15. Jim Nov. 25, 2010 at 11:59 a.m.

    …but you’ll find that Carol is still very much in touch with her dear brothas and sistas! She’ll have no problem taxing all of us to death, while she and her goon squad live the high life–on our dime.