A spaceship-styled dwelling constructed for a Chicago radio psychic touchdown in the marketplace once more in July – for lots much less.
The four-bedroom, 4,000-foot dwelling on 5 acres close to Somonauk, 65 miles southwest of the town, is asking about $600,000, in line with Crain’s. That’s down from the $680,000 asking value when the house, which as soon as rotated, hit the market in September earlier than the itemizing was eliminated in April.
The dome-shaped home was constructed 20 years in the past for Joe Tufano, who hosted a WLUP present underneath the identify Joe Who. Tufano, who died at 72 final May, left it to a buddy, Bill McVay, who’s promoting the property. It’s on a non-public community and might be listed publicly in early July. Ro Malik, an agent at Keller Williams One Chicago, is representing the vendor.
The dwelling has curved partitions, ceilings and flooring and what McVay known as an “energy-balancing” spot within the heart. Standing inside 5 assist beams “is supposed to balance your internal energy,” McVay mentioned.
Tufano thought of himself an “empath” or a “voice natural direct sensitive,” in line with McVay, as a result of he mentioned he may decide folks’s personalities by their voices.
Tufano purchased the property round 1999 and employed a Canadian agency that focuses on rotating dome homes to construct it, although the motor isn’t operational. The property additionally has a regular constructing that Tufano used as a storage and radio studio.
Tufano grew up in Chicago’s Little Italy and lived within the suburbs earlier than transferring to the property and constructing the oddly formed home.
“[He] just really wanted to be out here, out in the prairie, and he had to have a dome house,” McVay mentioned.
[Crain’s] — Miranda Davis
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