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Rauners put their Winnetka house on the market

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019

* Dennis Rodkin at Crain’s

Former Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and his wife, Diana, on Monday listed a Winnetka home they’ve owned for more than two decades.

The Rauners are asking just under $3 million for the eight-bedroom, 6,800-square-foot house on Rosewood Avenue. They bought the half-acre site for $830,000 in May 1995, according to the Cook County Recorder of Deeds. They finished construction of the house the following year, the listing from Jena Radnay of @properties indicates. […]

The Nantucket-style house has wood shingles, multiple high roof peaks and a white-pillared front porch. It was “designed to have total privacy while maximizing natural light throughout,” according to Radnay’s listing. Finishes inside include “finely crafted millwork, soaring ceilings and custom glass display cabinets,” it says. […]

The Rauners also have two downtown Chicago condominiums, both in a building on Randolph Street near Millennium Park. They have a 41st-floor unit that they bought for almost $1.23 million in 2008 and a 61st-floor penthouse that they bought the same year for a little more than $4 million, according to the Cook County Recorder of Deeds. Neither of these units was listed for sale as of Monday night.

* Tribune

The Rauners built the Winnetka mansion in 1996 on land that they had bought the previous year for $830,000. It has six baths, four fireplaces, millwork, high ceilings, a living room with a library, a dining room with a butler’s pantry, a great room, a kitchen with a breakfast room, a roof deck, a master suite with a spa bath and a lower level with a rec room.

The house sits on a 0.51-acre property in a neighborhood just west of Green Bay Road. […]

The Rauners also own numerous other homes around the U.S., including a penthouse co-operative unit at 50 Central Park West in New York City, which they purchased in 2005 for $10 million, and a four-bedroom, 5,370-square-foot mansion on Card Sound in Key Largo, Fla., which they purchased in 2003 for $5.6 million.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

43 Comments
  1. - The Real Captain - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 9:27 am:

    Ciao!


  2. - HCMcB4 - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 9:28 am:

    Have they started taking Italian language lessons?


  3. - Lt Guv - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 9:30 am:

    Arrivederci.


  4. - Anotheretiree - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 9:36 am:

    Half an acre ? Seems like a small yard for a billionaire? Heck,I have about 4.5. Course it takes 5 hours to mow. He may not like the yard work. Gets the the Car-harts dirty.


  5. - Grandson of Man - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 9:37 am:

    Hopefully Rauner leaves the state, after all the damage he deliberately caused in his quest to hurt those who are thousands of times less wealthy than he is.


  6. - Lucky Pierre - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 9:37 am:

    Ciao?

    Do they speak Italian on Randolph Street or do you think he is buying on Taylor street in Little Italy?

    I can’t quite figure out why so many Democrats want the wealthy to leave Illinois. Who do you thinks pays the lions share of taxes?


  7. - Late to the party - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 9:39 am:

    I have nothing after comments 1 and 3 😎


  8. - G'Kar - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 9:41 am:

    It must be nice to be rich.


  9. - The Way I See It - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 9:43 am:

    I can’t quite figure out why so many Democrats want the wealthy to leave Illinois.

    ++++++++

    What happened in the last 4 years that makes you think that having Bruce Rauner hanging around will be a blessing to our state, other than he pays taxes? The only institution in Illinois that is stronger for his time in politics is the Democratic Party. Everything else, including the Republican Party, has suffered catastrophic damage.

    So …. arrivederci!


  10. - NIU Grad - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 9:45 am:

    “The Rauners also have two downtown Chicago condominiums, both in a building on Randolph Street”

    Any guesses on the reasoning for owning two homes in the same building? Rich people are weird.


  11. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 9:46 am:

    ===owning two homes in the same building===

    One may be an investment or a guest residence.


  12. - Concerned Observer - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 9:49 am:

    Say the Rauners do sell off entirely and move to Italy (or wherever).

    Who was the last Illinois governor to abandon the state after his term (voluntarily. Rod being sent to Colorado doesn’t count)?


  13. - Person 8 - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 9:50 am:

    ++I can’t quite figure out why so many Democrats want the wealthy to leave Illinois.+++

    Yep, he’s going to sell that house to a thousandaire! How many jobs did this millionaire create? Hopefully the new occupant will actually create a job for us.


  14. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 9:51 am:

    –I can’t quite figure out why so many Democrats want the wealthy to leave Illinois.–

    They just elected a multi-billionaire governor, Einstein. So I guess they want him to stick around.


  15. - Lucky Pierre - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 10:00 am:

    Big government job with overpriced salary? JB and Rauner both declined the salary and pension Les

    Imagine a multimillionaire declining a salary and pension benefits for public service.


  16. - Lucky Pierre - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 10:04 am:

    OK Einstein, Rauner paid 3X more taxes to Illinois than multibillionaire JB. Why the big jump in income for JB the year before he runs for office?

    The Rauners paid $13.9 million in federal income taxes and about $2.2 million in state income taxes, the returns show.

    Pritzker reported about $55 million in state taxable income, a boost from the $15 million he listed the year before, according to his returns.

    The Pritzkers paid $17.3 million in federal income taxes and about $812,000 in state income taxes, the returns show.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bruce-rauner-jb-pritzker-tax-returns-20181016-story.html


  17. - Grandson of Man - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 10:13 am:

    “Who do you thinks pays the lions share of taxes?”

    When it comes to SALT, not the richest. They pay the lowest share. We can certainly live without union-busting rich right wingers with phony grievances about how bad Illinois is, while making hundreds of millions of dollars here and being taxed at the same state income tax rate as everyone else.

    Chicago and elsewhere in the state attract corporations and the highly educated who know our political orientation full-well. We don’t need rich right wing ideologues who wage war on our lower-income residents.


  18. - Colin O'Scopy - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 10:30 am:

    And soon, the most tricked-out trailer in a Hobart, Indiana trailer park, I assume.


  19. - Jocko - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 10:40 am:

    It appears the only job he was able to create over his gubernatorial term (not to mention his career) was realtor.


  20. - City Zen - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 10:44 am:

    How many McMansion elements can YOU find?

    https://mcmansionhell.com/post/148605513816/mcmansions-101-what-makes-a-mcmansion-bad


  21. - redux - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 10:57 am:

    Where is the Rich Miller fact check on post at @9:44?


  22. - Gohawks123 - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 11:05 am:

    Can we not add this one to the tally to leave this state cause we just don’t want to pad his ego anymore.


  23. - Iggy - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 11:13 am:

    =he doesn’t have the big government job with the over priced salary and outrageous benefits he has to downsize. =

    this is absurd, not a bright camper we got here folks.


  24. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 11:23 am:

    LP, if you ever find a point to your rambles, be sure to let your commissar know.


  25. - Juice - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 11:23 am:

    Concerned Observer, Governor Walker moved to California after he got out of prison. Before that, Governor Stevenson left the state after he left office. But that was to be ambassador to the United Nations, so its not like he was abandoning his home. (Also not sure if the Rauners are leaving the state or just staying full time in the condo, where I think they were spending most of their time anyways.)


  26. - Pick a Name - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 11:29 am:

    Grandson, share and % do not mean the same thing. I’m sure you know that. If someone pays $100,000 in state income tax and another pays $2500 but the % is higher than person one, who pays for a lot more services and benefits to the state of Illinois?


  27. - Irishpirate - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 11:51 am:

    - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 9:46 am:

    ===owning two homes in the same building===

    One may be an investment or a guest residence.

    Carlin said it best “They just need a place for their stuff.”

    https://genius.com/George-carlin-a-place-for-my-stuff-lyrics


  28. - Henry Francis - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 11:54 am:

    The kinfolk said “Bruce move away from there”
    Said “Californy is the place you ought to be”
    So they loaded up the truck and moved to Beverly

    Although Di never really got into the whole country livin shtick, so maybe a Green Acres reboot would be more appropriate for a Dad’s Homestate spinoff.


  29. - JS Mill - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 12:01 pm:

    =I can’t quite figure out why so many Democrats want the wealthy to leave Illinois. Who do you thinks pays the lions share of taxes?=

    The middle class pays the lion’s share.

    Tell you what…I’ll buy his house at the asking price even. But, then I am going to prorate(reduce) what he is given by 75% like he did with transportation payments for three years.

    That is how the wealthy GOPers do it.


  30. - Leon Durham - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 12:16 pm:

    WEST of Green Bay Rd? Pretty much a slum over there.


  31. - Pick a Name - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 12:21 pm:

    JS Mill—On the federal level the top 1% of taxpayers pay roughly 37% of the taxes and the top 3% pay the majority so it isn’t the middle class at all the pays the lions share.


  32. - Cheryl44 - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 12:24 pm:

    No lawyer foyer–good for them.


  33. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 12:38 pm:

    –On the federal level the top 1% of taxpayers pay roughly 37% of the taxes and the top 3% pay the majority so it isn’t the middle class at all the pays the lions share.–

    Are you referring to the personal income tax? Because that accounts for 51% of federal taxes.

    Payroll taxes account for 35% of federal taxes, and the schmucks who work paycheck-to-paycheck pay those at a rate of 7.65%.

    The poor dears who pay corporate income taxes account for 6% of federal taxes.


  34. - efudd - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 12:39 pm:

    I’ve got a ranch home on 50 acres in Union county that isn’t worth a fraction of that asking price. Just goes to show the difference in property values in this state based upon where the money lives.
    Those who truly believe the rest of Illinois exists without Cook county doesn’t comprehend basic economics.


  35. - Grandson of Man - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 12:41 pm:

    “If someone pays $100,000 in state income tax and another pays $2500 but the % is higher than person one, who pays for a lot more services and benefits to the state of Illinois?”

    Rauner made $333 million in 2015-2017 and was taxed at the same rate as someone making $135 thousand for the same three-year period. And on top of that he wanted to drastically cut many thousands of those living paycheck to paycheck and be taxed at the same rate as them? I hope he leaves Illinois. We don’t need him or other right wingers pushing his kind of agenda. They need to follow their own narrative and do an Illinois Exodus.


  36. - City Zen - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 12:47 pm:

    8 bedrooms
    5 bathrooms
    2 half-bathrooms
    7 disabled toilets


  37. - Concerned Observer - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 1:27 pm:

    Thanks for the answer Juice…I thought maybe Walker, and I agree Adlai shouldn’t count for purposes of this question.


  38. - Annon3 - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 2:11 pm:

    I don’t think the Stevenson’s ever gave up their home in the suburbs or their farm in Jo Daviess County.


  39. - Annon3 - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 2:25 pm:

    I guess who cares people upsize downsize move sideways all the time. Good riddance to the former Governor should he decide to spilt his time between IL, FL, NYNY , WY and wherever his heart so desires.


  40. - Dotnonymous - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 3:00 pm:

    I wonder if Rauner can be happy …anywhere?

    I don’t get the feeling he will be missed in Illinois.


  41. - Pick a Name - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 5:19 pm:

    Grandson, basing it off the numbers you show in your post, at 5% state income tax, Rauner paid $16,650,000 to the state. The other person you reference paid $6750.

    Want to rethink your position and thought process?


  42. - Chicago 20 - Tuesday, Apr 30, 19 @ 5:35 pm:

    PIN 05-17-313-031-0000.
    The Cook County Assessor estimated 2019 market value $2,427,190, Total Assessed Value $242,719.
    The Cook County Assessor estimated 2018 market value $4,197,710, Total Assessed Value $419,771.
    The Cook County Assessed Market Value dropped $1,770,520 since 2018.
    The Cook County Total Assessed Value dropped $177,052.
    That is a drop of over 42%.
    How do I get that deal?
    Nauseating.


  43. - Anonymous - Wednesday, May 1, 19 @ 11:23 am:

    The billionaires plan to take: 1. our water- Lake Michigan & downstate Mahomet acquifer, etc. 2. our oil & gas 3. our labor to repay debt AFTER their banks have run up the interest as far as they can. 4. Land. Is it too late ?


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