Andy Friedman, one of the co-founders of the SkinnyPop line of popcorn, and his wife, Jennifer, on May 9 paid $3.4 million for a four-bedroom, 7,829-square-foot French Provincial-style mansion in Glencoe.
In 2010, Friedman and business partner Pam Netzky created SkinnyPop, a "better for you" popcorn with no preservatives, gluten, peanuts or tree nuts. In 2014, they sold their majority stake in the company to a private equity firm, and today, the popular line of popcorn is the flagship brand in the portfolio of publicly traded company Amplify Snack Brands. Friedman is a member of Amplify's board of directors and is a senior adviser to the firm.
Built in 1998, the two-story house has seven baths, five fireplaces, soaring ceilings, walls of windows, a library with a fireplace, two master suites, an elevator, a second-floor media room, a sport court in the basement, and a kitchen with Wood-Mode cabinets, granite countertops and a center island.
The mansion had been on and off the market since 2013, when it was first listed for $5.5 million. It later was reduced to $4.6 million and then to $3.9 million before its asking price was boosted last year to $3.975 million.
Friedman declined to comment on the purchase.
Bob Goldsborough is a freelance reporter.