Noted television producer Ellen Rakieten, who worked in Chicago for Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Productions for more than two decades, earlier this month sold her four-bedroom, 6,500-square-foot cooperative unit in a vintage Lincoln Park building for $4.9 million.
Rakieten, 55, worked on the Chicago-based "Oprah Winfrey Show" from 1986 until 2009. In Lincoln Park, she enlisted a mutual friend of her and Winfrey's, interior designer Nate Berkus, and Anne Coyle to redecorate the unit.
The unit, which is in a Beaux-Arts building that was constructed in 1927, has four baths, two half baths, hardwood floors, two fireplaces, crown moldings, a family office and Lake Michigan and skyline views.
The unit had been listed for $5.2 million.
Listing agent Natasha Motev of KoenigRubloff declined to comment on the deal. Because the unit is in a cooperative building, the buyer's name will not appear in public records.
Crain's Chicago Business first reported on the sale.
Bob Goldsborough is a freelance reporter.