The Real Deal Chicago

Jennifer Pritzker puts Evanston mansion on the market for $2M

The home is one of 6 the billionaire developer bought in the area in recent years
April 17, 2018 12:00PM

2437 Sheridan Road in Evanston and Jennifer Pritzker (Credit: Wikimedia Commons, Pixabay)

Billionaire Jennifer Pritzker listed a seven-bedroom Tudor mansion in Evanston for $2 million.

One of Pritzker’s ventures bought the home at 2437 Sheridan Road in 2014 for $1.7 million. It’s among the six she purchased in the suburb, and in the adjacent Chicago neighborhood of Rogers Park since the early 2000s that about $11 million, according to Crain’s.

The 104-year-old house sits on two-fifths of an acre near the lakefront and appears to be unchanged from its condition when Pritzker bought it.

Listing agent Kimberlee Carr of Honnette Real Estate and executives from Pritzker’s Tawani Enterprises did not respond to requests for comment from Crain’s.

Two other Evanston mansions that Tawani entities own are bed-and-breakfasts. On Sheridan Road in Rogers Park, Tawani owns two neighboring houses: one a bed-and-breakfast and the other, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, available for short-term rentals of the whole house, according to Crain’s.

Pritzker, who retired from the Army in 2001 as a lieutenant colonel, is part of the Pritzker family of billionaires that includes her cousins Penny, the former U.S. Commerce Secretary, and J.B., the Democratic candidate for Illinois governor. She has a net worth of $1.93 billion, according to Forbes.

Tawani also owns other residential and commercial properties in Rogers Park, the Gold Coast and the Loop, according to Crain’s. [Crain’s]  — John O’Brien