REAL ESTATE

Vince Vaughn Breaks Up His Enormous Chicago Penthouse

  • Inside the larger unit

    Inside the larger unit

  • View from the top

    View from the top

  • Vince Vaughn

    Vince Vaughn  (2016 Getty Images)

Actor Vince Vaughn is breaking up his Chicago triplex into two apartments and hopes to unload the property that's been on the market since 2011. Originally listed for $24.7 million five years ago, the separate parts seem like a relative bargain.

The apartment in the Palmolive Building on Chicago's Gold Coast has been split into a 7,880-square-foot penthouse duplex for $8.5 million, and a 4,292-square-foot flat for $4.2 million.

"The phone's ringing off the hook," says listing agent Katherine Malkin of Baird & Warner Real Estate. "There appears to be a much wider audience for apartments under 13,000 square feet."

The larger of the two units sits on the building's top floors and features three terraces, 14-foot ceilings, theater room, billiard room, and service kitchen for the patio area. The smaller unit is renovation-ready, with great views but no kitchen.

"At this price point, people do their own work anyway," Malkin informed us.

Vaughn has made a career of playing the adorable schmo who's unlucky in love. He starred with Jennifer Aniston in "The Break-Up," about a couple whose Chicago condo was the most valuable part of their relationship. The 2006 hit comedy grossed over $118 million domestically.