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Rosie O’Donnell Flips Out in Chicago

Faster than you can say “welcome home,” Rosie O’Donnell is already trying to part ways with a Chicago home she purchased in September of 2011 for $2,250,000. Last Fall, Ms. O’Donnell made the decision to plant roots in Chicago as she prepped for her hopeful career comeback with her eponymous show on Oprah Winfrey’s O Network. With that in mind, she purchased a stunning West Grace Street home fully furnished and “as-is” from an executive at the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Now, it turns out she’s had a change of plans. According to The Real Estalker, the newly-engaged star’s publicist told the Chicago Tribune that Rosie purchased the property on impulse and that a “corporate-supplied apartment had proved sufficient” for her residential needs in Chicago.

Back on the market for $2,500,000 – a cool $250,000 more than she paid last year, O’Donnell is hoping for a buyer to swoop in and take this impulse purchase off her hands.

Measuring in at 6,000 square feet, the 5 bedroom, 5+ bath home is in the heart of the southport corridor in the desirable Lakeview neighborhood. The home’s outstanding features include high ceilings ceilings, extensive millwork, custom cabinetry and rich designer flare. The previous owner made massive improvements, including adding a top-of-the-line audio/visual and security system for the entire house, a home theater and a sports bar. A marvelous outdoor living area includes a massive, 2,000 square foot roof deck. Perfect for Chicago winters, the home also has a 3 car heated garage.