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December 19, 2011 14:18 ET

Dream Town Celebrity Home Listing Featured in Chicago Magazine This Month

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Dec 19, 2011) - Industry-leading online real estate brokerage Dream Town Realty is the listing company for the Chicago home of former Hollywood starlet June Travis. The 2,754-square-foot downtown condo, which is located in the city's famed Water Tower Place building, was highlighted in a recent issue of Chicago Magazine's "Deal Estate". The property is one of a select few current Chicago home listings previously inhabited by a celebrity resident.

June Travis made a name for herself back in the 1930s as a beautiful, young actress who appeared in several films starring the likes of James Cagney and Ronald Reagan (whom she reportedly dated, long before his presidential days). While Ms. Travis mostly played supporting roles in "B" movies, her pretty looks and natural talent earned her recognition in Hollywood during her few-year stint on the silver screen.

Born in Chicago, young June moved to Los Angeles after an agent spotted her at a White Sox spring training session (her father was Harry Grabiner, general manager of the team from 1915-1945). She signed on with Warner Brothers at the age of 20 and worked in Hollywood throughout the mid- and late-1930s before deciding to return home to Chicago. Back in the Windy City, Ms. Travis got involved in the local theater community and continued to act on stage. She lived to be 93 years old, spending her later life in the sprawling 46th-floor condo at 180 E. Pearson Street, which is now up for sale.

Ms. Travis' 2-bedroom, 2.1-bathroom condo is currently on the market for $1.75 million. Its listing agent, Connie Atterbury of Dream Town Realty, says the home is a deal for the location -- especially considering there are several other pricier properties in the building, including two units on the 72nd floor listed for nearly $3 million and $2.895 million.

"This condo is a northeast corner, so it gets excellent natural light and affords stunning views of Lake Michigan and the surrounding skyline," said Ms. Atterbury of the Water Tower Place residence that has huge window expanses wrapping around the main living area. "The floor plan was altered to turn the third bedroom into an open den, so it now has an L-shaped layout that is very wide, open and airy."

The unit also features wide-plank oak hardwood floors, a formal foyer, marble master bath, ample closets, built-in shelving and wet bar in the den, an eat-in kitchen with a big pantry and full laundry room, and plenty of places to display artwork. The master bedroom is 27' x 20' with two walk-in closets and a separate shower and double vanity in the bathroom. The second bedroom is also en suite.

One of the perks of living in the Water Tower Place is the immediate proximity to Chicago's best shopping. The building is right on Michigan Avenue, at the center of Magnificent Mile shops and attractions. Residents not only have covered access to the Water Tower Place mall, but they are within blocks of Bloomingdale's, Saks Fifth Avenue and several other flagship retail stores. The new owner of Ms. Travis' former unit will also enjoy the deluxe amenities of the connected Ritz-Carlton Hotel, another convenience of living at 180 E. Pearson.

Dream Town's celebrity home listing was the subject of a "Deal Estate" article earlier this month. The Chicago Magazine online real estate publication by Dennis Rodkin is known to create buzz about notable properties for sale in the Chicagoland area. The post from December 8th takes an inside look at Ms. Travis' condo and includes a video tour of the listing.

For more information about this Water Tower Place listing, contact Connie Atterbury at 312-502-3520 or catterbury@dreamtown.com

About Dream Town Realty
Dream Town is largely recognized as the leader in online Chicago real estate. Its top-ranked website receives tens of thousands of unique visitors weekly. The company has developed proprietary technology and applications to improve online house hunting and offer the most advanced Internet home search available to Chicago buyers today. Dream Town Realty provides residential buyer and seller services, as well as commercial and international divisions and REO sales.

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