WBBM-Ch. 2 weekend sports anchor Megan Mawicke has paid more than $1.2 million for a newly built, 4,200-square-foot house on the North Side.
Mawicke, 39, a Kenilworth native who joined CBS-2 in 2004, had owned a two-bedroom loft condominium unit in River North that she bought in 2004 for $400,000. She sold the five-room, 1,650-square-foot unit in late 2010 for $435,000.
Mawicke declined to comment on the purchase of the two-story, five-bedroom house.
Payton, 58, a longtime resident of the Barrington and Inverness areas, took a loss on the home, which she purchased in early 2004 for $836,000.
Payton had added a variety of upgrades, including custom window treatments and high-end appliances, said listing agent Denise D'Amico of Re/Max Central.
"She had the house completely decorated," D'Amico said. "She really spruced it up. The basement was just (a) knockout."
Payton sold the house because she decided to move to a condo in downtown Chicago, D'Amico said.
"It was too much house for her," D'Amico said.
Payton and her husband, who died in 1999, long had lived in a mansion in South Barrington. She sold that mansion in late 2003 to buy the home in Inverness.
Gold Coast mansion sells: A six-bedroom, 8,400-square-foot mansion on the Gold Coast sold Dec. 27 for $6.3 million.
The mansion was sold by private equity executive Rodney Goldstein, chairman of Frontenac Co.
Goldstein first listed the 14-room mansion in 2010 for nearly $8 million. He reduced it to $7.3 million, then cut its asking price to $7 million and then to $6.8 million.
The mansion, built in 1895, has seven baths, a paneled library, six fireplaces, a two-car garage, a kitchen and great room that lead to a landscaped terrace, and a lower level with an exercise room and a media room. About 40 windows in the mansion face the historic mansion occupied by Cardinal Francis George.
"It was a very nice price, and we were happy to sell it by year end," said listing agent Meredith Manni Meserow of Koenig & Strey.
Public records do not show the buyer's identity.