Billy Corgan asking $4.35M for Gold Coast condo

Medium 9fb535cdc9baf2f1e89f245235e6faeb Rocker Billy Corgan has listed for sale his two bedroom, 2.5 bath condo at 20 E. Burton Place in the Gold Coast for the asking price $4.35 million.

Corgan paid $2.95 million for Unit #6 in March 2002. There are nine units in the building, which is a converted mansion built in 1892 and designed by architect David Adler.

Corgan, 42, is best known as the lead singer of the alternative rock band the Smashing Pumpkins. Formed in Chicago in 1988, the group was one of the definitive rock bands of the 1990s, fronted by Corrigan's signature voice and songwriting that led to more than 18 million records sold in the U.S. alone.

The band's breakthrough album, its 1993 sophomore effort Siamese Dream, featured the hit singles "Cherub Rock," "Today," "Disarm" and "Rocket," and propelled the band into stardom. Follow-up albums included the platinum-selling double-disc Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Adore and Macina/Machines of God before the band went on temporary hiatus in 2000.

Corgan formed the short-lived rock band Zwan after the breakup and released a solo album in 2005 before reuniting with Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlain to rekindle the band in 2006. He took out famous full-page ads in both the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times in June 2005 declaring he wanted to reunite the group. The group, minus its original bassist and lead guitarist, released Zeitgest in 2007, said to be the band's last studio album.

Corgan is originally from Elk Grove Village. He also owns a $6.8 million home in Highland Park.

Address: 20 East Burton Place
Buyer(s): Chicago Title Land Trust Company
Seller(s): Andrew Wikholm and Michael Pettersen
Sale date: Mar. 20, 2002

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