BLACK VOICES
11/18/2011 06:02 pm ET | Updated Nov 19, 2011

Oprah Puts $15K Co-op Up For Rent (PHOTOS)

The OWN Network gave us some insight on what it's like to have Oprah for a boss, but how about having her as a landlord? Some moneyed Chicagoan is about to find out.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Oprah's put a 3-bedroom, 3.2-bathroom co-op up for rent, which she reportedly purchased in 2006 for $5.6 million.

The billionairess never actually moved in.

For $15 thousand a month, the lucky renter can do as they please amid the home's 10-foot ceilings, two fireplaces, inner foyer, library, solarium, formal dining room, butler's pantry, wine room, custom kitchen, 1,241-square-foot master bedroom and en-suite guest bedroom -- so long as it all meets with the co-op board's approval.

Oprah allegedly won them over when she purchased the place five years ago, promising to make it her full-time residence, but apparently reneged on her agreement, opting instead to spend her time in the duplex condo she's owned for years at the Water Tower Place just a few blocks away.

At one point Oprah even considered selling the now-for-rent unit, listing it for $6 million in June 2008. It stayed on the market until January 2009, the Tribune reports.

Check out photos of the 4,607 square feet unit over on AOL Real Estate.

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