Vince Vaughn Swings for Real Estate Agent
The pair, who met through mutual friends, became engaged last Valentines Day when Vaughn, 39, proposed with a four-carat $125,000 diamond ring. The couple has been spotted together around the globe – walking throughout Rome, lying on the beach in Cabo San Lucas and hanging in Bora Bora while the actor was shooting "Couples Retreat." Although Weber, 29, is still listed as an agent with the Calgary firm Royal LePage Solutions, which handles both commercial and residential properties, she has been living with Vaughn in Los Angeles and Chicago since last year.
The nuptials were held before 65 friends and family in the Great Hall of the historic Armour House at Lake Forest Academy in Lake Forest, Illinois. Listed on the registry of history places, the mansion is near his Chicago penthouse apartment in the Palmolive Building. In fact, the wedding weekend was kicked off by a New Year's Eve party in Vaughn's pad. "The Wedding Crashers" star purchased the duplex for $12,000,000 in 2006 – which was said, at the time, to be one of the most expensive condos ever sold in Chicago.
Back in September Vaughn told People that now that he's with Weber babies are in their immediate future, "It's the first time that I really want to have kids," he said. "I've been very fortunate in my career, and my life has been about that for so long that you get bored of it. You're ready for your life to be about other people and other things." And with an ample 7,880 square feet in the 37-story art deco building, there's plenty of room for an expanding brood. Once owned by Hugh Hefner, it was known as the Playboy building and the name was emblazoned on both sides in nine foot illuminated letters.
Vaughn is no slouch himself when it comes to real estate. Earlier this year, he offered to lease his 4,063-square-foot town house for $9,500, which he purchased in 2005 for $1.4 million. Set in Chicago's River North section, the property features a rooftop deck with expansive city views, a custom made home theater, a state of the art kitchen with a SubZero refrigerator, granite countertops, and a 48-inch Viking range, and a master bedroom containing a bathroom with steam shower and Jacuzzi and walk-in closets.
Vaughn, who grew up in Buffalo Grove and Lake Forest, Illinois, will most likely maintain his roots in Chicago. "It really isn't like any other place. The architecture and the layout of the city are the best," the actor told Chicago Magazine. I'm from the Midwest, and consider myself a Midwesterner. I feel most at home there. I love California. I have great friends in California. I just have always considered Illinois to be home."