Actor Rockmond Dunbar Takes Loss on Chicago Getaway

Soul Food star Rockmond Dunbar sold his summer getaway at a lossActor Rockmond Dunbar, who was named one of "Television's 50 Sexiest Stars of All Time" by TV Guide, took a loss when he recently closed on his "summer home" in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood. He purchased the five-bedroom, 3.5 bath house in April 2008 for $669,000, according to BlockShopper. It was last listed by Coldwell Banker for $450,000 and it sold for $425,000.

Dunbar, who appeared in a 2008 Tyler Perry flick, is best known for his roles as Kenny Chadway on the Showtime series "Soul Food" and as Benjamin Miles "C-Note" Franklin on the Fox series "Prison Break." He added his girlfriend, model Machiko Harris, to the title of the home in August 2008.

The modest brick house, which can be seen in the YouTube video below, is set behind a wrought-iron gate at arms' length from the neighbors' homes. It has approximately 3,500 square feet, including the finished basement.
The lower level, which houses one of the two laundry facilities on the premises, has a media room with a fireplace, and a wet bar with a wine rack and granite countertop.

There also is a fireplace in the living room and a deck off the dining room. The kitchen has an oven with retractable exhaust fan, a deep farmer sink, granite countertops, and 42-inch Brazilian cherry cabinets. The master bath has a separate shower with body jets, a whirlpool tub and a double Moroccan-bowl sink. There are three skylights and zoned heat.

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The Oakland, Calif.-born Dunbar fell in love with Chicago when the first couple of seasons of "Prison Break" were filmed there, he told the Chicago Tribune, when he was first looking to purchase in the area. "The summers here are incredible; spring and fall are great. But when you get to the winter, I won't be here," he said. "I'm still keeping my house in L.A."

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