Lemonis could not immediately be reached for comment. The condo’s listing agent, Joseph Wright of City and Field Real Estate, told Crain’s in a text message that Lemonis and his wife “enjoyed gutting, rebuilding and redecorating homes on the new show that it launches on HGTV.”, The Renovator. “They bought this corner unit with that intention, and it came out absolutely stunning.”
According to Wright’s listing, “every inch of this unit was completely redesigned between 2020 and 2022, and redesigned with the finest finishes.” Photos in the listing show the kitchen has gold fixtures and oversized graphic tiles in the backsplash, the foyer walls are painted with a large format checkerboard pattern, shiny reflective wallpaper or tiles in some rooms, and three contemporary “slot” fireplaces, wide and shallow openings for gas flames.
Lemonis is CEO of Camping World and Good Sam Enterprises, both based in Lincolnshire. Since appearing on reality show Celebrity Apprentice in 2012, he’s been a mainstay of the reality genre, hosting The Profit since 2013, later The Partner and now The Renovator. He and a partner bought the intellectual property for the classic game show “Let’s Make a Deal” in 2021.
Over the past few years, Lemonis has scoured the downtown and Lake Forest luxury home markets. Besides the 2020 purchase of the condo that is now on the market, his most significant transactions were the sale for $3.25 million of a Chestnut Street condo in 2018 and the 2020 sale of a pair of nearby Lake Forest properties for $4.65 million.
In February, the couple listed a mansion in Montecito, near Santa Barbara, for sale for $24.9 million. In November, they paid $18 million for a townhouse in Manhattan.