/Inside a Chicago Home That Had a Starring Role in ‘The Bear’

Inside a Chicago Home That Had a Starring Role in ‘The Bear’


Remember back in season one of The Bear when Carmy (Jeremey Allen White) and Cousin Richie (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) had to cater a kid’s birthday party as a favor to Uncle Jimmy (Oliver Platt), and instead of serving homemade Ecto Cooler at the bash, well, it was actually punch laced with Xanax? Yeah, well, brace yourself, fans of the award-winning hit series, because the house that starred as Cicero’s fictional crib can be yours for a cool $2.2 million

Located in the historic Glenview suburb, about 15 miles north of The Loop, the home is currently owned by acclaimed interior designer Edwina Cowell, Mansion Global reported. Cowell told the listing site that the house has previously been featured in other TV and film projects, including a commercial for WeatherTech. However, she said having Christopher Storer’s award-winning drama shoot its “Dogs” episode at the house was a “great experience.”  

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A Chicago home that was used for filming season one of The Bear is up for sale.

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“They were there for three days,” Cowell said. “I really wasn’t supposed to be watching any of the filming, but by the third day, the crew was like, ‘Come here!’ and they let me watch.” She noted that all the furnishings (both inside and out) were used for the set, and if a buyer was interested in snapping those up too, there’s room for negotiation. 

“I know buyers want to walk in my house and see some big, white Calacatta marble island and gray cabinets—the same thing everywhere you look,” Cowell told Mansion Global. “And that’s okay, because I also feel like the right person is going to come to my house because it’s unusual. It’s going to be somebody that appreciates that terrace and some of those French influences and all the fun things that are in there.” 

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The backyard was used to shoot the kid’s birthday party in The Bear’s “Dogs” episode.

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The almost 5,800-square-foot, five-bedroom house was originally built in the 1940s and has since undergone extensive renovations. Cowell and her husband purchased the pad back in 2000, and five years later, they gave the digs a massive revamp. Today, the main floor holds a formal living room with a fireplace, a dining room, and a kitchen that would have any cook saying, “Yes, chef.” Think a sprawling center island, double ovens, and heated flooring. Elsewhere, the family room is decked out with soaring vaulted ceilings, a Juliet balcony, and a built-in banquet. 

Upstairs, the second level is where you’ll find four of the bedrooms, including the primary suite. The latter feels super luxe, with a walk-in closet and a private veranda that overlooks the English-style gardens designed by landscape architect Craig Bergmann. Of course, viewers will probably be most familiar with the backyard. Naturally, the grounds make for the perfect place to entertain à la Uncle Jimmy, with tons of antique brick patios, a fire pit, a grill, and a water fountain. 

While we don’t know quite yet what’s in store for The Bear season three, which returns to Hulu on June 27, the buyer could have the chance to host the Berzatto clan in the future. “Maybe the next owner would want them to come back,” Cowell added, “because I certainly would if that was me.” 

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