Remember the ‘Real World’ house in the West Loop? It’s been torn down
The house, which was most recently a traffic cone orange-painted Louis Vuitton pop-up, is now just another West Loop construction site.
In 2014, seven strangers were picked to live in a Chicago house and have their lives taped. And that house has now been torn down.
A demolition permit was issued last month for the property at 1100 West Randolph Street and Thursday — also known as the “Real World: Skeletons” house, which was most recently a traffic cone-orange painted Louis Vuitton pop-up, is just another West Loop construction site.
Back when the 30th season of the show was taping, the building was a two-story loft. Before that, it was an old nightclub, according to MTV.
Cast members worked at Vincenzo’s Sports Tavern, Old Fifth and Red Kiva — none of which are still open. They kept their reality star bodies in top shape at West Loop Athletic Club.
In a twist on the regular “Real World” premise, Madison, Jason, Nicole, Bruno, Violetta, Sylvia and Tony were joined by the “last person on earth they wanted to see.” Each episode, a “skeleton” came out of their closet and knocked on their door, including former bullies, ex-partners and “the boss from hell.”
The building was last sold in November 2018 for $8.6 million, according to Zillow. Carla Agostinelli, the executive director of the West Loop Community Organization’s development committee, said she does not know what will be built on the lot.
Business reporter David Roeder contributed to this story.