Luxury Real Estate

Chance the Rapper and family decamp to suburban Chicago mansion while keeping downtown condo

Kirsten Corley and Chance the Rapper attend the Ralph Lauren fashion show during New York Fashion Week in 2018.

Chance the Rapper and his wife, Kirsten Corley Bennett, have decamped to the suburbs and are renting a recently built, five-bedroom mansion in north suburban Bannockburn for $19,000 a month.

A native of the West Chatham neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, Chancelor Bennett, 27, is a Grammy Award-winning rapper, songwriter and producer who has released two mixtapes and one studio album. Bennett, who married his wife in 2019, previously paid $3.7 million for a three-bedroom, 4,500-square-foot Streeterville condo in 2018.


While Bennett still owns that Streeterville condo, he and his wife and their two daughters are living about 30 miles north in Lake County. Built in 2014 and situated on 3.7 acres, their 6,721-square-foot rental mansion has 5½ bathrooms and four fireplaces.

With custom stonework throughout, other elevating features range from millwork and French oak doors to Jerusalem limestone floors. The kitchen touts commercial-grade appliances and quartzite countertops.


The primary bedroom suite has a private balcony, handcrafted cabinetry and dual vanities, and custom-built closets are found throughout the home. The finished lower level has an exercise room, a wine cellar, a rec room and a game room with a fireplace and a bar.

Outside, the French Provincial-style mansion is outfitted with three stone paver patios, a gazebo with a patio, a stone fire pit and a four-car garage.

Corley Bennett has shared several Instagram posts featuring the home, from an autumnal family portrait to her daughter’s recent Halloween costume to her family spending time outside the house.

The mansion was listed for sale earlier this year. Its current owner paid just under $2.4 million for it in 2015 and then listed it in February for just under $3 million. That owner then cut his asking price to just under $2.8 million in July. The owner took the mansion off the market in late August, after renting it out to Bennett and his wife.

Bennett’s mother, Lisa Thompson-Bennett, is a licensed real estate agent with Crown Heights Realty. She represented her son and daughter-in-law in the rental deal.

On Saturday, Thompson-Bennett declined to comment on the rental. Rhett Usry, a spokesman for Chance, declined to comment as well Sunday.

Bob Goldsborough is a freelance writer.

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