October 11, 2007 Chicago Tribune -- RedEye Edition Famous Places By Bob Goldsborough for RedEye; Bob Goldsborough is a RedEye special contributor. CBS lead sports anchor Mark Malone and his wife, Tracy, have paid $700,000 for a condominium unit in Greektown and have sold their single-family house in Roscoe Village on the North Side for $1.45 million. A former NFL quarterback, Malone joined CBS in 2004 after previously working for ESPN. In June 2004, Malone paid $1.3 million for the then-newly built, 2,820-square-foot house in Roscoe Village, according to public records. After living in the two-story, brick and stone house for more than two years, Malone sold it several months ago for $1.45 million. Malone's new loft unit, in a loft building in Greektown, is a few floors below a unit that former "Friends" star David Schwimmer has owned since buying it through a bank trust in 1998 for $425,000. Malone declined to comment on his recent transactions. FINE DINING, FINE LIVING: Top chef Charlie Trotter has paid $2.425 million for a five-bedroom, single-family house in Lincoln Park. Trotter's new 10-room house had been listed for $2.695 million and later had been reduce to $2.595 million. Features in the more than 5,200-square-foot house include four and a half baths, five fireplaces, a full finished basement, custom millwork, high ceilings, a custom wine cellar, a third-floor conservatory with a roof deck and a large master suite with no fewer than five closets, according to listing information. Fittingly enough, the house also has a chef's kitchen with a large island, granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances, according to listing information. The house also has a 2.5-car garage that is topped by a deck with a wood-burning fireplace and a pizza oven. Trotter has owned several other properties around the North Side over the years, including a building in Lincoln Park that he purchased in 1994 for $355,000 and a house in Lincoln Park that he purchased in 1993 for $605,000, according to public records. JACOBSON DROPS PRICE: Former NBC reporter Amy Jacobson has cut the asking price of her four-bedroom, 4,300-square-foot, Greystone-style house on the North Side from $1.1 million to $999,000. Jacobson left the station over the summer amid controversy over her appearance in a bikini at the Plainfield home of Craig Stebic, whose wife has been missing since April 30. Built in 1890, Jacobson's house has three and a half baths, one fireplace, a great room, a wet bar off the dining room, and a lower level with a guest bedroom, bath and office, according to listing information. Outside are a detached two-car garage and a deck, all on an extra-long, 137-foot-long lot, according to listing information. Jacobson and her husband, Jaime Anglada, had purchased the house in May 2005 for $900,000. MODEL HOME: Former top model Liza Cruzat and her husband, Marc Brooks, who is the CEO and chairman of MKMB, have paid $2,619,000 for a newly built, single-family house in Hyde Park. A former Ebony magazine cover girl, Cruzat, who had modeled for more than 20 years, also was a contributor to ABC's "190 North" program from 1999 to 2002. The couple's new house has a heated swimming pool.