This is the Branford, CT home of Karen Pritzker Vlock and Michael K. Vlock. Karen is a billionaire and is an heir to the Hyatt Hotel fortune. Karen lives with her husband Michael Vlock, an investor, in Connecticut. The couple is giving $1.5 million over three years to the Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research in honor of Karen's father Robert, who has Parkinson's.
The Pritzker family is one of America's wealthiest families, and has been near the top of Forbes magazine's "America's Richest Families" list since the magazine began in 1982. The family is most famous for owning the Hyatt hotel chain, and the Marmon Group, a conglomerate of manufacturing and industrial service companies. Other holdings have included the Superior Bank of Chicago, the TransUnion Credit Bureau, the tobacco company Conwood and the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Karen has a Bachelor of Arts / Science from The University of Chicago. She is #259 of the richest people in the United States. She is the 736th richest person in the world.
The home, built in 1996, has 8,075 square feet of living space and sits on 3.26 acres overlooking Long Island Sound. The home is currently appraised at $2,619,857, according to public property records.