Celebrity Homes

Update: Home of Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta Sells for $1.775 Million

It’s sold! Sorry, you missed an opportunity to own a piece of property that a superstar Cubs player lived in.

A certain North Side athlete’s home just hit the market. Chicago Cubs pitcher, Jake Arrieta, that is.

The six-bedroom home Arrieta and his family had been renting was listed for sale Wednesday, asking $1.799 million according to Chicago Tribune.

Built in 2015, the Lakeview home is located just northwest of Wrigley Field, and sits on an extra wide (30ft) lot in the Graceland West community. As tenant, Arrieta enjoyed all the finest finishes you’d expect in a new construction, like a sleek white kitchen outfitted in SubZero, Bosch and Wolf appliances. Additional features of the 5,000+ square foot house include: smart surround sound, radiant flooring, extensive millwork and carpentry throughout the three levels of living space. There’s also a welcoming front porch, back stone patio with a fireplace, and roof deck, all suitable for entertaining.

As Arrieta enters free agency, his offseason home is in Austin, Texas.


See inside Arrieta’s former Chicago home…


For more information, contact Kevin Hinton (516-353-0798) with Keller Williams Chicago-Lincoln Park


Feature Image: Chicago Tribune


Celebrity Homes

Check out CUBS Ben Zobrist’s New North Center Home

The Chicago Tribune recently reported that Ben Zobrist, second baseman for the Chicago Cubs, just bought a $1.84 million home in North Center. In December, he signed a $56 million contract with the Cubs. With all the extra money, he was in the market for a new place to call home.

His 6 bedroom and 4.5 bathroom home features a mudroom, 3 car heated garage, fireplace, chair rail, and coffered ceilings.


Check out Ben Zobrist’s luxurious North Center home:


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Zobrist’s new home features Victorian charm with modern style.


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A spacious sitting room greets guest as they enter the home. This room is also great for small gatherings with friends.


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Off to the side of the sitting room is this cozy nook. This area is perfect for quiet conversations, reading, or just enjoying the view.


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The blue colors of the dining area are very calming and unique. Eating family dinners has never been so relaxing.


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A spacious kitchen allows for many family meals to be cooked. The wide island counter also makes a great place to have a quick meal.


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A toasty fireplace and flat screen TV make for a comfortable living room.


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This large and comfortable master bedroom is a great place for Zobrist to rest his head. Also, the large windows let plenty of light to shine through to feel refreshed in the morning.


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You’ll immediately feel like you’re in a spa just by entering the bathroom. The luxurious tub, large mirror, and soft lighting make for a soothing experience.


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5 Reasons Why Chicago Sports Fans Are The Best

Chicago sports!

It doesn’t get any better.

If you’ve ever visited Chicago, you know for a fact that the fans are not only dedicated but absolutely crazy. Many would call Chicago sports-fans the worst but we’ll just say those people are jealous that their fellow sports-fans aren’t as cool as Chicago’s.

Below are 5 reasons why Chicago sports fans are the best:

1. They don’t play by the rules

Whoever runs out on the field to catch a glimpse of their favorite player has some guts! Chicago fans love their team so much that they’ll risk getting ejected. And yes, this little boy was ejected from the game.

2. They know how to drink

Baseball and beer! Perfect combo. During a Chicago Cubs game against the San Diego Padres at Wrigley Field, a Cubs fan caught a foul ball in her cup filled with beer. What did she proceed to do? She chugged it. America!

3. They’ll support their team regardless of the weather

Rain, snow and sunshine, these sports fanatics will be there cheering their team on no matter what.
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4. They literally shut down the city

The Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2013 and Chicago set the world record for the most people to celebrate in one city. The Grant Park rally had over 2 million fans! Can you say WOW!



5. They know how to cope with an injury

Derrick Roses’ knee injury really upset the Chicago fans. One fan even made a beautiful memorial under I-90 underpass on Fullerton Ave. The memorial included 2 crutches, 6 knee pads, 12 candles, 1 basketball, a picture of D. Rose before his injury, a picture of D. Rose after his injury, a bulletin board with NBA players supportive tweets, and of course – roses.

Attending a Chicago sporting event should be on everyone’s bucket list!