Thursday, January 31, 2008

Starstruck in Chicago - Real Estate

Right around the corner from your humble scribes a big-time Chicago celebrity has purchased a new home for his summers in the big city.

Carlos Zambrano, pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, has just closed on this three-year-old house, which has six bedrooms, four full and three partial baths, and two fireplaces. Set in Chicago’s West Lakeview neighborhood on a block that was, until six years ago, industrial property, the 6,700-square-foot house stands on an extra-wide 37 & 1/2 foot lot. The sale price was $2.8-million.

Of course, this is Carlos' modest Summer Home here in Chicago. He is rumored to have other homes in his native Venezuela and other locales. We're glad to have you in the neighborhood, Carlos; Welcome!