Former Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Sean Marshall and his wife, Sarah, sold their five-bedroom home in Lincolnwood on Monday for $2.18 million.
Marshall, 39, pitched for the Cubs from 2006 to 2011, when the team traded him to the Cincinnati Reds. His baseball career ended in 2014 and, in recent years, he became a Cubs analyst for Marquee Sports Network.
In 2010, Marshall paid $1.36 million for the Lincolnwood home. Built in 2003, the 7,908-square-foot contemporary-style home is located on a 0.40-acre property and features 6-1/2 baths, vaulted ceilings, two-story windows, a separate private guest apartment, a first-floor master bedroom suite with fireplace, gym, home theater and game room. The house also has an indoor pool.
The Marshalls first listed the house in April for $2.99 million, then lowered its asking price in May to $2.75 million.
“It was the highest selling price in Lincolnwood at close to $300,000, so it’s the best house I’d say up to this point to close,” listing agent Joseph Semany of Compass, who also represented the owners, told Elite Street. buyers. “One big thing is the architectural style of that house – the wow factor of being in that main central living space with the two-story vaulted ceiling space looking out is something you can’t find (anywhere else). And it’s on six lots in the city. It is a great property. So from the street, you don’t really know what’s back there. And the pool didn’t hurt, and the apartment suite didn’t hurt.”
Public records have not yet identified the buyers, but Semany said they are a family from Lincolnwood. Semany said the Marshalls now live in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
The house had a property tax bill of $30,250 in tax year 2020.
Goldsborough is a freelance writer.
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