The former Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester is hoping to snag a buyer for his Chicago home, the Chicago Tribune reported. He and his wife, Farrah, have placed their elegant abode on the market for $5,995,000.
The couple purchased the upscale property in 2015 for $3.78 million, after Lester inked a six-year deal with the Cubs for $155 million. He played a key role on the team that clinched the long-awaited World Series championship in 2016.
Much like the five-time All-Star, his home is also a winner.
Located in the Windy City’s Graceland West neighborhood, the home was built in 2010, and offers five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms on 7,000 square feet. In the not-so-understated language of the listing: “This home has it all.”
The extra-wide layout features a first floor with a sitting room, living room, and dining area. The gourmet kitchen looks out to a family room and includes a butler’s pantry. An office is set up next to the kitchen.
A master suite offers a wall of windows, a fireplace, an en suite bathroom with dual vanities, and a giant walk-in closet with an island. Since so many bedrooms are available, one is currently being used as a gym.
The home also features multiple entertaining areas, including a private roof deck with planters. For warmer days, there’s an outdoor shower accessed through the penthouse-level den and wet bar.
The finished lower level is a cozy place to hole up in the colder months, featuring wood paneling, a fireplace, bar, and wine cellar.
Outdoor space includes a 5,000-square-foot side yard with a lounge area and fire pit, and the property also comes with a four-stop elevator to all levels. The detached, heated garage has room for four cars.
In addition, Lester expanded into the adjacent lot for use as an “amazing outdoor living and play area,” and added a sport court and outdoor kitchen.
Lester, 37, is now with the Washington Nationals on a one-year deal, after six seasons with the Cubs. He broke into the big leagues with the Boston Red Sox in 2006, and has also suited up for the Oakland Athletics. In 2019, Forbes named the Washington state native one of the highest-paid athletes in the world.
Bradley Brondyke of Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.