Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish, who signed a six-year, $126 million deal with the baseball team earlier this year, just splashed out $4.55 million for a lakefront home in Evanston, Illinois.
Mr. Darvish, 31, who previously played for the Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Dodgers, purchased the 5,400-square-foot residence and an adjoining lot through Darax LLC on May 15, according to property records and published reports.
The traditional two-story brick house includes six bedrooms, six bathrooms, formal living and dining rooms, a great room and kitchen. Built in 1904, the home features high ceilings and large windows to bring in natural light and lake views, according to the listing with @properties. It first hit the market last October for $4.2 million.
Outdoors, the 0.34-acre property has 150 feet of frontage on Lake Michigan, a boat/jet ski lift, a lakeside patio adjacent to the boat, a deck, a two-car garage and manicured perennial gardens.
Located just north of Chicago on the shores of Lake Michigan, Evanston boasts many historic homes on the tree-lined streets and beaches. It’s also home to Northwestern University.
Agents on both sides didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. Mr. Darvish couldn’t be reached for comment.
The Chicago Tribune first reported the property transaction.
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