The former Chicago Cubs star Ben Zobrist is looking to catch a buyer for his Chicago home, near Wrigley Field. His residence is on the market for $2.1 million.
The three-time All-Star and his wife, Julianna Zobrist, have filed for divorce and are waving this home goodbye. The couple purchased the place in 2016 from a builder for $1.84 million.
The house itself is the site of a memorable moment for Cubbie faithful.
The day after he helped the cursed Cubs win their first World Series championship in 108 years, the Chicago Tribune noted, “Zobrist famously emerged from the house to sign autographs for fans and to chat with them, thanking them for their support.”
For the next owner, the home itself will be a grand slam. In fact, the property seems to have rapidly found a buyer—an offer is in, and the home is in contingency status.
Within walking distance of Wrigley Field in the St. Ben’s section of the city, this chic Victorian estate features six bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and 4,800 square feet, on a wide corner lot. Completed in 2015, its architectural details, such as a turret, add oodles of curb appeal.
The gated property features a quaint, covered porch and opens to a front parlor with abundant natural light. Other features include a formal dining room, a large living and dining space, and a top-of-the-line chef’s kitchen.
The exceptional design encompasses high-end finishes such as hardwood floors, recessed lighting, and coffered ceilings. A finished lower level includes a built-in wet bar. The master suite offers bay windows, two separate walk-in closets, and spalike master bathroom. Four of the bedrooms are on the top level, with two on the lower level.
Other notable features include a large back patio and sports court, with room for outdoor dining, a balcony, integrated surround sound, a three-car heated garage, and lots of storage space.
In addition, a 24-hour video surveillance and security system was installed throughout the home, for peace of mind. The convenient location is situated near several parks, shops, restaurants, and public transit.
Zobrist and his estranged wife also own two homes just outside of Nashville, TN.
Now 39, the versatile Zobrist last took the field for the Cubs in 2019. He made his big league debut back in 2006, as a shortstop with the Tampa Bay Rays, but went on to fill a variety of positions across the diamond. He helped lead the Cubs to their World Series win in 2016, and was named the World Series MVP.
Darrell Scott with Compass holds the listing.