Former Chicago Bears defensive tackle and TV baking show host Anthony Adams and his wife, Andenika, on April 26 sold their five-bedroom, 4,847-square-foot timber frame house in Wadsworth for $765,000.
Adams, 41, played for the Bears for five seasons, from 2007 through 2011. A comedian, Adams was one of the co-hosts of the ABC cooking competition show “The Great American Baking Show” from 2017 until 2020.
In Wadsworth, Adams and his wife paid $800,000 for the house in early 2014. They first listed the house in June for $950,000, and they cut their asking price little more than a week later to just below $900,000, and then to just below $850,000 another week or so later. They reduced the asking price for the final time to $785,000 in November.
Built in 2001 and situated on a 4.66-acre property at the end of a cul-de-sac, the house has six bathrooms, three fireplaces, exposed wood beams, a newly remodeled kitchen with high-end appliances, a home theater, a walk-in wine cellar, heated floors, a large wet bar and an upstairs loft. Outside are an outdoor kitchen and a separate two-story in-law suite.
Adams and his wife sold the Wadsworth house because they paid $2 million in July for a five-bedroom, 9,817-square-foot mansion in Long Grove.
Listing agent Lori Progar of Coldwell Banker told Elite Street that the Wadsworth house that Anthony and Andenika Adams sold was “very special.”
“This home was very special to me as an agent, the only true timber frame home that I have sold in my almost 40-year career,” Progar said. “I think I loved it as much as my clients (did). I know it was a home truly special to the Adams family and near and dear to their hearts. They felt it was time for a change and decided to move closer to the city. From its exposed beams to its rustic charm, it is privately tucked away on almost 5 acres. It will be missed.”
The Wadsworth house had a $14,032 property tax bill in the 2020 tax year.
Goldsborough is a freelance writer.
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