A five-bedroom, 3,200-square-foot house in Glenview that former Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg owned from 1985 until 1993 sold for $831,000.
Sandberg and his then-wife, Cindy, bought the property on Iroquois Drive from homebuilder Allstate Development in late 1985 for $144,000. It’s not known whether that amount included all the home’s construction costs or not, but the Sandbergs wound up selling the house in 1993 for $450,000, several months after they paid $950,000 for two units on the 64th floor of Lake Point Tower on Chicago’s Near North Side. Locally, Sandberg now owns a home in Lake Bluff.
The family that bought the Glenview house from the Sandbergs in 1993 sold it in September. Located in the Indian Ridge area of Glenview, the two-story house has 3-1/2 bathrooms, a primary bedroom suite with a walk-in closet and a recently remodeled bathroom, an inlaid hardwood floor in the foyer, dining room and family room, and an office with French doors on two sides and a wall of cherry built-in shelves and cabinets.
Other features include a family room with a vaulted ceiling and a fireplace, a Juliet balcony and a kitchen with granite countertops, under-cabinet lighting, 42-inch cherry cabinets, soft-close drawers, a center island with seating and a breakfast area with a bay window. Outside on the 0.27-acre property are two brick patios, a brick paver driveway and an in-ground sprinkler system.
The sellers first listed the house in July for $850,000, and they went under contract to sell it just five days later.
The house had a $12,810 property tax bill in the 2020 tax year.
Sue Tharp of RE/MAX was the listing agent.
Goldsborough is a freelance writer.
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