By Bob Goldsborough, Special to the Tribune
November 7, 2013
Former Chicago Bears offensive tackle Gabe Carimi, who was traded in June to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has sold his renovated, five-bedroom, ranch-style house in Highland Park for $942,500.
Carimi, 25, joined the Bears as their starting offensive tackle in 2011. In May 2012, Carimi paid $525,000 for the house and gutted the 3,300-square-foot house to the studs, said his listing agent, Maxine Goldberg, of Coldwell Banker Residential.
"He totally renovated the home," she said. "It was in very bad condition and needed to be gutted."
Carimi redid the home's bathrooms and kitchen and installed a home theater, Goldberg said. Built in 1970, the house has 31/2 baths, high-end finishes, an open floor plan, a kitchen with built-ins, a great room with a marble fireplace and a custom wet bar, and a lower level with the theater room, bedroom, bath and storage room. The 1-acre property has a pool, brick paver patios and a screened porch with a built-in grill.
Carimi listed the house in July for $1.2 million and reduced his asking price to $999,500.
"He bought it well and sold it well," Goldberg said.
ABC7's Knowles lists for $295K
WLS-Ch. 7 reporter Jason Knowles is asking $294,500 for his one-bedroom condo in east Lakeview.
Knowles, 39, has been with ABC7 since 2004, when he joined as a special projects producer. In 2009, he was promoted to on-air reporter.
"I'm really just looking to move closer to work," Knowles told Elite Street. "I want to be in the River North or River West area, closer to the downtown area. I'd really like to have the option to walk home."
Knowles paid $282,000 for the unit in 2010. Located in a high-rise, the unit has one remodeled bath with glass and porcelain tile and has been redone with bamboo floors. Other features include all-new custom closets, new window treatments, and an open kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances.
Knowles listed the unit several months ago for $299,500.
Douglas Smith of Prudential Rubloff has the listing.
Former Kellogg dean sells for $1.05M
Donald Jacobs, dean emeritus of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, has sold his condominium in Wilmette for $1.05 million and moved to a retirement facility in Evanston. He'll continue to teach courses, a school spokeswoman said.
Jacobs joined Kellogg in 1957 and was the school's dean from 1975 to 2001.
Jacobs paid $1.55 million in 2002 for the unit. He listed it in September 2012 for $1.24 million and reduced his asking price to $1.14 million before striking a deal to sell it.
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