By Bob Goldsborough, Special to the Tribune
August 27, 2010
Dallas Stars winger Adam Burish, who last month left the Blackhawks just three weeks after helping the team win the Stanley Cup, has listed his two-bedroom duplex penthouse condo unit in River North for $1.05 million.
A Madison, Wis., native, Burish, 27, on July 1 signed a two-year deal with Dallas for $1.15 million a year. Now he is attempting to unload the seven-room corner unit that he purchased in August 2008 for $935,000.
Features in Burish's 2,300-square- foot unit include 21/2 baths, floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors and a family room with built-in millwork, a wine refrigerator and a plasma TV.
The duplex also has a terrace, kitchen with granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances and a large breakfast bar, and a master bath with a Jacuzzi tub, separate shower and double-bowl sink.
"The unit has spectacular views to the southwest of the city including of the Willis Tower," said Burish's listing agent, David McIntosh of McIntosh Realty.
"The unit is completely up-to-date, with some great upgrades," he said. "It's a beautiful place."
The unit came on the market about a month ago.
Dale Tallon's Lake Forest house
Speaking of ex-Blackhawks, former General Manager Dale Tallon, who also was a defenseman for the club from 1973 until 1978 and later was the team's longtime TV analyst before joining its front office, has listed his four-bedroom house in Lake Forest for $659,000.
Tallon, 59, was the Blackhawks' general manager from 2005 until 2009. He now is the general manager of the Florida Panthers.
Built in 1964, Tallon's 2,384-square-foot house has 21/2 baths, a family room with a fireplace and a wet bar, hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings, a kitchen with a large eating area, a master suite with a whirlpool tub and double sinks, and a basement with an exercise room.
Listing agents Pat and Vera Purcell declined to comment on the listing.
The house came on the market Aug. 11.
Mariotti selling home
ESPN commentator and FanHouse columnist Jay Mariotti, who until 2008 was a sports columnist for the Sun-Times, has gone under contract to sell his four-bedroom, 4,200-square-foot house in Vernon Hills just weeks after placing it on the market for $655,000.
Mariotti, who was arrested last weekend for allegedly pushing and shoving his girlfriend, moved to Los Angeles last year and lives in the city's Venice neighborhood, according to reports.
On July 15, Mariotti listed the 10-room brick house for $655,000. Just 11 days later, he cut the asking price to $614,500, and a day after that reduced it further, to $610,000. It went under contract Aug. 3.
Built in 1993, the house has three baths, a two-story family room with fireplace, a two-story foyer, a library with built-ins, a patio off the dining room, a deck off the family room, a master suite with a 22-foot-by-13-foot walk-in closet, and a kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, a walk-in pantry and a granite bar.
"Going to contract this quickly just proves that there is a market for homes that are staged right and priced right," said listing agent Molly Browe of Re/Max Showcase.
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