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Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish pays $4.6M for Evanston lakefront home

The deal represents the second-highest home sale ever recorded in the suburb
June 13, 2018 08:07AM

Yu Darvish and 90 Kedzie Street (Credit: and @properties)

Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish has been sidelined with an arm injury since late May, as his team fights for first place in the National League Central. But the hard-throwing right hander may have used that time away from the game to go house hunting.

Darvish bought a 5,400 square-foot home on Evanston’s lake shore for $4.55 million, representing the second-highest home sale ever recorded in the suburb.

The home, on a third of an acre, went on the market last October for $4.2 million, but the buyer added an adjoining lot, according to Crain’s. The property includes 150 feet of lake frontage and Evanston’s only private deep-water dock.

The Chicago Tribune later revealed the buyer as Darvish, now in his first year of a six-season, $126 million contract with the Cubs.

Paul Gorney of Coldwell Banker brokered the deal.

Evanston’s top home sale, a house on Dempster Street near the lake, sold for $4.9 million in 2016. [Crain’s] — Alex Nitkin