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Wood's North Side home on the market for $1.52M


BYLINE: By Bob Goldsborough, a Redeye special contributor

Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood has listed his three-bedroom, German Colonial-style single-family house in the Old Town Triangle on Chicago's Near North Side for $1.52 million.

Currently on the Cubs' disabled list and under an incentive-laden one-year contract, the one-time phenom won't start a rehab stint until shortly after baseball's All-Star break at the earliest.

In September 2004, Wood paid nearly $1.3 million through a bank trust to purchase the 1,560-square-foot, three-story house, which was built in 1876. Features in his house include three full baths, one half bath, hardwood floors, two fireplaces, a full finished basement with a wet bar, a roof deck that measures 20 feet by 20 feet, and a master suite with whirlpool, steam shower and double sink, according to listing information.

Other features in the house include a kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, a Viking range, a SubZero refrigerator, cherry cabinets, plank floors and skylights, according to listing information. Outside are a professionally landscaped yard and a two-car attached garage. Wood placed the unit on the market May 21.

The pitcher also owns a 12-room, 7,425-square-foot house in Paradise Valley, Ariz., just outside Phoenix. He bought that house, which sits on just over an acre, in 2003 for $2.52 million, according to public records. That purchase came shortly after he sold his four-bedroom, 3,582-square-foot house in Fountain Hills, Ariz., in late 2002 for $338,000.

In Chicago, Wood previously owned a fifth-floor condominium unit in an exclusive building in River North that he purchased in mid-2003 for $712,000 and sold in early 2005 for $760,000, according to public records.

- Bears General Manager Jerry Angelo has sold his 13th-floor condominium unit on Lake Shore Drive in Streeterville for $762,500.

Angelo, 58, had owned the unit since August 2005, when he purchased it for $687,000.

The unit is in a building with no shortage of star power, given that both halves of the morning duo of Eddie and Jobo also live there. B-96's Ed Volkman and his wife paid $1.5 million in mid-2004 to buy his 26th-floor unit in the building, while Joe "Jobo" Bohannon purchased his 23rd-floor unit in the building in 2003 for $709,500.

Angelo still owns a house in north suburban Libertyville that he bought in 2001 for $1.3 million.

- WMAQ-TV sports anchor/reporter Paula Faris has paid $407,500 for a condominium unit in Lincoln Square. Faris, 31, and her husband purchased the unit in the recently gut-rehabbed, three-story building, which was built in 1914 and which recently converted from rental units to condos.

- Blackhawks right wing Martin Havlat has paid $835,000 for a three-bedroom condominium unit in a newly built, 30-story tower in downtown Chicago's New East Side.

An off-season resident of his native Czech Republic, Havlat, 26, purchased the 16th-floor unit in the building, according to public records. The unit measures approximately 1,800 square feet.

- Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith has paid $655,000 to purchase a three-bedroom condo in West Lincoln Park. Keith, 23, purchased the fourth-floor unit, which has three baths and is in a newly built brick building. His new unit had been listed for $674,900, according to listing information.