The routine purging of former sports stars continues with the sale of Vinny Del Negro's Highland Park home. The former Bulls coach was dismissed at the end of the decent but stagnant 2009-10 season, and held onto his cringe-worthy North Shore contempo for whatever reason. As The Tribune's Bob Goldsborough dutifully reports, that property is now in the hands of an LLC. The transaction was completed away from the MLS, with $1.2M going to Del Negro (exactly what Del Negro spent in 2008). The buyer immediately re-listed the four-bed for $1.05M. The ask has since dropped to $999K. Both the listing agent and manager of the LLC declined comment to The Trib. A head-scratcher, indeed.
As for the product, the home's frosted facade looks like a game of Connect Four. Built in 2008, it's one of those places with an overdeveloped sense of modern. The interiors are better, and comfy enough with four bathrooms, hardwood floors, a window wall, upscale kitchen, and an elevator. The outdoor space rolls off the master bedroom and features an all-important community-building fire pit. This is probably the last Chicago real estate sighting for Vinny, now that he's hit his stride in LA.
·Former Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro sells Highland Park home [Trib]
·Listing: 26 Prairie Court, Highland Park [Baird & Warner]