A massive mansion in Oak Brook built by White Sox slugger Frank Thomas in the ‘90s has returned to the market once again, this time with a major league price chop. Thomas hasn't lived in the house since 2003, but the listing photos show that the mansion has retained nearly all of his original personal touches, including a Big Hurt-themed theater room and a bar area in the finished basement dubbed Club 35—a reference to his jersey number.
And while the most recent owners claimed in September 2015 to have done a "fair amount of work" on the place, the photos in the current listing are the same ones that were taken years ago. If there was a good amount of work done on the place, the listing photos don’t reflect it.
Frank “The Big Hurt” Thomas built the 25,000-square-foot mansion in the mid-'90s at a reported cost of around $8 million. It first entered the market in 2000 asking $11 million. Thomas eventually ended up selling the property to a real estate developer for $7.95 million in 2003. However, in 2012, Bank of America filed a foreclosure suit on the developer and took possession of the home in 2014. It did eventually sell again in December 2014 for $2.71 million.
It didn’t take long for the mansion to resurface however, and in September 2015 the home returned to the market asking $4.495 million. After spending more than a year on the market with the steep price tag, the owners have reduced the price by $600,000 bringing the ask down to $3.895 million.
- Listing history [Redfin]
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