I'm in Chicago this week visiting family and celebrating my cousin, Liz's high school graduation. I absolutely love Chicago and everything the beautiful city has to offer. We went to a Cubs game yesterday at the historic Wrigley Field, one of the most beautiful stadiums, in the country.
It, of course, has nothing on our beloved Fenway Park. However, there are many similarities between the two. They are baseball's two oldest and most iconic ballparks, both are nestled into their cities' neighborhoods and both are known for their special outfield walls - Fenway's famously high left field wall, the Green Monster and Wrigley's brick outfield wall covered in ivy. Most significantly, when you enter either of the parks, you are hit with an overwhelming feeling of friendly, nostalgia.
Another common denominator between the two ballparks is (the handsome) Theo Epstein. Two years ago, after 9 memorable years as general manager of our Boston Red Sox he stepped down and signed on as President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs.
Shortly before announcing the move, he began house hunting, ending his search at a five-bedroom, six-bath, never-been-lived-in home, blocks away from Wrigley Field. Setting him back a cool $3.25 million, the 7,800 square-foot mansion definitely does not disappoint.
Check it out....
What a beautiful and inviting exterior.
I'm dying over all the moulding - so much charm and character.
Such a gorgeous, all white kitchen. Just look at that marble countertop.
This room is right off the kitchen. Those doors are amazing. It's such a treat to be able to extend the living space out to the patio. I can picture some fab parties happening here.
Ahhh, swoon......those railings......
I think I could probably put that closet to use.
Annnnd....that would be the roof deck. Are you not drooling?
Not too shabby....
CIAO FOR NOW