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Streeterville unit once owned by Ryne Sandberg back on the market

The three-bedroom, 2,350-square-foot Streeterville co-op apartment that retired Chicago Cubs great Ryne Sandberg owned for 15 years until selling it until 2013 has come back on the market for $899,000.

Sandberg, who recently paid $1.1 million for a four-bedroom, 4,482-square-foot French country-style house in Lake Bluff, owned the Streeterville co-op from 1998 until selling it in 2013 for $580,000. Now, Darren and Jessica Kirby, the couple who bought the co-op unit from Sandberg, have decided to sell it.

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The unit is being marketed right now as a pocket listing and is expected to be publicly listed in the next week or two, according to listing agent Jennifer Ames of Coldwell Banker.

The unit is in a vintage building and has three full baths, French doors between the living and dining rooms, original hardwood floors, large windows, and a recently renovated kitchen with custom lighting, a breakfast bar, new cabinets, new quartz countertops and a full-height marble tile backsplash. The Kirbys also updated the unit's mechanical systems, including reconfiguring zoned central air conditioning and rewiring the living room with new outlets.

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Other features in the unit include high ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace, crown moldings, original doors and hardware and custom furniture-style radiator covers fitted to all 13 of the unit's radiators.

Bob Goldsborough is a freelance reporter.



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