Blackhawk's Patrick Sharp: Celebrity newcomer to Chicago's Lakeview

Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp is the new owner of a luxurious mansion in the Southport Corridor of Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Sharp closed the deal on May 2, paying $2.95 million for the six-bedroom mansion that is reported as having an ideal layout for entertaining. Among the 14-room home’s notable qualities, it has a lower level with a wine cellar, multiple decks with one having an outdoor fireplace, and a custom made spiral staircase.

The mansion was originally listed for almost $3.3 million, so Sharp snatched up the mansion at $350,000 below the listing price.

Lakeview is one of Chicago’s largest neighborhoods, encompassing two well-known districts: Wrigleyville, where the Chicago Cubs play in the historic Wrigley Field; and Boystown, one of the country’s largest LGBT communities. The neighborhood stretches from the shores of Lake Michigan to North Ravenswood Avenue, which forms the area’s western border. Down the street from newcomer Sharp, and in a mansion of his own, lives Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein.

Sharp’s $350,000 savings on his home purchase could be incentive to investigate luxury home options in Lakeview for possible deals on real estate in Chicago.