Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel, who has been retired from Major League Baseball since 2019, and his wife, Elissa, on Feb. 16 sold an unfinished, six-bedroom, 6,000-square-foot mansion in Glencoe for $3.68 million.
Hammel, 40, pitched for the Cubs in two different stints between 2014 and 2016 as part of a 15-year major league career.
Situated on a 0.65-acre lot — unusually large for Glencoe — the house on Wentworth Avenue that the Hammels were building was listed in November and sold for its precise asking price. The Hammels, who separately owned a five-bedroom, 5,350-square-foot brick and limestone house in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood from 2015 until selling it in late 2021 for $2.55 million, paid $1.1 million in 2019 for the Glencoe property.
“We basically decided for the time being that (this) was a project that we were no longer passionate about, and we were kind of keeping our options open and based on kid stuff and family stuff, that we weren’t going to be at that address,” Elissa Hammel told Elite Street regarding the unfinished Glencoe house.
Right after the couple sold their Lakeview house in December 2021, Elissa Hammel told Elite Street that the couple planned to move to the northeastern U.S. to be closer to her family.
“That’s kind of the (same) sentiment (now),” she said after the sale of the Glencoe mansion. “With the baseball lifestyle, I don’t think it’s even possible for us to stay in one place. We’re keeping all of our options open and not making any decisions. We’re taking it all day by day.”
Elissa Hammel said the Glencoe house remains unfinished, so the couple never moved in, and it remains far from move-in ready. The plan is for it to measure 9,300 square feet including the basement, with five full bathrooms, three half baths, a golf simulator room, a media room, an exercise room, a sauna and a kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances. Other features include high ceilings, a walk-in pantry, a family room with a fireplace, a butler’s pantry, a paneled library with a bay window, a primary bedroom suite with walk-in closets, a second-floor family room, and a lower level with a media room, a rec room, a bar and a sport court.
Public records show that the buyers are a couple from Glencoe.
Goldsborough is a freelance reporter.
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