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Wanna buy Alfonso Soriano’s condo?

Sep 16, 2013, 5:36 PM EDT

Yankees' Soriano points as he crosses home plate in the fifth inning of their MLB American League baseball game the Angels in New York Reuters

Alfonso Soriano is putting his Chicago condo on the market two months after being traded from the Cubs to the Yankees.

Some details, via Charlie Roumeliotis of CSNChicago.com:

The newly-acquired Yankee has put up his three-bedroom, 3,838-square-foot condominium in River North for $2.95 million. He purchased the penthouse for $2.65 million in December of 2006, a month after he inked an eight-year, $136 million deal with the Cubs.

The luxurious 44th-floor unit at The Pinnacle features a marble entryway, a kitchen with a granite island, a built-in surround system, a 150-square-foot terrace, a wine cellar, a master suite and two additional en-suite bedrooms, 3-1/2 baths, two large his-or-hers walk-in closets, two parking spaces, and floor-to-ceiling windows with views to the east, south, and west.

I love that “a kitchen with a granite island” is a selling point for a $2.95 million place.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Sep 16, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    It sounded good up until the “wine cellar”.

    I’m not walking down 45 flights of dank stairs for a damn bottle of wine.

    • jwbiii - Sep 16, 2013 at 6:11 PM

      I’m guessing that “wine cellar” is a euphemism for “storage locker in the sub basement” and that the service elevator goes there.

      • tfbuckfutter - Sep 16, 2013 at 6:19 PM

        I’m a wine snob.

        I can taste the different between wine that has been retrieved via elevator and wine that has been accessed through a big creaky wooden door in the floor with an iron ring for a handle.

  2. proudlycanadian - Sep 16, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Is wine included in the purchase price?

  3. Carl Hancock - Sep 16, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    A “wine cellar” doesn’t have to be an actual “cellar” so no service elevator or basement needed.

    • tfbuckfutter - Sep 16, 2013 at 6:31 PM

      cel·lar (slr)
      n.
      1. A room or enclosed space used for storage, usually beneath the ground or under a building.
      2. A basement.
      3. An underground shelter, as from storms.
      4. A wine cellar.

      A cellar has to be underground.

      Anything else would be a closet.

      If I called the place I store my towels “the linen cellar” people would think I was mental.

      • deepstblu - Sep 17, 2013 at 7:19 AM

        5. Natural habitat of the Chicago Cubs.

      • historiophiliac - Sep 17, 2013 at 10:26 AM

        What about “wine safe” or “wine vault”? “Wine pantry”? “Communion reserve”?

      • Carl Hancock - Sep 17, 2013 at 1:14 PM

        Your confusing “cellar” the actual basement and the concept of a “wine cellar” and what it does.

        Hell, here’s one that talks about it in the context of Chicago specifically…

        http://chicagowinecellarexpert.com/about/condo-townhome-wine-cellars

        Maybe Soriano had them install it for him.

      • tfbuckfutter - Sep 17, 2013 at 9:13 PM

        I’m going to make this as clear as I can:

        I will now go get some chocolate milk* from the store* and I’m going to go sit by my hot tub* which is on my lanai* and enjoy it while watching prime time television* and enjoying the company of my wife*.

        *This is what I call whisky
        *This is what I call the refrigerator
        *This is what I call my toilet
        *This is what I call my bathroom
        *This is what I call porn
        *This is what I call verbally, mentally and physically abusing my spousal

        And now we have anarchy because someone just decided to start naming shit other shit for no reason.

  4. fmlizard - Sep 16, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Even worse, that the 150 sq ft terrace was a selling point also. That’s 10 ‘x 15′, folks. More likely 5′ x 30′. And you won’t even get that for your $3M at the Trump.

    I gotta get out of the city…

  5. anthonycisneros - Sep 16, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    my stepmom got a nearly new silver Nissan 370Z Coupe only from working part time online. go to these guys http:\\­­x­uℛ­­­l.e­­­s­/khzgf

    • tfbuckfutter - Sep 16, 2013 at 9:10 PM

      You real mom got a new family because she didn’t love you.

  6. titansbro - Sep 16, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    I think I’m gonna start using the term “linen cellar.” Has a nice ring to it.

  7. steelers88 - Sep 16, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Yes please.

  8. whitdog23 - Sep 17, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    shouldve linked the MLS so we could see pics. bad job of copying another blog

    • jwbiii - Sep 17, 2013 at 11:25 AM

      http://www.idxre.com/homes/34/61552/21-EAST-HURON-4401-CHICAGO-IL-60611/08443538

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