Luke sells Chicago home…

Pro Golfer Luke Donald Sells Chicago-Area Home for $3.9M

The six-bedroom house had been on the market since July, asking $4.5 million

By Liz Lucking  |  Originally Published On February 19, 2019  |  Mansion Global

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The property also has a pool
Former world no. 1 pro golfer Luke Donald and his wife, Diane, have sold their Northfield, Illinois, mansion
The home sold for $3.9 million
Mr. Donald bought the home in 2008
And he paid $3.725 million for it
The couple completely renovated
Updating the wine cellar
And overhauling the basement to include a bar
A billiards table
And adding a high-tech golf simulation room

  Former world no. 1 pro golfer Luke Donald and his wife, Diane, have sold their Northfield, Illinois, mansionBaird & Warner/Luxury Portfolio International1 of 11

British pro golfer Luke Donald and his wife, Diane, have sold their Northfield, Illinois, mansion for $3.9 million, according to property records.

The former world No. 1 professional golfer listed the six-bedroom home in early July for $4.5 million. It sold to an anonymous trust last week, property records show.

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During their tenure in the 10,555-square-foot home—around 20 miles north of Chicago—the couple completely renovated the kitchen, redid the master suite and updated the home’s wine cellar, Mansion Global previously reported.

In the basement, they added a gym and a club-like area with a bar, entertainment area and billiards table. They also added a high-tech golf simulation room, suitable for Mr. Donald to practice in over the winter.   

Outside is a blue stone patio, a fireplace, a pool and a spa, according to the listing with Lindy Goss of Baird & Warner, an affiliate of Luxury Portfolio International. Ms. Goss did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Property records show that Mr. Donald, 41, bought the home in 2008 for $3.72 million.

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The family decided to sell because the house didn’t fit their lifestyle any longer, Ms. Goss told Mansion Global when the house first listed. They spend most of their time in Florida.

Mr. Donald, a Northwestern University alumnus, is originally from Hertfordshire, England. He has spent a cumulative total of 56 weeks as the world No. 1 and over 200 weeks in the top 10.

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