Chicago native and retired NBA player Quentin Richardson, who was a standout for DePaul University before embarking on a 12-year career with five teams, has listed his five-bedroom, 10,900-square-foot mansion in Palos Heights for $1.1 million. The asking price is half what he paid for it.
Richardson, 34, didn’t play in the NBA last season; the Toronto Raptors cut him in September 2013. Last week, he was named the Detroit Pistons’ director of player development.
Richardson is anticipating a major loss on his mansion in the Westgate Valley Estates subdivision. He paid $2.2 million in 2006 to buy the mansion from lottery winner Alex Snelius, who paid $2.03 million in 2001. The asking price is illustrative of a lack of other Palos Heights sales in excess of $2 million.
In March 2013, former major league baseball player Braden Looper sold his 4,209-square-foot house in the subdivision for $630,000, $230,000 less than he paid for it in 2004.
Records show that only one house in Westgate Valley Estates has sold for more than $1.1 million.
Richardson’s contemporary-style mansion, spread across two lots on a half-acre, has seven baths, vaulted ceilings, a large indoor pool with a hot tub, a master suite with a large walk-in closet, a finished basement with a theater room, a weight room and a game room, an eat-in kitchen with an island, granite countertops and custom cabinets, and six fireplaces.
Listing agent Vergis Eiland declined to comment.
Ex-Bear Trumaine McBride sells home: Former Chicago Bears cornerback Trumaine McBride sold his five-bedroom, 3,151-square-foot house in Wadsworth for $306,000 on July 24.
McBride, 28, now with the New York Giants, left the Bears in 2009 after two seasons. He paid $354,000 for the home in May 2008.
McBride first listed the house in late 2009 for $399,000, then cut his asking price six times, to $349,900, before pulling it off the market in June 2010. He relisted it in March 2012 for $335,000, then reduced his asking price to $319,999 before taking it off the market in June 2012.
He relisted it in September for $339,000, then cut his price to $335,000, $325,000 and $319,000.
Features include three full baths, a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, a first-floor office, crown moldings, volume ceilings, a wrought-iron banister, a finished lower level and a three-car garage.
Listing agent Lori Glattly of Prudential Rubloff said McBride was happy to sell the house and that he is “settled in and happy on the East Coast.”