Comparing The Chicago and Boston Homes Of Cubs Boss Theo Epstein (Photos)
Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein may go down as MLB’s all-time greatest executive, once things are said and done. After breaking the Red Sox infamous 86-year-old curse in 2004 (at the age of 30), Epstein has Chicago three wins from its first world championship since 1908. Even if the Cubs do not break through in 2016, the team’s star-studded group of young and talented players should be able to win a World Series, over the course of the next few years. Epstein’s Red Sox teams would go on to win a world championship in 2007, with a third ring coming one year after he left the club in 2012.
Epstein joined the Cubs front office in late 2011, amid signing a five-year/$18.5 million contract. Upon making the move to the Windy City, he and his family purchased a five-bedroom, six-bathroom townhouse in the Wrigleyville neighborhood, a mere 0.6 miles west of Wrigley Field.
Here is a pictorial tour of the $3.25 million, 7,800-square-foot home, which comes equipped with a modern kitchen, large living room, circular staircase, home theater and closed in outdoor space, with fireplace.
During his days in Boston, the Epstein family called a 100-plus-year-old six-bedroom, six-bathroom mansion home. Set four miles west of Fenway Park, in the toney suburb of Brookline, the almost 5,000-square-foot property includes a chef’s kitchen, numerous arched entryways, a guesthouse and very large backyard.
In a fun Boston sports twist of fate, Epstein’s former abode sits only one mile from Tom Brady’s spectacular new castle.
Epstein was raised in the city of Brookline, attending Brookline High School, before matriculating at Yale, in New Haven, Connecticut.
If the Cubs are finally able to win a World Series, Epstein will have broken two of the greatest curses in sports. With this type of accomplishment on his résumé, the 42-year-old may want to consider trying to tackle some of the world’s other great conundrums. The man appears to have a gift for solving historical and often intractable problems.