The Illinois mansion of former world No. 1 Luke Donald will soon hit the market at an asking price of $4.5 million, according to a Mansion Global report.
Donald and his wife, Diane, bought the 8,100-square-foot, six-bedroom home in the northern Chicago suburb of Northfield in 2008 for $3.725 million, the report said, citing property records. The Englishman has added his distinct touch to the home, such as an indoor practice facility and a European-themed office with a large Union Jack rug and Ryder Cup memorabilia.
The home is being listed with Baird & Warner, according to the report, which quoted broker Lindy Goss:
“They changed the overall aesthetic of the home and it ended up just stunning.”
The couple completely renovated the kitchen, redid the master suite and updated the wine cellar, Ms. Goss said.
In the basement, they added a gym and a club-like area with a bar, entertainment area and billiards table. Another addition, unsurprisingly, was the a high-tech golf simulation room, suitable for Mr. Donald to practice in over winter.
“It’s very contemporary. They took a strong hand in the design, it’s very reflective of who they are.”
Donald won an NCAA Championship playing for nearby Northwestern University in 1999 before embarking on a successful professional career in which he has earned nearly $36 million on the PGA Tour, winning five times. He also has eight international victories and played for Europe on four winning Ryder Cup teams. He spent much of 2011 and 2012 as the world’s No. 1-ranked golfer.
He founded Luke Donald Collection wines in 2008 and his charity work includes The First Tee of Chicago, Ronald McDonald House of Chicago and the Western Golf Association.