Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus and his wife, Kelly, paid $3.9 million on May 25 for a seven-bedroom, 8,947-square-foot English manor-style mansion on Lake Michigan in Lake Bluff.
Eberflus, 52, was named the 17th head coach of the Bears in January after four seasons as the Indianapolis Colts’ defensive coordinator.
In Lake Bluff, Eberflus and his wife’s new house sits on a 4.95-acre secluded lot on Lake Michigan that is accessed via a long private driveway. The property has 307 feet of lake frontage.
Built in 1920, the mansion has 8 ½ bathrooms, five fireplaces, a two-story living room with ornate woodwork, a library with a wet bar and French doors and a newly renovated kitchen with a two-story brick fireplace and a wall of windows. The mansion also has a first-floor primary bedroom suite with lake views, a new walk-in closet and dressing area, and a primary bathroom with double sinks, a Jacuzzi tub and a separate steam shower. Other features include a second staircase, a vaulted family room, a game room area, a theater room and a wine tasting room.
Outside on the property are a bluestone patio, a pool, a spa and a two-bedroom coach house with two bathrooms.
The Eberfluses purchased the home through a land trust, but a building permit issued for the property last month identifies the couple as the owners of the property.
The Eberfluses have embarked on a renovation of the mansion, according to Lake Bluff village records.
The mansion had been listed in June 2021 for $4.1 million, and went under contract to sell on Feb. 24 — less than a month after Eberflus became the Bears’ head coach.
The Eberfluses also own a five-bedroom, 7,404-square-foot house in Carmel, Indiana, that they bought for $1.02 million in 2018.
Real estate agent Jeff Ohm, who represented the Eberfluses, did not respond to a request for comment.
The property had a $69,365 property tax bill in the 2021 tax year.
Goldsborough is a freelance reporter.
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Source:: The Mercury News