Originally published on the Chicago Tribune via Bob Goldsborough
Chicago Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack, who has been the driving force behind the team’s improved play this season, on Sept. 14 paid $3.75 million for a six-bedroom, 6,100-square-foot newly built mansion in Glencoe.
Earlier this month, Mack, 27, was traded to the Bears and then signed a six-year, $141 million contract extension, making him the NFL’s highest-paid defensive player ever. He’s also easily the highest paid Bear, and he’s one of the highest-paid Chicago athletes across all sports.
In Glencoe, Mack used a land trust to buy his new mansion. Situated on a half-acre in east Glencoe, the mansion has 7½ baths, four fireplaces, an open floor plan, a kitchen with Wood-Mode cabinetry and a waterfall-edge island, a custom-built walnut library, a slate roof, copper gutters, a screened porch with a fireplace, a four-car garage and a 3,200-square-foot finished lower level with a sport court, media room, wine cellar and yoga studio.
The mansion was first listed in July for $3.925 million. Mack went under contract Sept. 10 and closed just four days later.
Paul Gorney of Coldwell Banker, who represented Mack, could not be reached for comment.
Bob Goldsborough is a freelance reporter.
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