This post was originally published on the Chicago Tribune.
Former Chicago Bears head coach John Fox and his wife, Robin, on Monday sold their six-bedroom, 8,161-square-foot, country-style mansion in Lake Forest for $2.875 million.
Fox, who was fired by the Bears in January 2018 and now is a studio analyst for ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” and his wife took a loss on the two-story mansion, which they bought in 2015 for $3.275 million from retired Bears wide receiver, sportscaster and talk show host Tom Waddle, who had bought the mansion in 2010 for $3.25 million.
Built in 2008 and located on a 1.78-acre parcel that is just south of the private Onwentsia Club links, the lannon stone and wood house has seven baths, four fireplaces, a new elevator with access to all floors, a finished, 3,500-square-foot lower level with a cinema room and a second kitchen, copper gutters, a four-car garage, a cedar shake roof, a butler’s pantry, a first-floor master suite and a large, eat-in kitchen with an island.
The Foxes first had listed the mansion in April 2018 for $3.395 million and they later cut their asking price to $3.095 million.
Public records do not yet identify the buyer. Listing agent Lori Baker declined to comment on the sale.
The Foxes continue to own their six-bedroom, 14,866-square-foot mansion in the Quail Hollow area of Charlotte, N.C., which they tried to sell from 2015 until 2017. It most recently had been on the market for $6 million.
Bob Goldsborough is a freelance reporter.
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