After eight years in Northfield, Illinois, retired Chicago Bear Lance Briggs is looking to unload his suburban digs for $2,499,000. Situated on a one-acre parcel accessible via a private road, the newly-listed property features five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, an elevator, and attached three-car garage. The first-floor master suite has his and hers walk-in closets and a rather masculine en suite bathroom complete with a urinal.
Set up for entertaining, the mansion’s basement features a walk-in wine cellar, large media room with a bar, and a game room that includes foosball, air hockey, and billiards tables. Not surprisingly, many of the home’s walls are adorned with Bears memorabilia — including framed jerseys worn by number 55 during his 12 year stint with the Chicago sports team.
Built in 2007, the 5,100-square-foot Northfield home was purchased by Briggs in 2008 for $2.3 million, reports Bob Goldsborough of the Chicago Tribune. Given his current gig as a Comcast SportsNet Chicago commentator, the former linebacker is more than likely looking to remain in the Chicago metro area.
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