Eric Lefkofsky, the billionaire co-founder of Groupon and former managing partner of Lightbank, a venture capital group that has seeded several of Chicago’s best known tech startups, has formally sold a large North Shore mansion set on two acres for $5.175 million. According to Crain’s, the buyer is Brett Berish, president and CEO of Sovereign Brands, a private wine and spirits company.
According to the public listing, the house was built in 2008 and features six bedrooms and nine full bathrooms. In addition, the mansion features numerous luxury amenities such as a theater room, an indoor basketball court, and spa. The property also includes a pool house and a barn that functions as an entertainment room.
In 2014, Lefkofsky and his wife paid a record-breaking $19.5 million in cash for another Glencoe mansion. Designed by noted Chicago-area architect Howard Van Doren Shaw in the French Normandy-style, Lefkofsky’s current North Shore residence was originally built in 1917 but has seen considerable updating and expansions.
According to records, Lefkofsky formally sold his Grove Street mansion on May 24.