In October, Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky shelled out $950K for a six-bedroom home in suburban Gurnee, Illinois. Curiously, the 23-year-old Ohio native won’t be the first Bears player to call the property home, reports the Chicago Tribune.
The 5,500-square-foot residence once belonged to Muhsin “Moose” Muhammad who played for the team between 2005 and 2007. The wide receiver had purchased the property new in 2005 for $1.425 million and sold it for a loss in 2011 for $940,000.
Situated on one-acre near the third hole of the Merit Club Golf Course and sporting a Libertyville mailing address, the Gurnee residence features a large foyer, two-story family room, three-car garage, finished walk-out basement, and a hot tub.
Erica Goldman of Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty tells Bob Goldsborough of the Tribune that Trubisky selected the property for its privacy and proximity to Halas Hall, the team’s training center in nearby Lake Forest.
That said, for “just” $2.6 million more, the 2017 draft pick could have picked up the even more conveniently located home of former Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and reality TV star Kristin Cavallari. The celebrity couple took a loss on their Lake Forest property in November.
- Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky paid $950,000 for a Gurnee house [Chicago Tribune]
- Listing [Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty]
- Chicago celebrity homes [Curbed Chicago]