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Ex-Bears Coach Lovie Smith Lists Lake Forest Home

August 30, 2014
Lovie Smith

Former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith bought the North Shore home in 2004. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune)

Former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith, now head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has listed his 13-room brick house in Lake Forest for $1.999 million.

The Bears fired Smith, 56, at the end of 2012 after nine seasons as coach. He sat out the 2013 football season and signed with Tampa in January.

Now, Smith has moved to cut ties with his North Shore house, which he bought for $1.625 million in late 2004.

Built in 2002, the five-bedroom house includes five baths, a two-story family room with a fireplace, attached four-car heated garage, and a basement with a wet bar, rec room, billiards area, workout room and second laundry room. The house sits on a 1.38-acre property.

Katie Hackett of @properties has the listing.

“It has every detail,” she said. “A cherry-shelved and -cabinet library on the first floor, a grand entrance with a gorgeous staircase, a living room with a fireplace and a separate dining room, plus a beautiful eat-in kitchen.”

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