Ex-Bears QB Justin Fields throws North Shore house on market

Low inventory in wealthy suburbs means $2.1M house could sell fast

NFL Player Justin Fields Lists Suburban Chicago House
NFL player Justin Fields (Getty)

Justin Fields’ stock might have dropped with the Chicago Bears but he’s looking to go the other way on the value of his one-time manse in Lake Forest, seeking a nearly 60 percent increase over what he paid as a first-round NFL pick in 2021.

The 5,900-square-foot house, held in a land trust that shields Fields’ identity, went on the market for $2.1 million this week, the Chicago Tribune reported. That’s $357 per square foot.

Fields paid about $1.3 million, or $221 per square foot, for the property three years ago. The address wasn’t reported.

Inventory is low in the North Shore, which includes Lake Forest. In the 12 towns that make up the North Shore, there were about 20 percent fewer listings in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year. Eighty-one homes were listed in Lake Forest in the first half of the year, a 9 percent drop from the previous year.

Because of the lack of inventory, homes prices in the range of $1.5 million sell very quickly, agents have said.

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The 25-year-old Fields started as quarterback for the Bears for several years before getting traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers in March.

He will leave behind a home loaded with amenities and set back from the public on three-quarters of an acre. It features six bedrooms, three baths, five-fireplaces and a first-floor office with a custom desk and built-in shelves. 

There also is a butler’s pantry and back staircase, a home theater in the basement, and a new gym.

Listing agent Jordan Winkler declined comment, the Tribune reported.

Fields’ home had a $35,960 property tax bill in the 2022 tax year.

The house is listed for sale in an agents-only network.

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