As Realtor.com broke out its most popular homes for the week based on views on its website, the mansion of Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler topped the list. The house at 561 Circle Lane, Lake Forest, is on the market for $4.75 million.
Cutler has retired and will become a broadcaster, which means he may spend little time around Chicago. As he departs, he leaves a seven bedroom, seven full and three half bathroom house spread over 11,000 square feet. The house is practically new, built in 2013.
Lake Forest is just north of Chicago on Lake Michigan. It has just under 20,000 residents, up from 15,000 in 1980. The population is almost entirely white at 96%. Residents are rich by national standards, with a median household income over $150,000, nearly three times the national average. Before he left the Bears, his guaranteed salary for 2017 was $12.5 million.
The description of the house he will leave behind:
Step into the glamorous lifestyle of exquisite design in this magnificent Lake Forest home. Sitting on an acre with a pathway to a private beach area, you can retreat from the hustle and bustle. Spanning 11,000 sq.ft. in a highly sought after location, this gorgeous estate has 7 bedrooms, 10 total baths, a theatre room, wine cellar, exercise room and an indoor sport court. The grand entry boasts a soaring staircase. Living areas are spacious and open with lots of natural light. Entertaining is a breeze with it’s expansive gourmet kitchen integrating every amenity you can dream of. The stunning Master Suite area is complete with beautiful views, a gas fireplace, a true celebrity style closet, and a luxury marble bath designed to give you your very own 5-star spa experience. Heritage Luxury Homes went above and beyond with every meticulous detail, featuring extensive moldings and quality materials used throughout the home.
At least Chicago is a big city with enough very rich people to make a sale of the house possible.