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Ex-Bears coach Dave Wannstedt lists Near North condo for nearly $1.1M

Former Chicago Bears head coach Dave Wannstedt and his wife, Janet, last month listed their two-bedroom, 1,786-square-foot condominium unit on the 16th floor of the Pinnacle building on the Near North Side for $1.095 million.

That makes Wannstedt the third former Chicago Bears head coach to have a Chicago-area property on the market.

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Retired from coaching and now a college football studio analyst, Wannstedt, 65, was the Bears' head coach from 1993 through 1998. Although he and his wife sold their 5,832-square-foot mansion in Lake Forest in 1999 for $1.075 million, the Wannstedts returned to being Chicago-area homeowners in 2012, when they paid $930,000 for the Pinnacle unit.

Now Wannstedt and his wife, who also own a condo in Naples, Fla., have decided to sell their place in Chicago. The unit has 2½ baths, high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, wide-plank dark wood floors, new doors, designer lighting, professionally organized closets, and a kitchen with white cabinetry, white marble countertops and high-end appliances.

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Listing agent Chezi Rafaeli did not respond to a request for comment.

Among former Bears head coaches with Chicago-area properties on the market, Wannstedt joins Dick Jauron, who is asking $729,000 for a three-bedroom, 3,204-square-foot town home in Lake Forest that he most recently had been renting out, and Marc Trestman, who is seeking $670,000 for his three-bedroom, 2,000-square-foot town home in Glencoe.

Another former Bears head coach, Mike Ditka, continues to own his longtime condominium unit in Streeterville. The only other living former Bears head coach, Lovie Smith, also owns property in Illinois. Last year, Smith, now the head football coach at the University of Illinois, paid $430,000 for a condo unit in Champaign.

Bob Goldsborough is a freelance reporter.



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