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Lake Forest home once owned by Chicago Bulls star Steve Kerr sells for $1.1M

The five-bedroom, 4,284-square-foot house in Lake Forest that NBA title-winning head coach and former Chicago Bulls star Steve Kerr once owned sold Dec. 16 for $1.1125 million.

Kerr, who coached the Golden State Warriors to an NBA title in 2015, paid $625,000 in 1996 for the Colonial-style house in Lake Forest, and he sold it in 1999 for $760,000. The house was known locally for neighbors "TP-ing" Kerr's front yard with toilet paper on nights that his teams won titles, a tradition that continued even after the Bulls traded Kerr to the San Antonio Spurs in 1998, where he went on to win another title.

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The house has had several owners since and was listed in May for $1.275 million. Its asking price was reduced to $1.225 million in July and then to $1.175 million in September.

Built in 1986, the house has 3½ baths, a foyer with two coat closets, a first-floor mudroom with built-ins and cubbyholes, new Marvin windows, new heating and air conditioning, new hot water heaters, new casing and crown moldings, a sound system, a master suite with his and hers closets and heated floors, and a large and newer kitchen with a double oven, two Franke sinks, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, double Sub-Zero fridge drawers and a Wolf six-burner gas stove. Outside on the property are bluestone terraces designed by Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects and a heated, three-car garage.

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Listing agent Kristen Esplin of Griffith, Grant & Lackie called Kerr's past ownership "an interesting fact" but noted that the house had been significantly changed since Kerr had owned it.

"It was a really beautiful house inside and out and I think the buyers got a great value," she said. "And it's a great neighborhood."

Public records do not yet identity the buyers.

Bob Goldsborough is a freelance reporter.



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