A Sears Holdings executive and his wife paid $3.3 million Jan. 29 for a six-bedroom, 8,000-square-foot mansion in Winnetka.
Paul Hayward, who is Sears' chief content integration officer, and his wife, Catherine, bought the house, which has unobstructed views of Lake Michigan and Centennial Park. Built in 1998, the mansion has eight baths, four fireplaces, custom millwork, hardwood floors, crown moldings, a two-story family room with 18-foot windows and ceilings, and a banquet-sized dining room. Outside on the fenced, 0.7-acre parcel are a loggia, a pool, a cabana and a paver patio.
On Jan. 27, the Haywards sold their six-bedroom, vintage mansion in Kenilworth for $2.925 million. That was significantly less than the $3.8 million they had paid in 2007 to buy the 7,264-square-foot mansion from former Chicago Board of Trade Chairman Patrick Arbor and his then-wife, Antoinette Vigilante.
Built in the early 1920s, the 15-room, red brick house they sold has six baths and three fireplaces.
Jena Radnay of @properties represented the couple in both transactions. She declined to comment on the deals.
Bob Goldsborough is a freelance reporter.