Noted Loop personal injury attorney Thomas Demetrio on Wednesday listed his five-bedroom, 10,507-square-foot mansion in Lake Forest for $5.9 million.
Demetrio, 68, has owned many high-priced residential properties in Chicago and the suburbs over the years. He paid $5.5 million in May 2011 for the French Normandy-style mansion.
Now Demetrio said he's ready to move back to the city, where his past properties have included a Gold Coast mansion that he sold to JPMorgan Chase Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon in 2000 for $4.68 million.
"The house is gorgeous, and it's about an hour and a half drive from my beautiful home to my office," Demetrio told Elite Street. "But I'm ready to come back to my roots and live five minutes from the office. We like it and it's beautiful, but at the end of the day, we're city folk."
Built in 2001 and located near downtown Lake Forest, the three-story mansion has seven fireplaces, a master bedroom with a sitting area, a two-story living room topped by beams and arches, a screened porch and a five-car garage, all on a 3.8-acre lot.
Demetrio had previously listed the mansion in 2012 and 2013 for $6.2 million.
Bob Goldsborough is a freelance reporter.