Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberfluss and his wife, Kelly, paid $3.9 million on May 25 for a seven-bedroom, 8,947-square-foot English manor-style mansion on Lake Michigan in Lake Bluff.

Eberfluss, 52, was named the Bears’ 17th head coach in January after four seasons as the Indianapolis Colts’ defensive coordinator.

In Lake Bluff, Eberfluss and his wife’s new home sits on a secluded 4.95-acre lot on Lake Michigan, accessed by a long private driveway. The property has 307 feet of lake frontage.

Built in 1920, the mansion features 8 ½ bathrooms, five fireplaces, a two-story wood-paneled living room, a library with a wet bar and French doors, and a newly renovated kitchen with a two-story brick fireplace and a wall of windows. . The mansion also features a first-floor master bedroom with lake views, a new walk-in closet and walk-in closet, and a master bathroom with dual vanities, jetted tub and separate steam shower. Other features include a second staircase, vaulted family room, game room area, theater room and wine tasting room.

Outside, the grounds include a bluestone patio, pool, spa and two-bedroom, two-bathroom house.

The Eberfluss purchased the home through a land trust, but a building permit issued for the property last month identifies the couple as the owners of the property.

According to Lake Bluff village records, the Eberflushes have begun remodeling the mansion.

The mansion was listed in June 2021 for $4.1 million and went under contract for sale on Feb. 24 — less than a month after Eberfluss became the Bears’ head coach.

The Eberfluss also own a five-bedroom, 7,404-square-foot home in Carmel, Indiana, which they purchased for $1.02 million in 2018.

Real estate agent Jeff Ohm, who represented the Eberfluses, did not respond to a request for comment.

In the 2021 tax year, the property received a property tax bill of $69,365.

Goldsboro is a freelance reporter.

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