Former Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Alan Williams and his wife, Lisa, listed their five-bedroom, 4,450-square-foot home in Lake Forest on Thursday for $2.79 million.
Williams, 54, has coached defensive backs for various NFL teams. He was hired from the Indianapolis Colts to join the Bears in early 2022, along with head coach Matt Eberflus, who was hired from the Colts last week.
In an unusual move, Williams disappeared midway through the 2023 Bears season, submitting his resignation on Sept. 20, a week after taking a personal break and missing a Bears game. With his resignation, Williams made a statement saying that he was taking a step back to care for his health and family. But multiple sources told Tribune’s Bears reporters that Williams will leave behavioral. Eberflus took over Williams’ former duties for the remainder of the season.
Williams and his wife paid $2.24 million for the Lake Forest home in August 2022 through an opaque land trust. Built in 1999 and completely renovated in 2023, the home features five bathrooms, four fireplaces, new recessed lighting, a two-story great room with beamed ceilings, a library with alder wood paneling and built-in shelving, newly refinished hardwood floors, and a Thermador dishwasher, Wolf 48-in. a kitchen with stove/oven, Sub-Zero refrigerator, and KitchenAid micro/convection oven.
Other features include a butler’s pantry with Sub-Zero mini-refrigerator, master bedroom suite with upgraded bathroom and new carpeted English basement, wet bar, 500-bottle wine cellar, lounge/media area, exercise room and office space. The house also has two new ovens and freshly painted stair spindles.
Outside of the 1.38-acre property, there is a heated swimming pool and barbecue area with pergola, granite bar, outdoor fireplace and Sonos sound system.
Listing agent Kati Spaniak declined to comment on the listing.
The home had a property tax bill of $28,935 in the 2022 tax year.
Goldsborough is a freelance reporter.