Although it’s been over two years since Julius Peppers last dawned a Chicago Bears jersey, he only recently came around to listing his 8,000 square foot Highland Park home. With more than enough interior space to practice open-field tackles and leaping punt-blocks, Peppers purchased the home in 2010 for $1,800,000, now asking $2,399,000. The neighborhood is popular among high-profile Chicago athletes, particularly with players from the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Bears, who’s practice facilities are located in nearby Deerfield and Lake Forest.
Built in 1994, and situated on a meticulously landscaped lot, the home includes 5 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, a 3 car garage, and some unique (very unique) custom finishes.
The great room stands out with dark accents, cherry wood flooring and a flowing architectural design.
The lower level is massive, dedicated entertainment and recreation room, complete with a guest bedroom and full bar.
The spa-quality master bathroom includes an over-sized shower, soaking tub, and marble finishes.
Peppers, who made a name for himself during four years with the Carolina Panthers defense, spent another three seasons with the Chicago Bears, before heading to an even colder climate with the Green Bay Packers.