Hall of Fame former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka and his wife, Diana, have placed their longtime two-bedroom, 1,904-square-foot condominium on the 39th floor of a Streeterville high-rise on the market for $599,900.
Known as “Iron Mike,” Ditka, 84, was a six-time All-Pro tight end for the Bears. He later was the team’s head coach from 1982 until 1992, during which he led the Bears to their only Super Bowl victory ever, in 1986. Ditka maintained a presence in the Chicago area even after his time as the Bears head coach came to an end, as he kept a house in Bannockburn until selling it in 1997.
Also in 1997, Ditka lent his name to a Magnificent Mile steakhouse — the first of several that eventually would open — in which he was an investor. After Ditka’s second and final head coaching stint, with the New Orleans Saints, concluded in early 2000, he and his wife resumed being area homeowners, paying $700,000 several months later for their Streeterville condo.
Located in the Olympia Centre building, the corner-unit condo has two bathrooms, a grand foyer, hardwood floors, a kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops and a primary bedroom suite with two walk-in closets and plenty of built-ins. The unit also has access to the building’s common rooftop deck on the 64th floor.
“The energy in the apartment is palpable,” listing agent Emily Sachs Wong of @properties told Elite Street. “Great ideas happened here. The custom woodwork, reminiscent of old city clubs, makes it feel 100 percent Chicago.”
Wong told Elite Street that the couple listed the condo because they no longer live in the city. Indeed, records show that they continue to own and live in a 4,294-square-foot house in Naples, Fla., that they built in 2002.
The Ditkas first listed the condo on Oct. 13, and it currently has a contract pending to sell it.
The condo had a $14,613 property tax bill in the 2022 tax year.
Goldsborough is a freelance reporter.
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