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No takers yet on million-dollar homes being sold by Kane, Williams

The homes of two star athletes are on the market – with the kinds of amenities you’d expect from men who have earned millions of dollars performing in front of huge crowds.

Patrick Kane’s Hamburg home features a wet bar, a home theater, a sauna and hot tub, and an exercise room. There’s also a one-bedroom guest house.

Mario Williams’ estate sits on 5.1 landscaped acres on the border of Orchard Park and East Aurora, and it features a chef’s-style gourmet kitchen, a billiard room and a media room.

There are some other similarities, as well: Both are priced at about $3 million. And neither has sold after months on the market.

But the brokers and their clients haven’t given up.

“The activity has been good – we’ve had some interest in it,” said Dennis Dargavel, a broker with Hunt Real Estate Corp. who’s handling Kane’s listing.

Kane, a 28-year-old South Buffalo native who plays hockey for the Chicago Blackhawks, purchased his Old Lake Shore Road home for $2.86 million in 2012.

There’s been “probably half a million dollars in improvements” since, Dargavel said.

Kane’s asking $3.2 million for the 2.8-acre property with 282 feet of beachfront. The property features an outdoor patio, a basketball court and in-ground pool, a boat launch and a boat house.

The 5,878-square-foot, three-story home includes four full and two half-bathrooms, a step-down living room with a wall of windows overlooking Lake Erie, a kitchen with a wine chiller, a first-floor master suite with fireplace, a two-story foyer and cathedral ceiling.

The home was built in 2006. It was listed for sale in October.

The former Woodcrest Drive home of Williams, the former Buffalo Bills defensive end who now plays for the Miami Dolphins, is being marketed for $3 million by Michelle Winer of Hunt.

The 13,189-square-foot all-stone mansion has a pool and spa, balconies and a security camera system, according to an online marketing brochure.

The home itself features limestone, imported marble, custom millwork, moldings, cherry wood bookcases, and other architectural detailing. It includes five full and four half-bathrooms, a surround-sound system and two laundry rooms. It also includes a workout room and a four-car attached garage.

Built in 2005, Williams bought it in 2012 for $2.5 million from former attorney Kenneth P. Bernas, who was convicted in 2011 of swindling 53 clients by taking out pre-settlement loans in their name without their knowledge. Williams listed the home for sale again in late May.

email: jepstein@buffnews.com
Dave Deluca contributed to this story.

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