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Former Bills receivers coach sells Evans waterfront mansion

A Florida food company business owner has acquired a waterfront mansion in Evans from the Buffalo Bills' former wide receivers coach.

Frank and Lisa Pero, of Delray Beach, paid $1.25 million earlier this week to purchase the five-bedroom Nantucket-style home at 637 Larkin Road from Sanjay and Melody C. Lal.

The 14.76-acre property features 480 feet of lakefront land with professional landscaping and the main 5,291-square-foot home, according to marketing materials prepared by broker Bret Llewellyn of Howard Hanna Real Estate.

The house includes an open floor plan with hardwood and ceramic-tile floors, carpeting, craftsman-style woodwork, a gourmet eat-in kitchen, a center island, a breakfast bar and a "subzero appliance," likely a refrigerator. All the main rooms have views of the lake, and the home also includes wraparound patios, the materials state.

There's also a private guest house, a pool house, an in-law apartment, an in-ground pool and a hot tub.

Built in 2005, the two-story home was listed for $1.575 million.

Lal, who was hired last month as the wide receivers coach for the Dallas Cowboys, spent two years with the Bills and then a year with the Indianapolis Colts before taking on his most recent assignment. He previously spent three years with the New York Jets after first joining the Oakland Raiders in 2007 as quality control coach before becoming their receivers coach from 2009-2011.

The British native attended the University of California-Los Angeles and then University of Washington, playing for both schools' teams before eventually signing on as a free agent with the St. Louis Rams and then one of the NFL Europe teams. He also coached high school.

Pero has owned Pero Family Farms Food Company LLC and Pero Vegetable Co. since 1986, according to his LinkedIn biography. Llewellyn said the Peros retain their home in Florida, and will probably use the Buffalo house during the summer and fall.

Both the buyer and seller declined to comment, citing privacy, the broker added.

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