Chicago Blackhawks superstar and South Buffalo native Patrick Kane has sold his Hamburg lakeside mansion for $2.5 million, according to real property records.
The 5,878 square-foot home on Old Lake Shore Road has been on the market for three years and was originally listed for $3.2 million. Kane bought the home for $2.86 million in 2012 and poured an estimated half-million dollars into improvements, a real estate agent told The Buffalo News in December 2016.
The sale closed Tuesday.
It wasn't immediately clear who bought the 2.8-acre property, though Bills players and coaches often help to drive the high-end home market in Hamburg, Orchard Park and Aurora.
The buyer purchased the home through a limited liability company, Butterbean 2729, which traces back to Shaw & Shaw, a Hamburg law firm. A real estate attorney for the firm, Jennifer Burke, did not respond to a request for comment Tuesday.
It was believed to be the most expensive home on the Western New York market when it was put up for sale in October 2016.
Its outdoor amenities include a giant patio, basketball court, in-ground pool, boat launch and boathouse, along with 282 feet of beachfront.
Inside the three-story home there’s a sauna, steam room and home theater, 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.
Dennis Dargavel, a broker with Hunt Real Estate, originally marketed the property and showed it to prospective buyers. He said he gave up the listing after about a year. It appears that Kane's mother and father, Donna and Pat, worked to sell the property.
Donna Kane did not respond to a message seeking comment Tuesday afternoon.
Patrick Kane, 30, has been with the Chicago Blackhawks since they drafted him No. 1 overall in the 2007 NHL entry draft. The 2008 Calder Trophy winner as rookie of the year is now entering his 13th season. He's won three Stanley Cup championships, including a Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP in 2013.
He was the Hart Trophy winner as league MVP in 2016 and has played for the United States on two Olympic teams.