Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller has sold his Elmwood Village townhouse for $640,000, just two months after he first listed it for sale.
Miller, through his RDM Revocable Trust Agreement, sold the 2,700-square-foot condominium on Potomac Avenue to Blanc LLC. The identity of the buyer, whom a source said is from Lewiston, could not be further identified.
The home, which was custom-designed for Miller in 2007, had been listed at the end of April for $659,900. Showings began May 1, with a lot of “lookers,” said Maureen A. Flavin, a real estate broker at RealtyUSA.
“It sold very, very quickly,” said Flavin, who represented both Miller and the buyer, and has worked with Miller since the hockey player arrived in Buffalo in 2002. She would not identify the buyer. “Almost right away, we had a meeting of the minds with the purchaser, who just truly, truly loves it.”
Miller had purchased the property for $348,000 in 2006 from Paul Johnson, who in turn had purchased what had previously been a boardinghouse before it burned down. Johnson built three townhouses on the property, including the one for Miller.
The three-story stone and stucco townhouse has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms and two partial bathrooms, as well as a patio and a 3½-car garage, which Flavin said was an attractive feature. The home has a large kitchen with a breakfast bar, a walk-in pantry, a 16-by-7-foot dining area, a “great room” and a den. The master suite has a 10-foot ceiling and a bathroom with a rain and steam shower and a whirlpool bath.
The interior features quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, security cameras and system, a surround-sound system, and a mixture of carpeting, maple hardwood floors and tilings.
Miller, a Vezina Trophy winner, joined the Sabres in 2002 and has been the starting goalie since 2005. But his future with the team is uncertain. His current five-year contract expires at the end of next season, raising the possibility that the Sabres may trade him rather than losing him after the season without getting anything in return.
Flavin said she also has former Buffalo Sabre Jordan Leopold’s home under contract, on Curry Lane in Clarence, with a closing expected in mid-July.