REAL ESTATE

Bustin' Out of Buffalo, Dolphins' Mario Williams Lists $3M Aurora Home

  • Mario Williams

    Mario Williams  (2015 Brett Carlsen)

  • Gorgeous curb appeal.

    Gorgeous curb appeal.

  • An enormous entertaining space.

    An enormous entertaining space.

Prepping for his big Miami move, former Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams listed his $3 million, five-bedroom mansion in Aurora, NY.

After four seasons with the Bills, the sack specialist signed a two-year contract with the Dolphins in March. The four-time Pro Bowl selection spent his first five years in the league with the Houston Texans, who made him the top pick in the 2006 NFL Draft.

His 13,189-square-foot home may have been built in 2005, but its grand interiors and elegant accents make the space feel like it's plucked from the Gatsby days. If the curb appeal -- a circular driveway with an enormous fountain -- doesn't wow you, the foyer's winding, chandelier-topped marble staircase surely will.

Big readers should avoid touring the house, otherwise they risk never leaving the two-story, wood-paneled library, the perfect encapsulation of what a library should look like: warm, cozy, and a bit intimidating.

"The pictures don't do it justice, but it's just magnificent," says listing agent Michelle Winer of Hunt Real Estate.

With more than 5 acres, the property offers plenty of hidden spots to curl up with a good book and a glass of wine -- or toss around a football on the lawn. Bros will love the curvaceous downstairs bar, which is located in an enormous entertainment space with room for foosball, billiards, or just a good, old raucous party.