November 21 2017

Burlington Native Purchases Aaron Hernandez's Former Mansion for $1 Million


A Burlington native has made a big real estate purchase that will require renovation of both its physical structure as well as its reputation before it can be resold.


The Boston Herald reports that Arif Khan put down $1 million for former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez’s Westwood Estates mansion in North Attleboro.


As most people know in 2013 Hernandez was arrested and charged in the murder of his friend Odin Lloyd. He was found guilty of first-degree murder in 2015 and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. While on trial in the Lloyd case Hernandez was also indicted for the 2012 double murder of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado but was acquitted in 2017. Days later he was found dead in his cell with his death being ruled a suicide.


Khan, a fan of the Patriots, told the Herald he hopes to move into the home before Christmas but that it needs some work. He estimates that he’ll need to invest another $150,000 on immediate repairs, including doors that were broken down (possibly by police) and water leaks in the garage.


Still, the house is impressive. It has a pool with a waterfall, a gourmet kitchen, and ice bath and a movie theater.


It should have cost Khan more than $1 million, the Herald reports, but with Hernandez’s estate facing three wrongful-death lawsuits and owing taxes to the city of North Attleboro, selling the estate, even at $300,000 below asking price, made sense.


Khan says he hopes to get the value up to $1.4 million before selling.


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