Ex-Blackhawk Aucoin cuts asking price of Hinsdale home

Former Chicago Blackhawks defenseman and team captain Adrian Aucoin, who now skates for the Phoenix Coyotes, has cut the asking price of his six-bedroom house in Hinsdale, which first came on the market in February, to $1.995 million from $2.099 million.

Aucoin, 36, joined the Blackhawks in 2005 when he signed a four-year $16 million contract but was dealt to Calgary two years later after suffering a host of injuries in his two seasons with the club.

Aucoin paid $2.15 million in late 2005 to buy the house new. The three-story, 11-room house has 5 1/2 baths, three fireplaces, a family room with a stone fireplace, a first-floor office, a master suite with a sitting area and a balcony, a finished lower level with a rec room, game area and fireplace, a formal living room and dining room, a three-car garage and a chef's kitchen with an island, a breakfast area and Bosch, Viking and Sub-Zero appliances. Outside on the 0.26-acre property are landscaping and a paver patio.

Listing agent Dawn McKenna of Coldwell Banker Residential declined to comment.

Brouwer buys condo

Chicago Blackhawks right wing Troy Brouwer has paid $675,000 for a three-bedroom duplex condominium unit in Roscoe Village.

Brouwer, 24, is just the latest Hawk to move to Roscoe Village, joining defenseman Duncan Keith, who paid $1.775 million for a large single-family house on a corner lot in mid-2008, right wing Dustin Byfuglien, who paid $1.265 million in late 2008 for a nearby house, and defenseman Brent Seabrook, who built a house there in 2006.

Located in a new building with ground-level retail space, Brouwer's eight-room, 2,900-square-foot condo had been listed for $699,000 and has two large decks, a private rooftop deck, hardwood floors, custom closets, a fireplace, two attached garage spaces and a kitchen with granite counters and Viking and Bosch appliances. The unit's four baths contain body sprays, rain heads, steam and a whirlpool.

"The living room was enormous, and you had a lot of outdoor space in the three decks," said listing agent Tim Sheahan of Conlon. "It's tough to find a unit that size in Roscoe Village. And Troy and his wife were excellent to deal with; they're very good people."

Aon chief closes on condo

Aon Corp. Chairman Lester B. Knight has paid $3.2 million for a unit in a new luxury high-rise on the Gold Coast.

A former Baxter executive who founded RoundTable Healthcare Partners, Knight is one of the highest-profile buyers in the 60-story building, where units have closed for as much as $8 million. Another big-name buyer is former Chicago Mercantile Exchange CEO James McNulty, who recently paid $6.9 million to buy the entire 37th floor.

Knight declined to comment on his purchase, which closed May 7.

Update: New Orleans Saints running backs coach Bret Ingalls, who spent three years as the Northwestern University football team's running game coordinator and offensive line coach, sold his four-bedroom, brick Georgian house in Evanston on April 23 for $660,000. Ingalls had purchased the house, which was featured in Elite Street on Nov. 29, for $870,000 in 2006. He originally had listed it for $775,000 and later reduced it to $699,000.