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-Bryant Mortimer

When your job could take you anywhere in the country, it’s often hard to find the right place to settle down. You risk buying a home that you may not be able to live in for very long. But these Washington Capital players have planted roots in Northern Virginia, with amazing dream homes. Take a look at what makes these homes unique! 

Alex Ovechkin

Ovi purchased his McLean residence back in 2012 for a cool $4.2m. This 11,000 sq ft, 5 bed, 9 bath Colonial sits on 1.25 acres. Some unique features include a magnificent circular stair leading up 3 levels, massive wooden back deck, cherry paneled elevator, and a mixture of marble and natural stone flooring. The property, built by Solitaire LLC, was originally listed for $4.395m and on the market for 71 days before being scooped up by what many say is the greatest goal scorer of our generation. Currently it takes the GR8 about 20-25 minutes to get to Kettler Iceplex in Arlington for the morning skate before heading to Capital One Arena in Chinatown to entertain thousands of fans rocking the red. 

TJ Oshie

TJ Oshie and his wife Lauren Oshie began calling their $5.2m McLean mansion home back in 2017 after the winger signed a $46m deal to stay in The District. The 7,500 sq ft 5 bed 6 bath home has been featured in a number of publications including Traditional Home Magazine and Architectural Digest. The property boasts a number of fireplaces, a media room, and a swimming pool. In 2020, the couple hired Marie Flanigan Interiors’ to kit out the home just the way they saw fit (good thing the Seattle Kraken didn’t take him in the 2021 expansion draft after the Capitals elected to protect him following multiple reports the Kraken were taking interest in the Seattle area native.) The home features wonderful gardens complete with roses, hedges, and a putting green if TJ gets his way. TJ’s commute to practice runs him about 20 minutes with normal I-495 traffic.

Nicklas Backstrom

Like many of his fellow Capital teammates Nicky decided to plant roots in McLean earlier this year.  Backstrom went with the brand new build (ALM Builders) route, which comes complete with a pool, outdoor entertainment area, parking for 4, 1+ acre of private gardens, gym, spa, and viewing theater all set in about 16,000 square feet. The interior is home to 7 bedrooms and 8.5 baths, designed by Skip Sroka, a very well known and respected design professional. Price point, $8.5m. Commute time for one of the best assist men in the game runs between 15-20 minutes.

In researching this topic it became very clear that Washington Capitals players call Northern Virginia home. While the three top players highlighted in this blog reside in large, McLean homes, it seems as though many younger, potentially tradeable players, tend to live in Arlington neighborhoods such as Ballston and Clarendon. When you’re in a profession that can move you from city to city, renting is often the best option. Ready to see if buying or renting is right for you? Reach out and let’s see what you can afford, even if it isn’t a palatial mansion in Mclean! The path to wealth begins with the first house you buy.

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