Many of us here in Northern Virginia are excited about the start of the 2013 NBA season. In honor of this, I’d like to tell you about a couple of NBA players who have had some movement on their homes in the region.
First, we have the Washington Wizards’ point guard John Wall celebrating his new 5-year, $80 million contract by buying a $4.9 million Potomac, MD mansion this summer. Sitting on two acres, it boasts a full sports wing that houses an indoor basketball complex, tennis court, volleyball court, putting green, shuffleboard, fitness room, and a steam room. What more could a promising young athlete ask for?
Also in Potomac, “The General” Sherman Douglas, the legendary point guard from Syracuse who played for five different NBA teams (Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks, New Jersey Nets, Los Angeles Clippers) during his 12-year career, has relisted his property. This brick-lined manor features a tasteful paneled library and has a lower level that opens to an outdoor kitchen abutting a pool and spa area. What’s the new asking price? It’s just $2.85 million, a good $625,000 less than his original 2011 asking price of $3.475 million.
Former NBA All-Star Gilbert Arenas, “Agent Zero” or “Hibachi,” depending upon who you ask, briefly put his 9,042 square foot Great Falls, VA mansion back on the market for just under $3 million, half a million less than the first time. Built during his days as the Washington Wizards’ $111 million contract man, Gilbert designed it himself, adding such fantastic luxuries as a world-class grotto and several shark tanks. Less fantastical but no less luxurious are the seven bedrooms and ten bathrooms, boasting such features as cherry floors, vaulted ceilings, custom molding, and high-end entertainment centers.
There’s been a lot more movement in NBA players’ properties across the nation this year, and you can read about them here. With so many drafts, trades, and signings each offseason, there will certainly be many more!
Here at JC Advantage I am ready to help you make a slam dunk with your new Northern Virginia property. Come visit me, Conor Sullivan, at 8245 Boone Blvd., Suite 410 here in Vienna, or give me a call on 703-442-0007, ext. 1 for my direct line. If you prefer, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.