NBA Star Gilbert Arenas Selling Baller-Worthy Virginia Mansion

    Posted by Cristin  |  July 27, 2012  |  12:01 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,


    Gilbert Arenas

    Great Falls, VA

    Most Known For

    NBA baller who's knees and personal reputation crumbled beneath him

    Home Stats

    7 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 13,000 square feet, in-ground grotto and shark tank



    NBA baller, Gilbert Arenas, is looking to bounce-pass his Great Falls, Virginia property to a buyer who may also have an affinity for a seductive in-ground grotto and shark tank. Price tag for a house with those unique features? Only $3.5M. A lot for the average Joe or Jane, but it’s pocket change for a professional athlete who once signed a $111 million dollar contract. After some personal missteps on and off the court, Arenas has found his career in relative “no man’s land.” This means it’s time to sell the shark tank-laden mansion that costs the baller a small fortune to maintain each month.

    Aside from moving in some scary dorsal-finned roommates, Arenas also spent about a million clams creating a custom-built grotto and pool with a waterslide. Perfect for the kind of parties that many professional athletes are so (in)famous for.

    The seven bedroom, ten bath home spans over 13,000 square feet of space. According to the listing language, the “expansive, grand home is sited on an exquisite gated lot.” Aside from the sultry outdoor entertaining areas, the interior features soaring ceilings, gleaming cherry floors, custom details throughout, grand entertaining spaces and comfortable family living space. If your personal interests include both grotto-sitting AND cooking, this home could be the one for you, as it features a chef’s kitchen with large breakfast room. In true baller fashion, this home is the ultimate playground.

    Donna Karpa of Long & Foster holds the listing

    Additional images courtesy of the Mouse on House virtual tour.

    Hat tip to the folks at Deadspin for originally reporting this listing.

      Private 5-acre Northern Virginia Estate Perfect for Summer Lovers

      Posted by Vanessa  |  September 28, 2011  |  1:03 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

      Home Stats

      6 bedroom, 7 full & 2 partial bath with a stunning library, home theater, exercise room, wine cellar, and music room



      Autumn officially started last week and department stores are already decked in Halloween gear, so naturally the anguish has begun to set in for most that summer 2011 has bid us adieu. However, the beautiful warm weather is sticking around for those few residents in areas lucky to have the blessing that is an “Indian summer.”

      In the U.S., those in the Mid-Atlantic are most known to savor this autumn joy, sometimes even through the month of November. For those that live for that extended summer bliss, this $9,975,000 Great Falls, Virginia Cotswold stone manor is the home for you.

      Sitting on a 217,800 square foot lot, the 6-bedroom, 7 full, 2 partial bath estate is a beautifully landscaped masterpiece. The stunning residence boasts unparalleled finishes throughout approximately 25,000 square feet of living space and is splashed with a fresh champagne and white decor from head to toe.

      French windows and doors line the walls, allowing for maximum light exposure – perfect for savoring a scenic sunset. The diverse southern-style space is great for grand entertaining or family living and fitting for those who enjoy the spacious green pastures. Complete with a stunning library, home theater, exercise room, wine cellar, and music room, this gem’s new residents will have plenty to do indoors by the time winter rolls around.