It’s a foregone conclusion that the Redskins will take Baylor University quarterback Robert Griffin III with the second pick in Thursday night’s NFL draft. Which begs the question: where will the supposed savior of the Skins live? We offer up three options.
The Traditional Route
For some reason, Redskin players love Leesburg. Chris Cooley and Santana Moss have large houses in the Virginia suburb, as does DeAngelo Hall. While the aforementioned players all have homes that would easily fit into the McMansion category, we found a less ostentatious option for RG3. This five-bedroom home was built in 2004, and has a number of entertaining-focused features including a large screened-in porch, a massive patio and yard area, and a wine cellar. The only athlete amenity it seems to missing (aside from a movie theater) is a swimming pool.
Peace and Quiet by Lake Thoreau
Robert Griffin III went to high school in Copperas Cove, TX, which didn’t offer a lot in the way of nearby bodies of water. So, perhaps he wants to live on a lake. This four-bedroom, 3,800 square-foot home sits on Lake Thoreau in Reston, and has a wall of windows offering lake views on each of its four levels. The listing also has two decks and a private dock. It is also just about a 20-minute drive from the Skins training facility in Ashburn.
Loft Living on Johnson Avenue
Local athletes, particularly Redskins, do not usually choose to live in DC proper. Maybe RG3 should buck that trend! This top-floor, 1,800 square-foot unit is located on Johnson Avenue, a one-block street tucked away off 14th Street in Logan Circle that is lined with former factories and auto garages. Over the past few decades, most of these buildings have been converted into residential projects comprised of large loft units. 1737 Johnson Avenue NW has been used for a variety of purposes since it was originally built in the 1800s. Originally (at least according to some) a glass factory, the building also served as a carriage facility, and then a truck repair shop in the 1940s. This three-level listing has 28-foot ceilings on the main level, two decks and indoor parking. If he chose to live here, the Skins new quarterback wouldn’t have to go far to take advantage of some of the city’s best nightlife options.
Of the three properties, where do you think RG3 should live?
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/where_will_rg3_lay_his_head_in_dc/5467.
Most Popular... This Week • Last 30 Days • Ever
Dupont Circle’s Swann House, a former 15-bedroom bed and breakfast, will be listed ... read »
The number of neighborhoods in DC where the median home price hit or exceeded $1 mill... read »
A recent filing with DC indicates that a large new residential development in Glover ... read »
Even as the residential development pipeline along 14th Street dwindles, there are st... read »
The planned development on Good Hope Road SE will go before the Historic Preservation... read »
UrbanTurf has compiled virtual looks at large new developments around the DC region.... read »
Why condo fees are high in some buildings and low in others can be a difficult questi... read »
Post Brothers has plans in the works to convert the Universal buildings into a sprawl... read »
The two-building project will include approximately 825 residential units, 151 lodgin... read »
The M Street building was built in the early 1980s.... read »
With this weekend's DC houseboat tour a day away, UrbanTurf thought it only fitting t... read »
President Obama travels to Denver this morning to sign the stimulus bill that has bee... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader wonders if there is a rule for h... read »
As The Wharf prepares to begin construction, DC's houseboat community heads to its ne... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader asks a fairly common question th... read »
DC Real Estate Guides
Short guides to navigating the DC-area real estate market
We've collected all our helpful guides for buying, selling and renting in and around Washington, DC in one place. Visit guides.urbanturf.com or start browsing below!
Intro guides for first-time home buyers
Awesome and unusual real estate from across the DC Metro