6 interesting things about Alex Ovechkin’s new house

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News - Local D.C.February 6, 2012

By Amy Rose Dobson
Curbed DC

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Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin recently bought a new house in McLean, Va., that is huge, secluded, and expensive. With five bedrooms, almost twice as many bathrooms, and a chandelier in nearly every room, the house is built to impress. The 11,000-square-foot house on Woodside Drive cost him $4.275 million, and a closer look at the listing photos reveals a few noteworthy items.

Check out the photos at right to see the following details:

1. Creepy sconces that somehow make a recessed sink look like an altar.
2. A basement rec room that looks big enough for to host a professional hockey game (street hockey, in this case).
3. A master bedroom with both a wet bar and a fireplace, depending which mood he wants to set.
4. A penguin scene etched into the glass of a bathroom sink.
5. The kitchen's three chandeliers and unusual island: See how one side is constructed to give the impression that it is more of a dining room table than a kitchen workspace?
6. A backyard swing set in case Ovechkin needs to burn off some energy.

His agent managed to talk the seller down by about a hundred thousand since the original ask was $4,395,000. It's a good thing the guy can play hockey, because he would never have been able to afford this house on his hip-hop skills.

Images from Marianne Prendergast. See bigger photos at Curbed DC.
Listing: 1361 Woodside Drive [LongandFoster]
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