Former MLB All-Star Jayson Werth is selling his massive estate in McLean, VA, for $7 million.
The enormous estate was built in 2003 by George Sagatov, a luxury-home builder in Northern Virginia. Werth purchased the estate through a limited liability company in early 2011 for $6,550,000 from businessman William Franke. The deal was consummated shortly after the outfielder signed a seven-year, $126 million contract with the Washington Nationals.
Werth’s contract expired after the 2017 season and he never caught on with another team, which brought his 15-year MLB career to a close. He initially placed his home up for sale in October 2019 for $8 million. The price was reduced in March to $7.5 million, and a month later to the current asking price.
The mansion sits on nearly 4 acres and backs up to Great Falls Park. The home was “substantially renovated/updated” by the local design firm BOWA in 2012, according to the listing. It’s located at the end of a private drive, which is secured by iron gates for additional privacy and seclusion.
The 15,250-square-foot home has six bedrooms, six bathrooms, and three half-bathrooms.
The grand family room features floor-to-ceiling windows and opens to a chef’s kitchen, which was renovated in 2012.
The master suite features radiant floor heating, dual walk-in closets, and a sitting area with a fireplace. The marble-tiled master bathroom includes a soaking tub with jets, a marble-lined shower with three shower heads, and a built-in bench.
The fully finished lower level includes a wine cellar, game room, full kitchen equipped with three Sub-Zero wine closets, gym, and two additional bedrooms. The level offers walk-out access to a covered terrace, which overlooks the renovated swimming pool.
The outdoor pavilion is fully stocked for maximum entertaining. There are two smokers, double burners, a refrigerator, and a TV. The pool house even has its own full kitchen and bathroom. The property also comes with two guesthouses as well as parking for six cars in the garage.
Werth, 41, broke into the big leagues in 2002 with the Toronto Blue Jays. He went on to play for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies, where he was a key member of the 2008 World Series champs. After his successful run in Philly, he signed his rich free-agent deal with the Nationals. He helped propel the Nats to four postseason appearances in his seven-season run in the nation’s capital.
Jonathan Taylor and Maxwell Rabin with TTR Sotheby’s International Realty have the listing.