Now a Titan, Linebacker Brian Orakpo Selling $1.1M Virginia Home
Now a Titan, Linebacker Brian Orakpo Selling .1M Virginia Home
NFL linebacker Brian Orakpo, fresh off signing a new contract with the Tennessee Titans, is selling his house in Leesburg, VA, for $ 1.1 million.
The Washington Redskins stalwart failed to reach an agreement to extend his tenure in DC and signed a four-year, $ 32 million deal with the Titans on March 13, according to the Washington Post.
The house he’s leaving behind is big enough for a, well, titan. The six-bedroom, five-bathroom home is 8,372 square feet and three stories. Built in 2006, it’s a combination of traditional and modern architecture. Open floor plans, columns, arched entryways, and cathedral ceilings mix with the traditional design of main bedrooms upstairs and game room downstairs.
The home boasts a contemporary breakfast bar, three fireplaces, built-in bookshelves, a huge kitchen with a six-burner stove, an impressive master bath, and a three-car garage. There’s even a weight room, which Orakpo likely used to keep himself in beastly shape. (At the University of Texas while playing with the Texas Longhorns, Orakpo bench-pressed a vein-popping 515 pounds.)
Granite counters, whirlpool spas, a library, an intercom system, and wood floors are a few other notable amenities.
The finished basement is gigantic—2,236 square feet—and features billiards, a theater room, a second family room, and the weight room mentioned above.
According to property records, the home initially sold for $ 1.46 million in 2006. Orakpo bought it in 2009 for $ 940,000. The house appears to be located in the Hamlets at Red Cedar, a private community built by Pulte Homes.
The community has “900 acres of open space, miles of walking trails, parks, a butterfly garden and a community center with a swimming pool, fitness center and meeting room,” according to the Washington Times. “Nearby are wineries, historic Leesburg, shopping centers and parks,”
A change of scenery might be nice for the Nashville-bound star. Last season was painful for the menacing linebacker: He suffered a torn pectoral muscle, which sidelined him for the final nine weeks of the 2014 season. Over the course of his six-year career, the former first-round pick has racked up 40 sacks, scored a single touchdown, and been named to the Pro Bowl three times.
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