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Wizards’ John Wall Buys $4.9 Million Mansion in Potomac

The house comes with an indoor basketball court, of course.

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With a five-year, $80 million contract extension that will keep him in Washington through 2019, the Wizards’ point guard John Wall is setting down more permanent roots in the area. Wall is trading in his Gallery Place condominium for a sprawling mansion in Potomac.

Wall, 22, paid $4.9 million for the place, according to the Washington Post, which first reported the sale. The deal on the eight-bedroom, 12-bathroom house closed two weeks ago.

While plenty luxurious, Wall’s new 17,350-square-foot spread is not nearly as ostentatious as the homes owned by some of Washington’s top sports stars. While former Wizards troublemaker Gilbert Arenas opted for shark tanks and grottos, Wall’s place features a massive backyard filled with all kinds of athletic facilities, including a pool with attached hot tub, putting green, volleyball court, shuffleboard court, horseshoe pit, and tetherball pole. There’s also an indoor basketball court, in case Wall ever wants to practice at home.

Inside, the house includes a sunken home theater, a six-car garage, a gym, and a sprawling kitchen. Altogether it’s nearly twice as big—and twice the price—of the Aldie, Va. house Robert Griffin III moved into earlier this year. (Although Griffin’s house includes a stone-carved wine cellar.)

In moving trading up from the Gallery Place condo, though, Wall is giving up an easy commute. Not that he’ll truly be that far from the Wizards living in Potomac, where his boss, Ted Leonsis, also dwells.

Staff Writer

Benjamin Freed joined Washingtonian in August 2013 and covers politics, business, and media. He was previously the editor of DCist and has also written for Washington City Paper, the New York Times, the New Republic, Slate, and BuzzFeed. He lives in Adams Morgan.