Design & Home

Nats Pitcher Max Scherzer Buys $5.2 Million Home in McLean

The right-hander bought his riverside house from a longtime Little League organizer.

Max Scherzer, anchor of the Nationals’ pitching rotation, may be struggling with his delivery, but outside the ballpark things are looking better: He just closed on a $5.2 million home in McLean. The 4,800-square-foot house includes four bedrooms, five baths, and a heated indoor pool–all on a secluded 3-acre spread overlooking the Potomac.

The sale was confirmed through the MRIS multiple-listing service and the listing agent, Mike Anastasia of Sotheby’s.

Scherzer and his wife, Erica, closed on the Crest Lane home on August 5, a day after the 31-year-old right-hander pitched six innings and earned the win against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

According to Anastasia, Scherzer is planning a multimillion-dollar renovation to the 29-year-old home, including opening its eastern, Potomac-facing side up with glass.

Scherzer signed with the Nats in January after five seasons in Detroit. His $210 million, seven-year contract is among the largest pitching contracts in baseball history.

“I don’t play this game for money,” he said at a news conference announcing the signing, “but yet at the same time, when you have an offer like that, it just makes you go, ‘Wow.'”

The home was sold by Paul Shiffman, director of McLean-based Chain Bridge Bank. According to his corporate bio, Shiffman has volunteered with McLean Little League for nearly 40 years, including time spent as its president and as a coach.

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Harrison Smith

Harrison Smith (@harrisondsmith on Twitter) has contributed to the Washington Post and Chicago magazine. He can be reached at harrison.daryl.sm[email protected]