The Capitals captain and occasional Russian rapper has a new place to call home. At the beginning of the year he bought this McLean house for $4,275,000 and a quick glance through the listing photos shows the place is big. It's a newly-built 5 bed, 7.5 bath that measures just over 11,000 square feet. His agent managed to talk the seller down by about a hundred thousand since the original ask was $4,395,000.
Maria Kirilenko would be looking good standing on these stairs :-)
You can play street hockey here :-)
This is just 10 miles away from his old place, but it is a gated community, no stalkers allowed. So this won't happen again:
Finally Ovi can have a nap without being disturbed or doesn't have to buy candy for Halloween. :-)
From his interview back in 2010:
What have changed in your life over the last year? You haven't learn a waterboy game. I remember that you were planning to move to the new house...
I have not moved yet. Just can't find the right place.
And what doesn't suit with the old house?
A lot of hustle and bustle. The house is on the road. On the one hand this is not bad. But on the other, imagine, I get home after a workout and go to bed before the game. Suddenly the doorbell rings. You are half asleep, you thrust your feet into the slippers, drag yourself down the stairs. Angry as hell you think, "What the hell? Who this could be?". And there he is, a stranger smiling with all his 32 teeth and rejoicing, "Hello, Ovi! Can you sign the jersey?" Dog gone it, I was sleeping! How to react to this?
What a hard life of a Russian millionaire in America. You even have the cemetery next to your house.
It's not a cemetery, it's a family tomb in which ten people were buried.
Do you know your neighbors?
Of course. On the left and on the right of me live young families. But houses are not becoming friends here, not accepted. And in Russia this tradition had died long ago too. You can't show up without a call.
Is it good or bad?
Very bad. Nowadays people are not so friendly. They're all sitting in their corners, hoarding something.
Hope Ovi will hoard a Stanley Cup there one day. :-)