By Randy White
Chris Cooley, the former Washington Football Team tight end and two-time Pro Bowler, has listed his massive estate in Leesburg, VA, for $2.5 million.
The manor, in the French style, is not far from the Washington, DC, team’s facilities and offers six bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, and 13,048 square feet of living space on 3.67 acres.
Cooley majored in art at Utah State and left his own mark on his mansion. Through the French doors at the front is an immaculate grand foyer with a marble floor.
A dramatic wooden staircase with iron balusters leads to the second floor, with an exquisite chandelier hanging from the vaulted ceiling.
The large gourmet kitchen offers a variety of high-end amenities, including a Sub-Zero refrigerator, two Miele dishwashers, a dual fuel range with six burners and a charbroiler, an in-wall coffee system, a beverage drawer in the center island, and a separate walk-in pantry.
The large living area, perfectly suited for entertaining guests and family, has a fireplace and French doors that offer natural light and views of the backyard. Next to the living area is the office/library, which opens to a spacious balcony overlooking the pool.
The master suite on the upper level has a comfortable sitting area with a two-sided fireplace, a sprawling dressing room with a large granite countertop, and custom built-in armoire cabinets.
Its bathroom features a soaking tub, a marble-walled shower, and double vanities and water closets.
Down the hall are five additional bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and walk-in closet.
A lower level in-law suite features a large bedroom with a living area that opens out to a covered patio alongside the pool. A spectacular stone masonry wine-tasting room with a wine cellar is just around the corner. Ideal for entertaining, the lower level also boasts a home theater.
The exquisite infinity-edge pool comes with a waterfall. Adjacent to the pool is a spa and cedar pergola with a beverage bar. If that wasn’t enough, it also has a sand beach with a fire pit. Lighting fixtures illuminate the stairs, deck, and home. The custom four-car garage is heated.
Cooley was drafted in the third round in the 2004 NFL Draft by Washington and retired after the 2012 season. He continues to be the all-time leader in receptions at tight end for the Washington team. He now owns and operates an art gallery in Leesburg.
Jonathan Lahey with Re/Max Fine Living has the listing.