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Selling Alexandria Home: Former Washington Nationals Player Daniel Murphy Pulls Up Stakes

Former Washington Nationals infielder has put his Alexandria, VA, home on the market for $1.6 million.

Daniel Murphy’s Alexandria home in Wellington estates. (Photo:

ALEXANDRIA, VA – According to the listing on, the Alexandria home of former Washington Nationals star infielder Daniel Murphy is on the market for $1.6 million, represented by Timothy and Liz Pierson with Keller Williams Realty Falls Church.

Murphy is not out to make a fortune on his original investment. According to information obtained by the Zebra Press, there once was a much older home on the oversized lot which was purchased for $435,000 in 2013. The home was demolished and in its place was put this 4.5 bedroom, 5,000 square foot modern beauty. It was a spec build and offered for sale at $1.5 million in February 2016, where it stayed on the market for less than a week before Murphy picked it up.

The listing agents describe the home this way in the listing, “A truly spectacular 5BR/4.5BA craftsman home fit with custom high-end features & classic finishes on a peaceful, tree-lined street in Wellington Estates!!

An impressive wrap-around front porch with exposed wood ceilings greets you as you approach the entrance to this attractive residence. The gourmet kitchen suitable for a true epicure is appointed with modern farmhouse fixtures & amenities, including a large quartz island with apron-front sink & bar seating, commercial-grade 48-inch six-burner gas stove with double oven, wall of cabinets for ample storage, bay window seating for a sunny breakfast nook, and a serving pantry with coffee bar, separate sink, and wine fridge.

An open floor plan flows into the family room that is accentuated by a stone-front fireplace and large glass doors that open to the expansive deck and fully fenced, freshly landscaped flat backyard. Off the kitchen, access the 2-car garage via a mudroom that offers generously sized built-in cubbies and hidden bench storage to assist in all your comings and goings!

The upper level continues the interior appeal with its nods to true historic style that includes transom windows on all bedroom doors, crown moldings, wainscoting, spacious hardwood hallways, and newel stairway posts. The master suite is a dream, with double doors, tray ceiling, two separate walk-in closets (with built-ins), and an opulent master bath with a classic slipper tub, beautiful architectural tiling, and spacious vanities.

Down on the lower level, herringbone-patterned flooring adds the sophistication you would expect of a professionally designed entertainment area. A quintessential wet bar with wood countertop seating, the stone-front fireplace, and a media room with built-in surround sound make this lower level an exceptionally enjoyable place for gathering.

The fantastic Alexandria location provides quick, convenient access to GW Parkway and a 10-minute drive to Old Town Alexandria with its fine shops, dining, & waterfront beauty. Less than a mile from grocery store & shopping center, Mount Vernon Park (outdoor pool, tennis courts, & local community association), River Farm, and .5 miles to the spectacular Mt. Vernon Trail for biking, running, and walking. This exquisite property has it all–don’t miss it!”

After leaving the the Nationals, Murphy signed a two-year, $24-million contract with the Colorado Rockies.

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Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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