Nationals Ace Max Scherzer Buys Award-Winning Virginia Mansion for $5.2M

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer doesn't just have pinpoint control on the mound. His new $5.2 million home in McLean, VA -- first reported by the Washingtonian -- proves he has a pretty firm grip on architecture, too.

Scherzer signed a seven-year, $210 million deal with the Nats after two All-Star seasons with the Detroit Tigers, with whom he won the Cy Young award in 2013. In his first season in the nation's capital, he's already thrown a one-hitter and a no-hitter while continuing to rack up over 200 strikeouts.

As the recipient of numerous pitching awards, he'll feel right at home in his four-bedroom, 7,160-square-foot house, which also is an award winner. The home's architect, Robert Mobley, won a Fairfax County Exceptional Design Merit Award for his design.

Mobley made use of clean lines, light-colored wood, and enormous windows. In the dining room, those windows enclose the table, giving the effect of eating among the trees.

The view is also striking: The home's four stories overlook the Potomac River.

"The window views of the river are exceptional," says listing agent Michael Anastasia of TTR Sotheby's. "It's just totally stunning, because you're right there at the water looking at it coming over the dam."