Lord Stanley’s Crib: Mike Green’s Penthouse Loft

Mike Green is not only a record-breaking defenseman for the Washington Capitals—he is also the proud owner of a sleek new penthouse loft in Virginia.  Mike’s residence was designed by Leslie Rose of Jenkins/Baer Associates of Baltimore, Maryland. The impressive multimedia automation which permeates the loft was provided by NGenius of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Green’s personality is evident in every aspect of the design. As Green explains, “I wanted to make it my own. I told Leslie I want it to be very modern, clean and simple, yet a little bit ‘rock and roll.” Light the lamp, Mike.

Washington Capital's Mike Green in his penthouse loft

Washington Capital's Mike Green in his penthouse loft

Stairs to Green's private rooftop terrace

Stairs to Green's private rooftop terrace

Rose on Green: "Mike has really good taste. He won't take as much credit as he deserves. He pushed me a lot, keeping it a little edgier than I typically do."

Rose on Green: "Mike has really good taste. He won't take as much credit as he deserves. He pushed me a lot, keeping it a little edgier than I typically do."

Room with a view: Green's terrace features a large hot tub, video screen and outdoor speakers

Who Wants to Rock the Party?: Green's terrace features a large hot tub, video screen and outdoor speakers

Room with a View: Green's rooftop terrace "living room"

Room with a View: Green's rooftop terrace "living room"

Green's new kitchen faucet has temperature sensitive LED lights that glow blue when the water is cold, and red when hot

Green's new Blanco kitchen faucet has temperature sensitive LED lights: blue for cold, and red when hot

Green's guest bedroom has an inviting chocolate and orange color scheme

Green's guest bedroom has an inviting chocolate and orange color scheme

Green requested the water feature that graces his entry wall. Green's study can be viewed on the right

Green requested the water feature that graces his entry wall. Green's study can be viewed on the right

The guest bath features a fun wallcovering from Flavor Paper, one of my favourite design resources

The guest bath features a fun wallcovering from Flavor Paper, one of my favourite design resources

Green's master bedroom furniture was crafted from reclaimed wood from Brazil, and the wall texture was created by the application of concrete and paint

Green's master bedroom furniture was crafted from reclaimed wood from Brazil, and the wall texture was created by the application of concrete and paint

Reclaimed brick, exposed ductwork, and Green's own dragon sculpture add character to the loft's industrial feel

Reclaimed brick, exposed ductwork, and Green's own dragon sculpture add character to the loft's industrial feel

All photography  by Lydia Cutter, Home & Design Magazine

Technology was also an important element in the design for Green’s loft. Scott Thomas of NGenius explains the features throughout: “Touch panels on the walls allow Mike to control every aspect of the home: heating, cooling, home security, every light in the house, all the TVs, satellite radio, music, blinds, MP3, Internet and temperature. Everything is controlled through one single system that he can access anywhere—even on the road.”

Green has also put out the welcome mat to his Capitals teammates. “I made it clear that any time they’re ready to play, they can just come here,” he says. Washington has embraced Green, and he is returning the love. “The city’s getting into hockey. And we have such a good group of guys,” says Green. “You get on a lot of teams and guys don’t care that much. Here, it’s a lot different. The guys are my family.”

Mike and Leslie recently gave a video tour of the loft on the Caps new television show, Capitals Red Line Monday–check it out here:

http://capitals.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?catid=16&id=36731

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One response to “Lord Stanley’s Crib: Mike Green’s Penthouse Loft

  1. I like that first picture of Greener.

    “Oh, Hi… I didn’t see you there.”

    Has a bit of a Dean Martin vibe.

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