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.
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: