An orthopaedic surgeon who served two years as the training camp physician for the Washington Redskins has listed his riverfront home for $2.39 million.
The 7,500-square-foot mansion at 301 Riverside Court, on a bluff just downriver from the Route 288 bridge, was put on the market Oct. 6. Goochland property records list the owner as Geoffrey B. Higgs, who purchased it in 2008 for $1.69 million.
Higgs was most recently with Advanced Orthopaedics, where he worked as an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He left the practice in June and is now out-of-state, according to the company.
Joyner Fine Properties’ Susan Stynes has the listing. She would not say where Higgs is relocating.
Active with professional sports teams and leagues, Higgs served two years as the training camp physician for the Washington Redskins, which has held its camp in Richmond since 2013. He has also served as team physician for the New England Patriots, Major League Soccer’s New England Revolution, the Boston Bruins ice hockey team and Harvard University, where he went to medical school.
Higgs’ LinkedIn page also lists past involvements as head team physician for the Arena Football League in Richmond and as stadium physician for the New York Knicks, New York Rangers and New York Yankees. The UVA grad and U.S. Army vet has served as a clinical assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at VCU since 2000, when he joined Advanced Orthopaedics. He is also a consultant for MedShape, an orthopaedic device supplier in Atlanta.
When Higgs purchased the Riverside Court property in 2008, he completed construction on the house, which wasn’t finished, Stynes said. Part of the Pembroke on the James neighborhood, the house was built in 2004 and sold to Higgs by an entity called Lot 13 Pembroke LLC. A county assessment valued the 4-acre property at $1.64 million.
Totaling six bedrooms and six full bathrooms, the Georgian-style home includes a chef’s kitchen with built-in food steamer, espresso machine and two dishwashers; a spa bath with steam shower and tub; an exercise room; cedar wine closet; swimming pool and hot tub; and seven fireplaces. The third floor includes a media room with 91-inch screen projection TV and balconies with south-facing views of the river.
Stynes said the listing – her highest-priced so far – came to her through a referral. She’s had a video made using drone footage and is marketing the property through live video streaming on social media platforms such as Facebook and Periscope.
Stynes said she regularly uses social media in her marketing, which she said takes on a new dimension with live video feeds.
“I have had so many people comment when I do the live feed, to do more of them,” she said. “It gives an interactive feel where they can comment and ask questions real-time while you’re there.
“If you’re showing them features in the house and they want you to walk back to another room or open a door, you can interact live with everyone who’s watching,” she said. “It’s just a great other avenue for people to be able to see the house.”
Stynes said she is holding a preview party for agents on Oct. 13.
The house isn’t the only local million-dollar listing with ties to the National Football League. Just last week, a local CEO and former linebacker for the Denver Broncos sold his home in Henrico for $2.15 million for a riverside home in the city that he purchased for $1.7 million.