Giant and stately properties within the Washington, D.C., space typically include a historic pedigree. Not so for a luxurious landmark property on the Potomac River in Virginia which will look extra at dwelling in Europe than the nation’s capital.
The sprawling castle-like home at 612 Rivercrest Drive in McLean, Virginia—a stone’s throw from the border with Maryland and the D.C. space—was inbuilt 2008 on 1.2 acres. The eight-bedroom dwelling on 4 ranges is being offered by the proprietor who lovingly constructed it.
“[They] personally had his hand in designing each piece of it, all of the supplies that have been chosen, the iron railings, the wooden on the staircase, the doorways that have been imported—every thing,” says itemizing agent Megan Thiel of Lengthy & Foster Actual Property.
Certainly, the bespoke inside options eight various kinds of wooden, together with cedar, mahogany, maple, Brazilian cherry and walnut in addition to granite, marble and travertine flooring. The limestone exterior topped with Vermont crimson slate and copper accents covers the house’s sq. towers and rounded turret. Giant arched home windows and doorways on the primary stage maintain the outside shut.
The waterfront setting provides a one-of-a-kind magical notice. “From the again of the property, all you could have is a view of the river. To have 1.2 acres of riverfront is de facto particular,” Thiel says.
Inside, the primary lobby has a pantheon-style ceiling that rises practically 40 toes whereas ceilings in different rooms vary from 10 to fifteen toes. A picket staircase with customized wrought-iron railing hyperlinks the 4 ranges. There’s additionally a glass exterior elevator that provides views of the Potomac as you progress from flooring to flooring.
Different rooms embody a lounge dealing with the river, formal eating room, bedrooms with picket flooring and en suite bogs, 5 fireplaces, two wrought-iron balconies with river views, and a customized modern kitchen with granite counter tops in addition to Corinthian capitals and columns.
Facilities give the house its luxurious heft, corresponding to a 1,000-square-foot indoor pool with sauna, sizzling tub and informal eating space; fitness center; screening room and an escape room. Outside stairs amid the landscaped grounds result in a big garden with a hearth pit and chairs that face the river.
It’s a 20-minute drive to downtown D.C., alongside the scenic George Washington Memorial Parkway. The property can be near inexperienced areas, corresponding to Scott’s Run Nature Protect and Langley Oaks Park.
Who could be a possible purchaser? “Somebody who wants to return to D.C. lots to satisfy with policymakers, probably an envoy,” Thiel says. “I believe there are plenty of totally different potentials there.” The house is well-known within the space. It has been the positioning of personal presidential occasions and opera performances. It additionally has been used as a filming web site for The Actual Housewives of Potomac and featured in movies and TV reveals.
The home is on the market for $22 million.
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