Massive 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 that will look extra at residence 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 in-built 2008 on 1.2 acres. The eight-bedroom residence on 4 ranges is being offered by the proprietor who lovingly constructed it.
“[They] personally had his hand in designing every bit of it, all of the supplies that had been chosen, the iron railings, the wooden on the staircase, the doorways that had been imported—every thing,” says itemizing agent Megan Thiel of Long & Foster Real Estate.
Certainly, the bespoke inside options eight several types 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. Massive arched home windows and doorways on the primary degree maintain the outside shut.
The waterfront setting provides a one-of-a-kind magical observe. “From the again of the property, all you’ve gotten is a view of the river. To have 1.2 acres of riverfront is admittedly particular,” Thiel says.
Inside, the primary lobby has a pantheon-style ceiling that rises almost 40 ft whereas ceilings in different rooms vary from 10 to fifteen ft. A wood 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 embrace a lounge dealing with the river, formal eating room, bedrooms with wood flooring and en suite bogs, 5 fireplaces, two wrought-iron balconies with river views, and a customized up to date kitchen with granite counter tops in addition to Corinthian capitals and columns.
Facilities give the house its luxurious heft, similar to a 1,000-square-foot indoor pool with sauna, sizzling tub and informal eating space; gymnasium; screening room and an escape room. Out of doors stairs amid the landscaped grounds result in a big garden with a fireplace 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 also be near inexperienced areas, similar to Scott’s Run Nature Protect and Langley Oaks Park.
Who could be a possible purchaser? “Somebody who wants to come back to D.C. quite a bit to satisfy with policymakers, probably an envoy,” Thiel says. “I feel there are quite a lot of totally different potentials there.” The house is well-known within the space. It has been the location of personal presidential occasions and opera performances. It additionally has been used as a filming website for The Actual Housewives of Potomac and featured in movies and TV reveals.
The home is on the market for $22 million.