The sprawling property with over-the-top amenities is just 20 minutes from downtown Washington, D.C.
Rugged granite cliffs and panoramic views of the Potomac River set the stage for this estate. A private lane leads up to a gated entrance that opens to reveal the understated, French Provincial architecture of the residence. Timeless materials like a Vermont Slate roof, copper gutters, and —limestone and concrete stucco walls blend seamlessly into the natural setting.
Custom iron doors introduce guests to a circular rotunda with views to the river and beyond. Designed to capture sweeping views from every room, galleries extend in both directions to the communal rooms, including the main salon, dining room, and soaring great room.
Adjoining the great room, a Lobkovich-designed kitchen—with consultation from renowned chef José Andrés—comes full of amenities, including a breakfast room with 180-degree views of the gardens, outdoor pool, and the river. A separate catering kitchen provides a full suite of appliances to satisfy the most discerning host.
Nearby, there's also an office with unobstructed river views, a manager's office, a full laundry room, and a coat room that leads to the garage with parking for four to six cars. On the opposite end of this level, a spacious salon captures uncompromising views of the river to the west and leads to a collector's garage with room for 18 to 22 cars. This space can also be used as a ballroom space for large indoor gatherings.
Upstairs, the primary suite encompasses the entire western wing of the second floor and includes a spacious bedroom with a fireplace, a spa-quality bath, coffee bar, and a dramatic closet and dressing room. A private corridor leads to four additional bedrooms, all with detailed, en-suite baths and stunning views. The lower level of the residence—introduced by two separate staircases—was designed to surprise and delight.
A game room adjoins a dramatic wine room with a quartz crystal wine cellar and wet bar. The nearby media room is pre-wired for electronic blackout shades and features dual retractable screens. Just beyond, an exercise suite captures sweeping views and overlooks the indoor basketball court outfitted with official NBA Spaulding basketball hoops, professional flooring, and an exterior entrance. Just a few steps beyond, an indoor swimming pool and spa are equipped with an LED lighting system, adjoining bath and shower, and a separate de-humidification system.
An ADA-compliant elevator services three levels of the residence, and a smart-house system by Savant controls the Lutron lighting, music, HVAC systems, fireplaces, entrance gates, and security systems. A full-house generator, geothermal system for heating and air conditioning, and dual well and septic systems for water and sewer insure flawless operations throughout the estate.
Outdoors, a covered veranda with built-in heaters, retractable screens, a firepit, and an outdoor kitchen overlook the expansive lawn and gardens. Designed for outdoor entertaining, the central lawn area was designed to accommodate a large tent for more than 200 guests. Beyond, an infinity pool captures sunset views, while multiple terraces provide ideal vantage points in all directions of the river, abundant wildlife, and the city beyond.
Additional accommodations for guests or staff are provided in two separate quarters: a two-bedroom unit with a kitchen and separate entrance on the lower level, and an additional guest or staff quarters with a separate entrance that's located above the daily garage.
Baths: 8 full, 5 partial
Year Built: 2022
Square Footage: 39,000
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