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House of the Week | A $5.7 million embassy-sized home in a neighborhood for the powerful and famous

1132 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean

This contemporary McLean home sprawls over two gated acres, with embassy-sized rooms, and floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights letting in natural light.

The brick house on Chain Bridge Road is part of Langley Farms, a neighborhood home to some of Washington’s wealthiest public figures.

Hickory Hill, the white brick house where Robert Kennedy lived, and which was previously owned by President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy, is less than two miles from the property.

Former vice president Dick Cheney’s residence is on the same street, and television celebrity Mary Amons — a former cast member of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of D.C.” — also used to occupy the neighborhood.

Built in 1989, the home’s living areas are all on the main floor, including the master suite and guest bedroom. An additional bedroom sits to the right of the main living area.

The front door opens to an entry atrium, and a luxurious main hall runs the length of the house.

A spacious living room close to the front door is flanked by white columns, and a loft area for an office and extra bedroom, equipped with a kitchenette, overlooks a light-filled music room.

Four fireplaces are scattered throughout the property.

“It’s really kind of an embassy — it’s a good place for a diplomat’s residence,” Marc Bertinelli, a listing agent at Washington Fine Properties, said. “It’s very private.”

The grounds behind the house, surrounded by a brick pathway, include a swimming pool, a cabana, a gazebo and a landscaped lawn.

Out front are a circular driveway and a four-car garage.

Address: 1132 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean

Price: $5.7 million

Features: Finished basement, four-car garage, swimming pool, terrace

Bedrooms/bathrooms: 6/5 1/2

Square footage: Approximately 9,000

Lot size: 2 acres

Open house: None

Agent: Mark McFadden of Washington Fine Properties, at 703-216-1333

Do you have a home that deserves to be the House of the Week? Contact Mohana Ravindranath at or 202-334-9541.




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