An eight-car garage, bricks imported from England, 20,000 square feet of interior space, 50 acres of exterior space, seven bedrooms, seven fireplaces and an art gallery are among the features in some of the properties on the market in the Washington area.
With the help of Rockville-based multiple-listing service MRIS, we compiled a list of some of the most expensive houses for sale in this area. The properties range from a 10,000-square-foot, 20-year-old house in McLean going for $5.6 million to a European-style villa in Potomac selling for $14 million:
• 9300 River Rd., Potomac
The property features a gated entry into a European villa constructed of limestone and natural stucco with a two-story domed and hand-painted entry foyer, a wood-paneled library, a luxurious first-floor master suite, a professional-quality home theater and an office suite. The landscaped grounds include a swimming pool.
The estate was designed by Haleh Design and custom-built for builder David Niroo, said Marc Fleisher of Long & Foster Real Estate in Bethesda.
• 3425 Prospect St. NW, Washington
Built in 1797 by John Mason, a nephew of George Mason, this Georgetown mansion was constructed of brick imported from England. Named “Quality Hill” by the subsequent owner, this house has more than 10,000 square feet on four levels with nine bedrooms and 11 baths. The home has been extensively renovated and over the centuries has been visited by presidents, senators and other Washington dignitaries, including President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, President Bill Clinton, the prince and princess of Liechtenstein and a former king of Greece.
The home is listed by Russell Firestone with TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.
• 11100 Cripplegate Rd., Potomac
Built in 1986, this renovated Georgian Colonial of handmade brick has approximately 20,000 square feet of living space with seven bedrooms, seven full baths and four half baths. Interior features include inlaid hardwood floors, plaster moldings and imported fireplaces, while the four-acre grounds include a large swimming pool, a pool house, a tennis court, and a guest house with two bedrooms and two baths.
“It’s reminiscent of a handsome Georgian estate from a bygone era,” said Jeff Wilson, the listing agent with Washington Fine Properties.
• 5825 Doyle Rd., Clifton, Va.
Built in 2000, this mansion features an art gallery, a three-story marble entrance, 12- and 10-foot ceilings, an elevator, seven bedrooms, seven full baths, two half baths, five fireplaces and an eight-car garage.
“The Clifton Chateau has three geothermal fields, with 14 radiant zones that use over 10,000 feet of buried line to heat and cool” the property, said real estate agent Meghan Wasinger of Jobin Realty. The property also has an indoor heated pool, exercise room, sauna and for the golfer, a driving range mat on the roof with four holes of golf.
• 13331 Signal Tree Lane, Potomac
Rolling pastures, fenced paddocks, a barn and ponds are all part of the grounds that surround this mansion, which has seven bedrooms, seven full baths and two half baths. Inside, the family room, living room and sunroom have cathedral ceilings.
The property on Signal Tree Lane “is an exceptional modernist masterpiece sited on 50+ pastoral acres,” says realty agent Mark McFadden of Washington Fine Properties. “This exceptional one-of-a-kind residence and property offers stunning architecture, private grounds, pool, pool house, outbuildings, and so much more.”
• 8907 Georgetown Pike, McLean
Nicknamed “The White House on Georgetown Pike,” this mansion built in 1989 has an electronic gate and is surrounded by parkland. The house has six bedrooms, seven full baths, three half baths and details such as a wrought iron balcony along the central staircase and around the upper level gallery, a wood-paneled library and seven fireplaces.
The property, which had extensive renovations and additions in 2004, “has 12,000 square feet inside and an additional entertaining space continues outdoors with an additional 7,000 square feet of patios with multi-level terraces overlooking the pool and waterfall Jacuzzi,” said realty agent Tolga Alper of Keller Williams Fairfax Gateway.
• 23684 Creighton Farms Drive, Leesburg
Built in 2010, this nearly 14,000 square foot stone and brick home includes arches leading from one room into the next, a sunroom with accordion glass walls, a movie theater, a basement bar, eight fireplaces, seven bedrooms, six full baths, three half baths and parking for six cars.
The property at Creighton Farms is listed by Janet Amendola and Ryan Zook of Dwellus Luxury Homes International at Keller Williams Realty.
• 3528 Ordway St. NW, Washington
Cleveland Park in Northwest Washington is well-known for its charming Victorian and Cape Cod style homes, and now Zuckerman Partners has built a new home with plenty of space and modern amenities that fits in with its neighbors. Designed by the award-winning Barnes Vanze architects, this home has views of the National Cathedral, a gourmet kitchen, quartz and marble counters, an in-law suite, a library with white oak paneling and a luxurious master suite with his-and-hers closets and baths. The house
has more than 7,000 finished square feet with six bedrooms, seven full baths, two half bath, two fireplaces and an elevator.
“Combining historic elements and integrity with today’s finest amenities, this incredible home is ideal for both full scale entertaining as well as comfortable family living,” says Marc Fleisher of Long & Foster Real Estate in Bethesda.
• 9050 Falls Run Rd., McLean
This custom-designed stone home, the second on the list to be designed by Barnes Vanze architects, was built in 1994 and has more than 10,000 square feet, including five bedrooms, five full baths, two half baths, four fireplaces and parking for six cars. The home has a new custom-designed and renovated kitchen, master suite and master bath. The property includes an updated guest house with four bedrooms, three full baths and a two-car garage.
“This very unique property is sited on almost 11 acres in McLean and features a riding ring, a five-stall barn, an indoor tennis pavilion and a luxurious pool,” says listing agent Penny Yerks of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.
Michele Lerner is a freelance writer.