An 11,625-square-foot mansion in McLean tops the list of luxury homes sold in the area last year.
1. 624 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean $12 million Designed by Maryland architect Richard Foster and constructed by the Galileo Group from 2009 to 2011, the exterior of the home is a tribute to the Renaissance palaces built during the 15th and 16th centuries in the northern part of Spain. The 36-room house is filled with Iberian influences. Besides an elevator, sweeping views of the Potomac River, a home theater and a custom outdoor playground for kids, the home’s most unusual feature is a 30-foot concrete encased tunnel that leads from the lower level to the second lot. Read more here. Photo by Sean Shanahan