See the stunning images in the 4th annual International Drone Photography Contest
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
The contest is accepting entries in one or all of four categories: wildlife, landscapes, underwater and aerials. The grand-prize winner will receive $10,000, publication in National Geographic Magazine and a feature on National Geographic’s Instagram account.