Designed by acclaimed McLean architect Custom Design Concepts, this palatial estate offers resort-style living 20 minutes outside DC. Formerly owned by a royal prince, and then a billionaire entrepreneur, the 5-acre property boasts masterful landscaping, overlooking Great Falls National Park trails, and is designed for entertaining on a grand scale. It is set on a quiet street, surrounded by similarly exclusive homes. The remarkable facade and grand entrance invite you into a home crafted with luxury in mind. Expertly appointed and featuring the finest trimmings, this nearly 18,000 square foot residence offers 8 bedrooms (one on the main level), and 10 bathrooms. The grand foyer leads to a great room with 22- foot ceilings, and a circular layout ideal for cocktail parties. Host large dinner parties in the sophisticated dining room. A handsome library, rich with wood detailing and multiple wet bars rounds out the first floor. An elevator serves all three levels. The professional gourmet kitchen is equipped with every bell and whistles. The intuitive layout capitalizes on the pastoral views. Ornate corbels decorate the beautiful island. A fully equipped butler's pantry completes this space fit for a chef. The home rests on a perfectly terraced property with flowering trees and sprawling ivy across the property's stone walls. A heated swimming pool with jet stream, spa, lighted sports court for tennis, basketball, or volleyball, a spacious lawn, and nearby hiking trails offer endless opportunities for outdoor activities. A lanai, sunroom, covered living area, outdoor fireplace, and the expansive deck was all thoughtfully designed for outdoor entertaining. Both elaborate and comfortable living nestled on this private 5-acre estate backing Great Falls National Park.Close to: United States Capital, Embassy Row, Washington, DC, National & Dulles Airports
Listing courtesy of TTR Sothebys International Realty.