America’s founding father, George Washington, cherished his farm at Mount Vernon, which dates again to the mid-1700s.
It was grand then, however now, the River View property positioned on a part of the property encompasses the grandiosity of Washington’s historical past mixed with all the fashionable day conveniences right now’s purchaser can dream up. At an asking worth of $60 million, it’s additionally Alexandria, Virginia’s costliest residential itemizing ever.
“Nothing has bought for greater than this within the Northern Virginia space,” itemizing agent Heather Corey of TTR Sotheby’s Worldwide Realty instructed Inman. “The best factor that has bought was I believe for $45 million in McClean, Virginia … that was a pair years in the past.”
The 16,000-square-foot property, which sits on 16.5 acres of Mount Vernon, was “totally reconstituted, rebuilt and modernized” in 2018, however preserves the American Federal fashion. It was designed by architect Jim Rill and constructed by West Wing Builders.
The unique house that was on the property was deeded to Washington’s private secretary, Tobias Lear, who was married to Martha Washington’s niece.
“There was a home [on the property] from round when Washington was alive as a result of he had deeded the property to his private secretary,” Corey stated. “[But] that was lengthy gone. [A] home was constructed there round 1915-1920 … after which these homeowners wished to revive that home from 1920, however it was in too far disrepair, in order that they needed to tear it down and construct from scratch. Now, they have been capable of restore a carriage home from about 1915 after which additionally restore a visitor home from the Twenties.”
With quite a few state-of-the-art amenities and ample house each inside and outside, the seven-bedroom, seven-full-bath and six-half-bath property could be an enviable location for any purchaser from which to shelter-in-place.
“Sixteen-and-a-half acres 10 miles from Washington, D.C., on the water, is a rarity,” Corey stated. “And to have an property like this, you’d must drive a minimum of an hour out of D.C. to have an property like this.”
Most rooms in the home function terraces with water views of the Potomac River, and the property contains plush facilities like a house gymnasium with radius home windows, a spa space that options an indoor resistance pool and sauna, a gaming room with a full bar and hand-crafted stone partitions, and a 15-seat movie show.
Fashionable technological upgrades to the house embrace geothermal heating, 150-kilowatt full-property back-up turbines, safety methods, utilities, info and leisure methods, all of that are managed by a central financial institution of computer systems.
The property additionally contains a three-bedroom, three-bath, 2,600-square-foot visitor home, a reconstituted carriage home that homes 4 vehicles and a studio apartment and a waterfront dock. In a nod to its historical past, the property additionally contains reproductions of English Colonial boxwood and rose gardens, designed based mostly on outdated blueprints discovered on the property.