Experience the Charm of Italy in McLean at the “Castle on the Potomac”

August 29, 2023
612 Rivercrest Drive, McLean, Virginia

Step into a world of timeless elegance and European allure as you enter this enchanting “Castle on the Potomac.” Situated in the heart of McLean with an awe-inspiring view of the Potomac River, this extraordinary estate transports you to the romantic landscapes of Italy without ever leaving the comfort of your own home.

The residence is listed by Megan Thiel at the McLean office, of Long & Foster Real Estate, exclusive member of Forbes Global Properties. Located at 612 Rivercrest Drive, the 16,000 square foot property, built in 2008, is on 1.2 acres with eight bedrooms, nine full bathrooms, three half bathrooms, and is offered for $22M.

“Experience the tranquility of your own Tuscan retreat while being a stone’s throw away from the bustling heart of the nation’s capital,” said Thiel. “This magnificent estate transcends the ordinary and offers a lifestyle that embraces both elegance and modern convenience.”

From the moment you step through the grand custom front door into the soaring foyer, you’ll be struck by the architectural marvel that greets you. With ceilings that push the boundaries of design, the entryway evokes visions of the Sistine Chapel’s grandeur, setting the tone for the luxurious journey that awaits within.

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the home boasts the finest materials sourced from across the globe. Imported marble floors, intricate iron railings, and precious wood flooring create an atmosphere of elegance and sophistication that mirrors the finest estates in Italy. The living room’s wood flooring, resembling a shutter lens, serves as a reminder to savor life’s serene moments while gazing out on the breathtaking panorama of the Potomac River.

The main level features magnificent entertaining spaces with crystal chandeliers as well as living spaces ideal for family or informal gatherings. It will be easy to cook for a crowd or have your catering team serve from the well-equipped kitchen with large center island. There is also an ensuite bedroom on this floor.   

On the upper level, you’ll find five large bedrooms, each exuding luxury and comfort with its own ensuite bathroom. Several of the bedrooms have private balconies to enjoy morning coffee overlooking the river.   

There’s something for everyone on the lower levels. Here, you can indulge in the ultimate entertainment experience within the in-home theater, expansive game and recreation areas, and an inviting au pair or in-law suite and two additional bedrooms. The indoor pool, hot tub, and sauna provide year-round relaxation that few residences can offer, creating an oasis of luxury.

The meticulously landscaped lawn leads to a terrace that overlooks the serene Potomac River, providing an ideal setting for hosting a variety of events. Moreover, the property presents boundless opportunities for personalization, from additional kitchens and bars on each level to expanded living spaces that seamlessly blend with the estate’s grounds.

A few of the many other outstanding features of this property include five fireplaces, a security gate, a four-car garage, and plenty of parking for all of your guests.

Long & Foster is one of the nation’s top real estate companies as part of HomeServices of America. For more information, visit LongandFoster.com.