French Villa Listed for $3.495M in Potomac, Maryland

May 3, 2017
Built of stucco and stone, this Potomac, Maryland home has the elegance and splendor of a French country manor.

Stately property on the market with Jennifer Chow of Long & Foster

Live like royalty in this French country estate home in Potomac, Maryland. Located on an elevated lot surrounded by mature trees and tucked away in a private cul-de-sac, this exquisite home is on the market for $3.495M.

The residence is listed by Jennifer Chow in the Potomac Village office of Long & Foster Real Estate. Located at 11218 River View Drive, the home includes six bedrooms, five full and one half bathrooms and over 10,000 square feet on more than an acre and a half of property.

“This is absolutely one of the prettiest homes in Potomac,” said Chow. “Distinguished by the highest quality materials and workmanship, it’s perfect for elegant indoor or outdoor entertaining, yet is cozy for everyday living.”

Built by Ted Visnic, the home is truly one-of-a-kind. As you arrive, you’ll first notice its beautiful landscaping and secluded, park-like setting. Built of stucco and stone, the home has the elegance and splendor of a French country manor. Enter through the stately wooden front doors into the wide foyer with enticing views of the great room, sunroom and backyard. With its soaring, double-height coffered ceiling, the great room centers the home with extraordinary volume and light. It showcases intricate millwork with a handcrafted stone wall and five sets of French doors, opening to the loggia.

Your guests seated in the heated loggia will look out through three expansive floor-to-ceiling glass doors onto the backyard. These doors can be electronically raised to enjoy warm breezes or have your party flow onto the terrace. The elegant theme of the home continues in the chef’s kitchen with its custom range hood, Italian Calacatta gold marble center island and Pietra del Cardosa stone countertops. A semi-circular casual dining area with domed ceiling and leaded glass windows is the perfect place for informal meals.

Family celebrations and dinner parties will be memorable in the formal dining room with access to both the loggia and terrace. Retreat to the study for quiet time with its bay window and spiral staircase leading to the upstairs owner’s suite. The family room has a built-in entertainment center to watch the game with friends. Relax and enjoy a good book in the semi-circular window seat with large lead glass windows. Your overnight guests will appreciate the privacy of a master suite on this level with terrace access.

You’ll never want to leave the upstairs master suite – it is the ultimate in luxury living. Expanding over one wing of the home, it features a fireplace, private flagstone terrace, laundry room, two walk-in closets and a beverage center. The spa-like master bath has pristine white tile and marble, a jetted tub and plenty of windows with wooded views to connect with nature. You won’t have to go far to exercise, as this master suite includes your own gym.

There are three additional comfortable bedrooms on this level and two bathrooms. All of the upstairs bedrooms open to a wide hallway featuring hardwood floors and pillars. Custom iron and brass railings line the massive opening to the great room below. Plenty of sunlight floods this grand area from French doors that open to the second floor terrace to enjoy morning coffee and a serene view of the pool and woods.

The 62-foot heated pool includes a cabana with full bath. The flat roof of the stone cabana features a terrace overlooking the pool. This elevated terrace is a great location to add ambiance to your outdoor parties with live music.

Enjoy a movie with family and friends in the lower-level media room with theatre seats from the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. On this level, you’ll also find two large storage rooms.

There is a one-car attached garage and an open-air copper roof breezeway leading to a two-car garage. The home also includes a security system, five-zone HVAC system and a generator.

Learn more about 11218 River View Drive here or contact Chow at 301-213-5364. For more information about Long & Foster, visit