Majestic Riverview Manor Listed by Long & Foster's Marianne Polk and MaryAnn Martell

April 7, 2014
Riverview Manor Great Room Photo
Five-acre estate overlooks the Potomac River in beautiful McLean, Va.

Riverview Manor, a grand estate with pristine views of the Potomac River, offers peace, tranquility and grandeur in the Washington, D.C. suburbs. The home, located in McLean, Va., sits on five acres with a gated entrance. Riverview Manor is being offered for $12.980 million and is listed by Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.’s Marianne Polk and MaryAnn Martell.

“Riverview Manor is a hidden treasure, and is unparalleled in its river views of the Potomac. The home was created to maximize the natural beauty of its surroundings, making it a captivating and elegant retreat,” said Polk, an agent with Long & Foster’s McLean office. “The manor includes six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and two half-baths, and was built in 2004. Traditional Georgian style is beautifully blended with all the modern amenities today’s homeowners are looking for.”

Upon arriving at the home guests are greeted by a gated entrance opening to the double-winged Georgian stone fa├žade and lush landscaping. The home opens into a marble reception area with soaring ceilings and magnificent chandeliers, sconces and cove lighting. The foyer is accented with details such as arches, pilasters and deep triglyph cornice moldings, and a sweeping staircase leads to the upper level.

Arched entrances take guests from the foyer into the formal living and dining rooms, which are filled with intricate plaster designs on the ceilings, richly carved moldings, and fireplaces with custom millwork. The great room has a triple arched entrance enhanced by two-story arched windows that emphasize the beautiful all-season views of the Potomac River. Elegance can be seen throughout the room, including in the gold-leaf coffered ceiling and the fireplace with onyx surround. The mantle includes a medallion focal point and triglyph moldings. The home’s cherry-paneled library offers a sense of solitude. It was designed with classic appointments and offers views of the surrounding landscape that are in harmony with the rest of the residence.

The gourmet kitchen and butlers’ pantry also include cherry cabinets, along with handsome detailing and glass display upper cabinetry, enhanced with a tufted ceramic backsplash. The kitchen includes an oversized island, state-of-the-art equipment, Viking dual-fuel ovens, multiple dishwashers and sub-zero refrigerators. The light-filled kitchen opens into a dining area and informal family room with a stone fireplace. Walls of arched French-doors, allow more opportunities to enjoy the river views. A patio with a stone fireplace and balustrade off the family room, offers enchanting views for outdoor dining.

From the first floor, guests can make their way to the upper level by taking the staircase or the elevator, where the presence of the Potomac River continues in the master retreat, which includes its own balcony overlooking the river. The master suite includes a cozy sitting room and fireplace, and a convenient kitchenette and handsome closets. The master bathroom has a barreled gold-leaf ceiling over the freestanding bathtub, creating a focal point in the regal marble master bath. Additional generously proportioned bedroom suites, each with a private bath, finish out the upper level of the home, and additional guests can enjoy the suites in the main home or in the separate guest house, complete with a kitchen.

The lower level of the home is a wonderful space for gathering family and friends and includes more views of the river. It has a perfect venue for movie night, with a 21-seat classic reproduction theater, a temperature controlled wine cellar, a well-equipped bar, and a grand family room with stone fireplace. Multiple sets of French doors open onto tiered patios that lead to the infinity edge pool, pool house and gardens. The pool house includes a kitchenette, full bath, sitting and dining areas and a cozy fireplace. An indigenous path leads from the gardens down to the river’s edge.

“Long & Foster’s vast selection of properties offer consumers extensive choices when it comes to choosing the right home, whether their choices are based on price, location, size, or style,” said Gary Scott, president of Long & Foster Real Estate®, Inc. “This property joins our other extraordinary property listings that are showcased in the global spotlight through our exclusive affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate, in select areas, and our affiliations with Luxury Portfolio International Real Estate, Luxury Real Estate and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.”

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