New Listing On George Washington’s Former Mount Vernon Estate Hits Market

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Live like America’s founding father in this pastoral prize, ideally sited on 16.5-acres of George Washington’s original Mount Vernon estate.

Yes, this week’s “What Can I Get” is a rare opportunity indeed! It offers purveyors of property a chance to own a piece of American history. This is a home that affords all the appeal of a new build, yet dazzles with the architectural elegance of yesteryear. Let’s take a closer look.

The Mount Vernon Legacy Lives On In This Stunning Newly Built Federal Style

Known simply as River View, this 13-bedroom, seven-full-and-six-half-bathroom beauty lives large. According to the listing, the design is by notable architect Jim Rill with construction by the leading West Wing Builders. And those river views? They are a thing of beauty.

So much so, the listing says, “A visit to River View reminds us of why Washington boldly proclaimed, ‘I had rather be on my farm than emperor of the world.’”

We cannot help but gush over the craftsmanship and design. They don’t make homes like this one anymore! Or maybe they do, for the right price.

This Mount Vernon-inspired gem features walls of French doors and picture windows steaming an abundance of natural light. There are bead-board accents and crown moldings, exquisite archways and light fixtures, stunning custom millwork and gorgeous marbles.

It’s safe to say, no expense was spared in the finish-out of this magnificent Mount Vernon estate.

Breathtaking Views Of Mount Vernon Acreage And The Potomac River

Now, let’s talk turkey. The 16,000-square-foot mansion rests proudly on 16.5 river view acres – as its name implies – and boasts 400-feet of pristine water frontage.

There are multiple terraces throughout with sparkling water views from nearly every room. It even has a 2,600-square-foot guest house, should you need a little extra breathing room.

This is met by what the listing calls, “a fully reconstituted carriage house with four car spaces and a studio apartment, a waterfront dock, and reproduction of English Colonial boxwood and rose gardens, inspired by old blueprints found on the property.”

All of which are absolutely divine!

Exquisite Amenities Abound Inside And Out, Including An Indoor Pool And Spa

But that’s not all. You’ll also enjoy luxurious creature comforts too. This includes plenty of spaces for hosting private dinners, throwing elaborate galas, or catching up on deep meditation in nature. 

Those who like to keep fit will love the convenience. The estate comes complete with a spacious home gym overlooking the Potomac, as well as a spa with an indoor resistance pool, and relaxing steam room and sauna. 

Other highlights include a billiards room with full bar, a giant 15-seat movie theatre, and breathtaking formals for cocktails, conversation, or simply taking in those impressive waterfront views. 

Outfitted For Modern-Day With State-Of-The-Art Tech

Lastly, a home of this caliber requires cutting-edge technology. And with a $60 million price tag, this one has it in spades.

Per the listing, “The entire property is fully integrated with forward-thinking technology that integrates every aspect of the estate. Eco-sustainability has been considered in every aspect: Geothermal heating, extensive state-of-the-art well water management, 150 KW full-property back-up generators, security systems, utilities, information, entertainment systems are all controlled by a central bank of computers. This is not your typical Smart House; it is a Brilliant House.”

A Coveted Alexandria Locale Just Ten Miles From The Nation’s Capitol

Living here means owning a coveted address. River View rests just 10 minutes from Washington D.C., with prime access to three regional airports for both private and commercial air travel. Old Town Alexandria is but a stone’s throw away for fine dining and picturesque storefronts, while Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. house all the cultural attractions, arts, and entertainment one desires.

This is a grand home for a grand buyer, for someone of means who wants the best or nothing. And it doesn’t get much better than this.

Heather Corey with TTR Sotheby’s International Realty has listed 7979 E. Boulevard Drive Alexandria, Virginia for $60 million.