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1260 Crest Lane

MCLEAN, VA 22101
  • $20,000,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 234 Days
  • ID#: VAFX2135792
UPDATED: 97 min ago
$20,000,000
  • 8
    BEDS
  • 4.11
    ACRES
  • 5
    BATHS
  • 2
    1/2 BATHS
  • 9,143
    SQFT
  • $2,187
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1979
County:

School Information

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Middle School:
High School:

Description

Located in the heart of the Gold Coast in McLean, Virginia and just minutes from downtown Washington, Stratford House captures a place in Virginias history coupled with inspiring views across the majestic Potomac River. Constructed in 1973 by illustrious descendants of both the Lee and Bowman families, this French Provincial masterpiece is positioned on approximately 4 acres and is considered one of the most important estates on prestigious Crest Lane and a renowned destination for fine entertaining for over 50 years.A Squirrel and Acorn statue, emblems from the Robert E. Lee family crest, introduce the parking court to the estate. The large pea gravel court accommodates up to 30 cars with additional parking available outside the courtyard.Guests arrive in a large reception a hall with a grand staircase leading to the upper level. Immediately, one is drawn to the grand two-story living room centered on antique marble fireplace with intricate details. Here, one recognizes why this site was selected. Stepping though French doors onto the terrace, the unobstructed views of the gardens and river unfold. Since it was completed, Stratford House has been recognized for some of the most expansive river views on Crest Lane.The living room flows seamlessly into a rich, mahogany-paneled library with built in bookcases and an antique marble fireplace.Glass paneled doors lead into an octagonal shaped solarium that catches both the morning light and evening sunsets over the Potomac River. This wing also has two spacious first floor guest rooms, each with en-suite baths. The location of the guest rooms affords privacy for both the homeowner and guests.The east wing of the house reveals the gracious dining room with its exquisite hand painted wallpaper from Gracie Studio which captures a stunning, hand painted botanical design on a silver leaf background. With French doors to the patio, this spacious room can easily accommodate both forty guests for a large seated dinner or four guests for an intimate dinner party.The east wing also contains a second octagonal sitting room with a fireplace off the kitchen. Designed to capture the morning sun, this room is the perfect destination for a morning cup of coffee to watch the sun rise over the Potomac. Nearby, a spacious kitchen, butlers pantry, laundry room and staff dining room accommodate day to day living. A separate, two-bedroom staff quarters with its own kitchen and living room is easily accessible from an outside entrance.Upstairs, the spacious master suite includes two sitting room, each with fireplaces as well as separate full baths, dressing rooms and extra storage. A large terrace off the master suite provides sweeping views to the gardens below and the river beyond. An additional guest room is also located on this level.Outside, the terraced garden leads to a bluff overlooking the Potomac River affording 360-degree views of the river. Adjacent to the garden, a large pool and terrace provide a private retreat.This extraordinary estate property is now available for the first time in over fifty years. Located just minutes from downtown Washington and with privacy rarely found adjacent to the city, Stratford House is a rare opportunity to embrace the next generation of gracious living and elegant entertaining.

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1260 Crest Lane MCLEAN, VA 22101

  • Price: $20,000,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 234 Days
  • Updated: 97 min ago
  • ID#: VAFX2135792
8
Beds
5
Baths
2
½ Baths
4.11
Acres
9,143
SQFT
$2,187
$/SQFT
1979
Built
Neighborhood:
Chain Bridge
County:
Fairfax
Elementary School:
Sherman
Middle School:
Cooper
High School:
Langley
School District:
Fairfax County Public Schools
Property Description
Located in the heart of the Gold Coast in McLean, Virginia and just minutes from downtown Washington, Stratford House captures a place in Virginias history coupled with inspiring views across the majestic Potomac River. Constructed in 1973 by illustrious descendants of both the Lee and Bowman families, this French Provincial masterpiece is positioned on approximately 4 acres and is considered one of the most important estates on prestigious Crest Lane and a renowned destination for fine entertaining for over 50 years.A Squirrel and Acorn statue, emblems from the Robert E. Lee family crest, introduce the parking court to the estate. The large pea gravel court accommodates up to 30 cars with additional parking available outside the courtyard.Guests arrive in a large reception a hall with a grand staircase leading to the upper level. Immediately, one is drawn to the grand two-story living room centered on antique marble fireplace with intricate details. Here, one recognizes why this site was selected. Stepping though French doors onto the terrace, the unobstructed views of the gardens and river unfold. Since it was completed, Stratford House has been recognized for some of the most expansive river views on Crest Lane.The living room flows seamlessly into a rich, mahogany-paneled library with built in bookcases and an antique marble fireplace.Glass paneled doors lead into an octagonal shaped solarium that catches both the morning light and evening sunsets over the Potomac River. This wing also has two spacious first floor guest rooms, each with en-suite baths. The location of the guest rooms affords privacy for both the homeowner and guests.The east wing of the house reveals the gracious dining room with its exquisite hand painted wallpaper from Gracie Studio which captures a stunning, hand painted botanical design on a silver leaf background. With French doors to the patio, this spacious room can easily accommodate both forty guests for a large seated dinner or four guests for an intimate dinner party.The east wing also contains a second octagonal sitting room with a fireplace off the kitchen. Designed to capture the morning sun, this room is the perfect destination for a morning cup of coffee to watch the sun rise over the Potomac. Nearby, a spacious kitchen, butlers pantry, laundry room and staff dining room accommodate day to day living. A separate, two-bedroom staff quarters with its own kitchen and living room is easily accessible from an outside entrance.Upstairs, the spacious master suite includes two sitting room, each with fireplaces as well as separate full baths, dressing rooms and extra storage. A large terrace off the master suite provides sweeping views to the gardens below and the river beyond. An additional guest room is also located on this level.Outside, the terraced garden leads to a bluff overlooking the Potomac River affording 360-degree views of the river. Adjacent to the garden, a large pool and terrace provide a private retreat.This extraordinary estate property is now available for the first time in over fifty years. Located just minutes from downtown Washington and with privacy rarely found adjacent to the city, Stratford House is a rare opportunity to embrace the next generation of gracious living and elegant entertaining.
Exterior Features

Architectural Style French Construction Materials StuccoConcrete Distance To Body Of Water 0 Exterior Features Extensive HardscapeExterior Lighting Garage Spaces 4.00 Garage Type Garage Door OpenerGarage - Side EntryOversized Garage YN Yes Location Type River Lot Features Cul-de-sac Parking Features Circular Driveway Parking Types Attached GarageDriveway Patio And Porch Features Patio(s)Porch(es) Pool Yes - Personal Property Condition Good Roof Slate View RiverScenic VistaWaterGarden/Lawn Water Access Features Canoe/KayakFishing Allowed Water Access YN Yes Water Body Name Potomac River Water Body Type River Water View YN Yes Waterfront YN Yes

Interior Features

Above Grade Fin SQFT 9143 Appliances Built-In RangeOven - WallRefrigeratorWasherDryer Basement Connecting StairwayDaylightPartialFullHeatedImprovedInterior AccessOutside EntrancePoured ConcreteSide EntranceSpace For RoomsSump PumpWorkshop Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 0 Below Grade Unfinished Area 0 Cooling Central A/C Fireplace Features Fireplace - Glass DoorsGas/PropaneMantel(s) Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 8 Flooring Hardwood Heating Heat Pump(s) Heating YN Yes Interior Features 2nd KitchenAdditional StairwayBreakfast AreaBuilt-InsButlers PantryCedar Closet(s)Curved StaircaseElevatorFamily Room Off KitchenKitchen - IslandPrimary Bath(s)Recessed LightingWood FloorsWindow Treatments Levels 3 Main Level Bedrooms 4 Room List Dining RoomPrimary BedroomDenBasementLibraryFoyerBreakfast RoomSun/Florida RoomGreat RoomIn-Law/auPair/SuiteLaundryOfficeStorage RoomUtility RoomWorkshopBathroom 1Conservatory RoomPrimary BathroomAdditional Bedroom Security Features Electric Alarm Upper Level1 Bedrooms 4 Walls Ceilings 9'+ CeilingsHigh

Property Features

Accessibility Features 36"+ wide HallsElevator Association YN No Central Air YN Yes Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Electric Elevators 1 Federal Flood Zone YN No Foundation Details Concrete PerimeterPermanent Heating Fuel Natural Gas Hot Water Natural Gas Lease Considered YN No Navigable Water YN Y New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 802449613766 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer Septic = # of BR Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 121012.00 Transportation Airport less than 10 miles Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Zoning 110

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©2024 Bright MLS, All Rights Reserved. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Some properties which appear for sale may no longer be available because they are for instance, under contract, sold, or are no longer being offered for sale. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or Potomac Prestige | RE/MAX Platinum Realty. Some real estate firms do not participate in IDX and their listings do not appear on this website. Some properties listed with participating firms do not appear on this website at the request of the seller. Data last updated: 2024-04-24T11:00:31.34.
 
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