SOLD | Built 2018 | 16,000 Sq. Ft. | 7 Beds | 7.5+ Baths | 16.5 Acres
7979 E Boulevard Drive, Alexandria, Virginia, United States, 22308
A substantial newly constructed residence built on part of George Washington’s original Mount Vernon estate has sold for $48 million in Alexandria, Virginia. The property hit the market for $60 million in October 2020. Designed by architect Jim Rill and masterfully built in 2018 by West Wing Builders, the 16,000 square foot residence rests on 16.5 acres fronting the Potomac River. “The current owners purchased the place in 2014 for $18.6 million and essentially razed the existing house, sinking tens of millions of dollars into designing a new structure,” according to Architectural Digest. Accessed via an impressive stone-lined driveway, the American Federal style residence was designed to take in fabulous river views from all main living areas with access to numerous terraces.
There is a large wood panelled reception room opening to a circular room with both views of the river and gardens, a multi-storey spiralling staircase and a bright vaulted kitchen. The property offers a total of 7 bedrooms, 7.5+ bathrooms, a large home gym overlooking the Potomac, a spa with indoor resistance pool, gaming room with full bar and a 15 seat home theatre. The estate includes 400 feet of water frontage, a 3 bedroom, 3 bath 2,600 square foot guest house, a fully reconstituted carriage house with 4 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). Existing tree groves have been improved to create your own private and lovely wooded areas. The property was on the market for $60 million with Heather Corey of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. Photography and information found on agent’s listing.