11 December 2020

WORTH A MENTION: Top-10 Mansions | Washington, DC Metro


The American Man$ion website features nearly 800 luxurious homes; 71 of those homes are located in Washington, DC and its exclusive suburbs. As a 21-year resident of metro Washington, DC, I wanted to share my Top-10 personal favorites in the area. And unlike my Top-10 list from May where the picks were ordered randomly, these picks are in order from 10 to 1 (1 of course being my favorite). Please enjoy! (P.S. The cover mansion above is not included in the list!)


NUMBER 10 | 22781 Creighton Farms Drive, Leesburg, VA 20175 is a French Provincial-inspired mansion that was built in 2008 and is sited on 3.23 acres of land. The stone and stucco residence has approximately 17,600 square feet of living space with 7 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms.


NUMBER 09 | 12025 Evening Ride Drive, Potomac, MD 20854 is a newly built stucco and stone French Provincial-inspired mansion that is located in the area's equestrian community. The four-level residence features approximately 13,300 square feet of living space with 7 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.


NUMBER 08 | 45th Street NW, Washington, DC 20016 is a historical Colonial-style stone mansion that was built in 1927 and is situated on half an acre of land. It features approximately 15,100 square feet of living space with 8 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms. The grounds are complete with a flagstone patios, swimming pool, and a pool house.


NUMBER 07 | 5825 Doyle Road, Clifton, VA 20124 is an architect-designed French-inspired mega mansion that was built in 2000 and is situated on 5 acres of land just outside of historic Clifton, VA. The 28,000 square foot residence has 7 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms. The estate's grounds are complete with two bridge-accessible man-made ponds.


NUMBER 06 | 6699 Macarthur Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20816 was built in 2013 and is situated on 2 acres of land boasting panoramic views of the Potomac River. The Colonial-style brick mansion features approximately 11,918 square feet of living space with 6 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms.


NUMBER 05 | 1005 Founders Ridge Lane, McLean, VA 22102 is a 20,000 square foot brick and stone-accented mega mansion that built in 2008 and sited on 1.5 acres of land in The Reserve enclave. Known as "Maison Vendome", the French-inspired residence has 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, and a bevy of formal spaces fit for grand scale entertaining.


NUMBER 04 | 3120 Woodland Drive NW, Washington, DC 20008 is a historical Colonial-style mansion that was built in 1928 and meticulously modernized in 2020 by Coba Properties. Sited on a half acre of land, the brick residence features approximately 11,486 square feet of living space with 7 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms.


NUMBER 03 | 9641 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA 22066 features approximately 24,000 square feet of living space with 8 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms. The French-inspired brick and stone mega mansion is known as Ch√Ęteau de Lumiere (House of Light) was built in 2016 and is situated on 5.5 acres of land behind a gated entrance.


NUMBER 02 | 10501 Chapel Road, Potomac, MD 20854 is a brick and stone-accented mega mansion that features approximately 25,051 square feet of living space with 9 bedrooms and 16 bathrooms. It was built in 2009 and is sited on 4 acres of land behind a gated entrance and showcases interior details by sought after Buckingham Palace artisans.


NUMBER 01 | 409 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22101 is the former estate of AOL co-founder James Kimsey (09/15/1939 - 03/01/2016) and is comprised of a main house, staff quarters, and a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired guest house. Holding the crown as the area's most expensive homes (once listed for $75,00,000), the cliffside stone mega mansion was built in 2000 and is sited on 3.2 acres of land overlooking the Potomac, MD. The main house boasts a whopping 48,900 square feet of living space with 9 bedrooms and 20 bathrooms and also includes a 30-car subterranean garage.

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