Welcome to this iconic residence featuring over 11,000 Sq.Ft. of architectural enhancements. This home was also designed to accommodate in-home business needs with a separate entrance to the side off the library-office so that guests or business activity will not conflict with private family schedules. This unique property is unparalled in sophisticated design and privacy, and not withstanding its generous scale is as well suited for both large and intimate gatherings. One of the most commanding architectural features is the grand foyer with a 25-foot ceiling main reception gallery that ends with 10 feet Palladian glass doors leading to beautifully designed grounds featuring French inspired terraces, a magnificent fountain, and lawns originally designed to accommodate a swimming pool. To the left off the main reception gallery is an elegant living room that extends the whole width of the structure, and is centered around a large Italian marble surround fireplace. 32-inch cherry wood paneling and intricate levels of cherry crown moldings enhance the living room and library. Natural lighting is enhanced by an abundance of European styled 'Pella Architect' windows on all sides, with an additional round, light filled room at one end. At the opposite end is a library with custom built floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and cabinets, a wet-bar, and 3 sets of large French doors leading to the patios, garden and fountain areas. To the right of the main reception gallery, is an oversized dining room with three sets of French doors leading to a half-circular driveway and front gardens. The dining room is also connected to a main kitchen and a large butler's pantry. This chef-grade gourmet kitchen features cherry cabinets with ample storage, a large island with separate sink, top of the line appliances with commercial grade Dacor range, wall oven and microwave and a Subzero refrigerator/freezer. The kitchen opens up to a light filled family room and a welcoming breakfast area overlooking the private back yard. Attached is a full bedroom, that can also be used as a private office, with a closet and full bathroom. On the first floor the master suite covers the entire left side of the house. This master suite includes its own private sitting area that leads to a gorgeous covered stone balcony overlooking the fountain and gardens, and is separated from the master bedroom by a two-way gas fireplace. Two custom designed large walk-in closets provide ample storage space along with two separate master bathrooms, including a complete spa with large round Jacuzzi tub, sauna, shower, separate water closet and a gas fireplace. Additionally, this first-floor level features a media room, and two large bedrooms each having full bathrooms, walk-in closets and their own sitting areas. The top floor features two separate apartment suites, each with a large separate living area, kitchenette with refrigerators, sink and microwave, walk-in closets and large private bathrooms. In the rear turret space, there is a meditation or art room. The ground floor features a large in-law suite with private full bathroom and walk-in closet shared by a two-way gas fireplace with an exercise or family room with a wet bar. Food storage room with an oversized commercial size Sub-Zero 2-door refrigerator, a large laundry room, a 4000+ bottle air-controlled wine cellar, and an additional general-purpose room with its own full bathroom. Elevator access is provided to every level of this home. Beautifully detailed hand carved cherry circular staircase leads to every floor, and cherry wood flooring is featured throughout. To compliment the cherry flooring is elaborate custom cherry molding that was handcrafted by Enkeboll. The outside stone is Veneer Stone from a local quarry. An equisite and architectural masterpiece in a most desirable Washington DC location.
Listing courtesy of TTR Sotheby's International Realty.