Inspired by the finest traditions of English architecture & design welcome to Alderley a magnificent, gated Cotswold Stone Manor in the heart of Great Falls on 5 private acres that are meticulously landscaped! This stunning residence captures the finest elements & amenities ideally suited for today's modern lifestyle w/ unparalleled finishes throughout the over 20,000 square feet of living space, perfect for grand entertaining or family living. This marvel of English architecture was designed by David Cooper of ACG Architects & built by BOWA Design/Build. The enchanting landscape design by Andy Balderson of Donovan, Feola, Balderson & Associates w/ Kitchen & Woodland Gardens by Sisson Landscapes includes beautifully manicured lawns, mature trees English-style gardens. In the tradition of historic English Manor houses, this residence has an aura of timeless, stately bearing and refined elegance which is carried seamlessly from the exterior architecture throughout all of the interior spaces to create a cohesive and artful integration. Located in close-in Great Falls a short stroll or golf cart near the village down a lavender lined driveway you arrive at Alderley on sought after Innsbruck Avenue. The entire perimeter of the property is protected by an 8-foot fence set within a continuous wall of evergreens reaching heights over 40 feet, providing security & absolute privacy. This most amazing property has custom made mahogany Artistic Windows w/ simulated divided light & 99% UV filter, exquisite moldings throughout, custom mantles w/ marble hearths, artisan-designed millwork, custom cabinets & bookcases. Interior doors are all solid mahogany & door hardware is by E.R. Butler & Co. of New York. Floors on the Main and Upper Levels are random width (5~ to 9~) reclaimed antique oak. New Kitchen and Breakfast Room addition is designed and built by the original architect and builder. The design fully integrates & enhances the original plan includes exposed beams, stone accent wall, 2 Islands with solid mahogany countertops, top-of-the-line appliances including custom Lacanche Range and French Doors to outside Terraces! Main Level Master Retreat has two entryways through the Sitting Room with intricate built-in bookcases and private access to the front and rear gardens. The suite is complete with two separate His and Her dressing wings each with custom furniture quality built-in closets and Bathrooms. The Main Level also includes Living Room with fireplace and gas logs, Dining Room has fireplace with gas logs and glass door to side garden, Library with custom shelving on every wall and access to one of the front gardens, Family Room off Kitchen with 3 French Doors to easily enjoy the Terrace with Outdoor Kitchen and Fire Pit, His Office with beamed 2-story ceiling, two walls of built-in bookcases and a balcony above that connects to the upstairs Gallery and Her Office with charming bookcases and closet with built-in bureau and cabinets. The Upper Level has four bedrooms and three full Baths that have Waterworks fixtures and Lagos Azul Limestone. Lower Level includes a stunning climate-controlled Wine Cellar has a sound system, seating area, work area and accommodations for a substantial collection of single bottles & cases of wine, dramatic Gallery Hall to Theater w/ 4 tiers of seating with 12 expansive leather reclining chairs and Projection equipment, Gym with walls of glass that opens to a sheltered patio, Spa Bath w/ walk-in shower & Powder Room. The tranquil backyard with expansive Terraces and Gardens has outdoor Kitchen, Dining Area under lovely Pergola, Rose Garden, Pool with a fountain with Pergola for al fresco entertaining, deep Koi Pond & gorgeous Gardens! The property has lawn irrigation and is self-sustaining with well, septic, whole house Generator and Security with Camera Surveillance at the Gate. The Alderley Estate is unmistakably one of the premier properties in the entire Mid-Atlantic Region!
Listing courtesy of Washington Fine Properties, LLC.