George Washington’s estate sells for record $50M in rare listing

That’s an entire lot of Washingtons.

A chunk of George Washington’s unique Mount Vernon estate has bought for a whopping $50 million, marking the best residential sale to hit the D.C. area ever.

And it appears we will now perceive what the primary U.S. president meant when he proclaimed in 1797, his remaining year as chief of the free world: “I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.”

Situated on over 16 acres of land, the house was final bought by the previous CEO of Lockheed Martin, Robert Stevens, and his spouse, Michelle Stevens, in 2014 for $18.6 million, data present.

Known because the River View Estate, the principle home spans 16,000 sq. toes and is made up of seven bedrooms and 13 loos and options 400 toes of water frontage overlooking the Potomac River. The estate additionally comes with a three-bedroom, three-bath 2,600 sq. foot visitor home.

The dwelling was a part of the unique 1,800 acres America’s founding father bought in 1760, in line with the American Horticultural Society, which nonetheless owns a portion of the unique property, now a historic landmark that serves as a museum.

The house is located on 16.5 acres of land.
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The house is made up of seven bedrooms and 13 loos.
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The breakfast area.
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The lounge.
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The formal lounge.
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The kitchen.
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The oval staircase.
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The resistance pool and spa.
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The grand hallway.
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Additionally, the sale closed on Oct. 29 for $48 million, and included $2 million value of furnishings and personal property, in line with Mansion Global.

The dwelling remained in Washington’s household till 1859 and has solely modified fingers a complete of 4 instances since then.

Initially hitting the market in Sept. 2020 for $60 million, the house has seen trendy renovations in the final century.

The recreation room.
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The reception room.
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One of seven bedrooms.
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The major ensuite toilet.
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The yard terrace.
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A calming area by the river.
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Special facilities embrace a house health club with radius home windows overlooking the Potomac, an adjoining spa space with a sauna and steam room and an indoor resistance pool, in line with the listing.

There can also be a film theatre, a reception room that results in views of the gardens, and a recreation room with a full bar and a pool desk.

An American Federal-style residence designed by architect Jim Rill, there are terraces with water views that are accessed by almost each room in the home, the listing states.

Sunset views of the Potomac River.
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The manicured courtyard.
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A 15-seat movie show.
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The visitor home.
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The rose gardens.
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The grounds.
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There can also be a carriage home with a four-car storage, a studio residence, a protracted winding dock and a number of other rose gardens.

Only ten minutes from the D.C. metropolitan space, the house is taken into account a “Smart House” with leisure techniques “all controlled by a central bank of computers,” the listing notes.

Heather Corey of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty held the listing.

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