A Riverfront Estate Once Part of Mount Vernon Sets Record for D.C. Area’s Priciest Residential Sale

Alexandria, VA, located right on the outskirts of the nation’s capital, now boasts a new real estate title. The area’s River View Estate, made up of land that was once part of George Washington’s original Mount Vernon estate, has changed hands for $50 million. That makes it the most expensive residence ever sold within Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland. Talk about hitting three birds with one stone.

This 16.5-acre estate initially appeared in dailyDEEDS about a year ago when it listed for $60 million. And, though the grounds were formerly included in Mount Vernon, everything else is new. Built in 2018, the property’s mansion, 2,600-square-foot guest house, and reconstructed carriage house offer the new owner stately spaces melded with modern features. Massive windows and doors appear in almost every room of the main residence, allowing for endless light. The rear of the American Federalist-style home then overlooks the Potomac River. In total, the estate has 400 feet of river frontage to look out upon.

Inside, along with its seven bedrooms and 13 bathrooms across 16,000 square feet, there is a 15-seat movie theater, an indoor pool and sauna, a large home gym, and a game room with a full bar. Also giving away the estate’s recent revamp completely is its smart technology. Thinking toward the future, it employs geotechnical stabilization to prevent land erosion.

Created by the sellers, the residence was designed by architect Jim Rill and constructed byWest Wing Builders. Heather Corey of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty represented the listing, making a record-breaking and historic sale.