929 LEIGH MILL RD, GREAT FALLS, VA 22066

$6,500,000
5 Bed
6 Full Bath
4 Half Bath
Listed 11/22/2013
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Description

Tucked away on five tree-lined acres in the lush Virginia countryside, this magnificent manor estate is only thirty minutes from the heart of the nation’s capital. Built by its artisan-owners, both of whom deeply understood that true beauty lies in the details, this fine home is an architectural masterpiece.

Inspired by a style first introduced to this country in our earliest days, the owners were guided by an acute sense of proportion so integral to the Federalist period. As evidenced throughout the home in its extensive detailing and exquisite millwork, this manor is a rare gem and one of the finest homes in the DC metropolitan area. And while it is most assuredly a grand estate, it is also a warm, inviting, and immensely livable home. With six wood burning fireplaces, how could it be otherwise?

Genius can be found even in the floor plan of this magnificent property—8,300 square feet of one-floor living with an extremely private master suite and three additional bedrooms on the main level. The four car garage features a totally private and separate 1,300 square foot apartment overhead for whatever purpose you need. The lower level of the home offers 4,200 square feet of finished space, including a large wood burning fireplace, handsome wine cellar, and a magnificent custom-designed bar.

 

Upon arriving at 929 Leigh Mill Road, visitors might first observe the impressive copper roof with its brass snow birds; or possibly the imposing 11 foot double-hung Marvin windows with their redwood shutters. If they were to wander about the grounds they would come across several charming English gardens and a private heated pool off to the side.

Entering the home, they would cross over the portico’s limestone floor and pass through the massive hand-carved mahogany entrance; but, hopefully, not without noticing the beautiful Sugg gas lanterns which adorn both sides.    

Inside, the visitor will be filled with a sense of splendor. Twelve to eighteen foot ceilings are trimmed with intricate crown molding; the rich texture and deep colors of  Brunschwig & Fils wallpaper adorn many of its walls; and custom-made Neirmann Weeks chandeliers and sconces light many of its rooms. And the Sherle Wagner powder room? Well, it’s simply perfect.

The kitchen was made charming and cozy by bringing its authentic reproduction 19th century tin ceiling down to 12 feet. It opens to a large, bright family room with a fireplace and a beautiful conservatory. Another such conservatory can be found in the master suite.

Before taking leave, the visitor will likely imagine having a light breakfast while browsing the news in the sun room. Made warm and bright by its skylights, it is the favorite spot of those who visit this perfect home.

Property Details

MLS #

FX8229222

Status

Active

Type

Residential

Subtype

Detached

Style

Manor

Beds

5

Full Baths

6

Half Baths

4

Cooling Fuel

Electric

Heating Fuel

Electric

Hot Water

Electric,60 or More Gallon Tank

Fireplaces

6

Levels

2

Total Sqft

13,969

Lot Size

217,844 square feet

Current Price

$6,500,000

Ownership Type

Fee Simple

Listed

Nov 22, 2013

Days on Market

975

Subdivision

SYLVAN ESTATES

County/City

FAIRFAX

County Tax

$31,194.18 (Annually)

Parking

Garage

4 Garage Spaces

Garage


Schools

Elementary

Colvin Run

Middle/Junior

Cooper

High/Senior

Langley

Directions

West on Georgetown Pike from Beltway. Left on Leigh Mill Road. Approximately 1.3 miles to 929 on the left. Turn onto side road and property is on the right.


ADDITIONAL PROPERTY DETAILS

Year Built

2004 (12 years)

Architecture Style

Manor

Property Condition

Shows Well

Garage Type

Attached,Side Loading Garage

Garage Spaces

4

Parking Included

No

Parking

Garage

HOA

No

Fireplaces

6

Levels

2

Disability Access

  • 32"+ Wide Doors
  • 48"+ Wide Halls
  • >84" Garage Door

Windows/Doors

  • Skylight(s)
  • French Doors
  • Double Pane Windows
  • Insulated Window(s)
  • Insulated Door(s)
  • Wood Frame
  • Recessed Lighting

Security

  • Smoke Detector
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector(s)
  • Security System
  • Motion Detectors
  • Electric Alarm

Utilities

Cooling Fuel

Electric

Cooling System

Central Air Conditioning, Zoned, Heat Pump(s)

Heating Fuel

Electric

Heating System

Forced Air, Zoned, Heat Pump(s), Central

Hot Water

Electric, 60 or More Gallon Tank

Sewer/Septic

Septic

Water

Well


Documents & Disclosures

Disclosures

  • Property Disclosure

INTERIOR

Room Dimen.(ft) Level Floor Firepalce

Bedroom - Master

20x29

Main

Wood

Wood Burning

Bedroom - First

15x16

Main

Wood

Bedroom - Second

15x16

Main

Wood

Bedroom - Third

17x23

Main

Wood

Dining Room

17x26

Main

Wood

Wood Burning

Family Room

20x34

Main

Wood

Wood Burning

Kitchen

20x20

Main

Wood

Living Room

31x33

Main

Wood

Wood Burning

Recreation Room

26x30

Lower 1

Carpet

Wood Burning

Library

17x26

Main

Wood

Wood Burning

Basement

Yes

Basement Type

Partially Finished, Walkout Level, Windows, Sump Pump, Space For Rooms, Heated, Improved, Daylight, Partial, Daylight, Full

Basement Entrance

Outside Entrance, Inside Access

Attic

No

Interior Styles

Floor Plan-Open, Floor Plan-Traditional

Main Entrance

Center Hall

Amenities

  • 2 Attached Master Bathrooms
  • Built-In Bookcases
  • Built-In China Cabinet
  • Chair Railing
  • Closet(s) - Walk-in
  • Wood Floors
  • Countertop(s) - Granite
  • Bidet
  • Automatic Garage Door Opener
  • Crown Molding
  • Bedroom - Entry Level
  • Fireplace Mantel(s)
  • Master Bathroom - Separate Shower
  • Closet - Master Bedroom Walk-in
  • Sump Pump
  • Wet Bar / Bar
  • Wainscoting

Other Rooms

  • Game / Exercise Room
  • Bedroom-Master
  • Bedroom-Third
  • Library
  • Sun / Florida Room
  • Dining Room
  • Living Room
  • Bedroom-First
  • Bedroom-Second
  • Recreation Rm
  • In-Law / Aupair
  • Kitchen
  • Family Room

Kitchen Description

  • Butlers Pantry
  • Gourmet
  • Kitchen-Island
  • Separate Dining Room
  • Kitchen-Table Space

Walls/Ceilings

  • High

Appliances

  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooktop - Down Draft
  • Dryer
  • Dryer - Front Loading
  • Exhaust Fan
  • Microwave
  • Oven - Double
  • Oven - Wall
  • Refrigerator
  • Six Burner Stove
  • Washer
  • Water Conditioner

Assessment Information

Year

2013

Total Assessment

$2,875,040.00 (Annually)

Land Assessment

$683,000.00 (Annually)

Improvement Assessment

$2,192,040.00 (Annually)

Special Tax Assessment

$603.76 (Annually)


EXTERIOR

Swimming Pool

Yes

Exterior Construction

Brick

Roofing

Copper

Features

  • Pool (In-Ground)
  • Flood Lights
  • Underground Utilities

LOT & LAND

Acreage

5

Lot Size

217,844 square feet

Zoning Code

100

View/Exposure

Trees,Garden/Lawn

Other Structures

  • Above Grade
  • Below Grade

Lot Description

  • Backs To Trees
  • Secluded
  • Private

Water

Water Oriented

No

Riparian Rights Convery

No

Water Access

No

Water Front

No

Water View

No

Navigable Water

No

Physical Docks

No

Directions

West on Georgetown Pike from Beltway. Left on Leigh Mill Road. Approximately 1.3 miles to 929 on the left. Turn onto side road and property is on the right.


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Great Falls

Although primarily a bedroom community for Washington, D.C., one major attraction is Great Falls Park which overlooks the Great Falls of the Potomac River, for which the community and the park are named. George Washington was involved with building a canal around the falls on the southwest, or Virginia, side, called the Patowmak Canal, which never became commercially viable. Remnants of the canal and of a village around the canal named Matildaville are still visible in the park. The Great Falls and Old Dominion Railroad extended along Old Dominion Drive to Great Falls Park in 1906. That right of way is now Old Dominion Drive, which runs from Arlington County all the way into the park. Through most of its history, Great Falls has been a farming community. The original landowners (after King Charles II) were the Fairfax cousins - Thomas, Lord of Fairfax and his cousin, William Fairfax. The two men owned over 18,000 acres in Fairfax County, including what is now Great Falls. Most of the landowners in the area can trace their property rights back to one of the Fairfax men.

Quality of Life

Present day homesteads in Great Falls tend to spread out over an acre or more of land, two to five acres is the norm. There are no condominiums or townhouses in Great Falls. Re-Sale and new homes range in price from $500,000 to over $3.5 Million. If horseback riding is your passion, this is the place to live. There are riding trails throughout the area, including Turner Farm Equestrian Park, which is run by Fairfax County Parks Authority. The central shopping district is called the Village Green. Stores in the Village Green include the Jinny Beyer Quilt Studio, owned and operated by the world renowned quilter, Jinny Beyer. The Village Green hosts community celebrations around Easter (Spring Festival, including an Egg Hunt), Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas (Tree Lighting), as well as concerts "On the Green" in the summer. There are many fine restaurants in Great Falls, including L'Auberge Chez Francois, which was rated one of Open Table Diners' 2010 Top 50 restaurants in the US.

Great Falls, National Park is naturally the main outdoor venue in Great Falls. There is always something to do at the park. Picnickers, walkers, nature lovers and tourists flock to the park all year long. Rock climbers and explorers/historians can also find plenty to do in this multi-use park. The Olympic Kayak team is known to practice in the swirling waters below the falls. The Park Service and the Kayakers recently negotiated an agreement allowing the most experienced of their ranks the opportunity to “run” the class V+ rapids at the falls. Occasionally, visitors can thrill to the sight of a kayaker and boat deliberately plunging head first over the falls.

Getting Around

The open spaces and tranquil lifestyle of Great Falls come with a catch. Getting in and out of the area can be time consuming depending on the time of day and direction of your commute. There are no nearby major roads, except Rt. 7, Leesburg Pike. And Route 7 merely takes you to the border of Great Falls. You'll need to turn off onto smaller two lane roads to find your way home. Primary access to Great Falls is by Rt. 193 and / or Old Dominion Drive. Both roads are two lane strips cutting through beautiful rolling countryside. If you value open spaces and want a large piece of land to call home, the drive will be worth your effort.

Airports:

Ronald Reagan National Airport:  < 25 miles
Washington-Dulles International Airport:  < 14 miles
Baltimore-Washington International Airport:  < 50 miles

 

With our relationship with Atlantic Coast Mortgage, LLC, we’re able to provide the full spectrum of mortgage services, from online pre-approval to a guiding hand throughout the entire financing process.

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