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$20,000,000
175 Days Online

1260 Crest Lane
Mclean, VA 22101

For Sale|Single Family Home|Active
8
Beds
5
Full Baths
2
Partial Baths
9,143
SqFt
$2,187
/SqFt
1979
Built
Subdivision:
Chain Bridge
County:
Fairfax

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Located in the heart of the Gold Coast in McLean, Virginia and just minutes from downtown Washington, Stratford House captures a place in Virginia’s history coupled with inspiring views across the majestic Potomac River. Constructed in 1973 by illustrious descendants of both the Lee and Bowman families, this French Provincial masterpiece is positioned on approximately 4 acres and is considered one of the most important estates on prestigious Crest Lane and a renowned destination for fine entertaining for over 50 years. A Squirrel and Acorn statue, emblems from the Robert E. Lee family crest, introduce the parking court to the estate. The large pea gravel court accommodates up to 30 cars with additional parking available outside the courtyard. Guests arrive in a large reception a hall with a grand staircase leading to the upper level. Immediately, one is drawn to the grand two-story living room centered on antique marble fireplace with intricate details. Here, one recognizes why this site was selected. Stepping though French doors onto the terrace, the unobstructed views of the gardens and river unfold. Since it was completed, Stratford House has been recognized for some of the most expansive river views on Crest Lane. The living room flows seamlessly into a rich, mahogany-paneled library with built in bookcases and an antique marble fireplace. Glass paneled doors lead into an octagonal shaped solarium that catches both the morning light and evening sunsets over the Potomac River. This wing also has two spacious first floor guest rooms, each with en-suite baths. The location of the guest rooms affords privacy for both the homeowner and guests. The east wing of the house reveals the gracious dining room with its exquisite hand painted wallpaper from Gracie Studio which captures a stunning, hand painted botanical design on a silver leaf background. With French doors to the patio, this spacious room can easily accommodate both forty guests for a large seated dinner or four guests for an intimate dinner party. The east wing also contains a second octagonal sitting room with a fireplace off the kitchen. Designed to capture the morning sun, this room is the perfect destination for a morning cup of coffee to watch the sun rise over the Potomac. Nearby, a spacious kitchen, butler’s pantry, laundry room and staff dining room accommodate day to day living. A separate, two-bedroom staff quarters with its own kitchen and living room is easily accessible from an outside entrance. Upstairs, the spacious master suite includes two sitting room, each with fireplaces as well as separate full baths, dressing rooms and extra storage. A large terrace off the master suite provides sweeping views to the gardens below and the river beyond. An additional guest room is also located on this level. Outside, the terraced garden leads to a bluff overlooking the Potomac River affording 360-degree views of the river. Adjacent to the garden, a large pool and terrace provide a private retreat. This extraordinary estate property is now available for the first time in over fifty years. Located just minutes from downtown Washington and with privacy rarely found adjacent to the city, Stratford House is a rare opportunity to embrace the next generation of gracious living and elegant entertaining.

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Listing Snapshot
Price 
$20,000,000
Days Online 
175 Days
Bedrooms 
8
Inside Area (SqFt) 
9,143 sqft
Total Baths 
7
Full Baths 
5
Partial Baths 
2
Lot Size 
4.11 Acres
Year Built 
1979
MLS Number 
VAFX2135792
Status 
Active
Property Tax 
$121,012
HOA/Condo/Coop Fees 
N/A
Sq Ft Source 
Assessor
Friends & Family
Recent Activity
14 hours agoListing updated with changes from the MLS
yesterdayPrice changed to $20,000,000
6 months agoListing first seen online
General Features
Style 
French
Water 
Public
Sewer 
Septic = # of BR
Garage 
Yes
Parking 
Circular Driveway
Foundation 
Concrete PerimeterPermanent
Other Structures 
Above GradeBelow Grade
Construction Materials 
StuccoConcrete
Zoning 
110
Levels Count 
3
Interior Features
Flooring 
Hardwood
Appliances 
Built-In RangeOven - WallRefrigeratorWasherDryer
Heating 
Heat Pump(s)
Cooling 
Central A/C
Central Air 
Yes
Basement 
Yes
Basement Description 
Connecting StairwayDaylight, PartialFullHeatedImprovedInterior AccessOutside EntrancePoured ConcreteSide EntranceSpace For RoomsSump PumpWorkshop
Fireplace 
Yes
Other Interior Features 
2nd KitchenAdditional StairwayBreakfast AreaBuilt-InsButlers PantryCedar Closet(s)Curved StaircaseElevatorFamily Room Off KitchenKitchen - IslandPrimary Bath(s)Recessed LightingWood FloorsWindow Treatments
Main Level Bedrooms 
4
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Exterior Features
Body of Water 
Potomac River
Water Access 
Canoe/KayakFishing Allowed
View 
RiverScenic VistaWaterGarden/Lawn
Pool 
Yes - Personal
Lot Features 
Cul-de-sac
Roof 
Slate
Other Exterior Features 
Extensive HardscapeExterior Lighting
Community Features
Security 
Electric Alarm
Accessibility Features 
36"+ wide HallsElevator
Senior Community 
No
Schools
School District
FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Elementary School
SHERMAN
Middle School
COOPER
High School
LANGLEY
Listing courtesy of TTR Sothebys International Realty (703) 714-9030



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