Active

11900 River Rd

Potomac MD, 20854

$34,900,000


$1,389.39 per sqft

Active

5 Beds

12 Baths

25,119 sqft

Residential

Built in 2004

Tucked discreetly behind an arched gate and approached by a half-mile avenue of trees, this 13.5 acre estate perfectly embodies the grandeur of French Chateau living. A masterful collaboration between architect John Ike, designer Geoffrey Bradfield & the unparalleled construction of Horizon Builders, the main house sits on a knoll with unobstructed views of the Potomac River and protected parkland on either side.

Wrapped in limestone and crowned with a slate Mansard roof, the primary residence features every hallmark of that iconic style; elegant and polished, but one that never competes with its breathtaking setting. Adorned with window boxes and decorative shutters, the timeless facade opens via custom wrought iron doors to a 25,000 sq foot interior where panoramic views are integrated into its soul. Simply stunning, the entry vestibule adjoins a reception hall with dramatic coffered ceilings, a 24-foot limestone fireplace, and a grand staircase. Floor-to-ceiling window expanses and multiple doors open to covered terraces and balconies that celebrate the surroundings. Lavish applications of glossy and honed marble, rich mahogany, thick, intricate moldings, and imported stone offer a glimpse of the detailing that went into the design and craftsmanship. At every turn, the water views effortlessly influence the design, while the elegant, understated palette provides the perfect backdrop for art and furnishings from antique to modern.

The primary residence is arranged over 4 levels that includes entertainment-sized reception rooms, a commercial-grade chef's kitchen, main-level library, & an octagonal conservatory. The walk-out lower level is incredible, featuring a clubroom w/ a magnificent bar, a theater, & an amazing wine cellar that rivals those of the finest restaurants. An elevator accesses every floor. The main house also allows for the comfort and private enjoyment of the residents: with an intimate breakfast room overlooking the water, 4 luxuriously appointed upper-level bedroom suites, a custom playroom, and a heated pool and loggia. With sweeping views of the Potomac, the owner's suite features 2 full baths, expansive automated dressing rooms, a built-in watch winder, & personal grooming station. The primary suite adjoins an executive-size home library, w/ a substantial marble fireplace & a surround of mahogany built-ins.

Comprising more than 40,000 square feet of living space, the compound includes two additional buildings that were crafted with the same meticulous attention to detail. A thoughtfully designed 3-level guesthouse with 11 garage bays presents the ultimate flexibility for the new owner; a showroom-style space for automobiles that effortlessly transforms into one that can host the most glamorous black-tie gala. and houses a catering kitchen. The upper level of the guesthouse offers a spacious gathering room w/ fireplace, 2 ensuite bedrooms, kitchen and powder room. A 4,500 square foot staff house is located at the entry to the compound & offers living space, multiple offices for property management & garages for the grounds equipment.

Every consideration for privacy, security and luxury has been incorporated into the infrastructure of this estate; there are walk-in refrigerators & freezers, reverse osmosis water systems, even smoke-eaters for the cigar aficionado. Generators protect all 3 structures, & in the event of winter weather, automated heating systems at the front steps & cobblestone garage court prevent snow/ice accumulation. All this convenient to the nation's capital, 2 airports & less than 1.5 miles from Potomac Village. The transfer of title of this magnificent property doesn't just extend to its new owner but will have an immeasurable impact far outside its gates; the proceeds from the sale will be donated directly to the research and work of The American Cancer Society. The Estate at River's Edge is truly like no other.

MDMC2125248

MLS ID

May 9, 2024

Listed

July 14, 2024

Updated

Map

11900 River Rd
Potomac MD, 20854

Interior Features

Total Stories

4


Bedrooms

5


Total Bathrooms

12


Full Bathrooms

6


Half Bathrooms

6


Interior Features

Elevator, Kitchen Island, Entrance Foyer, Vaulted Ceiling(s), Bar, Pantry, Walk-In Closet(s)


Appliances

Cooktop, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Refrigerator, Freezer, Ice Maker, Microwave, Double Oven, Oven, Washer, Range


Floor Description

Wood, Hardwood, Marble


Fireplace

Yes


Fireplace Description

Gas


Cooling

Yes


Cooling Description

Central Air


Heating

Yes


Heating Description

Forced Air, Geothermal

Exterior/Building Features

Lot Size

13.5 Acres


Exterior Features

Balcony, Barbecue


Lot Features

Waterfront


Architectual Style

French


Sewer

Public Sewer

School Information

School District

MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS


High School

WINSTON CHURCHILL


Elementary School

POTOMAC

Other Property Details

Taxes

$204,407


Tax Frequency

Annually


Days on Market

56


Garage

Yes


Garage Spaces

14


Parking

Attached, Detached


Parking Total

14


View

Yes


View Description

River, Water, Trees/Woods


County

MONTGOMERY


Water Source

Public


Pool

Yes


Pool Features

In Ground


Waterfront

Yes

Listed by Cara Pearlman, Han C Peruzzi with Compass
Listing Contact: 2026413008 

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