Published: February 24, 2022 | By: American Luxury Staff
Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder was the mystery buyer of a property near Washington, D.C., which has historical roots that date to the era of American independence. The house, a lavish and grandly realized Federal-style mansion, is somewhat recent — it was completed in 2018 — but the land it sits on was at one time owned by George Washington.
The 16.5 acres of grounds were originally part and parcel of Washington’s Mt. Vernon farm, an 1,800 acre property back at the turn of the 19th century. The Alexandria, Virginia house is a 16,000 sq. ft. monster containing seven bedrooms and ten baths. The estate’s recent changing of hands registered at $48 million, setting a new record for priciest D.C.-area residential transaction, according to multiple sources.
Some of the more striking details include the manner the pattern of the reception room floor is echoed in the room’s ceiling, the multi-pane glass panels that flood the living room and dayroom with natural light, the clerestory in the kitchen, the herringbone-pattern marble tile in the master bath, and the groin-vaulted ceiling in the bedroom hallway.
The location of the three-level house takes advantage of the land’s proximity to the Potomac; views from the home’s widow’s walk are exceptional. The mansion’s interior living spaces are as splendid as one would expect. Specialty rooms include a stone-clad lounge with full-size bar, a gym with a resistance pool and a spa, and a theater with stadium seating. Outside, gardens, lawns, and mature trees provide a suitably bucolic setting for a very blue-blooded estate.
Snyder’s net worth is $4 billion, according to Forbes.More info
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