Design & Home

This $13.5 Million McLean Castle Has a Four-Story Glass Elevator

Also, a 1,000 square foot indoor pool.

This McLean mansion comes with an intriguing backstory: In 2012, after being listed for $12.5 million, the home was relisted with a discounted price of $8.99 million and a curious catch—the buyer would have to agree to let the seller, bariatric surgeon Dr. Hazem Elariny, live there for three years post-settlement. Apparently there were no takers. Now the home is back on the market—but no weird contingencies this time.

Dubbed the “Castle on the River,” the 16,000-square-foot estate features a Potomac waterfront setting, a castle-stone exterior and—of course—a turret, plus a bevy of majorly opulent details. A 14-foot carved mahogany double door opens to the entry hall, outfitted with a six-foot crystal chandelier, a floating maple staircase, and heated imported Italian Calcutta gold marble floors; elsewhere, there’s a formal dining room with mahogany woodwork, a master suite that includes a full-wall marble fireplace, a domed ceiling, octagon inlaid Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, and a marble bathroom with a huge jacuzzi tub; there’s a ballroom, seven bedrooms, nine baths, two media rooms, and a mosaic-tiled 1,000-square-foot indoor pool with a cedar hardwood ceiling and sauna. A river-front glass elevator spans the home’s four levels. And that’s all on more than an acre of wooded land—including 85 feet of shoreline.

612 Rivercrest Rd. is listed for $13.5 million. Then on June 23, the home hits the auction block, with no minimum bid. Take a look inside below, then go to Concierge Auctions for more details.

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