This newly constructed mansion in McLean has so much going on that it’s tough to know where to start. You could go with the helical steel staircase that, according to the listing agent, weighs more than two elephants. Or with the video wall made of 16 flat-screen TVs. Or with the hexagonal swimming pool that can be temperature-controlled from your phone. Or with the 7.5-foot-long, blue-onyx wall panel that can, per marketing materials, offer “support in confusing or difficult times.” Or maybe with the three different types of exterior siding (brick imported from Spain, Japanese shou sugi ban, and paneling inspired by a Piet Mondrian painting).
Anyway, you get the idea—this is not the home for a minimalist.
So what, exactly, is the story behind it? It was completed by developer Ahmad Khreshi last year. He put it on the market in June without the help of a real-estate agent and it got little traction. “Nobody visited it,” says Compass’s Ali Farhadov, who relaunched the property Tuesday. “I called like ten agents and they said they did not know that the property even existed in the market.” Farhadov hopes to draw more attention this time around. He and co-agent Sherif Abdalla have listed it for $8.7 million.
That sum will get you four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, four half-baths, and close to 9,000 square feet. The house takes up most of the lot, wrapping around a rear patio and the pool/spa area. A smaller house was torn down to make way for the new one. The developer incorporated some of the wood reclaimed from the old place into the new home and milled the hardwood floors from a pair of trees that once stood on the lot.
Here’s a look around.