Breathtaking Georgian Manor sits at the top of the rise on prestigious Ballantrae Farm Drive, one of McLean’s most beautiful streets. Distinguished from outside by its stately portico, two sunrooms, and Palladian and dormer windows, this impressive residence is a study in grand architecture and timeless aesthetic appeal. Arrive by way of the gracious circular drive and prepare to be enveloped in an easy elegance.
Such flow in this floor plan! The entry vestibule, with two closets, gives way to an enchanting foyer with marble floors and sweeping staircase. Formal spaces flank the foyer and monumental millwork, and plasterwork, throughout the house ground, and unify, the perfectly proportioned rooms. A celebration-ready dining room, with fireplace and custom, lighted cabinetry, is a gathering spot beyond compare. A lovely living room opens to the study where fully paneled cherry walls, and built-ins, invite quiet reading or more serious pursuits. Don’t miss the coffered ceiling, fireplace, and wet bar in this work from home wonderland.
When it’s time for a rest period, step into the sunroom, with floor-to-ceiling windows, to be calmed in a warm and cozy cocoon. The heart of the house family room is wrapped in pine millwork and features a fireplace and skip trowel walls; a classic and time honored custom finish. Open to the expansive family room is the dramatic kitchen with Quaker Maid cabinetry, Viking, Sub-Zero and Bosch stainless appliances, butler’s pantry, breakfast room with soaring ceilings and windows trimmed in pine.
A remarkable retreat on the upper level is the sumptuous owner’s suite with fireplace, two marble baths, a sauna and access to the sunroom. Four additional ensuite bedrooms are also found upstairs. And, if you’re ready for fabulous fun in an at-home fantasyland, check out the playroom with hand painted mural on this level.
The walk out lower level is a hang out space with zones for every kind of activity. Watch a game or movie in the theater, sit by the fire, set up billiards or ping pong in the rec room or work up a sweat in the exercise room. Serious storage space is also found on this level.
Majestic in its architecture and remarkable in its appointments, 1295 Ballantrae Farm Drive is the essence of refined in a remarkable setting. Just moments to the Chain Bridge and GW Parkway into DC, plus direct access to Tysons and the Toll Road by way of Dolley Madison Boulevard. Impressive and intimate, this magnificent manse in a legendary location is a Washingtonian’s wish fulfilled!