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7 Beds | 8/5 Baths | 16,305 Sq Ft | 1991 Year Built | Sold
HIGH TECH LUXURY: Sited on 5 acres at the end of a secluded cul-de-sac in one of Washington, D.C.s most popular suburbs, this extensively renovated estate called Chateau les Etoiles is TRULY SPECTACULAR! As the former home of a telecommunications company CEO, the property's high tech elements integrated into living and entertaining spaces include Lutron lighting and Sonos sound systems, a security system with gated entry, Cat5/Cat 6 cable wiring, smart thermostats and a Generac backup power system.
The estate's interior and exterior living spaces span over 21,000 square feet and are designed for comfortable family living and large-scale entertaining with easy flow from indoors to out. Natural stone and wood elements such as polished travertine flooring in the foyer and kitchen, custom inlaid parquet in the dining room, and eight large stone fireplaces, give the home a warmth and timeless Tuscan flare. The gracious formal living room stands open to an elevated music room. From the formal dining room adorned with delicate hand-painted walls, 2 sets of French doors open to a spacious all-season sunroom with skylights and floor drains for use as a greenhouse. Both rooms feature prominent stone fireplaces that share a chimney. The gourmet kitchen includes a double oven Viking 6-burner range and other top appliances, a center island with bar seating that faces a cozy fireplace in the 'keeping room' tradition, and a bright breakfast salon for informal dining. A vaulted wood ceiling and a Bowers and Wilkens audio/video system are highlights of the adjoining family room.
Hand-crafted millwork, marble wainscoting and brass fixtures by Waterworks are just a few of the exquisite details to be found in the main level owners suite, which stretches from a sitting area before built in cabinets, to a custom dressing room with oval island and spa-like bath, to a private library lined with cherry wood and fabric-paneled walls. The private spaces of the upper level offer 5 additional bedrooms (2 are suites) and a family media room.
The outdoor patios, oversized pool, living and dining spaces -- interspersed with sparkling fountains, topiary shrubs, flowering trees, pergolas, 2 fireplaces, and all skillfully lighted for romantic ambiance beneath a canopy of trees -- ensure magnificent resort-style living. The numerous French doors of the home's main and lower entertaining levels can be thrown open to easily accommodate indoor-outdoor parties, receptions, fundraisers, and other gatherings. Other amenities on the recreation level include an oak-clad billiards room, 1,000-bottle wine cellar, Venetian bar imported from Italy, and tiered home theater with leather recliners and THX sound system. The full kitchen on the walk-out entertaining level, two outdoor barbecue cooking stations and a built-in poolside wet bar can offer refreshments ranging from cold beverages to multi-course sit-down dinners amidst a gorgeous garden setting. An elevated grassy area can serve as a natural platform for fundraising, weddings or other events. Other amenities include a sports court for tennis, basketball and racquetball; a grand reflecting pool fountain at the front entrance; paved motor court and driveway with parking for 30+ cars; garages for 8 vehicles; and extensive landscape lighting to include treetop spotlights that appear as a thousand moons above the property.
Accommodations for household service professionals include a working kitchen off the service entrance, a household manager office, a valet/security guard shack, and a completely separate 2-bedroom apartment with its own entrance and garage access.
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Listed by Fouad Talout, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
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