Llangollen is not just a home, but rather a place in the broadest sense of the term. Steeped in historical significance, it is one of the largest privately owned places on the Department of the Interior's National Historical Registry. Much more than a place to live, it is a truly wonderful and magical place in time. Llangollen is a property without peer and offers a lifestyle like no other. Llangollen's establishment dates to 1795 standing witness to many great historical events, including being the site of the prelude to the1863 Battle of Gettysburg. Pristine yet functional, inviting yet cloistered, this astounding estate offers a serene setting of gently rolling terrain. The Manor House is sited proudly in the center of over 1100 acres of pastures, ponds, forest lands and attended to by all of the necessary structures and features of the grand estate it is today. While bearing the distinctive architectural features of its circa 1800 era, it has been updated with modern day enhancements.Enjoy the property as a delightful family retreat, filled with outdoor activities and connections with nature. Llangollen offers plenty of opportunities for equestrian pursuits including polo, thoroughbred-breeding and fox hunting as well as dairy farming or a vineyard. ***Please familiarize yourself with the array of buildings, barns and facilities situated throughout its grounds in the documents section of this listing.***Llanglollen looks forward to greeting its next steward and continuing on with its magnificent legacy.
Unparalleled in its beauty and charm, this historic, circa 1776, 1,471~ acre Virginia estate is surrounded by breathtaking rural countryside, yet is less than one hour to our Nation~s Capital and 45 minutes to Dulles International Airport. The stately Georgian-style manor house is one of America~s great homes and is situated in a private park-like setting with vistas reminiscent of the English countryside. Estate dependencies include a two-story Georgian Revival-style stone carriage house, farm and equestrian improvements, a guesthouse, additional residences and a shooting preserve, all adding to the property~s unique character and distinction. Listed on both the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register, as well as under a preservation easement, this extraordinary property is in excellent condition and is a rare offering of a National treasure.
Designed by Custom Design Concepts Architecture + Interiors, this exquisite estate will be built in the heart of McLean's most prestigious neighborhood: Ballantrae Farms. Over 20,000 sq. ft. of the ultimate in quality, elegance and craftsmanship with 6+ BRs, 6+BAs, domed reception hall, garages for 10 vehicles, guest house...magnificent finishes throughout, sited in premier McLean location.
The Corby Mansion, built in 1893 for Francis Newlands, is a landmark in America's first planned suburb designed by Chevy Chase architect Leon E Dessez. A Congressman and Senator from Nevada, Newlands named the estate Ishpiming, meaning high ground in Chippewa. Senator Newlands was the organizer and first president of the Chevy Chase Club as well as a developer with the Chevy Chase Land Company. This highly coveted landmark estate prompted official inquiries regarding it serving as the Vice Presidents residence. The estate was instead sold to Mothers Bread heir William S. Corby in 1909.Originally designed in a more subdued monochromatic style, The Corby Mansion was remodeled and expanded by architect Arthur Heaton between 1911 and 1914. The estate now boasts 22 timeless rooms including a large mahogany library, music room with Aeolian organ pipes, and a grand ballroom used by the homes prior residents to entertain global power brokers, foreign dignitaries, politicians and presidents. Artfully designed and finished, this landmark Tudor revival estate is prominently situated on two acres of land bordering Washington D.C. The main home features a side-gable slate roof with two front-gable pavilions projecting from both north and south facades which combine with dormer styles and treatments to give the estate its unmistakable character. A stone Porte Cochere shelters the homes grand entrance and compliments its smooth stucco, dark stained wood, and uncoursed stone finish. Grandeur meets American history in the heart of Chevy Chase.
One of the most prominent estates in the Philadelphia region and only 22 miles from downtown, this 37,000 SF modern residence designed by legendary architect Rafael Vi~oly is set on approximately 70 dramatic acres. While brilliant to display grand art collections,and host grand scale events; it is also perfect for an intimate lifestyle. Maximized views of the superb grounds and striking courtyard through lavish floor-to-ceiling windows. A grand 2-story entrance hall, a living room with an approx. 30-foot ceiling. Two dining rooms,library, Gourmet Eat-in-Kitchen, pantry and family room, media room, play room and offices round out the main living spaces. Master enjoys his and her marble baths, dressing rooms, sitting room, office and a private tower retreat that commands 360-degree views of the estate. 15' & 30' ceiling heights in certain rooms. Guest rooms open out to private balconies. Amenities include, 20,000 SF Playhouse; indoor,outdoor tennis;4,000 bottle wine cellar; pool, pool house;two stone farm houses,3 bedroom apartment and pond.
For the buyer seeking utmost in luxury, privacy, & a spectacular setting. Your own private resort! Grand main residence w/ finest quality construction. No detail overlooked. 3500 bottle wine cellar & wine tasting room, home theater theater. Elevator. Pool.Carriage house w/ add'l 6 bay garage & living quarters. 2 ponds. Wildlife. Approx. 2000 acres in 17 tax parcels=Tax credit Potential.
2016 DC Design House! Spectacular five-story, 11,242 square-foot home includes seven bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, two half baths, two kitchens, five fireplaces, sauna, exercise and party rooms, wine cellar, elevator, plus an infinity pool. Built in 2010 by Gibson Builders & designed by GTM Architects is situated on a beautiful 3 qrtr-acre lot. Limited Showings due to current tenant. Need notice
Arguably the best offering on the Eastern shore, qualities of grace and authenticity are at the heart of every aspect of the design, renovation and re-creation of the grounds, house and outbuildings of this magnificent estate. Located between the towns of St. Michael~s and Easton, Maryland, this turnkey property prioritizes water views, outdoor living areas, and lovely furnishings to create a place for large family gatherings. This country, waterfront retreat was designed by architect G.L. Smith Associates and renovated and expanded by Visnic Homes. Overlooking the Miles River with sweeping views, the estate offers a tranquil vibe with a perfect blend of elegance and comfort.Part of the main house renovation and expansion included opening up the home to incorporate water views and create a view from the front entry through to the rear foyer. A radial sun room was added at the end of the front hall foyer featuring curved walls to maximize the panoramic views. This room is breathtaking and provides the perfect spot to sip morning coffee while reading the newspaper or your favorite book. The most significant characteristic of the interior architecture and construction is the great room, featuring a WWIII fighter plane replica hung upside down.Transforming the landscape literally left no stone unturned. Work included adding the improved main entrance and driveway, a new pool and pool area with a fireplace and pergola-covered seating, tidal pond restoration, new paths, walkways and sidewalks. Central to the landscape, however, is the art and architecture, including sculptures side by side with flowers, shrubs, and imagined church ruins designed and inspired by the homeowner's native England. A garden of climbing roses and Boston ivy help create the impression of a church abandoned hundreds of years ago, a perfect spot for a wedding or religious event.Symmetry is evident on the grounds with the revised main entrance and redesign of the two flanking outbuildings that create cohesiveness on the property. On the right side, the original existing barn was transformed into a caretaker's cottage and garage to match the main residence's style. The outbuilding to the left was transformed into a spectacular guesthouse with water views, connected to the main home with a newly constructed breezeway.The rest of the approximate 36 acre estate offers a four stall barn, multiple paddocks, airplane hangar, 1800 foot grass runway, two bedroom farmhouse, large equipment barn, rip-rapped shore line, pond, and private dock with electric boat and jet ski lifts.
Welcome to Palazzo Della Felicita, an extraordinary limestone estate constructed with the combined efforts of Realington and SD Homes LLC features 16,850 finished square feet of extraordinary living space containing eleven bedrooms, twelve full baths and five half baths. Palazzo Della Felicita boasts numerous stunning details and features a grand foyer with gorgeous custom-designed dome, sensational great room, deluxe and luxurious master suite, professional wine cellar, state-of-the-art gym, complete spa with sauna, steam and massage room, hot tub, game room, secure safe room, pet washing station, oversized in-ground garage for eight cars with security, heated swimming pool and pool house. Located in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Washington DC, this magnificent Forest Hills estate is only minutes to Rock Creek Park and the vibrancy of downtown DC.
Shell House, the most spectacular private compound on the Atlantic Ocean and Silver Lake in the most desired location along the Delaware coast. This is an ultra-rare opportunity to own an oceanfront estate situated on almost an acre of ocean to lake property, consisting of two building lots (third lot option available). This spacious home originally built in 1920 boasts 7 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, multiple living areas, an abundance of outdoor living space and much more. The sprawling main level is excellent for entertaining with an oversized gourmet kitchen including a 6-burner gas range, two ovens, range hood, Sub-Zero refrigerators, ice maker, built-in microwave, marble countertops, travertine tile floors, wet bar area and butler's pantry. The expansive living room features a wood-burning fireplace, gorgeous exposed beams and antique tile floors. In addition, a formal dining room with hardwood floors and wood-burning fireplace, separate den and two wings, each with two guest bedrooms. Continue upstairs to find a luxurious master suite overlooking the ocean and Silver Lake, featuring a wood-burning fireplace and twin bathrooms. In addition, the second level includes two guest bedrooms with ensuite baths. Enjoy warm summer days in one of the various outdoor living areas including a beautiful courtyard with fountain, in-ground pool overlooking Silver Lake, oceanfront brick patio, formal gardens and more. Words cannot describe this property - it is truly profound.
Offering privacy and timeless sophistication, this 17-acre estate just 30 minutes from Philadelphia and 90 minutes from New York City was once a prized piece of Ardrossan, the most extraordinary estate on Philadelphia~s esteemed Main Line. Now known as Albermarle, this collection of masterfully and recently restored and expanded, English-style stone buildings is set behind a gated entry and feels like your own 21st-century village: A main residence, guest house, entertainment barn, pool and tennis court now serve as a much-loved family gathering place with a clock tower building used by the owner as a small, well-outfitted, high-tech headquarters for his business interests. Every piece of the estate has been fine-tuned for today~s lifestyles and is complemented by Chuck Gale~s picturesque hardscaping and landscaping and vista views of conservancy land. Importantly, this hidden world, located in a prime ZIP code, offers very reasonable property taxes. Inside the main house, the expansive open floor plan showcases generously proportioned living, dining and great rooms and one of the best chef~s kitchens on the Main Line. Plentiful windows and French doors embrace the exceptional setting and allow for indoor-outdoor flow. Fireplaces stand ready for winter evenings. Formal living and dining rooms are comfortably sized for entertaining. The expansive kitchen readily meets the demands of the largest events in both its design and array of pro-grade appliances, but its casual, fireside dining area no doubt will be a favorite for every day. A grand-scale great room, lodge-like in its feel, offers a soaring fireplace, wet bar, and access to a wine cellar. The views from the extensive patios and other outdoor spaces feel endless. Closing out the main floor is a paneled study, designed to be a quiet retreat, an en suite bedroom, bonus and Laundry rooms. Private quarters are on the second floor. There is a spacious, sumptuous main bedroom suite two additional en suites and an office, offering a total of six bedrooms in the main residence. A separate, charming stone guest house, set up as a ~twin~ and fully updated with two separate and complete living spaces, provides four additional bedrooms. The clock tower offices, also fully restored right down to the timepiece in the tower, now house a reception area, two executive offices, three additional offices, board room with video/large screen equipment, Cat-5 wiring, kitchen, two full baths and four oversized garage bays. For entertaining, the rebuilt, all-season stone bank barn has it all: game/media areas, wet bar, fitness space on the upper level and two bathrooms. This building also offers three additional parking bays for a total of seven on the property. Plan on warm-weather entertaining by the pool, where its lounge area and fireplace are seamlessly integrated into expert hardscaping, and the views are breathtaking. For the buyer seeking a complete, turnkey residence to center family life, business and entertaining, within walking distance to golf and country club facilities, along with a legacy property that offers an exclusive heritage, look no further than the Main Line~s Albermarle. ***Please note: Selected interior photos have been digitally staged to refresh the home~s appearance.