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    7931 E Boulevard Drive

    ALEXANDRIA, VA 22308
    • $32,900,000
    • STATUS: Active
    • ON SITE: 153 days
    • ID#: VAFX1166388
    UPDATED: 75 min ago
    $32,900,000
    • 6
      BEDS
    • 27.58
      ACRES
    • 6
      BATHS
    • 4
      1/2 BATHS
    • 11,086
      SQFT
    • $2,968
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    Built:
    1924
    County:

    School Information

    Elementary School:
    Middle School:
    High School:

    Description

    Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own 27 plus acres of riverfront property in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Imagine owning an estate renowned for its unobstructed views of the Potomac River and impeccably maintained gardens. Just 20 minutes from Washington, DC, River Farm, a sweeping 27.5-acre property located on the Potomac River, is on the market for the first time in nearly 50 years. The charm of the past envelops you immediately upon entering the property. As you wind through the circular driveway you will see the 11,000 square foot stone manor house nestled in an elegant park-like setting. As you gaze across the gardens, you'll take in expansive views of the Potomac River. The existing home is currently being used as offices for the American Horticultural Society, but as you step through the front door of the stately manor house, it's easy to envision its history as a private residence. To the right, you'll find a large parlor with a beautiful view of the river and just beyond the foyer, a dining room perfect for entertaining. Walk down the hallway, a gracious ballroom with a spectacular vista of the grounds. Ascend the stairs to the second level, and you'll find six bedrooms and four bathrooms. The lower level of the home contains ample storage. Original trim, windows and floors are found throughout the home, and the Potomac is visible from many of the rooms. Just off the ballroom is a large bluestone terrace framed on one side by a stately hedge of English boxwood. As you tour the property, you'll encounter a series of perennial gardens, a children's garden, and a naturalistic four-acre meadow. River Farm also includes a carriage house, cottage and two storage garages. *HOME AMENITIES: Over 4,000 square feet of entertaining space; Large covered porch and smaller enclosed porch; Original trim, windows and floors; Six bedrooms, six bathrooms; Spacious slate patio; Extensive formal and informal gardens with historic plantings; Carriage house; Cottage. *HISTORY: River Farm's first owners were the Brents, an English Catholic family active in early colonial Maryland. In 1653 or 1654, Giles Brent obtained 1,800 acres for his son, Giles, Jr. and his wife, a princess of the Piscataway tribe. This grant of 1,800 acres, named Piscataway Neck, included the land that is now River Farm. In 1760, George Washington bought the land for 1,210 pounds. Along with the purchase of three other nearby tracts, Washington consolidated his holdings into a single, contiguous plantation of approximately 7,400 acres. River Farm became the northernmost of Washington's five farms. Malcolm Matheson bought the property in 1919 and remodeled the home into a charming early-20th Century country estate that stands today. In 1973, American Horticultural Society (AHS) board member and philanthropist Enid Annenberg Haupt provided funds for the AHS to purchase the property. The grounds now house the offices of AHS and are used for weddings, events and gardening. *NEIGHBORHOOD/COMMUNITY OF FORT HUNT: The serene property is only 20 minutes south of Washington, DC, but you'll feel a world away. River Farm is located south of Old Town Alexandria in the quiet and leafy Wellington neighborhood of Fairfax County. The scenic, 18-mile Mount Vernon Trail passes just outside the front gates. Additional recreational opportunities abound. The Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve is just three minutes north, and Fort Hunt Park is an equal distance to the south. Drive Times - Old Town Alexandria: 12 min. National Airport: 18 min. Downtown DC: 28 min. Amazon HQ2: 21 min. Pentagon: 20 min. Fort Belvoir: 17 min. National Harbor: 13 min.

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    7931 E Boulevard Drive ALEXANDRIA, VA 22308

    • Price: $32,900,000
    • Status: Active
    • Updated: 75 min ago
    • ID#: VAFX1166388
    6
    Beds
    6
    Baths
    4
    ½ Baths
    27.58
    Acres
    11,086
    SQFT
    $2,968
    $/SQFT
    1924
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    River Farms
    County:
    Fairfax
    Elementary School:
    Waynewood
    Middle School:
    Stratford Landing
    High School:
    West Potomac
    School District:
    Fairfax County Public Schools
    Property Description
    Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own 27 plus acres of riverfront property in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Imagine owning an estate renowned for its unobstructed views of the Potomac River and impeccably maintained gardens. Just 20 minutes from Washington, DC, River Farm, a sweeping 27.5-acre property located on the Potomac River, is on the market for the first time in nearly 50 years. The charm of the past envelops you immediately upon entering the property. As you wind through the circular driveway you will see the 11,000 square foot stone manor house nestled in an elegant park-like setting. As you gaze across the gardens, you'll take in expansive views of the Potomac River. The existing home is currently being used as offices for the American Horticultural Society, but as you step through the front door of the stately manor house, it's easy to envision its history as a private residence. To the right, you'll find a large parlor with a beautiful view of the river and just beyond the foyer, a dining room perfect for entertaining. Walk down the hallway, a gracious ballroom with a spectacular vista of the grounds. Ascend the stairs to the second level, and you'll find six bedrooms and four bathrooms. The lower level of the home contains ample storage. Original trim, windows and floors are found throughout the home, and the Potomac is visible from many of the rooms. Just off the ballroom is a large bluestone terrace framed on one side by a stately hedge of English boxwood. As you tour the property, you'll encounter a series of perennial gardens, a children's garden, and a naturalistic four-acre meadow. River Farm also includes a carriage house, cottage and two storage garages. *HOME AMENITIES: Over 4,000 square feet of entertaining space; Large covered porch and smaller enclosed porch; Original trim, windows and floors; Six bedrooms, six bathrooms; Spacious slate patio; Extensive formal and informal gardens with historic plantings; Carriage house; Cottage. *HISTORY: River Farm's first owners were the Brents, an English Catholic family active in early colonial Maryland. In 1653 or 1654, Giles Brent obtained 1,800 acres for his son, Giles, Jr. and his wife, a princess of the Piscataway tribe. This grant of 1,800 acres, named Piscataway Neck, included the land that is now River Farm. In 1760, George Washington bought the land for 1,210 pounds. Along with the purchase of three other nearby tracts, Washington consolidated his holdings into a single, contiguous plantation of approximately 7,400 acres. River Farm became the northernmost of Washington's five farms. Malcolm Matheson bought the property in 1919 and remodeled the home into a charming early-20th Century country estate that stands today. In 1973, American Horticultural Society (AHS) board member and philanthropist Enid Annenberg Haupt provided funds for the AHS to purchase the property. The grounds now house the offices of AHS and are used for weddings, events and gardening. *NEIGHBORHOOD/COMMUNITY OF FORT HUNT: The serene property is only 20 minutes south of Washington, DC, but you'll feel a world away. River Farm is located south of Old Town Alexandria in the quiet and leafy Wellington neighborhood of Fairfax County. The scenic, 18-mile Mount Vernon Trail passes just outside the front gates. Additional recreational opportunities abound. The Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve is just three minutes north, and Fort Hunt Park is an equal distance to the south. Drive Times - Old Town Alexandria: 12 min. National Airport: 18 min. Downtown DC: 28 min. Amazon HQ2: 21 min. Pentagon: 20 min. Fort Belvoir: 17 min. National Harbor: 13 min.
    Exterior Features

    Architectural Style Colonial Construction Materials StoneBrick Door Features FrenchStorm Exterior Features Exterior LightingExtensive Hardscape Garage Spaces 8.00 Garage Type Garage - Front Entry Garage YN Yes Lot Features Backs To Trees Other Structures Above GradeBelow Grade Parking Types Parking LotDetached Garage Patio And Porch Features Patio(S)Porch(Es)Terrace Pool No Pool View RiverTrees/WoodsWater Water Access YN Yes Water Body Name Potomac River Water Body Type River Water Oriented YN Yes Water View YN Yes Waterfront YN Yes

    Interior Features

    Above Grade Fin SQFT 11086 Appliances DishwasherDisposalRefrigeratorMicrowaveOven/Range - ElectricWasherDryer Basement DaylightPartialConnecting Stairway Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 0 Below Grade Unfinished Area 0 Cooling Central A/CZoned Fireplace Features Mantel(S)Wood Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 3 Flooring HardwoodCarpet Heating RadiatorOther Heating YN Yes Interior Features Crown MoldingsDining AreaFloor Plan - TraditionalKitchen - Eat-InPrimary Bath(S)Wood Floors Laundry Type Has Laundry Levels 4 Main Level Bedrooms 0 Upper Level1 Bedrooms 4 Walls Ceilings High

    Property Features

    Accessibility Features None Assessment Year 2021 Association YN No Central Air YN Yes Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Electric Heating Fuel Natural Gas Historic YN No Hot Water Natural Gas Navigable Water YN Y New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 304390556767 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Possession Negotiable Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer Public Sewer Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 199985.00 Tax Assessment Amount 16960980.00 Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Zoning 120

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