McLean Cher Listing: The $22 Million Castle of the Sun

MCLEAN, VA – Want to know what one of McLean’s most expensive listings looks like? Welcome to the Chateau du Soleil, a $22 million listing that translates to “Mansion of the Sun.”

Listed by Mark Lowham and Daniel Heider from TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, the 10-bedroom, 13-bathroom Langley Farms property is inspired by 1700s French architecture. Before you even see the property, you’ll get a sense of the regal feel with the entrance closed. The driveway winds around gardens and trees to the 22,000 square foot mansion. Enter through the iron doors to admire a plaster dome above the hall. The wood-paneled library and grand ballroom with mirrors will then greet you as you make your way through the open floor plan.

The master suite alone measures over 3,000 square feet and features a two-tier closet and Italian cabinetry. Nine other bedrooms have their own bathrooms and there are guest quarters above the garage.

An elevator serves all four floors of this mansion, and the other amenities seem endless. To name a few, there’s a private hair salon, a spa with a massage room, a sauna, a fitness center, smart home tech, three wet bars, and a home theater. Outdoor amenities include sundecks, lap pool, fire pits, fountains, waterfall, cabana, koi pond, formal garden and jogging track.

Take a look at more photos of the lot and the plan of the house in the listing.

  • Address: 6431 Georgetown Pike, McLean, Virginia
  • Price: $22,000,000
  • Square feet: 2
  • Rooms: 10
  • Bathrooms: 13
  • Listing Description: The Manoir du Soleil or Chateau du Soleil is inspired by the finest traditions of 18th century French architecture. A gated entrance introduces the estate which spans over 3.8 acres in the heart of the revered Langley Farms neighborhood, setting it apart as one of the largest estates in this historic enclave. A graceful driveway leads through meticulous gardens and specimen trees to reveal the 22,000 square foot, limestone and brick mansion, discreetly positioned atop the hill. Massive wrought iron doors introduce the interiors which are both grand in proportions and finishes. An impressive plaster dome rises above the foyer and hints at the intricate plaster moldings and custom finishes found throughout the home. Italian marble pairs perfectly with contemporary white oak hardwoods and wrought iron railings. Throughout the estate, dozens of custom crystal chandeliers illuminate the entire expansive and open floor plan. Located across the lobby, the ornately paneled library would be the centerpiece of an Ivy League club. Just beyond, the Grand Ballroom with floor-to-ceiling mirrors is inspired by the opulence of the Palace of Versailles. Upstairs, the master suite spans a total of 3,300 square feet and offers panoramic views of the pool and gardens beyond. Not to be overshadowed, the master closet covers 1,100 square feet and spans two levels with the finest Italian cabinetry and custom lighting throughout. The nine additional bedrooms are equally gracious and include en-suite bathrooms with stunning mosaics and lovely views over the gardens. Separate accommodations for guests or staff are discreetly placed above the garage. The list of amenities continues elsewhere in the mansion: a spa with a massage room, a sauna, a fitness center, a private hair salon, a safe, three wet bars, four kitchenettes (in addition to A main and spice kitchen), a wine cellar, a card room and a professional home cinema are among the amenities of this luxurious retreat. A full-service elevator accesses all four levels of the mansion. Outside, expansive terraces overlook a modern pool surrounded by dancing fire bowls, fountains, and a spectacular waterfall. A fire pit, separate cabana, and 250-inch outdoor TV provide another spectacular venue for outdoor entertaining. The extensive landscaping includes a large coy pond, a jogging track and a formal garden inspired by the palaces of Normandy. Behind the scenes, commercial-grade equipment allows the entire estate to be self-sufficient and secure; a complete generator provides continuous power. Smart home technology equipment controls lighting, audio, HVAC and security systems and can be controlled by voice activation anywhere in the world. Ten HVAC zones provide separate thermostats for each bedroom, and 30 cameras around the fully fenced and gated property provide an additional layer of security. After sunset, 350 landscape lights illuminate the estate and a comprehensive irrigation system keeps the landscaping lush and verdant. For car enthusiasts, five stacked parking spaces are available, enough to house a collection of ten automobiles. An additional construction site, deeded separately in the estate, provides space for a separate guest house, gatehouse and 30 additional parking spaces. Located equidistant and just one mile from George Washington Memorial Parkway and the Capital Beltway, convenience is part of the equation as the estate is only 15 minutes from the White House, embassies, restaurants fine dining and entertainment venues in Washington. The world class shopping at the Tysons Galleria is less than ten minutes away. Combining palatial scale, world-class design, and the most prestigious location in the Washington, DC area, Chateau du Soleil is a rare example of uncompromising luxury and one of the finest properties ever offered in the Capital Region.

Posted by: Mark Lowham, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

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