Rarely does a property become available that truly distinguishes itself among the luxurious properties in the Washington area. This enchanting French Country estate received national accolades as the Southern Accents cover story in 2005. Ideally located in the most prominent site in prestigious Spring Hill Farm, the estate was meticulously designed by Harrison Design and built with no expense spared by Artisan Builders.
Spring Hill Farm encompasses over 10,000 square feet on three levels. The classic courtyard design, tall windows and French doors provide an abundance of natural light in every room on the main level in addition to providing access to the outdoors from almost every room. The gracious living spaces embrace exquisite views of the rear gardens for both intimate and large gatherings.
Classic design with thoughtful, carefully wrought details give the home a sense of understated luxury. An exquisite, private driveway creates a dramatic entry to the estate leading to a gracious covered porch which welcomes guests at the main entrance. Inside, impeccable details including extensive millwork, hand-hewn floors, and custom lighting fixtures are clearly evident throughout. The public rooms flow gracefully from one room to the next and afford comfortable spaces for entertaining as well as day to day living.
The main level includes a formal living room with a fireplace and a generously scaled dining room, along with a wet bar ideally located adjacent to the dining room for easy access. A gourmet kitchen extends to a breakfast room and large family room, and a generous mud room and laundry room are just steps away. In a private wing of the main level, the exquisite primary suite reveals a library with custom cabinetry, a separate office, and a luxurious spa bath with oversized walk-in closets. Three additional bedrooms are well positioned on the upper level, each with their own en-suite and walk-in closets, as well as a private office enclave.
The impressive amenities of this estate are further revealed on the lower level including a wine cellar and adjoining stone-walled tasting room, media room, gym with a rock-climbing wall, and a massage room with an adjacent bath which includes a steam shower and towel warmers. An additional bedroom with an en-suite bath provides comfortable accommodations for guests on this level.
The beautifully manicured grounds, designed by Charles Owen, are an elegant extension of the home and accessible from most rooms on the main level. Gracefully shaped flagstone patios define six separate and unique areas, including a flagstone terrace off the family room, a brick terrace near the grill, a flagstone terrace outside the formal living room, a separate flagstone patio off the kitchen and front porch, as well as an ideal sun porch off the owner’s suite. In addition, the elegantly designed grounds include an outdoor kitchen, and are surrounded by captivating water features, including an antique trough imported from France and a stunning stone privacy wall, a detail reminiscent of a historic European Manor house.
The estate features an attached two-car garage, as well as generous driveway leading to a detached two-car garage. The upper level of the detached garage is finished with a full bathroom, perfect for an office or an additional guest suite.
This iconic, French Country masterpiece captures old world charm, modern design features and amenities, in one of the finest locations in the Washington area. Unquestionably, Spring Hill Farm is one of the region's finest and most unique estate opportunities.