Prospect Hill -Circa 1854
Once in a lifetime opportunity to own an iconic McLean landmark property in a premier location. This grand, Federal-style home with its sweeping manicured lawns and expansive yard is without question one of the finest and most historic residences in the Capital Region. The estate?s fascinating history dates back to the civil war and it has been suggested that the property was once a stop on the Underground Railroad. Graciously sited on almost three acres at the end of a picturesque, tree-lined driveway, Prospect Hill is reminiscent of George Washington?s Mount Vernon Estate. This stately manor has been beautifully updated and meticulously maintained. Masterfully renovated, the interior of the home is adorned with rich finishes and features, like its original wide planked hardwood flooring, exposed beam ceilings, paneled wainscoting, original moldings, gorgeous mantels as well as double staircases. The public rooms gracefully flow from one room to the next offering comfortable spaces for entertaining and day to day living. The main level includes a formal living room with a fireplace, a generously scaled dining room, along with a wet bar and music room ideally located adjacent to the dining room for easy access. A gourmet kitchen extends to a breakfast room and a beautiful, light-filled family room with a stone fireplace which opens to a charming screened-in sunroom with handmade brick flooring. The main level also hosts a library with a fireplace, a sitting room, and a convenient mudroom with access to the rear yard and breezeway to the detached garage. The home also features a large guest suite on the main level. Many of the living spaces embrace exquisite views of the rear gardens and private, expansive backyard-perfect for both intimate and large gatherings. In a private wing of the upper level is the exquisite primary suite with a fireplace, and French doors accessing the private screened porch, as well as a luxurious spa bath and walk-in closets. Two additional bedrooms with two full bathrooms can also be found on the upper level with space to convert a sitting room to a third bedroom. The impressive amenities of this estate are further evident on the lower level with a temperature controlled wine cellar, an exercise room, a large recreation room with a stone fireplace, billiards game space, as well as a full fifth bathroom. In a separate and private lower level wing is another full bedroom with an ensuite.
The fascinating and inimitable atmosphere of the estate does not end with the remarkable features of the home?s interior. The magnificent views of the green, lush landscaping are breathtaking. What is more, the property hosts a separate tennis court, an original smokehouse and charming child?s play house.
The estate also features a three-car detached garage. The upper level of the detached garage is finished with a full kitchen, living room and bedroom with a full bathroom-perfect for an office or an additional guest suite.