Waterfront
Address
7931 E Boulevard Drive Alexandria, VA
Price
$ 32,900,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#VAFX1166388
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyFAIRFAX
  • CityAlexandria
  • NeighborhoodRIVER FARMS
  • Zip22308
  • StyleColonial
  • Year Built1924
  • Taxes199985
  • Price$ 32,900,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms6
  • Half Bathrooms4
  • Sqr Footage11086
  • Lot Size27.58 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Compass
Data Source:
Bright MLS
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.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Waynewood Elementary School Stratford Landing Middle School West Potomac High School
Price History
11/13/2020 Listed $32,900,000

General Features

Accessibility None
Appliances Dishwasher, Disposal, Refrigerator, Microwave, Oven/Range - Electric, Washer, Dryer
Architectural Style Colonial
Association Y/N No
Basement Daylight, Partial, Connecting Stairway
Bathrooms Count Main Level 2.00
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Stone, Brick
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Central A/C, Zoned
County FAIRFAX
Days on Market 176
Elementary School WAYNEWOOD
Exterior Features Exterior Lighting, Extensive Hardscape
Flooring Hardwood, Carpet
Garage Spaces 8.00
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Radiator, Other
High School WEST POTOMAC
High School District FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Historic Y/N No
Interior Features Crown Moldings, Dining Area, Floor Plan - Traditional, Kitchen - Eat-In, Primary Bath(s), Wood Floors
Legal Subdivision WELLINGTON
Levels 4
Middle/Junior High School STRATFORD LANDING
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Patio/Porch Features Patio(s), Porch(es), Terrace
Possession Negotiable
Price Per Sq Ft 2967.71
Property Type Residential
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name RIVER FARMS
Tax Annual Amount 199985.0
Tax Year 2021
Vacation Rental Y/N No
View River, Trees/Woods, Water
Water Access Y/N Yes
Water Body Name Potomac River
Zoning 120

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 11086
Above Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 8
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 4.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2 4.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 6
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 4
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 2 2
Bathrooms Half All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Half Main Level 2
Bathrooms Half Upper Level 2 2
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 6
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 4
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2 2
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N Yes
Fireplace Features Mantel(s), Wood
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 6
Half Baths 4
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Natural Gas
Laundry Type Has Laundry
Living Area 11086
Total Baths 10
Total Bedrooms 6
Total Fireplaces 3

Exterior Features

# Of Detached Garage Spaces 8
Door Features French, Storm
Garage Features Garage - Front Entry
Lot Features Backs to Trees
Lot Size Acres 27.58
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 1201197.00
Navigable Water Y/N Yes
Parking Lot - # Of Spaces 10
Pool Y/N No Pool
Total Parking Spaces 18
Type of Parking Parking Lot, Detached Garage
Water Body Type River
Water Oriented Y/N Yes
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N Yes
Waterfront Y/N Yes

Amenities

  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 22308

Price
AVG $6.22M
$32.9M
Taxes
AVG $29,559
$199,985
Visits
AVG 384
1181
Year Built
AVG 1969
1924

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