Once in a lifetime opportunity to own this spectacular compound on a 16,000 sq. ft. level lot in highly desirable Chevy Chase, Maryland! On this amazing property sits the historic 5 BR+guest room/4.5 BA Mills House, a 5565 sq. ft. Italian Renaissance Revival style home with magnificent windows and a semi-circular drive that surrounds magnolia trees. The book entitled “Places in the Past” describes the architecture of Mills House as “an outstanding example of an Italian Renaissance Revival style residence.” Further, “the house features a classically framed entry door with projecting bracketed architrave flanked by 24 light casement windows surmounted by projecting arched hood molds.” The home is listed on the Maryland Historic Trust's Inventory of Historic Properties. (Ask Realtor for additional information)
As gorgeous as the home is viewed from the outside, its grand splendor is matched by a recent exquisite renovation under the auspices of a NYC-based interior designer. It is a rare find – a historic home that has been completely renovated with modern updates truly respectful to the integrity of the original master plan. The home includes soaring ceilings (nearly 10 feet), a grand hallway entrance with black and white marble tiles, three working fireplaces, a stunning living room with coffered ceilings, a beautiful library, and a master suite with an 180 square foot walk-in closet. You will fall in love with the grandeur of this wonderful home.
This stately home has a gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, including a Wolf Stove, Subzero Refrigerator, separate refrigerated beverage drawers, and top of the line built-in/plumbed Miele PureLine M-Series Whole Been Coffee System (freshly ground coffee/espresso/cappuccino). There is also a luxurious master bath with Porcelanosa marble and top of the line fixtures, including Wetstyle furniture, Lefroy Brooks fixtures and 12” double showerheads, freestanding tub with built-in lighting and heat, Sensowash toilet/bidet, industrial-style Gridscape shower, Electric Mirror lighted built-in shower mirror, heated towel rack, and heated floors. The home also has a laundry area near the master suite and a separate laundry room to accommodate guests and pool visitors.
With a fabulous yard and large swimming pool, parking for 8-10 cars, indoor/outdoor networked AV system with four-zone WiFi hot spots
designed by Bethesda Systems, and professional lighting by Vernon Daniel Lighting, this property is ideal for all types of family and professional events and gatherings. The home also includes an electric charging station (Tesla).
The house also has a wonderful history. One of the early producers of NBC’s “Today” show and son of the powerful head of Paramount Studios during Hollywood’s Golden Age, made Mills House his family’s home in the 1960s. The house is also featured prominently in “Decorating: The Professional Touch,” authored by an interior designer and entrepreneur who resided in the home for four decades.