Sublime luxury living is in store for you in this elegant baroque mansion surrounded by 5.63 acres of land that creates your own private compound in historic Clifton, Virginia. This opulent four-level home plus a newly constructed stucco and slate carriage house offers over 17,000 square feet of conditioned space for you, your family and guests, plus your car collection!
This impressive mansion presents nicely from the outside, with real building stones, genuine stucco, a towering chimney and gracious front columns. Entering the front gallery, you’ll be captivated by soaring 20-foot ceilings as well as Swarovski and Bohemian crystal chandeliers. Multiple second story landings overlook the foyer with its massive fireplace, as well as music and family/great rooms. Ceilings throughout feature impeccable baroque millwork while flooring includes marble with inlay medallions, travertine and refinished hardwood. There are many built-ins throughout the home, as well glass custom mosaics over three fireplaces.
Touring the main level, you’ll find multiple large living spaces, including a living room with fireplace and French doors leading outside, a formal dining room with a bay, wainscoting and French doors that exit to a private porch, a family/great room with two-story windows and millwork built-ins, fireplace and interior balcony, a tiled sunroom with 16-foot vaulted ceilings and a library with floor-to-ceiling wood paneling and built-ins. The giant eat-in kitchen would be at home in any glossy lifestyle magazine, with a fireplace, cherry cabinets, baroque trim, stone backsplash plus marble painted mural, as well as Chef’s grade appliances that include Viking Professional, Wolf, Sub-Zero, Bosch and Uline brands, with two dishwashers and a wine cooler.
You can traverse sweeping staircases or take your own elevator to all four levels. Five full bedroom suites are found on the second and third floors, including two morning kitchens. The owner’s suite has its own parlor with fireplace, millwork built-ins, bedroom chamber with a Russian-inspired gilded ceiling, multiple Swarovski and Bohemian lead chandeliers, a dressing room, a closet the size of an apartment and a master marble bathroom with multiple vanities, a Kohler River whirlpool tub bracketed by columns and painted murals on tumbled marble tiles, and a giant steam shower with rain forest head, 10 body sprays and two shower heads. The other bedroom suites and baths are also noteworthy, including a loft with a private balcony and a wonderful bath with shower spa tower.
A daylight walk-out lower level offers a great room with wood and tile floors plus ornate copper tile ceiling details, a granite wet bar and fireplace. There is a kitchen area with two fridges, an additional ice maker and a dishwasher, a walk-in climate-controlled wine cellar, a tiered home theater with a 135 inch screen and Sony projector, a spa/massage bonus room with built-ins and bar sink, an adjacent gym with commercial grade pro salon tanning booth, a full bath with steam shower, laundry and an extra storage room.
A climate controlled three-car garage with two washers, a dryer, a sink and an electric lift dog grooming tub is integrated into the main structure. Bonus points go to the two-story, climate controlled 3,500 square foot RV carriage house with natural slate roof and room for nine full-sized vehicles, or the largest-sized RV plus five vehicles. The downstairs portion includes a powder room, two washers, a dryer and a second professional dog washing facility with electric lift. Upstairs, you’ll find a living room, full kitchen, breakfast area, a large bedroom suite and an additional office suite. Each of the suites has a full bath with multi-jet whirlpool tub and shower spa tower. There is also an upstairs powder room.
Outside the house is a wonderful wooden deck with granite and stone outdoor kitchen, including a 48-inch Wolf grill, two large burners and a Uline fridge with icemaker and sink. There are five stone patios, including one with a fireplace, plus two stamped concrete patios for the carriage house. The entire property has gone through professional forestry mulching, transforming it into a natural forest park, allowing delightful walks in the shade of welcoming shade trees. From wooded splendor to the incredible attention paid to detail throughout, this is truly a one-of-a-kind residence.
The obvious appeal of a house on nearly six acres of land is a private sense of peace and tranquility. But the little town of Clifton in Fairfax County enjoys its own popularity, with history buffs and foodies visiting on weekend outings. The area was the site of numerous Civil War skirmishes, with the Orange and Alexandria Railroad establishing Devereux Station in 1863 as the southernmost stop in Union territory. Five years later, Devereux Station became Clifton Station, literally putting the fledgling town on the map.
These days, the old tracks still exist; a Main Street placeholder for the Southern Railway Caboose. You can also visit the Clifton Primitive Baptist Church, built by freed African-American slaves in 1871, or see the grand old homes and structures throughout the Clifton Historic District. Local restaurants include the Main Street Pub, Trummer’s Restaurant and Trattoria Villagio. There’s also 8-Acre Park, Webb Nature Sanctuary, zip-lining at Hemlock Overlook Regional Park, the Paradise Springs Winery, local riding stables and the Clifton Horse Society.
There are a number of larger towns and cities within minutes of Clifton, such as Centerville, Fairfax Station and Manassas. Here you’ll find plenty of shopping and entertainment. Also close by are numerous national parks and attractions, including Bull Run. Or, head east to Old Town Alexandria or Washington, DC! Living in lavish luxury in a quaint country town, in Virginia’s Tech Corridor and near the nation’s capital, certainly has its benefits.