Nestled at the end of a private, gated lane, 9185 Old Dominion Drive is perfectly located on a premier lot with two-and-a-half acres of gardens and woodlands and the soothing sounds of Great Falls and the Potomac River. Designed by renowned restoration architect Carroll C. Curtice, the residence exudes old-world charm with a timeless brick exterior and elegant, arched windows. With more than 6,250 sq ft of living space, the floor plan features generously sized rooms for entertainment, trimmed with exquisite custom mouldings. The home is within walking distance of Great Falls Park and is easily accessible to the 495 Beltway, as well as to the villages of McLean and Great Falls.
The circular drive with outdoor parking (ten-plus cars) guides homeowners and guests into the two- story, marble foyer with dramatic curved stairs and a crystal chandelier. A large Palladian window illuminates the foyer. Grand entertaining is possible with an extensive living room featuring a beautifully detailed fireplace with marble surround and intricately designed crown moulding and architraves. Glass doors lead out to the Vermont-slate rear terrace. With gorgeous views of the rear gardens, the terrace boasts three sets of glass doors leading into the living, dining and family rooms.
Spacious enough for a large dinner party, the dining room features wainscoting, a crystal chandelier and wall sconces, detailed crown moulding and architraves. The sophisticated kitchen provides abundant counter and storage space, as well as a large island and spacious breakfast area overlooking the woodlands and gardens. The kitchen is outfitted with custom cherry cabinetry, built-in Sub-Zero refrigerator, Jenn-Air cooktop/grill and double wall oven. A pass-through opens the kitchen to the rear family room. Featuring vaulted ceilings, the family room looks out on the gardens with two walls of glass on both sides. A floor-to-ceiling Rappahannock handpicked fieldstone fireplace and mantel creates a striking focal point. Adjacent to the main entrance sits a spacious office or fourth bedroom with custom built-ins and large windows. The main-level full bathroom provides everyday convenience.
Ascend the custom stairs to the upper-level gallery, where gleaming wood floors and intricate crown moulding continue throughout the second level. Beautifully designed, the opulent primary suite provides the perfect private retreat from daily life with generously sized rooms and custom features. A gas fireplace with detailed mantel creates an elegant focal point. The primary bath features marble flooring, a soaking tub, walk-in shower and three closets. The walk-in shower features two entries, with one leading to an additional bathroom, including linen- and large walk-in closets. Two additional closets are found in the primary bedroom. Across the gallery, second and third bedrooms feature spacious rooms, double closets and large windows overlooking the gardens. A second full bath is accessible from the hall and the third bedroom.
The finished lower level features a spacious family room, a fourth full bathroom and a finished laundry room with a double utility sink. The lower level opens to the over-sized two-car garage with plentiful storage. An additional large bonus room is accessible from the garage and the outside. The grounds have been beautifully developed, with extensive gardens including a spring daffodil extravaganza, glorious azaleas, a tennis court, marble fountain and a screened-in gazebo.