Charm, style and a wonderful location come together perfectly at this light-filled home in Great Falls. The five-bedroom, 4.5-bath custom Colonial is set back beautifully from a quiet street in the desirable Old Saybrook neighborhood, surrounded by lush lawns and mature trees. With nearly two acres of land, the property offers a leafy refuge from the hustle and bustle of city life, while still being conveniently close to the Beltway, Great Falls, Tysons and the VA Tech Corridor.
..............Stepping inside, a stunning two-story foyer is revealed, with marble tile floors and extraordinary attention paid to architectural details such as interior columns and lovely millwork. But it is the airy ambience that increasingly draws one’s attention as you tour through an inviting open layout, gloriously illuminated by an abundance of sun pouring through the many windows. New hardwood floors glow with a rich sheen. Multiple fireplaces and stone accents complement the living and family rooms. A marvelous sunroom is awash in natural light, lending the refreshing feel of an atrium.
...............A huge open gourmet kitchen that was completely remodeled in 2018 is an inviting centerpiece, offering continuous rows of giant paned windows stretching from the granite counters to the breakfast area, and on to the adjacent open family room. This is a place that friends and family will want to be, as culinary delights are created. A massive 72" SubZero refrigerator/freezer and Wolf appliances will delight the gourmet. A butler’s pantry with sink, wine fridge, and serving counters segues into the formal dining room. You can also enjoy your meals out on an extraordinary series of decks overlooking the wooded splendor. Also of note is a classic library with full-height built-ins and French doors leading outside.
...............A grand staircase sweeps up to the private quarters, with a landing overlooking the foyer below. There are four very spacious bedrooms at this level, each with oversized windows so emblematic of the home on whole. A magnificent owners’ suite with a vaulted ceiling offers sunny exposures on three sides, and a separate sitting room. The en-suite spa bath was completely upgraded in 2016, and is a true revelation with its skylights, white quartz vanity, freestanding tub and an immense frameless glass shower.
...............The home’s lowest level offers more options for fun, entertainment and guest stay-overs, with cork floors, a large recreation area, a fireplace, a wet bar, a lovely bedroom/office, and a full bath with three sinks and a huge shower. French doors lead out to the property with its impeccable landscaping, stone patio and gently rolling lawns. A special shout-out goes to a series of large wooden decks wrapping around the rear of the house. It’s the ultimate place to host friends. There’s even a built-in swim spa, just right for playing, splashing and relaxation. All of this plus a three-car garage in Great Falls.
The gracious home at 11209 Elmview Place is in the quiet Old Saybrook subdivision, with no homeowner fees and a nice amount of space between each house. It’s all part of Great Falls, a verdant place of trees, tranquility and open spaces. Great Falls is home to around 15,000 residents spread out over 25 square miles. It also happens to be just 17 miles west of the White House. In other words, the sought-after suburb is reasonably close to Washington’s echo chamber, but far enough away not to hear it.
..................Located along the Potomac River, the community dates all the way back to George Washington’s long and arduous efforts to tame the river through a series of locks and canals known collectively as the Patowmack Canal. These days, the stony remnants lie inside the Great Falls National Park with its hiking, fishing and natural splendor. Great Falls also has abundant local charm with a town center, a lovely village green, a public library, locally owned shops and a nice selection of popular restaurants, including L’Auberge Chez Francois, Dante Ristorante, and Old Brogue Irish Pub.
..................You can also enjoy concerts on the green on summer nights, a farmers’ market on Saturdays, horseback riding and an observatory at The Turner Farm, ramping up your cardio at the Great Falls Swim and Tennis Club, or hitting the links at the River Bend Golf and Country Club. Getting in and out of town is easy, via Georgetown Pike, Route 7, and the Capital Beltway.