A 16½-acre property that was once part of President George Washington’s original Mount Vernon estate is coming on the market for $60 million.
On the banks of the Potomac River, it is the most expensive home ever to list in the Alexandria portion of Virginia’s Fairfax County, near Washington, D.C., according to listing brokerage TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.
Mount Vernon, a National Historic Landmark, is well-known as the longtime home of President Washington and his wife Martha Washington, who expanded the property to include numerous farms. This portion of the property stayed in President Washington’s family until 1859; since then there have been four owners, Sotheby’s said.
The current owners are Robert Stevens and Michelle Stevens. Mr. Stevens is the former chairman and chief executive of Lockheed Martin, the global defense contractor. The couple bought the estate in 2014 for $18.6 million from Gerald “Jerry” Halpin, the developer of Tysons Corner, one of the busiest commercial districts in the country, records show.
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Known as River View Estate, the bright white American Federal-style home runs parallel to the river, with water views from almost every room.
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