A beautiful mansion on 16.5 acres of Potomac riverfront would be special enough, but if that property were also part of George Washington’s original Mount Vernon, that could make for the most expensive home ever sold in Virginia, Maryland, or Washington, D.C.
The property known as River View Estate now owns the title of the region’s most expensive—selling last week for $48 million. It was originally listed a year ago for $60 million. Its property taxes alone are over $176,000. The rebuilt, American Federal style mansion has water-view terraces off almost every room overlooking the property’s 400 feet of waterfront. River View boasts luxuries like a 15-seat movie theater, spa with sauna, and a large home gym. A carriage house provides parking and a guest house It uses geothermal heating and protects against shoreline erosion with 140 auger cast piles. A nice long pier juts out onto the Potomac.