GERMANTOWN, MD – This house is the most expensive in the Germantown market, according to Redfin. The owners are asking for $ 12 million and it’s been on the market for 121 days.
It spans over 10 acres and features extravagant details including bronze lions, marble floors, and a crystal chandelier. There is a swimming pool, a pool house, a transport house, a billiard room in addition. If you are looking for a luxury home and are on a huge budget, this home is waiting for you.
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- Address: 13301 Manor Stone Dr, Germantown, MD
- Price: $ 12,000,000
- Square feet: 8530
- Bedrooms: 7
- Bathrooms: 10
- Description of the inscription: Approaching large wrought iron gates guarded by bronze lions, one is immediately taken by incomparable beauty. A collaboration between builder Patrick Cullinane and legendary architect Wilfrid Worland, Villa dei Leoni is the result of countless hours of work, the best materials and millions of dollars invested by current owners to create a vision that completely changes the perception of what a house can be. Going up the gradually sloping driveway, the tree line finally gives way to a large automobile yard anchored by a central Italian-style fountain giving off a peaceful atmosphere and presenting the estate correctly. Crossing the large front portico framed by Parthenon columns through the arched wrought iron main entrance, masterful craftsmanship welcomes you in the great hall. The hatched marble floor shines under the crystal chandelier above the head, and the multi-piece plaster moldings are an exact replica of those found in Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. To the right, through three elegant arches, is the formal dining room, a space of generous proportions whose focal point is an elegant marble fireplace topped with crystal sconces to match the chandelier and smoked mirror. The formal French silk-lined living room is directly in front of the grand hall, with a curved window wall overlooking the rear lawn. A wood-paneled library is a showcase of masterful carpentry and recalls the first-class smoking rooms aboard sumptuous liners in the golden age of travel. Perhaps the best example of yesteryear craftsmanship mixed with modern conveniences can be found in the chef’s kitchen, where bespoke, furniture-grade inlaid cabinetry and quartz countertops house Wolf, Miele, and Thermador appliances. Herringbone oak floors and a cloakroom complete with an additional full-size Sub-Zero fridge / freezer complete the main level. Upstairs, the owner’s retreat features an intimate living room, a warm marbled cherry oak fireplace and lush rear lawn views via the wall of windows or a private balcony perfect for morning cappuccinos . The owner’s marble-lined tub empties into a spectacular custom walk-in closet with built-in elements and a center island all its own. The lower level is a central place for entertaining, with its restaurant-sized bar, lounge area with a marble fireplace, and a dedicated billiard room. The rear exterior is where the magic can really be found, housing a covered loggia, natural marble pavers and a Lewis Aquatech designed swimming pool with fountains and automatic cover. The pool and separate sheds provide additional accommodation. The highlight of the show is a custom 200,000 gallon freshwater pond serviced by industrial-grade filtration and computer-controlled well systems that span the entire ten-acre property. Two additional custom ponds – one 12,000 gallon and the other 5,000 gallon – set a tranquil backdrop to the sprawling lawn. Not a dime has been spared to create what must be one of the most sophisticated residences in existence – everything has been built to the highest standards, like the 58-zone wireless irrigation system and network million dollar fountains. The 50-year-old slate roof, septic tank, propane tanks, seven-zone geothermal HVAC system, and custom Lepage windows are all among the millions of dollars spent to bring the property up to its current world-class standards. A commercial-grade Crestron audio / visual system enables a true smart home, controlling cameras, HVAC, irrigation, Lutron lighting, surround sound and televisions throughout the home. The current owners have gone out of their way to make this property one of a kind, ensuring that every inch of its ten acre expanse is finished to absolute perfection. The Villa dei Leoni, like any collector’s piece of timepiece or work of art, is limited in quantity and irreplaceable by nature.
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