Live near the Park at Fort Hunt

 

Potomac River
Plymouth Haven is near the terminus of Fort Hunt Road at the Potomac River.

Fort Hunt Park consists of 105 acres located along the Potomac River in Fairfax County, Virginia, approximately 6 miles south of Old Town Alexandria. The Park is a part of the over 7,000 acres that make up the George Washington Memorial Parkway. The lands of Fort Hunt Park were originally a part of George Washington’s personal farm then became a military outpost and now serve as a picnic area and nature park.

So that all may better understand the history of Fort Hunt, the Park Service has begun research to uncover the names of the many veterans who served at Fort Hunt when it was a military outpost.

Fort Hunt Park was converted into a fortification during the Spanish – American War. In 1897 the fort was modernized for military operations. During War World II the fort was used as a top secret military intelligence outpost.

After both World War I and World War II, Fort Hunt was virtually abandoned due to military cutbacks. The National Park Service now administers Fort Hunt Park as a recreational park for public use. Fort Hunt has been a focal point of personal dramas of all kind throughout its history, but now it’s dedicated to public recreation.

Hours are 7am until sunset year round for general use. From April – October reservations are needed to use some areas of the park. For information about homes and neighborhoods near and around Fort Hunt Road check out Fort Hunt Info.

Potomac River and Waterfront Homes

Washington Monument
Washington Monument in Washington DC

The Potomac River is located on the east coast of the United States, and runs through Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. before it empties into the Chesapeake Bay. It is over 380 miles long and wider than 11 miles at its widest point.

As it passes through Washington DC, the nation’s capital, the Potomac passes the Washington Monument and the memorials of Jefferson, and Lincoln. Many consider the Potomac to be one of the most beautiful and bountiful rivers on the East Coast. The river is also widely regard its historic, scenic and recreational significance. Among the many who loved the Potomac was George Washington, who worked as a surveyor at many points along the banks of the river. George Washington’s mansion
at Mount Vernon is on the Potomac.

Mount Vernon is a pleasant riverside community.

The Potomac’s source is a small spring at the Fairfax Stone in West Virginia. From there, the river gathers many tributaries, winding through the mountains and valleys of Appalachia. One of its most dramatic turns occurs at Harper’s Ferry where the Shenandoah meets the Potomac.

Harpers Ferry

At Great Falls, the Potomac tumbles down from the Appalachian Highlands to the sandy soils of the Atlantic Coastal Plain. Visitors from the colonial era to the modern era relish the views here. Today visitors at Great Falls
will not only marvel at the cataracts, but also the engineering efforts of those who sought to fulfill George Washington’s dream of connecting the Chesapeake Bay to the Ohio River. The C & O Canal was only operational for a few short years, but remnants of the system are still functional at Great Falls Park.

Finally, the river flows almost 400 miles widening to over 11 miles as it reaches the Chesapeake Bay on the long, low, and barren peninsula named Point Lookout, Maryland. Before the US Civil War, Point Lookout was home to a few hotels and boarding houses, but during the war it was converted into one of the largest and worst of the Union
prisoner-of-war camps.

Point Lookout Postcard

Fishers, anglers, boaters, sailors and kayakers all enjoy the Potomac.

The Potomac River has a watershed of 14,670 square miles including tributaries in Maryland (the Monocacy, Savage, and St. Mary’s Rivers); in Virginia (the Shenandoah and Occoquan Rivers); in West Virginia (the South Branch and Cacapon Rivers); in Pennsylvania (Conococheague and Antietam Creeks); and in Washington DC (the Anacostia River). The Potomac cradles forests, battlefields, farmlands, mountains, parks, and cities. It is known to many as our Nation’s River.

If you’re searching for a home or condo in Northern Virginia with a view of the Potomac, contact us.

Properties in Focus

Do not let the understated Colonial facade fool you - just beyond the entry a world of adventure and comfort awaits.

6325 Beachway Dr

Explore scenic and peaceful Lake Barcroft by boat. Relax with a game of lawn Croquet on the large backyard - a good whack of the mallet will do wonders for your state of mind! Entertain family and friends in the recreation room with an adjacent sports lounge and wet bar. Recharge mind and body in the home's calming interior with a neutral-toned color palette and wood accents that allow the surrounding natural beauty to shine through. When it's time to work, the home has a private office a/k/a the zoom room! The au pair or in-law suite has a wet bar, bath, and private entrance. Full 3D Tour available. Located just 7 miles to Washington, DC. [Lake Barcroft - $1,625,000]

This modern, river-front estate residence reflects timeless elements of neoclassical design with a distinctly modern edge.

620 Rivercrest Dr

Designed and built by award-winning Apex Custom Homes, this is an estate for the most discerning owner. Soaring ceilings, classical millwork, and oversized windows frame sweeping, unobstructed views of the Potomac River. Massive double doors introduce the entry hall which leads to the great room with soaring ceilings and a wall of retractable glass doors to the expansive terrace. Here, one overlooks a most picturesque section of the Potomac River and a constantly changing natural landscape. The expansive dining room centers on a wall of glass revealing the dramatic wine room. On the main level, a glamorous primary suite centers on an impressive fireplace and includes dual dressing rooms and a spa-like bath with heated floors, an oversized jetted tub, steam shower and dual vanities. The custom kitchen captures sweeping views of the river and features professional BlueStar appliances, including a magnificent 60" range. Upstairs, four additional bedrooms each feature oversized closets and spa baths finished in exclusive Italian ceramics. On the lower level, an extraordinary games room boasts a dramatic wet bar and entertaining area, oversized fireplace, and direct access to the lower terrace and infinity-edge spa overlooking the river. A home theatre, exercise suite, and a full bedroom and bath complete this level. A heated driveway leads to a parking court and an oversized garage with hydraulic lifts for four automobiles. With a brilliant location convenient to Downtown, Tysons, and Maryland, Rivercrest is unquestionably one of the finest river-front estate residences in Washington. [River Oaks - $11,497,000]

Once in multiple generations does a waterfront estate like River View become available for purchase.

7979 E Boulevard Dr

Sited on 16.5 acres of George Washington's original Mount Vernon estate, a visit to River View reminds us of why Washington boldly proclaimed, "I had rather be on my farm than emperor of the world." This one-of-a-kind property, and it's sublime aspect, uniquely had the power to calm the mind of America's founding father. Now, fully reconstituted, rebuilt and modernized, it is likely that President Washington would approve of this 21st century version of River View. Enter the estate via an impressive long stone-lined driveway and approach the newly built American Federal style residence masterfully designed with river views and natural light through out. Terraces with water views are accessed by nearly every room in the house and invite quiet moments for fresh air, contemplation, private dinners or birdwatching. Equally perfect for hosting hundreds of guests for special events. Designed by architect Jim Rill and constructed by West Wing Builders, special amenities include a large home gym with radius windows overlooking the Potomac, with adjacent spa area that includes an indoor resistance pool, spa, steam room and sauna. The gaming room has a full bar, pool table, 2 TV's, hand crafted stone walls and also views of the river. The 15 seat movie theater allows for comfortable and safe screenings of the latest films. A large wood paneled reception room leads to a circular room with exceptional views of both the river and the gardens. The estate includes 400 feet of water frontage, a 3 bedroom 3 bath 2,600 square foot guest house, a fully reconstituted carriage house with 4 car spaces and a studio apartment, a waterfront dock and reproduction of english colonial boxwood and rose gardens (inspired by old blueprints found on the property). Existing tree groves have been improved to create your own private and lovely wooded areas. Throughout the 16.5 acres you will find that the all-new infrastructure is as impressive as is the beauty. The entire property is fully integrated with forward-thinking technology that integrates every aspect of the estate. Eco-sustainability has been considered in every aspect: Geothermal heating, extensive state-of-the-art well water management, 150 KW full-property back-up generators, security systems, utilities, information, entertainment systems are all controlled by a central bank of computers. This is not your typical "Smart House"; it is a "Brilliant House". Superior geotechnical stabilization was completed along the shoreline and under the house foundation location. 140 auger cast piles were installed along the water edged of the property to prevent future erosion. 15 caissons, each 42" wide and dug 40 feet deep, were installed under the main house foundation; extraordinary infrastructure by anyone's standards. This significant waterfront property is located just 10 miles from the Nation's Capitol via the tree-lined George Washington Memorial Parkway, and is easily accessible to the regions three airports that service both private and commercial aviation. It offers an unrivaled natural sanctuary, yet is just minutes from the dining, cultural and educational offerings of Old Town Alexandria, Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. Note: Listing includes 3 parcels(16.5 acres) : Lot A, Tax ID 1022 01 0022E, Lot B, Tax ID 1022 01 0022F, Lot C, Tax ID 1022 01 0022G. Please see all 3 parcels for total taxes and assessed values. [Wellington - $60,000,000]

Perfectly sited above the Brookmont Dam on the Potomac, this stunning estate has 180 degree dramatic river views.

1139 Crest Ln

Nestled in the trees, this luxurious contemporary features 5 bedrooms, 7 baths, multi-tiered decks, an infinity pool and roof top terrace. Completed in 2017 by an accomplished team comprised of leading architects, builders and designers, this newly constructed home is perfect for large scale entertaining as well as everyday enjoyment of the property's natural setting. The 250' waterfront setting provides a dramatic view in keeping with this uniquely beautiful contemporary residence. Be sure to view virtual tour for additional photos. Further information about this residence can be found under Documents. [Crest Lane - $15,000,000]

RURAL LIFESTYLE IN THE PERFECT MCLEAN LOCATION! This gorgeous 3.

1312 Merchant Ln

6-acre property — set just 5 minutes away from both downtown McLean, VA, and the historic Chain Bridge into Washington, D.C. — consists of lush green lawns and a large pond, and is entirely bordered by woodlands. This much land is a rare find in McLean, or anywhere so close to D.C., with convenient access to Reagan and Dulles International Airports; the world-class shopping, dining, business centers, and Metro Rail at Tysons Corner; and the many renowned academic institutions within the D.C. Metro Area. Yet the private lane neighborhood contributes to a cozy sense of belonging and community. WORK FROM HOME? The unique 7-bedroom home spans approximately 8,300 square feet across four finished levels and includes an entirely separate 1-bedroom apartment with full kitchen and its own outside access — perfect for use as an in-law suite or private professional office. The interiors and exteriors are freshly painted, and walls of windows stream natural light. Multiple sets of french doors, two staircases to the walk-out lower recreation level, and expansive rear patios and lawns invite seamless indoor-outdoor flow for both gracious entertaining and enjoyable living. Special features include a separate family room with fireplace and cathedral ceiling, multiple glass doors that walk out to slate terraces and patios, a custom-designed dine-in kitchen with a unique cathedral ceiling and Jerusalem limestone countertops, and a separate office suite that could be used as a main-level bedroom. Upstairs in the main residence, the master bedroom suite has several closets and a spa bath with corner tub and separate shower. Four additional bedrooms and two baths offer additional accommodations across the second and third floors. The lower, walk-out level includes a recreation room with wet bar, a wine closet that holds 1500 bottles, and several bonus rooms that can be used as bedrooms, offices, fitness rooms, studies or craft rooms. The home's unique energy conservation features include a geothermal wall, a solar voltaic system and solar hot water system, leading to low utility bills. This quintessential "home sweet home" only awaits your final personal touch! [Clearview Manor - $3,195,000]

OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY NEW DELIVERY Custom Craftsman home on a 2 acre gently sloping pastoral lot with room for gardening, pool or other outdoor activities.

9524 Leemay St

6 bd, 6 1/2 ba, 3-Car garage (2 car and separate 1 car plus storage area), 8' Front Porch w/Stone Accents, solid oak Hardwood Floors, ** Main Level **IN-LAW SUITE with shower and walk-in closet tucked in back of the home. Gourmet kitchen features commercial grade cooking and island seating for four. Large walk in pantry easily accessible from a mudroom with built-ins. A separate Butlers pantry for entertaining with full-sized wine refrigerator, sink and separate dishwasher. Over-sized formal dining room with spacious seating for 12-14, looking out over the pond through box window. Large breakfast area leading to a screen porch overlooking one of the most private lots in the Vienna/Tysons area. A quiet study off the foyer with tall wall of windows, a Great room accented by a coffered ceiling and fireplace rounds out this main level designed for entertaining. Walk up the wide-tread, sunlit staircase to the **Second Floor. A MUST SEE Master Suite w/ Sitting Room including private fireplace overlooks the expansive back yard and stream. 3 walk-in closets, a dressing area, a Dual Entry Shower, separate vanity areas, and soaking tub beneath a picture window make this space a true retreat. Spacious secondary bedrooms each with an En-Suite bath or shower and walk-in closets are designed with privacy in mind and share no common bedroom walls. An enormous sunlit laundry area makes cleaning and sorting a breeze. Crafting, hobbies, or homework have a home all their own in an adjacent space. **Lower Level** The walkout lower level has a pre-wired media room, large exercise room, another bedroom with walk-in closet, finished storage area that could be converted into a wine cellar, and another storage space. The massive Recreation Room features a full-sized wet bar with sink,dishwasher and full-sized refrigerator. - perfect for indoor and outdoor entertainment. This level has maintenance-free, wood-look flooring that is perfect when you come inside after playing in the 2 acre yard. A circular driveway out front provides ample parking for a day when friends and family can come over to join you. Additional options available. [Highview Three - $2,295,000]