PotomacThe Potomac River is 400 miles of beautiful scenery that runs on the east coast starting with Maryland and passing Washington D.C. to its end at the Chesapeake Bay.

Washington Monument
Washington Monument surrounded by cherry blossoms

Passing by some of our nation’s greatest landmarks including The Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial. There are many great recreational areas to enjoy along the way. George Washington was a great admirer of the Potomac River. He worked along the river as a surveyor and his home was on the Potomac River.

The Great Falls are where many visitors gather to enjoy the awesome scenery it provides. The water comes down from the Appalachian Highlands to the sands. Visitors can still see some of the remnants of the C & O Canal which was started with George Washington’s vision of connecting the Chesapeake Bay to the Ohio River.

Point Lookout is also widely visited and was home to one of the largest Union POW camps.

The Potomac has much to offer along all 400 miles which include mountains, parks, recreational areas, historic monuments, and homes.

Great FallsIf you’re searching for a home or condo in Northern Virginia with a view of the Potomac, contact Nesbitt Realty.

 

Properties in Focus

Once in multiple generations does a waterfront estate like River View become available for purchase. 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. [7979 E Boulevard Dr, Alexandria, VA]

Perfectly sited above the Brookmont Dam on the Potomac, this stunning estate has 180 degree dramatic river views. 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. [1139 Crest Ln, McLean, VA]

RURAL LIFESTYLE IN THE PERFECT MCLEAN LOCATION! This gorgeous 3.6-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! [1312 Merchant Ln, McLean, VA]

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. 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. [9524 Leemay St, Vienna, VA]

Welcome to 9105 Mill Pond Valley Drive. A magnificent two and a half acre, water-front property on Difficult Run River and also the homesite to your future, custom, 7,000+sqft LEED-Certified, High Energy Efficient/Healthy home. Nestled on the cusp of Great Falls National Park, this property will offer breathtaking views of Difficult Run from the floor to ceiling windows that will expand across the rear of your home. Virginia Luxury Homes is one of the only 1% of builders in the United States that are able to build a large, luxurious, LEED-Certified home. Using only high-end materials and Green components in our builds, our team of artisans will provide only the highest level of workmanship in building healthier, value engineered, homes at cost competitive prices. Our LEED and and Energy-Star certification standards throughout the entire build process will assure you that you will own a home with far greater quality and build standards than a traditionally built home. From our Design Selection Specialist to our Project Manager who is on-site every day throughout the build, you will work hand-in-hand with our experienced Team of experts to build your dream home on this one of a kind parcel of property in the heart of McLean. Fabulously located just 1.4 miles to 800 acres of Great Falls National Park; 5.4 miles to Tysons Corner Center and the Silver Line Station for Metro; 9 miles to Reston Town Center; 14 miles to Dulles International Airport; 19 miles to our Nation's capital and DCA Airport. See our documents section for a list of standard features that will be included in your custom LEED-Certified Home. [9105 Mill Pond Valley Dr, McLean, VA]

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Will is the principal broker of Nesbitt Realty and Condo Alexandria. He is licensed in anywhere in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but focuses on those communities found in and around Alexandria, Arlington, Mount Vernon and Springfield/Franconia. Will has been involved in real estate management, sales and investment for more than twenty years. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army. While in the army, he studied Russian at Monterey's Defense Language Institute. He is also a "veteran of the dotcom wars" and built most of the sites associated with NesbittRealty.com Will currently resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Old Town, overlooking New Alexandria. He is a former president of the Mount Vernon Youth Athletic Association and founded the Alexandria Fun with Friends Group. Will is the author of BattlestorM, a tabletop fantasy game, which was published by Ral Partha Publishing in the late '90's, and Arthur's Realm, a boardgame available at the Gamecrafter.