Life on the Potomac River

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

***WATERFRONT!!-----Search no farther! ***An absolutely unbelievable remodeled home! ---Striking in every way with livability and function first!---Renowned local builders personal residence.... and your future sanctuary! Sweeping water views from nearly the entire home! Over the last couple of years this home has been upgraded, remodeled and reimagined. Expansive main level with contemporary and crisp flooring ( LVP over Hardwood!) shockingly bright in spite of the trees! The entire rear of the home is almost all windows! ----Check out the set of 11 ft glass Accordion doors that open completely to the outside ( OMG its unreal ) ......where you walk out to your own home size 3 season room that houses a full size heated indoor POOL! That's right, it's almost an indoor/outdoor pool! The Chefs Kitchen is drool worthy!! High end contemporary Cabs and Professional appliances and separate island create the focal point and gathering place for the family or family ( and friend ) gatherings...An Entertainers Paradise!! Large Family Room with wood burning fireplace and large dining area too!---Main level Bedroom/HOME OFFICE with a full bath and a walk out to newly sodded side yard . The upper level is expansive and fitted with 4 great sized sunlit bedrooms and an owners suite with a large walk in closet and Spa Like primary Bath! The lower level is BIG.....Tons of space that's unfinished now, but boy is it great space. Ready to be reimagined by the new owners! Oversized 2 Car Garage is heated and cooled...that's right, HEATED AND COOLED GARAGE!! The Current owner has made this home nearly completely new----New HVAC, Roof, windows, kitchen and bathrooms, flooring.....And the yard....as if the inside paradise wasn't enough, welcome to your own vacation at home!! This is a "STAYCATION" every day of the year! Gorgeous new landscaping and sodded front, side and rear yards beg for more summer BBQ's on the outdoor stone patio!! ----Now the WATER!!---DEEDED small waterfront rear lot ( lot is shared with 2 neighbors for water access) and DEEDED DOCK! This is simply amazing and homes like this don't come along often...Don't miss out!! [3000 Wessynton Way, Alexandria, VA]

Rugged granite cliffs and panoramic views of the Potomac River set the stage for this exceptional estate which has been described as one of the most beautiful homes on the East Coast. A private lane introduces the gated entrance which reveals the understated, French Provincial architecture of the residence. Timeless materials including a Vermont Slate roof, copper gutters, and limestone and concrete stucco walls blend seamlessly into the breathtaking natural setting. Custom iron doors introduce guests to a circular rotunda with views to the river and beyond. Galleries extend both direction to the public rooms including the main salon, dining room and soaring great room with sweeping views of the river and beyond. Adjoining the great room, a world class kitchen by Lobkovitch with input from renowned chef, Jose Andres, captures every luxurious amenity, including a circular breakfast room with 180 degree views of the gardens, outdoor pool and the river. A separate catering kitchen provides a full suite of appliances to satisfy the most discerning host. Nearby, an office with unobstructed river views, a manager’s office, a full laundry room and coat room lead to the daily garage with parking for 4-6 cars. On the opposite end of this level, a spacious salon once again captures uncompromising views of the river to the west and leads to a collector’s garage with room for 18-22 cars. This finely finished space also doubles as an exceptional ballroom space for large indoor gatherings. Upstairs, the primary suite encompasses the entire western wing of the 2nd floor and includes a perfectly scaled bedroom with a fireplace, a spa-quality bath, coffee bar, and a dramatic closet and dressing room. A private corridor leads to four additional bedrooms, all with beautifully detailed, en-suite baths and stunning views. The lower level of the residence introduced by two separate staircases was designed to surprise and delight. A games room adjoins a dramatic wine room with a quartz crystal wine cellar and wet bar. The nearby media room is pre-wired for electronic black-out shades and features dual retractable screens. Just beyond, an exercise suite captures sweeping views outdoors and overlooks the indoor basketball court outfitted with official NBA Spaulding Basketball hoops, professional flooring, and an exterior entrance. Just a few steps beyond, a sublime indoor swimming pool and spa are equipped with an LED lighting system, adjoining bath and shower, and a separate de-humidification system. An ADA compliant elevator services three levels of the residence, and a smart-house system by Savant controls Lutron lighting, music, HVAC systems, fireplaces, entrance gates, and security systems. A full-house generator, geothermal system for heating and air conditioning, and dual well and septic systems for water and sewer insure flawless operations throughout the estate. Outdoors, a covered veranda with built-in heaters, retractable screens, a firepit, and an outdoor kitchen overlook the expansive lawn and gardens. Designed for outdoor entertaining, the central lawn area was designed to accommodate a large tent for 200+ guests. Beyond, an infinity edge pool captures sunset views, and multiple terraces provide ideal vantage points for the truly spectacular views in all directions of the river, abundant wildlife, and the city of Washington beyond. Additional accommodations for guests or staff are provided in two separate quarters: a two-bedroom unit with a kitchen and separate entrance on the lower level, and an additional guest or staff quarters with a separate entrance located above the daily garage. The estate’s ideal location just 1.5 miles from the Capital Beltway and 10 minutes to Tysons Corner also provides easy access to both Ronald Reagan National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. Downtown Washington is less than 20 minutes. The Cliffs is unquestionably the finest new estate offering in Washington. [700 Bulls Neck Rd, McLean, VA]

Custom-built waterfront estate situated on the Potomac River along the Gold Coast of Mclean and Scotts Run with awe-inspiring views, unparalleled privacy, as well as close proximity to nature and culture, life at Green Oak on the Potomac offers an experience like no other. Reflecting timeless modern architecture designed by Robert Wilson Wobley, the stone and stucco of Green Oak blend seamlessly with the 5 acre verdant wooded landscape atop a 62-foot stretch of private waterfront property that features true river access for outdoor aficionados. Inside, attention to detail and thoughtful design on all five levels create a custom built ambiance that affords residents a rare sense of sophistication and serenity.Overlooking the great room from the interior balcony, the owner’s suite provides a harmonious getaway and bird’s eye view with ultimate privacy, his and her dressing rooms, fireplace and secluded library. Three secondary bedrooms all feature exquisite fireplaces, walk-in closets, and full bathrooms. With two elevators located on the east and west wing, Green Oak showcases an upper-level entertainment room, bar, and media center as well as convenient access to the roof level sitting area and outdoor observation deck, hot tub, and fireplace. For wine connoisseurs, the 1,000-bottle capacity custom wine cellar offers a space to ensure that fine wines can retain value and even develop a more complex flavor and aroma over time. To fully enjoy the Green Oak lifestyle, one must experience the spa level’s Finlandia sauna, indoor endless pool, and outdoorsman suite including a secure firearms safe and fly rod room.Living at Green Oak is a dream come true for fishing, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, boating, hiking, and birdwatching the more than 150 species of bird that make the Potomac River watershed home. Not only a nature lover’s paradise, Green Oak is also equidistant to both Reagan and Dulles International Airports, 15 minutes to Georgetown and less than 15 miles from world renowned museums, theaters, and shopping in the Nation’s capital. [7022 Green Oak Dr, McLean, VA]

Rare waterfront lifestyle opportunity in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. Glistening water views from nearly every room, patio and terrace of this 4,600 square foot end townhome. This residence includes a 35 foot boat slip, over-sized 2-car garage plus driveway parking for 2 additional cars, custom wood paneled library and family room, top-of-the-line sound system throughout, plenty of storage and and many custom upgrades (see document section for full list of features). The flexible floor plan allows for a variety of entertaining and day-to-day lifestyle options. Wake up to picturesque sunrises every morning. Plenty of room to entertain large groups and equally suited for intimate gatherings of just a few friends. Picture weekend boat rides with friends and family, hosting dinner at home while enjoying the spectacular views, strolling along the waterfront or enjoying dinner at one of dozens of neighboring restaurants. Great Old Town living all within close proximity to Reagan National Airport, Amazon's HQ2, The Capitol, White House and all Washington D.C. has to offer. [2 Wolfe St, Alexandria, VA]

Southeast Quadrant - Old Town! Fabulous Ford's Landing corner lot (away from entry traffic), Royal model with many enhancements. This sun-drenched, end unit features a new mansard roof (with warranty), 3 BR, 2.55 BA, and a 2 car Garage. The home benefits from a SouthEastern exposure that floods the living space with cheer. The main level has marble floors with radiant heat underneath - Kitchen, Living, and Dining. The Gourmet eat in Kitchen boasts stainless appliances, a spacious outdoor balcony and gas grill, ample table space with a flat screen TV, and of course, radiant heated marble floors. The second level of the Royal model, offers the owners' suite. All on one level, this is the ultimate in privacy. In addition to a spacious and sunny Master Bedroom, there are ensuite dual walk in closets with built ins, and a master Bath that offers dual vanities and plenty of separate space for a m routines. Above the master suite, there is a family enclave boasting two more Bedrooms, a Study with built ins, and a full Bath. The lower level, has access to the 2 car garage, and has stone flooring, a wet bar, and a warm family area with fireplace. Walk to all the Old Town eateries, metro, and waterfront. Ford's Landing is a unique community in old town that is protected from the elements during seasonal flooding and abuts the Potomac and the Mount Vernon bike trail. Owner has lovingly taken care of big-ticket items - Roof replaced with all siding and fascia board renewed (warranty conveys) - DO NOT MISS THIS SPECIAL HOME. [730 Battery Pl, Alexandria, 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.