The latest house to hit the market in Woodlea Mill, McLean’s quintessential luxury neighborhood, is a striking blend of old & new - perfect for discerning buyers who appreciate rich historical details in a fresh modern setting. The exterior pays homage to the English country manor with its genuine slate roof & handmade brick set in a Flemish bond pattern. The hand carved Gothic mahogany front door promises more delights within. The two-story foyer graciously welcomes your guests with honed marble floors & expansive views to the family room & large back yard. To the right is the great room whose vaulted ceiling soars above a massive old fireplace from France & rich paneling with carved quatrefoils rescued from a 19th century church in England. A wet bar with refrigerator enhances the club-like atmosphere; challenge guests to find the secret hidden closet in the paneling! Other English features abound in the spacious kitchen, breakfast & family rooms. The kitchen cabinetry was crafted in England of rare English oak, with wrought iron accents forged in the local village & storage baskets woven there as well. The countertops are Jerusalem limestone in a leathered finish that highlights the abundant fossils. Top of the line appliances are hidden behind custom panels. An elegant butlers pantry with a second dishwasher and warming drawer leads into the airy dining room with a bow window & gas fireplace. Across the foyer from the great room, the dining room features the same modern chandelier & wall sconces. The large family room has wooden beams in the 10’ ceilings to complement a deep mantle set into the stone fireplace. Custom cabinetry flanks the fireplace, hiding the TV and storing games, blankets & other essentials. A wall of windows looks out onto the water feature’s charming bronze sculpture & the relaxing sound of a waterfall flowing into the pond can be heard when the windows are open. A traditional glass conservatory just off the family room also brings the outdoors in. Built by Tanglewood Conservatories, it has its own heating & cooling system & an antique trough faucet for easy watering of the plants & trees that thrive within. French doors from the breakfast room, family room & conservatory all lead to a meandering flagstone patio & deep back yard, designed by Charles Owen of Fine Landscapes. The yard is anchored by a dining pavilion with oversized fireplace & outdoor kitchen with built-in grill & refrigerator. A decorative metal gate leads up the stone steps to a large pool with deck jets & a separate spa with waterfall, all controlled by you with an app on your phone. A pergola covered with wisteria offers a quiet retreat at the deep end of the pool. A large integrated storage shed is nearby with a programmable irrigation control box. The second level features a huge owners suite with gas fireplace, limestone luxury bath with therapeutic spa, & separate closets with built in dressers & shelves. A clever pass-through door from the closet into the laundry room makes that job less of a chore.
Three more en suite bedrooms with large closets & built-in shelves complete the upper level & share a rear staircase to the family entrance. While usually not a notable feature in a home, a large storage closet holds another secret: a TV mounted in it plays TV shows on the bathroom vanity through a one-way mirror! The lower level also has a surprise in store for you: a Sport Court! It’s perfect for practicing golf, lacrosse, tennis or just playing around. The pads are removable on the far wall to allow “bounce back” practice. There’s also a separate gym with a mirrored wall, ceiling fans, and a TV. A large recreation room features a fifth fireplace & an expanse of built-in shelves. The two guest bedrooms in the lower level share a full bath & have ample closet space. Completing this level is a temperature controlled wine cellar for 900 bottles.