820 HERBERT SPRINGS RD, ALEXANDRIA, VA 22308

$4,875,000
4 Bed
5 Full Bath
1 Half Bath
Listed 07/14/2017
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Description

WATERFRONT ESTATE ON THE POTOMAC

 Built in 1930, this stately Georgian colonial home is beautifully sited on a magnificent two acre River front parcel of land once owned by George Washington.  Just south of the American Horticultural Society, this location offers magnificent waterviews of the sun rising and setting and the moon shining over the river.  With the crystal clear water in the swimming pool reflecting the water on the Potomac, the vista is spectacular.

The house is built to celebrate the views and enhance the privacy of this waterfront estate, offering a grand living room with French doors opening to the gracious porch overlooking the grounds leading down to the water and boat ramp.

The kitchen is a masterpiece with every state of the art appliance, opening to a spacious family room opening to both the porch and terrace leading to the spa and pool below.

The master suite offers a delightful room to relax with views of the River from every angle, as well as a master bath with soaking spa tub and his and her walk in closets and gas fireplace. Off the master suite is a cozy sunroom, perfect for gazing at the River as the moon shines over the house.

The entire top level of this fabulous house is a home office fit for a King with a separate conference area, full bath, numerous built in cabinets and bookcases as well as the River views which might distract even our founding father.

To complete this amazing estate, there is a three car garage as well as an in house apartment, sauna, pool house and separate building for sports equipment and tools.

Property Details

MLS #

FX10004807

Status

Active

Type

Residential

Subtype

Detached

Style

Colonial

Beds

4

Full Baths

5

Half Baths

1

Cooling Fuel

Electric

Heating Fuel

Oil

Hot Water

Oil

Fireplaces

2

Levels

4

Total Sqft

7,784

Lot Size

83,187 square feet

Current Price

$4,875,000

Original Price

$5,600,000

Ownership Type

Fee Simple

Listed

Jul 14, 2017

Days on Market

349

Subdivision

WELLINGTON

County/City

FAIRFAX

Parking

Garage

3 Garage Spaces

Garage Door Opener, Driveway - Circular, Private 1-10 Spaces,...


Schools

Elementary

Waynewood

Middle/Junior

Carl Sandburg

High/Senior

West Potomac

Directions

From Old Town Alexandria south on George Washington Parkway approximately 4 miles to left exit to East Boulevard, right onto East Boulevard, left on Herbert Springs Road. Continue to hard left before the stone posts to 820 at the end.


ADDITIONAL PROPERTY DETAILS

Year Built

1936 (82 years)

Year Renovated

2007 (11 years)

Architecture Style

Colonial

Model Name

GEORGIAN

Property Condition

Shows Well

Garage Type

Attached,Front Loading Garage

Garage Spaces

3

Parking Included

Yes

Parking

Garage, Garage Door Opener, Driveway - Circular, Private 1-10 Spaces, Attached, Heated, Additional Storage Area

HOA

No

Fireplaces

2

Levels

4

Disability Access

  • Elevator

Windows/Doors

  • French Doors

Security

  • Electric Alarm

Utilities

Cooling Fuel

Electric

Cooling System

Central Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fan(s)

Heating Fuel

Oil

Heating System

Radiator

Hot Water

Oil

Sewer/Septic

Septic

Water

Public


Documents & Disclosures

Disclosures

  • Lead Based Paint - Federal
  • Property Disclosure

INTERIOR

Room Dimen.(ft) Level Floor Firepalce

Bedroom - Master

20x26

Upper 1

Wood

Gas

Bedroom - Second

16x20

Upper 1

Wood

Bedroom - Fourth

16x24

Lower 1

Terrazzo

Dining Room

14x16

Main

Wood

Family Room

20x23

Main

Wood

Kitchen

23x23

Main

Marble

Living Room

16x30

Main

Wood

Gas

Library

20x32

Upper 2

Wood

Basement

Yes

Basement Type

Fully Finished, Heated, Improved, Full, Connecting Stairway, Outside Entrance, Walkout Level

Basement Entrance

Connect Stair, Rear Entrance, Outside Entrance

Attic

No

Interior Styles

Floor Plan-Traditional, Floor Plan-Open

Main Entrance

Foyer

Amenities

  • Attached Master Bathroom
  • Master Bathroom - Separate Shower
  • Master Bathroom - Separate Tub
  • Master Bedroom - Full Bathroom
  • Automatic Garage Door Opener
  • Closet - Master Bedroom Walk-in
  • Built-In Bookcases
  • Fireplace Mantel(s)
  • Elevator
  • Attic - Stairs Pull Down
  • Bathroom(s) - Dual Entry
  • Closet(s) - Cedar
  • Closet(s) - Walk-in
  • Countertop(s) - Granite
  • Crown Molding
  • Fireplace Glass Doors
  • Sauna
  • Tub - 2 or More Person
  • Tub - Soaking
  • Vanities - Double
  • Wet Bar / Bar
  • Whirlpool Jets
  • Wood Floors
  • Fireplace Gas Insert

Other Rooms

  • Bedroom-Second
  • Sun / Florida Room
  • Kitchen
  • Bedroom-Fourth
  • Master Bedroom With Sitting Room
  • Family Room
  • Bedroom-Master
  • Laundry-Separate Room
  • Living Room
  • In-Law / Aupair
  • Main Level Bedroom
  • Dining Room
  • Game / Exercise Room
  • Laundry-Upper Level
  • Library

Kitchen Description

  • Kitchen-Island
  • Separate Dining Room
  • 2nd Kitchen
  • Gourmet
  • Eat-In Kitchen

Appliances

  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Extra Refrigerator / Freezer
  • Oven - Wall
  • Oven - Double
  • Trash Compactor
  • Washer
  • Cooktop
  • Intercom
  • Refrigerator
  • Instant Hot Water
  • Range Hood
  • Water Dispenser
  • Water Heater

Assessment Information

Year

2016

Total Assessment

$4,291,390.00 (Annually)

Land Assessment

$2,962,000.00 (Annually)

Improvement Assessment

$1,329,390.00 (Annually)

Special Tax Assessment

$1,223.05 (Annually)


EXTERIOR

Swimming Pool

Yes

Exterior Construction

Brick

Roofing

Slate

Features

  • Porch-Enclosed
  • Balcony
  • Brick Porch
  • Deck-Tiered
  • Flood Lights
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool (In-Ground)
  • Porch-Front
  • Private Road
  • Underground Lawn Sprinkler
  • Porch-Rear
  • Extensive Hardscape
  • Fenced-Rear
  • Privacy Fence
  • Slate Porch
  • Private Pier

LOT & LAND

Acreage

1.91

Lot Size

83,187 square feet

Zoning Code

120

View/Exposure

Water View,River,Scenic Vista

Roads

City/County

Other Structures

  • Above Grade
  • Below Grade
  • Cabana / Pool Hse
  • Storage Barn / Shed

Lot Description

  • Water Front

Water

Water Oriented

Yes

Riparian Rights Convery

Yes

Water Access

Yes

Water Front

Yes

Water Frontage

No

Water View

Yes

Navigable Water

Yes

Mean Low Water

2+

Name Of Water

POTOMAC RIVER

Physical Docks

Yes

Directions

From Old Town Alexandria south on George Washington Parkway approximately 4 miles to left exit to East Boulevard, right onto East Boulevard, left on Herbert Springs Road. Continue to hard left before the stone posts to 820 at the end.


Select a Point of Interest and Radius from the form above.

Alexandria - Parkway/Ft. Hunt

The area takes its name from a post-Civil War era fort constructed near the banks of the Potomac River that was intended to compliment the defenses of Washington, DC with Ft. Washington on the opposite side of the river.  Ft. Hunt was even home to a top secret military intelligence operation during World War II.  While no shots were ever fired in anger, the remains of the facility are the centerpiece of the sprawling Ft. Hunt Park.  The George Washington Parkway is a beautiful ribbon of road that runs through the community towards George Washington’s Mt. Vernon to the south, offering incredible vistas of the Potomac River.  There are beautiful communities of primarily single family detached homes to the west of the Parkway, including Hollin Hills, a neighborhood of roughly 450 homes designed by Charles Goodman immediately after World War II.  It is considered a landmark of contemporary design.

Quality of Life:

Parks, scenic vistas of the Potomac River and the walking and biking trail that runs from Mt. Vernon to Rosslyn right through Ft. Hunt are the anchors for this beautiful community. While there a handful of townhomes, almost every dwelling is a detached home, ranging from 1950's construction to magnificent new homes overlooking the river. And the incredible variety of shops and restaurants of Old Town are just minutes away up the Parkway.

Getting Around:

There’s no better drive in the metropolitan area than the beautiful George Washington Parkway.  By design, there are no traffic lights, no billboards and no trucks or commercial traffic allowed. Any drive to or from work that includes a stretch on the Parkway makes the rest of the trip more bearable.  The area is well-served by bus routes as well, filtering to the Huntington Metro stop, as well as direct routes to the Pentagon.

Airports:

Ronald Reagan National Airport:  < 12 miles
Washington-Dulles International Airport:  < 40 miles
Baltimore-Washington International Airport:  < 50 miles

 

With our relationship with Atlantic Coast Mortgage, LLC, we’re able to provide the full spectrum of mortgage services, from online pre-approval to a guiding hand throughout the entire financing process.

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