REAL ESTATE

THE CLIFFS

An expansive new estate overlooking the Potomac River in Virginia is a masterful study in connecting luxury living with the surrounding landscape.

The Cliffs at 700 Bulls Neck Road, Mclean,
Virginia
$39M

MANDI KEIGHRAN

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Many luxury homes celebrate the idea of inviting the outside in—but few embrace the surrounding landscape as successfully as The Cliffs, a sprawling new estate set alongside the Potomac River in McLean, Virginia. Perched atop rugged granite cliffs, every room boasts enormous windows that capture sweeping views over the river, surrounding forest, and landscaped gardens. Unsurprisingly, many consider it one of the most beautiful new homes on the East Coast.

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While the estate opens up to its surroundings, privacy is of the utmost importance. Nestled within a towering forest, the gated entrance is accessed via a private lane. From here, the French Provincial-style architecture—realized in timeless materials, including a Vermont Slate roof, copper gutters, and limestone and concrete stucco walls—is revealed.

After entering custom iron doors, guests will step into a rotunda with views of the Potomac River and beyond, and the interiors are equally impressive. The light, bright interior showcases luxurious natural materials, such as solid timber and marble, that complement the perfectly framed views in the main salon, dining, and great room.

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Adjoining the voluminous great room with soaring ceilings sits a well-appointed, fully equipped gourmet kitchen. The world-class kitchen was designed by Lobkovich in collaboration with renowned Spanish chef José Andrés. A separate catering kitchen, office with unobstructed river views, a manager's office, laundry room, and coat room leading to the daily 4-6 car garage complete this wing. On the opposite wing, a spacious salon leads to the collectors' garage that can fit 18-22 vehicles. "This finely finished space doubles as an exceptional ballroom for large indoor gatherings," distinguished listing agent Mark Lowham of TTR Sotheby's International Realty describes.

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Proceed upstairs via the sunlit open staircase, and the impressive primary suite occupies the entire western wing. Overlooking the river, the perfectly scaled suite features a massive marble fireplace, lounge area, coffee bar, dramatic closet, dressing room, and a bath that rivals any high-end spa. A private gallery leads to four additional ensuite bedrooms, each beautifully detailed with stunning views.

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"Introduced by two separate staircases, the lower level of the residence was designed to surprise and delight," perceptively remarks Lowham. The lower level is an entertainer's playground. There are facilities to indulge all passions— a dramatic quartz crystal wine cellar and wet bar, games room, indoor basketball court outfitted with official NBA Spaulding hoops and professional flooring, and a media room with dual retractable screens. Just steps away, an indoor swimming pool and spa.

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The spectacular framed views invite the ever-changing landscape inside, giving it a center stage in the interior and allowing for a connection to the changing seasons. In summer, living can be extended outside into the garden. A covered verandah with an outdoor kitchen caters for entertaining, while the central lawn can accommodate a tent for 200+ guests. Beyond the sprawling lawn, overlooking a rocky outcrop sits an infinity-edge pool designed to capture views of the setting sun. In the colder months, residents can cozy up beside the outdoor firepit or one of the numerous fireplaces throughout the home. These fireplaces, alongside the Lutron lighting, music, and HVAC and security systems, are controlled by a Savant smart-house set-up to make everyday living simple.

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The Cliffs is a stately home in a highly sought-after, historic, East Coast locale, McLean, Virginia, which is a stone's throw from the nation's capital, with much of the area spreading along the palisades of the Potomac River. The once farming community is now home to Fortune 500 companies, nature preserves, scenic trails, and a vibrant cultural hub. Nearby some of the country's premier country clubs are home to the finest golf courses. Will you be the next owner of this trophy estate and make your history there?
 

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The Cliffs at 700 Bulls Neck Road, Mclean,

VA, 22102, is currently offered at $39M.

 

For more information or to schedule a

private showing, please contact:

Mark Lowham

TTR Sotheby's International Realty

M: +1 703.966.6949

O: +1 202.333.1212

W: www.marklowham.ttrsir.com