May 19, 2024

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Nearly 40,000-Square-Foot Megamansion Outside Washington, D.C., Lists for $39 Million

A approximately 40,000-sq.-foot megamansion in Virginia has hit the sector for $39 million, earning it the next-priciest listing in the state. 

The McLean, Virginia, home has an array of above-the-top rated facilities, from the basketball courtroom to the collector’s garage. But its perch higher than the cliffs of the Potomac River is what definitely sets it aside, in accordance to listing agent Mark Lowham of TTR Sotheby’s Intercontinental Realty.

“Unquestionably, the placing is the most stunning on the Potomac River that I have at any time witnessed,” he reported. “The layout definitely maximizes sights of the web site, and offers every single home a stunning watch of the river. Naturally some rooms capture larger views…but they all have sights, which is really unconventional.”

About 10 miles from downtown Washington, D.C., the home was built above 8 decades by the current proprietor, Roger Mody, and his spouse, Kyle. Mr. Mody, 57, is a spouse at Monumental Sports, which owns various U.S. sporting activities venues and teams, together with the NHL’s Washington Capitals. He is also the previous chairman and CEO of Sign Corporation, a federal government information and facts know-how contractor, which he marketed for $227 million in 2002.

Mr. Mody acquired the fundamental home in 2013 in a $5 million deal including a number of parcels, in accordance to documents with PropertyShark. Associates for Mr. Mody did not quickly answer to a request for comment. 

Crafted as a dwelling for Mr. Mody’s family members of six, the household has a traditional exterior, influenced by French provincial architecture, but modern-day, transitional interiors. It was intended to suit both equally a tranquil evening in or huge-scale entertaining, Mr. Lowham reported. 

The basketball courtroom.

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“The rooms are superbly scaled,” he described. “They are snug to stay in every working day, but also for a celebration with 200 or so of your closest good friends.”

To that stage, there’s a substantial garden where by these 200 pals can mingle by the h2o or a person of the firepits. There is also a collector’s garage exactly where a host could present off up to 22 of their automobiles or clear out the autos and have a food there alternatively. 

“It was intended to double as a enormous dining space,” Mr. Lowham mentioned. 

On the flip facet, there are a lot more personal areas—such as the salon or the dining room—with gas fireplaces “that are cozy and cozy and folks can enjoy while wanting out at the river,” the agent additional. 

Other features include things like indoor and out of doors pools, a 50 percent basketball court, a glass-encased, round breakfast room, a wine home with a quartz crystal wine storage location and wet bar, a activity room and a major suite that can take up the overall 2nd floor of just one wing of the property, in accordance to the listing. 

A property with so a lot of amenities may be prevalent in some parts, but in the Washington, D.C., market place, it is “very distinctive,” Mr. Lowham stated. In addition, household rates in the town are even now “a value possibility.”

“Our international citizens are setting up to return, and I consider this will really charm to them,” he claimed. “By world specifications, it’s a huge value.”