Listed By:
TTR Sothebys International Realty
1260 Crest Lane, Mclean, VA
$ 20,000,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#VAFX2135792
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyFAIRFAX
  • CityMclean
  • NeighborhoodChain Bridge
  • Zip22101
  • StyleFrench
  • Year Built1979
  • Taxes$ 121012
  • Price$ 20,000,000
  • Bedrooms8
  • Full Bathrooms5
  • Half Bathrooms2
  • Sqr Footage9143
  • Lot Size4.11 Acres
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

Located in the heart of the Gold Coast in McLean, Virginia and just minutes from downtown Washington, Stratford House captures a place in Virginias history coupled with inspiring views across the majestic Potomac River. Constructed in 1973 by illustrious descendants of both the Lee and Bowman families, this French Provincial masterpiece is positioned on approximately 4 acres and is considered one of the most important estates on prestigious Crest Lane and a renowned destination for fine entertaining for over 50 years. A Squirrel and Acorn statue, emblems from the Robert E. Lee family crest, introduce the parking court to the estate. The large pea gravel court accommodates up to 30 cars with additional parking available outside the courtyard. Guests arrive in a large reception a hall with a grand staircase leading to the upper level. Immediately, one is drawn to the grand two-story living room centered on antique marble fireplace with intricate details. Here, one recognizes why this site was selected. Stepping though French doors onto the terrace, the unobstructed views of the gardens and river unfold. Since it was completed, Stratford House has been recognized for some of the most expansive river views on Crest Lane. The living room flows seamlessly into a rich, mahogany-paneled library with built in bookcases and an antique marble fireplace. Glass paneled doors lead into an octagonal shaped solarium that catches both the morning light and evening sunsets over the Potomac River. This wing also has two spacious first floor guest rooms, each with en-suite baths. The location of the guest rooms affords privacy for both the homeowner and guests. The east wing of the house reveals the gracious dining room with its exquisite hand painted wallpaper from Gracie Studio which captures a stunning, hand painted botanical design on a silver leaf background. With French doors to the patio, this spacious room can easily accommodate both forty guests for a large seated dinner or four guests for an intimate dinner party. The east wing also contains a second octagonal sitting room with a fireplace off the kitchen. Designed to capture the morning sun, this room is the perfect destination for a morning cup of coffee to watch the sun rise over the Potomac. Nearby, a spacious kitchen, butlers pantry, laundry room and staff dining room accommodate day to day living. A separate, two-bedroom staff quarters with its own kitchen and living room is easily accessible from an outside entrance. Upstairs, the spacious master suite includes two sitting room, each with fireplaces as well as separate full baths, dressing rooms and extra storage. A large terrace off the master suite provides sweeping views to the gardens below and the river beyond. An additional guest room is also located on this level. Outside, the terraced garden leads to a bluff overlooking the Potomac River affording 360-degree views of the river. Adjacent to the garden, a large pool and terrace provide a private retreat. This extraordinary estate property is now available for the first time in over fifty years. Located just minutes from downtown Washington and with privacy rarely found adjacent to the city, Stratford House is a rare opportunity to embrace the next generation of gracious living and elegant entertaining.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Sherman Elementary School Cooper Middle School Langley High School
Price History
9/2/2023 Listed $25,000,000
2/23/2024 20% - $20,000,000

General Features

Interior Features 2nd Kitchen,Additional Stairway,Breakfast Area,Built-Ins,Butlers Pantry,Cedar Closet(s),Curved Staircase,Elevator,Family Room Off Kitchen,Kitchen - Island,Primary Bath(s),Recessed Lighting,Wood Floor
Sewer Septic = # of BR
Heating Heat Pump(s)
Cooling Central A/C
Possession Negotiable,Coin w/Sell Sett
Roof Slate
Appliances Built-In Range,Oven - Wall,Refrigerator,Washer,Dryer
Exterior Features Extensive Hardscape,Exterior Lighting
Zoning 110
Garage Spaces 4.00
Pool Y/N Yes - Personal
Patio/Porch Features Patio(s),Porch(es)
Architectural Style French
Security Features Electric Alarm
Construction Materials Stucco,Concrete
Year Built 1979
View River,Scenic Vista,Water,Garden/Lawn
Levels 3
Tax Year 2023
Percent Ownership Fee Simple
Cool Fuel Electric
Accessibility 36 + wide Halls,Elevator
New Construction No
Property Type Residential
HOA / Comm Assn No
Subdivision Name CHAIN BRIDGE
Facing Direction South
Garage Y/N Yes
Water Access Y/N Yes
Other Structures Above Grade,Below Grade
Transportation Airport less than 10 miles
Directions From Chain Bridge and Route 123,turn right on Crest Lane. 1260 is located at the first pipe stem on the right.
ModificationTimestamp 2024-03-20T10:38:02
Buyer Agent Compensation 2.5
Body of Water Potomac River
Senior Community Y/N No
Lot Size Square Feet 179075.00
Tax Assessed Value 10373950.0
Waterfront Y/N Yes
Street Name CREST
Tax Annual Amount 121012.0
Home Warranty Y/N No
Property Condition Good
Structure Type Detached
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Bathrooms Full Main Level 3
Bathrooms Count Main Level 5.00
Price Per Sq Ft 2187.47
Lease Considered Y/N No
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Virtual Tour https://youtu.be/_y8EzQ7NpgY
Total SQFT 9143
Days on Market 242
Location Type River
Standard Status Active
Year Built Source Assessor
Legal Subdivision CHAIN BRIDGE
Buyer Agent Compensation Type % Of Gross
Association Recreation Fee No

Interior Features

Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Basement Connecting Stairway,Daylight,Partial,Full,Heated,Improved,Interior Access,Outside Entrance,Poured Concrete,Side Entrance,Space For Rooms,Sump Pump,Workshop
Flooring Hardwood
Total Fireplaces 8
Fireplace Features Fireplace - Glass Doors,Gas/Propane,Mantel(s)
Hot Water Natural Gas
Basement (Y/N) Yes
Heating Y/N Yes
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Above Grade Finished Area 9143
Full Baths 5
Half Baths 2
Street Suffix LANE
Central Air Y/N Yes
Total Bedrooms 8
Room Type Dining Room,Primary Bedroom,Den,Basement,Library,Foyer,Breakfast Room,Sun/Florida Room,Great Room,In-Law/auPair/Suite,Laundry,Office,Storage Room,Utility Room,Workshop,Bathroom 1,Conservatory Room,Pr
Main Level Bedrooms 4
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
LivingAreaSource Assessor
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin SQFT Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 4
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 4
Bathrooms Half Main Level 2
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 2
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 2.00
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 2
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Total Baths 7
Number of Elevators 1

Exterior Features

Parking Features Circular Driveway
Lot Features Cul-de-sac
Water Source Public
Total Parking Spaces 14
Garage Features Garage Door Opener,Garage - Side Entry,Oversized
Type of Parking Attached Garage,Driveway
Land Use Code 011
Foundation Details Concrete Perimeter,Permanent
Water View Y/N Yes
Lot Size Acres 4.11
Water Body Type River
Lot Size Units Square Feet
Lot Size Source Assessor
Water Access Features Canoe/Kayak,Fishing Allowed
Land Assessed Value 7441000.00
Navigable Water Y/N Yes
Water Oriented Y/N Yes
# of Attached Garage Spaces 4

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Additional Bedroom Upper 1
Basement Lower 1
Bathroom 1 Upper 1
Breakfast Room Main
Conservatory Room Main
Den Main
Dining Room Main
Foyer Main
Great Room Main
In-Law/auPair/Suite Main
Laundry Main
Library Main
Office Main
Primary Bathroom Upper 1
Primary Bedroom Upper 1
Storage Room Lower 1
Sun/Florida Room Main
Utility Room Lower 1
Workshop Lower 1


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 22101

AVG $4.77M
AVG $56,477
AVG 1003
Data Provided by Inside Real Estate®
Year Built
AVG 2011

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