Magnificent Mt. Vernon Estate on the Potomac River FOR SALE

4003 Belle Rive Terrace, Alexandria, VA 22309   ▪   FOR SALE:  $2,799,000 NOW $2,487,000

Belle Rive Estate

Although this riverfront estate on almost an acre on the high Virginia banks of the Potomac River south of Washington is now in service as an elegant private residence, its uncommon security attributes and reinforced construction make it suitable for a variety of exclusively executive or sensitive functions.  The home is located on one of the five farms owned and operated by George Washington. 

The design of the home and its orientation over the Potomac River were influenced by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright,  overlooking the river from all corners and several exterior decks and balconies above the main level patio.  Experience virtually the same impressive views of the Potomac River that George Washington had from his home at  Mount Vernon, which is located ~1 mile up river.  

Dramatic panoramic 180˚+ vista of the Maryland shoreline and protected federal parkland: 

Opposite East Shore:  

  • Piscataway Park (National Park Service) and
  • Fort Washington Park (National Park Service) 

Virginia West shore: 

  • Mount Vernon (north) and
  • Fort Belvoir Military Reservation (south) 
  • George Mason’s home, Gunston Hall (south)

For owners who view security as a business decision, the strategically fortified environments include a subterranean central core complex of rooms with protected access and communications, suitable for secure storage of records, valuables, or arms.  The building includes the usual alarm and security systems with cameras and motion detectors.  The home’s solid brick, block, and steel construction and its below-ground lowest level lend themselves to use as a dedicated safe room for executive, military, diplomatic, or embassy potential. 

A central core could be retrofitted with a four-level dumbwaiter.  The open fourth level has been used at various times as a chapel, conference room, recital hall, business center, reception area, and art gallery with a large rooftop deck including separate enclosed external circular stairwell for catering and supplies delivery. 

Its location is well within 5 minutes response time from the Fairfax County Sherriff’s office and 2 miles from the fire department.  

General Information:  Over 11,000 square feet, five bedrooms, five and one half baths, enormous master bedroom suite on main level with bath and walk-in closet, gourmet kitchen, breakfast bar, balconies and decks including a roof top deck.  Wonderful space for entertaining or conferences.  Must be seen!  Full riparian rights convey.  Property is offered either furnished or unfurnished.  Motivated Seller, looking for an Offer!



F. Hill Slowinski, JD, Consultant, Sloans & Kenyon Luxury Real Estate

7034 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815 

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