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If you've ever had dreams of living in a European chateau, overlooking a 10-acre bird sanctuary or living in the neighborhood that houses the PGA tour, we have news for you. A 15,000-square-foot 6-bedroom/9-bath home in Potomac's exclusive Avenel neighborhood has just come on the market. (Image: Courtesy HomeVisit)
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Check out this $6.9M European chateau backing up to a bird sanctuary

If you've ever had dreams of living in a European chateau, overlooking a 10-acre bird sanctuary or living in the neighborhood that houses the PGA tour, we have news for you. A 15,000-square-foot custom home in Potomac's exclusive Avenel neighborhood has just come on the market.

You're introduced to the opulence of this home from the moment you pull into the stone driveway surrounded by well-manicured landscaping, before you step into a two-story foyer with pillowed marble floors and a Swarovski chandelier. A dining room with seating for up to 18 and hand-painted mural walls opens up to a stone patio with seating for 30.

Throughout the house you'll find five fireplaces, walk-in closets, granite counter tops, crown molding, custom cabinetry, French doors and hardwood floors. The lower level includes a marble-topped wet bar with seating for 10, a rec room, a 99-bottle wine cellar and a large party planning room with built-in shelving for organizational purposes. The backyard limestone terrace features a fireplace, an outdoor kitchen with refrigeration two gas grills and two cooktops, and it backs up to a 10-acre bird sanctuary.

Avenel has hosted championship golf, tennis and swimming events at the TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm country club as well as having a first-class equestrian center and riding trails.

HOUSE SPECS:

  • Neighborhood: Avenel
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 9
  • Size: 14,791 square feet
  • Price: $6,995,000
  • Extra Goodies: Four-car garage; Forged metal range hood over an eight-burner Wolf range; a sub-zero refrigerator with freezer drawers, icemakers, wine chillers; Three Bosch dishwashers; Miele coffeemaker; Lower-level marble-topped bar seating 10; Rec room; Basement party planning room

In case you were one of the few folks who didn't hop into the photo gallery straight away, scroll back to the top and take a tour through this stunning home! For more information, please see the full listing here, or contact realtor Lynda O’Dea of Long & Foster | Christie’s International Real Estate.

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