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This 6 bedroom/8 bath 20,000-square-foot house is basically real estate heaven. It comes with everything you need -- and plenty that you don't! We're talking eight fireplaces, an eight-car garage, two pools, a basketball court and a wine cellar to die for. (Image: Courtesy TTR Sotheby's International Realty)

Peek inside an $18 million house -- the most expensive on the market

Have you ever sat down and wondered, what would $18 million get me in real estate? Well apparently, it's this gem, said to be one of the most incredible examples of architecture, setting and workmanship in the metropolitan area.

Built by and for a prominent local developer, this house represents the combined talents of award-winning architect Glenn Fong and the interior design of nationally recognized Barry Dixon. Exquisitely sited on 1.5 acres of manicured and professionally landscaped lawn, with a gated entry, reflecting pool, separate heated swimming pool and a gorgeous cabana/pool house, this one-of-a-kind French Country home is convenient to the heart and vibrancy of downtown Bethesda.

Over 20,000 square feet of unparalleled beauty and design are found in this special home and pool house designed for both full-scale entertaining as well as comfortable family living. Eight fireplaces, walnut floors, exotic and imported stones throughout, Waterworks fixtures, custom plaster moldings, a wine cellar to die for, spectacular wall and window treatments and a porte-cochere introducing eight garages with parking for 11 cars are a small portion of the spectacular thought and design that went into producing this one of a kind home reserved for the most discerning buyers.

"In my 38 years of selling the finest upper bracket luxury properties, this home tops the list for its unparalleled design, finishes and overall beauty," said listing agent Marc Fleisher of TTR Sotheby's International Realty.

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 mansion! For more information, please see the full listing here.