WOW House for Sale in Oakton: A Captain's Deck With A View

Yours for less than a cool $2.79 million.

So, maybe you don't need 8 bathrooms (only one of them a half bath).

What about a 10,000 square foot all-brick, Italianate-style villa? A Captain's Deck with "panoramic vistas?"

AOL Real Estate has this WOW house for sale in Oakton.

The house, built in 2008, weighs in at 10,000 square-feet, with seven bedrooms and all those bathrooms. And, yes, as you can see from the photos, there's a two-story foyer, a cinema, a fitness center, a steam/sauna, a banquet hall, an arcade and a salon.

The lot itself, at 2909 Chain Bridge Road, is just down the road from the Oakton Library and Giant Supermarket, offering easy access to shopping and restaurants.

But with a built-in library and a gourmet kitchen, you might not even have to leave the house at all.

Have a few extra million hanging around? You can arrange a private showing.

R.H. April 10, 2013 at 09:43 PM
I've driven past this house twice a day for months. I didn't know how big it was or what the price tag would be. Wow, a lot of money for a house that fronts on a very busy Chain Bridge Road, very close to the Oakton shopping center at Hunter Mill Road. People who can afford this may want more quiet and more privacy. No wonder it's been on the market so long. Still the lot is almost an acre and from the photos the back yard is nice. You could maybe sound proof the front windows and imagine you're walled off from the world.
Janet W April 11, 2013 at 12:40 PM
This house is out of place in this neighborhood which is why we call it The White Elephant. Talk about not knowing your market---I agree with R.H. and would add that this is just another example of people having money and no aesthetic, or common, sense. At least the monstrosity that's being built near the sledding hill sort of fits with that neighborhood.
R.H. April 11, 2013 at 06:25 PM
Janet, is the one you mention on Hunter Mill being built by an owner or on spec? I don't know how they got around the lot being in flood plain. I heard from an owner in the Richmond area that flood plain definitions were being expanded down there. i have no idea if that is a state-wide effort or locally driven.
Janet W April 11, 2013 at 07:12 PM
The one I'm talking about is being built on the flood plain at the bottom end of sledding hill as you go from Oakton to the toll road. Given the architectural style of the house it needs a drawbridge. (BTW it shows up now in a property search on the County site and is described as 'buildable-poor lot'. That and a little internet searching makes for interesting reading---it's 2530 H Mill.) I wonder if their neighbors are bothered by the new view? And who in the County approved the matching white mother-in-law house at the other end of sledding hill that goes with the other Italianate palace in Oakton?


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