A Glimpse into the $12 Million Versailles-Inspired Mansion in Great Falls
A stunning Versailles-inspired mansion named Le Château de Lumière has hit the market this week. With a price tag of nearly $12 million, this luxurious estate is known for its grand spaces and European opulence. The mansion boasts eight bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, and spans over 24,000 square feet.
A Record-Breaking Sale
Le Château de Lumière set a record for the most expensive residential sale in Falls Church when it was purchased in February 2017. An almost $18 million Great Falls property was listed in May this year, but it has yet to sell. The Washington Post reported that a newly registered LLC called Cutlass Properties was listed as the buyer, a common practice with high-profile luxury real estate purchases.
The Story Behind the Mansion
The grandiose estate was a work in progress for several years before its completion. Back in 2012, builder Mark Mafi planned to construct a slightly larger version of the palace in a different area of Great Falls. However, due to a lawsuit filed by would-be neighbors, the project was abandoned. Mafi then settled on a 5.6-acre property off of Georgetown Pike for the construction of the mansion, without a buyer in mind.
Inspiration from French Chateaux and DC Landmarks
While the property was modeled after French chateaux and Rhode Island estates, its interior design also pays homage to DC landmarks. The rotunda resembles the one in the Library of Congress’ Jefferson Building. The home’s ballroom is reminiscent of the Crystal Room in the historic Willard Hotel, with its own Round Robin-inspired bar.
Highlights of Le Château de Lumière
Other highlights of Le Château de Lumière include a chef’s kitchen and a spice kitchen, an indoor basketball court, a spa with a massage table and sauna, a theater, a billiards room, and six garage spaces. The grand primary suite overlooks the estate’s gardens and Bellagio-style pool. The gated property backs up to picturesque horse farms and is situated within a mile of Great Falls Village and nearby the waterfalls.
Discover the Opulence of Le Château de Lumière
Take a look inside the magnificent Le Château de Lumière and explore its breathtaking beauty and luxurious amenities. From its grand spaces to its exquisite attention to detail, this Versailles-inspired mansion is truly a masterpiece.
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