Elegant Stone & Brick Home in McLean, VA, Custom designed by AV Architects + Builders

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FA5Elegant Stone & Brick Home in McLean, VA, Custom designed by AV Architects + Builders


AV Architects + Builders are proud to present our 360Home on Portland Place in McLean, VA.

You’ll be astounded by all of the amenities this home has to offer. Some of the key features of our 360Home include open, casual, and outdoor spaces that are combined with fantastic views, natural materials, and smart technology that are central for entertaining your family and guests.

This stunning modern Mediterranean home, in Northern Virginia, exudes “contemporary living” with clean lines, exquisitely selected finishes, light and dark contrasting elements, high ceilings, custom crown molding, dramatic archways, colossal custom windows, LED lighting, and professional landscaping. It is perfectly located and sits majestically on a quietly private one-acre lot. The solid stone and brick exterior, which encompasses all 4-sides, 3-car oversized side-loading garages with Spanish cedar doors, a pool bath and second entry are just a few luxuries afforded in this home.

Experience the inside of its solid brick and stone 4-sided exterior the 3-levels boast over 10,000 square feet of living space. The home’s portico provides great curb appeal in the sense that it is skewed to face the walkway of stone Travertine pavers, which lures you into this fabulously constructed home. From the moment you enter through the custom wrought iron double-doors, you’ll notice very few walls. Step into a receiving area that surrounds you with abundant luxury. The main level showcases an awesome flowing “door-less” open plan full of walnut hardwood floors that leads to a vastly appealing study complete with custom mahogany stained built-ins. The non-traditional placement of the stairs lends to the more conducive flow of connecting spaces for a seamless and continues feel. The grand gourmet eat-in kitchen marvels with a large marble-top center island, custom cabinetry, ledger stone back-splash, walk-in pantry with built-ins, and commercial grade appliances – for the serious chef in you – and then kick back in the adjacent family lounge made for relaxing. The entertainment possibilities are abundant and endless. The full sized mudroom is a dream overflowing with built-in maple cabinets and lots of cubbies and additional accommodations.

Walk through all custom large glass sliding oversized doors and be amazed by the breathtaking transparency of how the outdoors transitions into the indoors. Great views can be seen from every room and angle enhanced by natural light. Charming outdoor areas provide over 1,600 square feet of entertainment spaces including an all stone with cedar ceiling grotto wired for outdoor speakers, courtyard, pool with pool deck, and its own exterior pool bath for convenience.

The second floor hosts a welcoming retreat within the fabulous and spacious master en-suite presenting a two-sided gas stone mantled fireplace , his and her walk-in custom closets and built-ins, and a walk-out balcony to enjoy the fresh morning air. The chic master bath is highlighted with 3-showerheads, soak-in tub; marble his and her vanities, and gas fireplace. Additionally, there are three embassy sized bedrooms each with a custom walk-in closet and built-ins and full bathrooms with granite vanity tops. Plus, there’s a reading or kid’s play room and an enormous laundry room with storage cabinets and a sink.

Other features are compiled into a finished custom sprawling basement with a 5th bedroom suite; its own custom walk-in closet; built-ins and full bathroom, fitness center, media room, recreation room with a full kitchen, cherry stained wet bar with custom cabinets, circular wine cellar with stucco walls and stone floor, gas fireplace, an additional full bathroom, and walk-up patio. The entire home has a main and secondary staircase. The home is also set-up with LumaStream low-voltage LED lighting, security system, pre-wired camera-runs and surround sound bundles for telephone, television, and media devices in every bedroom and major zones.

You don’t want to miss out on viewing this spectacular one of a kind luxury custom home designed and built by award winning AV Architects + Builders.

Represented by : Casey Margenau
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Direct: 703-827-5777
Office: 703-442-8600
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Luxury Developments

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New York’s Latest Crop Of Luxury Residential Developments

While the signs of economic recovery in Miami’s real estate market were being reported last summer in anticipation of the December art and design fairs, the New York property scene was also undergoing something of a renaissance. Grand schemes have been brewing in different parts of town, developers have been in fervent planning and many leading architects are now flocking back to the city after the hiatus caused by the noughties’ financial turbulence.
Manhattan’s up-and-coming West Side neighbourhood will soon welcome Hudson Yards, a mixed-used development that will eventually span 28 acres, incorporating towers by the likes of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Owings & Merrill and more
The result? Construction is booming once again in Manhattan and beyond. And while in Miami the quest lies in creating the most iconic seaside condo with the best ocean views, greenest gardens and most exclusive pool bar, in New York, this friendly competition often turns to height.

The designed 432 Park Avenue tower – set to be the tallest residential building in the Western hemisphere – is already underway and slated for completion by 2015, while another mega-tower (designed to reach 411 metres high), the 111 West 57th Street by SHoP Architects, will break ground this summer.

Luxury developments by some of the biggest names of international architecture, such as Zaha Hadid, BIG, Herzog & de Meuron and Shigeru Ban. Many of these flank the celebrated High Line, while others are high-end redesigns of NY classics such as the Walker Tower Residences.

Exclusive boutique projects are joined by larger complexes, such as the Hudson Yards development at the western edge of Manhattan. Diller Scofidio + Renfro and David Rockwell are working on its residential 15 Hudson Yards tower, while the gargantuan 28-acre scheme will also include an SOM-designed mixed use residential highrise, and luxury retail and office blocks.

Meanwhile Hunter’s Point South in Long Island City by ODA will be a small town of commercial units and affordable housing.

The first wave of residential projects will see completion by 2015.

The Tower Verre by Jean Nouvel is one of the latest additions to the city’s plans, scheduled to break ground in 2019.

New York’s new luxury residential selection is growing by the day, joining the city’s big upcoming cultural and commercial buildings, such as the new Whitney Museum Renzo Piano and the landmark One World Trade Centre, which is gearing up for inauguration later this year.