Home of the Week: 18688 Riverlook Ct, Lansdowne | Entertainment

Situated on a four-acre lot bordering Goose Creek, this six-bedroom, 14,462-plus-square-foot mansion lives up to its street address, as residents can absorb the arresting sights and sounds of the nearby waterway by taking a mere few steps from their almost equally stunning home. It is currently listed for $3.8 million.

“It’s really an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime property with a setting on Goose Creek,” listing agent Lisa Thompson told the Times-Mirror.

This listing is one of four custom homes in the exclusive Lansdowne on the Potomac community, with each property surrounded by dense forestry that offers ample privacy. However enrapturing its storybook setting and French Eclectic-inspired architecture might be, it also offers quick access to many Leesburg amenities, which Thompson believes separates it from other homes of its caliber.

“You feel like you’re a world away, tucked in this tiny, very exclusive enclave of custom homes, but yet you’re minutes to Wegmans, minutes to downtown Leesburg, farm-to-fork restaurants, boutique shopping, and you can get to Dulles Airport very quickly,” she said.

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Guests pass through an iron gate to reach the home’s three-story brick façade, which is bordered by top-tier landscaping and decoration, including a hedge that encircles a stone fountain within the circular driveway.

From there, visitors pass beneath the regal stone portico and pass through wooden double-doors flanked by wrought-iron lanterns to enter the grand hall, featuring an iron-lined mezzanine and staircase and filled with light from the two-story windows.

Crisp molding and trim work cover the walls and ceilings of the expansive living area that extends beyond the entryway, such as the sitting room and formal dining room which flank the front door and the two-story family room that awaits on the other side of the mezzanine. Fireplaces can be found at several points throughout the home, including a two-sided one that serves both the family room and the adjacent library, which — with wood-paneled walls, cherry floors, attached sun room and translucent doors that allow teleworkers to enjoy some much-needed privacy — is Thompson’s favorite spot in the home.

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“I just love the warmth of that room, and the wood paneling is just so rich and beautiful, and you’ve got views of the outdoors,” she said. “It’s just a very comfortable, elegant place, and if you have to work from home it’s a great place to be.”

On the opposite side of the family room awaits what Thompson describes as the “provincial-style” kitchen, where professional-grade Viking and Sub-Zero appliances punctuate a wealth of white-painted cabinetry, all centered around a large center island with a built-in wine cooler. A peninsular, window-encircled breakfast nook sits adjacent and leads directly onto the rear pool deck. Two lavish half-baths and a spacious laundry room round out the main level.

Only those who use the owner’s suite are afforded a complete experience of this home’s majesty, with luxurious design features and fixtures to be found in every corner. A seating area for two — served by its own fireplace and situated next to an enclosed wet bar — offers plush evening relaxation as well as access to the upper deck of the front portico. The main sleeping area rests beneath a large tray ceiling and a sparkling chandelier, while the master bath is a monarchial escape all its own. Two pillars guide the owner onto a stone step and into the deluxe soaking tub, while the glassed-in shower with dual heads and the massive walk-in closet complete the area. Each of the other bedrooms on this level is accompanied by its own full bath as well.

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An embarrassment of entertainment riches await on the finished lower level, where a full bar with a wine cooler and dishwasher sits adjacent to a large rec room and a smaller gaming room with wall space that can accommodate up to three flatscreen televisions. It’s here that yet another sitting room can also be found, with a fireplace, a home gym, home movie theater, wine-tasting room, massage nook, sauna, full bath and an additional dining area that leads onto the rear, grade-level patio, where guests can play a round of putt-putt. Visitors and residents can easily access this and all other levels of the home via the home’s multiple staircases or its convenient elevator.

Sunny days and cool nights alike will be perfect for relaxing on the aforementioned pool deck, which features its own standalone fireplace as well as access to the 1,740-square-foot guest house. While the lower level acts as a poolhouse with a kitchenette, full bath and a carport that supplements the main house’s four-car garage, the second floor includes a bedroom, bathroom, full kitchen and living area, perfect for accommodating guests, renters or in-laws. Finally, extra sleeping space can be found on the finished fourth level of the main house, which Thompson said is great for use as an au pair suite.

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“The location, the size of the house with the elevator and that poolhouse are really what make it so extraordinary and so different from any other property in Loudoun,” she said.