A luxury home on River Road is for sale for nearly $35 million. 2023 was a year of change for Dan Snyder. He sold the Washington Commanders for an amazing $6.05 billion – and now his home at 11900 River Road is on the market , reduced from the inritial asking price of $49,000,000. The property includes 15 acres along River Road and has a royal history, since it once belonged to Jordan’s King Hussein and Queen Noor.
11900 River Road
This luxury home on River Road was purchased from the King & Queen of Jordan in 2000 by Dan Snyder, then owner of the Washington Redskins, now known as the Commanders. Subsequently, Snyder bought six adjacent parcels to create a grand and private 15-acre riverfront parcel. He then hired the architect, John Ike, the designer, Geoffrey Bradfield, and Horizon Builders to create a classic Beaux Arts home with milled limestone and a slate Mansard roof punctuated with limestone dormers.
Privacy is created by entry gates set into limestone columns at the front wall, flanked with gas lanterns. The gates open to a cobble stone linied half mile drive. Once inside the property you find a guard house, manager’s house, guest house, garage and main residence.
The entry to the property is through gates set seamlessly into the limestone columns of the front wall and flanked by gas lanterns. The gates open to a verdant half-mile drive. The cobblestone-lined drive provides access to the guard house, manager’s house, guest house and garage, and main residence. The drive terminates into the impressive courtyard of the château.
In addition to the fifteen acres of land that Snyder has put together over the years, there is also protected parkland on each side of the Potomac River’s banks.
Inside a Luxury Home on River Road
The entry to the main residence of this luxury home on River Road is through custom wrought iron doors into a vestibule. The vestibule opens up to a two-story reception hall with coffered ceilings and a full height 24-foot limestone fireplace. The main level is expansive and features the striking formal and public entertaining space.
The southeast wing of the residence houses the family room, true commercial grade chef’s kitchen, and breakfast solarium. The northwest wing contains the gym, spa lounge, and office. The second level features four private bedroom suites, each with en-suite baths. The third level is completely encompassed by the generous primary suite. The primary bedroom features floor-to-ceiling windows leading to a private terrace with a commanding bird’s-eye view of the Potomac. Attached to the primary suite is a separate sitting room, dressing room, and two full spa-inspired baths. Completing this floor is a large office with built-in bookcases and an imposing marble fireplace.
The lower level of the residence walks out to the rear yard and offers a large mahogany-paneled club room, wine cellar, and cinema-quality theater installed in 2017. In addition to the family and entertaining space on the lower level, there is back-of-house space for staff operations and building mechanicals.
Additional Details of Dan Snyder’s Luxury Home on River Road
The guest house and garage are connected to the main house by a poolside loggia and the mid-level granite-cobbled motor court. There are additional garage bays in the main residence and on the lower level of the guest house. An elegant spiral staircase leads to the top floor of the guest house. The guest house is private and well-appointed with two bedroom suites, a separate kitchen, and generous living and dining rooms.
There are two additional structures on the property, a gate house at the entrance and a manager’s/Staff house. The manager and staff residence is located on the north end of the property providing exceptional privacy. The house includes a formal reception room, dining room, kitchen, two offices, and a spacious conference room. Located in the same building through a private and discrete entrance are two staff bedrooms.
The gate house is just behind the main gates to the estate and provides excllent communication and security. The design of the grounds is landscaped in an 18th-century style known as jardin à l’anglaise or English garden. This style lends itself well to the property considering its siting adjacent to protected parkland on each side of the Potomac River’s banks.
Do You Want to See This Luxury Home on River Road?
If you are interested in seeing this 30,000 square foot home on 15 acres, just give us at call at the Lise Howe Group at 240-401-5577 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Valentine’s Day is coming and this might be a sweet gift to a special person! if this is not the home for you, please check out some other homes for sale in the DC area. This property is listed by Michael Rankin of TTR, Sotheby’s International Real Estate.