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Upon first glance, the stately mansion at 3101 Chainbridge Road appears to be the kind of grand, traditional property often associated with the wealthiest parts of Washington D.C. A bold, front facade of stone accented by columns, an elaborate balustrade and a crown of dormer windows brings to mind the many imposing estates lining the streets of the nation’s capital, often occupied by some of the most powerful politicians in the country.
However, after a tour through the property—which could take quite some time considering its immense 15,000 square feet of living space—comparisons to other D.C. homes grow fewer and fewer. Even the plot of land with which the Kent property is located is above the grade—quite literally—sitting at one of the highest points in the Washington D.C. area. The perched position makes for views of the Washington Monument and the Capital Building.
Covering 14,124 square feet across six levels, the main house features large-scale living spaces, including a formal dining room, parlor and a grand ballroom. The gourmet kitchen complete with custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and breakfast nook extends into a seating area with a fireplace.
One floor up, the primary suite features a private balcony, indoor and outdoor showers and multiple walk-in closets. Also found on the second floor are an additional living space, kitchenette and laundry room. Amenity spaces like an exercise room, sauna and a basement prep kitchen connected to the ballroom via an elevator are dotted about the seven-bedroom home.
A tower of windows rises in the back of the home where the rear terrace hosts views of the surrounding greenery. Stairs running along a stone wall lead down to the lowest level where the pool, two-story poolhouse and four-car garage reside. At the opposite vertical end of the property, a sprawling rooftop terrace offers a panoramic vista of the city.
About the area: Kent is an affluent and serene neighborhood nestled in the northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C. Its picturesque streets are lined with elegant homes, many boasting classic colonial and Tudor-style architecture. The area exudes a sense of exclusivity and tranquility, offering a respite from the bustling city life while still being conveniently close to the heart of the nation’s capital. Residents enjoy the lush greenery of Battery Kemble Park, a haven for outdoor enthusiasts seeking jogging trails, picnic spots, and stunning views of the Potomac River.