A Piece of George Washington’s Original Mount Vernon Estate Is for Sale for $60 Million

Gordon Beall for TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Ever wonder what it’s like to live like the first president? Now’s your chance!

A piece of George Washington’s original Mount Vernon estate in Alexandria, Virginia, is up for sale. The historic property, which spans 16.5 acres on the Potomac River, is up for sale for $60 million — the most expensive listing price the city has ever seen, according to the Los Angeles Times.

While the Federal-style home on the site, dubbed River View, was actually built in 2018, it is only a few miles away from Washington’s original mansion and is on what was originally part of the Founding Father’s estate.

“A visit to River View reminds us of why Washington boldly proclaimed, ‘I had rather be on my farm than emperor of the world,'” listing agent Heather Corey of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty writes of the property.

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Part Of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate Is For Sale For $60 Million

Sited on 16.5 acres of George Washington’s original Mount Vernon estate, River View overlooks the Potomac River from a commanding bluff. Today it is for sale for $60 million.

“This was originally part of Washington’s River Farm, and was deeded to his personal secretary, Tobias Lear, who was married to Martha Washington’s niece,” says Heather Corey of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, listing broker for the property. “It stayed in the family until the 1850s and is still the largest privately held piece of the original estate.”

Tobias Lear was famously one of three people at Washington’s deathbed. Today, America’s first president would certainly approve of the updated River View: a 16,000 square foot, seven bedroom house completed just two years ago. Designed by architect Jim Rill and constructed by West Wing Builders, special amenities of the grand

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