This 13,000-plus-square-foot mansion fit for a king — or, at least, for retired NFL tight end Chris Cooley — is nothing short of a six-bedroom paradise, complete with a breathtaking kitchen, home theater, wine cellar, elevator, tree-enclosed pool and four-car garage. Cooley’s nearly four-acre Leesburg estate could be your future home for $2.5 million.
“If the buyer loves entertaining, this is the right home for it,” said listing agent Jon Lahey, who describes the home as a “modernized French manor.” The address is 17814 Running Colt Place in Leesburg.
Its façade covered entirely in regal stone masonry and studded with many a decorative flourish, grandiosity is the primary tool in this home’s arsenal, sure to turn the heads of passersby and make guests feel swallowed whole by its impressiveness. The stone front steps lead to a set of windowed double doors overhung by a dangling, Colonial-style lantern, a finely-sculpted railing and pair of Doric columns on either side.
These frills, though eye-catching, are no match for the shimmering grandeur of the foyer: With a 20-light, steel chandelier overhead, marble tiled floors, quadratic trim work covering the two-story walls, and a curved staircase lined with wrought-iron balusters. To the right lies the great room — one of many top-notch entertainment spaces on the property — while the oversized, formal dining room is on the left. Both adjacent spaces introduce the vivid, multi-shaded hardwoods that run through much of the main level.
The spacious, built-in shelving and chestnut-colored crown molding pair splendidly with the flooring, which can also be found in the adjacent family room, complete with a stone fireplace, entertainment center and access to the back deck. We next arrive at the massive, tiled kitchen, where sleek marble countertops and rich wooden cabinetry can be found both along the perimeter and on the massive center island. With professional-grade, stainless-steel appliances and a marble backsplash, the chef in the family can conjure any culinary creation his or her heart desires in sumptuous style. Meanwhile, the family and visitors can take a seat in the dining area, which includes a bar overlooking the family room and facing the television.
Both the aforementioned, curved staircase in the foyer and a second set of steps near the kitchen lead to the top floor, where this home’s true treasure awaits: the master suite, boasting a large sitting area, two-sided marble fireplace, and massive dressing room with a large granite-topped island and built-in armoires. Equally opulent is the marble-covered master bath, featuring his-and-hers vanities and commodes and a walled-in shower, all centered around a large, freestanding soaking tub. Five more bedrooms can be found on this level, each 12 by 12 feet and including a private, full bath and walk-in closet. Residents and guests staying on this level can enjoy the convenience of a laundry room across the hall, which includes two washer-dryer sets and an island for ease of folding and sorting. Additional possible sleeping quarters can be found in the lower-level au pair suite, which includes a large living area and access to the back patio.
On this level, the home’s entertainment options just become grander and grander. One enters the stone-lined wine cellar through a set of wooden double-doors and wrought-iron gates, instantly transporting one to Napa or Bordeaux. The movie theater comes complete with a movie screen, built-in sound system and projector hookup. An expansive rec area completes the basement, with a full kitchen, stone fireplace and plenty of room for gaming tables. From here, one can walk out to the heated, 750-square-foot pool, which includes a vanishing infinity edge and a circular spa. The surrounding deck offers plenty of room for seating and sunbathing, as well as a bar covered by a cedar pergola and an 80-square-foot sand beach with a fire pit.
For more information on this listing, contact Lahey at 301-908-8170 or email@example.com.