At the end of a long, forest-enclosed drive sits a fantastical, 17-acre estate with sports facilities, an inviting pool and the three-story stone mansion of anyone’s dreams. It’s all available to own for $3.4 million.
It's not really exaggeration to say Melrose Estate north of Leesburg near Lucketts has it all. From the moment one steps foot on the stone path leading to the front doorstep, one can’t help but feel enveloped by its grandeur -- yet it’s still perfectly easy to find oneself at home here. Elegance and openness collide in the majestic entryway, floored with sharp marble tiling and seated at the foot of a wide staircase, pouring into the chandeliered dining room on the left and the light-flooded sitting room on the right.
Beyond the dining room lies a jaw-dropping kitchen, its floor and island adorned with beautiful hardwood. Stainless-steel appliances punctuate the granite countertops, fine wood cabinetry and lovely ceramic tile backsplash. A breakfast area sits to the side with splendid views of the pool area behind the house.
Speaking of which, the pool is destined to be the envy of all friends and neighbors. Backed by a mound of rugged stone into which is carved two waterslides, this will be every summer’s premier party location. Colored lights in the pool make it just as enjoyable for evening relaxation as it is for daytime sunbathing. And if the weather starts to look iffy, you can simply move operations under the cavernous back porch, which has plenty of room for seating as well as ping-pong and foosball offerings.
“Both sides of the house have so much to offer,” realtor Jackie Wynn said. “In the evening you can sit on the front porch and just have these magnificent views, or you can relax on the back porch and have the sound of the fountains and the light shows.”
The fun won’t stop when harsher weather sets in. The on-site sports facility makes for a prime recreation destination during all months of the year. The lower level features a professional quality half-basketball court and a batting cage, sure to keep family members young and old occupied on a cold or rainy Saturday. The upstairs balcony has plenty of room for weights and exercise equipment and will save you many a trip to the gym. And when the skies clear up, there’s plenty of fun to be had on the outdoor baseball field.
Once you’ve had your fill of physical activity, return to the house and enjoy the luxurious five-bedroom living quarters upstairs. The master suite offers sublime views of the surrounding Loudoun vistas, a separate sitting room with its own fireplace and a bathroom fit for a king, featuring a giant stand-alone bathtub and glass-enclosed shower. Along with four more bedrooms, the upper levels also house super-comfortable entertainment amenities, including a game room, a rec room with a large bar space and a home theater complete with an overhead projector and large movie screen.
“It’s the type of property that has something for everybody” Wynn said.