3901 Belle Rive Terrace

Alexandria, VA 22309 View Map $2,980,000 Schedule a Tour

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Status: Active
Property Type:Detached
MLS #:VAFX2152730
Sq. Feet:6,222
On Site:51 Days
Lot Size:0.87 Acres
A rare chance to own a piece of George Washington's Historic Waterfront Estate! Located on the original Mansion House Farm of Mount Vernon, this spectacular home features three stories of glass overlooking the Potomac River! One-occupant home on .87 acre lot, literally a few hundred yards from George Washington's Mt Vernon Estate. Yes, the property needs some updating, but just look at the breathtaking views from virtually all rooms. Over 6200 sqft of finished space on 3 levels. Huge rooms with a wonderful circular layout for entertaining or simply enjoying the Potomac River. The expansive River views begin as you cross the threshold into the 2-story grand Foyer with curved staircase. Straight ahead is the Dining Room with its wall of glass, and you go right or left from there to the Living Room Overlook or the Kitchen Overlook. Four doors take you out to the balcony, where you can have your breakfast or your evening repast.

Six or seven bedrooms, including main level with full bath. Four upstairs, one main, one lower, one used as a River Observatory. The Primary and Secondary Bedrooms upstairs have their own private Balconies.

In the back yard, there are two circular Patios overlooking the River that have been the scene of many a Family Gathering, including Weddings. It is simply a spectacular location for entertaining! To the left of the Patios, the family had always thought of adding a Pool.

There are few locations on the Potomac in Fairfax County that are truly Waterfront. Several communities have large buffers between the houses/lots and the River. The Belle Rive lots go right to the water; several have private Docks. This home has a perfect location for a Dock on its right/southeastern corner. Alternately, a quarter mile away is Mansion House Yacht Club (and Pool)

The Estate needs some updating - primarily Kitchen and Baths. It has hardwoods on the main level; carpet upstairs. Three-zone HVAC (heat pumps), & a second Kitchen downstairs. Gas appears to be available on the street.

For an idea of value/opportunity, 4001 Belle Rive Terrace sold in March for $3,200,000. Riverfront as well, and nicely remodeled in 2017. Their basement is underground, versus ours with full River views from the walkout Lower Level. It had only 2,865 sqft on the main and upper levels vs this house at 4,522. The per-square-foot price for 4001 BRT was $1,235. Ours is half - $659 per sqft. 3901 BRT IS MUCH MORE HOUSE AT HALF THE PRICE PER SQFT!!! Plenty of room to make changes and still be well below recent waterfront comps.

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Community Information

Address:3901 Belle Rive Terrace, Alexandria, VA 22309
Subdivision:Belle Rive
Zip Code:22309

School Information

Middle School:WHITMAN
Elementary School:WASHINGTON MILL


Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 5
Year Built:1977
Construction: Brick
Roof: Architectural Shingle
Foundation: Block
Basement Type: Full, Fully Finished, Garage Access

Features / Amenities

Interior Features: 2nd Kitchen, Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Cedar Closet(s), Ceiling Fan(s), Crown Moldings, Curved Staircase, Entry Level Bedroom, Family Room Off Kitchen, Floor Plan - Open, Recessed Lighting, Window Treatments, Wood Floors
Appliances: Built-In Microwave, Compactor, Cooktop, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Dryer - Electric, Exhaust Fan, Icemaker, Microwave, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Stove, Trash Compactor, Washer, Water Heater, Oven - Wall, Oven - Double
Flooring: Carpet, Hardwood, Laminate Plank
Other Rooms: Living Room, Dining Room, Primary Bedroom, Sitting Room, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Kitchen, Family Room, Library, Foyer, Recreation Room, Storage Room, Bedroom 6, Conservatory Room
Main Level Bedrooms: 1
Exterior Features: Bump-outs, Extensive Hardscape, Exterior Lighting, Gutter System
Sub Structure Types: Above Grade, Below Grade
Garage: Garage - Side Entry, Basement Garage
Garage Spaces: 2
Cooling: Central A/C
Cooling Fuel: Electric
Heating: Forced Air, Heat Pump(s)
Heating Fuel: Electric, Natural Gas Available
Hot Water: Electric

Square Footage

Finished Sq. Ft.
Above Grade 4522
Below Grade 1700
Total 6222


Primary BedroomUpper 1 Level17x21Flooring - Carpet,Primary Bedroom - Sitting Area,Primary Bedroom - Dressing Area,Attached Bathroom,Balcony Access
Bedroom 2Upper 1 Level14x21Balcony Access,Flooring - Carpet,Attached Bathroom
Bedroom 3Upper 1 Level12x14Flooring - Carpet
Bedroom 4Upper 1 Level12x12Flooring - Carpet
Sitting RoomUpper 1 Level11x12Flooring - Carpet
Conservatory RoomUpper 1 Level14x18Flooring - Carpet
FoyerMain Level14x15Flooring - Ceramic Tile
Living RoomMain Level17x24Flooring - HardWood,Balcony Access,Crown Molding,Chair Rail
Dining RoomMain Level15x17Flooring - HardWood,Formal Dining Room,Chair Rail,Crown Molding
KitchenMain Level17x18Balcony Access,Breakfast Room,Countertop(s) - Solid Surface,Flooring - Luxury Vinyl Plank,Flooring - Other,Kitchen - Eat-in,Pantry
Family RoomMain Level13x16Built-Ins,Fireplace - Wood Burning,Flooring - HardWood
Bedroom 5Main Level15x18Attached Bathroom,Chair Rail,Crown Molding,Flooring - HardWood
Recreation RoomLower 1 Level14x28Flooring - Carpet
LibraryLower 1 Level15x19Fireplace - Wood Burning,Flooring - Carpet,Built-Ins
Bedroom 6Lower 1 Level11x13Flooring - Carpet
Storage RoomLower 1 Level15x15Cedar Lined Closet,Flooring - Concrete
KitchenLower 1 Level8x14

Property Features

Lot Size: 0.87 Acres
Lot Description: Fishing Available
Water Access: Canoe/Kayak, Fishing Allowed, Boat - Powered
Location: River
Parking: Lighted Parking, Paved Driveway, Surface
View: River, Scenic Vista, Water
Waterfront Features: Private Dock Site
Sewer: Public Sewer
Water: Public
Directions:From Old Towne, south on Washington St/Geo Washington Parkway. At the Mt Vernon circle, continue south - slight right. Next light, left on Old Mt Vernon Rd. 1.5 mi to left on Rive. House straight ahead at the "T"

Tax and Financial Info

Total Taxes: $23,302 (paid Annually)
Tax Year: 2023
Ownership Type: Fee Simple
Homeowners' Assoc.: No



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