Peek inside the McLean mansion that could set Va. record for priciest rental

With a monthly price at $38,500, a mansion in McLean may end up breaking the Virginia record for priciest rental if it ends up leasing at that price. Since early September, the nearly 20,000-square-foot property has been up for grabs at 938 Peacock Station Road, listed by TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.

Some of the many amenities found here include wine cellar, movie room, second kitchen, music room, solarium, fitness room, outdoor pool and a wood-paneled office with a Swarovski chandelier. There is also an indoor hammam, or a Turkish bath.

While luxurious in both price and style, the fully-furnished home is “an amazing opportunity” for the right person, according to Jennifer Jo, a Realtor for TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.

“Almost every room is a delight for the eyes … It’s all about the exquisite millwork and ceilings. There’s nothing like this listing in D.C. metro,” said Jo.

According to Redfin, the listing last sold in April of 2020 for $5.47 million. Jo told WTOP that only 25 homes in the entire region have rented for over $20,000 ever. But there is another home that is nearby that is priced similarly.

At 1111 Towlston Road in McLean, Virginia, the White House-esque mansion is currently on the market for $26,500 per month. The listing offers seven bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and two partial bathrooms across approximately 12,00o square feet and over 1.6 acres of land.

With the home at 938 Peacock Station Road being larger and on a more sizable plot of land, Jo said they felt the price was “justified.” 

There are a few different categories of people this might appeal to, according to Jo. “We think that possibly an embassy might want to use this home for a residence or it could be an individual with the means who’s maybe doing major construction on their home or building a new home, but need to stay in the area while construction is taking place,” she said.

The lease for the McLean home can be as low as three months long or as much as three years long.

As first reported by Washington Business Journal, there is a separate listing in the region that could surpass the McLean, Virginia, home in price. A Wesley Heights mansion at 2425 Foxhall Road NW in D.C., is currently listed for $14.25 million for sale or $40,000 for rent.

Michelle Goldchain

Michelle Goldchain’s reporting has focused primarily on the D.C. area, previously working as Editor of Curbed DC for Vox Media and Audience Growth & Engagement Editor for Washington City Paper. She is the author of "D.C. by Metro: A History & Guide.” She also reports for Artsplained on YouTube.

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