The East Coast mansion of NFL team owner Dan Snyder is up for sale to a buyer with $49 million. Snyder had quietly shopped the extravagant three-story riverside Chateau — which was formerly haunted by Jordanian royalty — around the stratosphere before listing it on the open market this month.
The property is enormous, occupying 9.65 acres in Potomac, Maryland, and offering 30,000 sq. ft. of interiors. A gated drive is the preamble; lush in season but tightly groomed, it winds in leisurely fashion to an enclosed motor court.
The main house dates to 2004, and is designed firmly in the French country estate style, with a stone exterior, slate mansard roof, dormers, and casement windows. The interiors begin with a bang: a foyer with a large double-sided limestone fireplace, inlaid marble floor, staircase, and upper-level balconies. Ornate double doors with center pulls open to the great room, a soaring space with more balconies, parquet floor, and an attached glassed-in porch overlooking the countryside.
The master bedroom offers similarly astonishing views through an arcing wall of oversized windows and a glass door for accessing an outdoor balcony overlooking the river. A library, lounge with long hardwood bar, gym, and media room are listed among the specialties. The property at large includes a guest house, guard house, and caretaker’s house, as well as a pool. Fifteen acres’ worth of protected land abuts the property.
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