Spanish Colonial Style Enhances Riverfront Home


Hispanic Heritage Month is the  time for celebrating rich traditions like the Spanish Colonial architectural style. Its influence enhances the beauty of this 12-year-old fine riverfront home, now listed at $3,250,000 with Marie Louise Meyer at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. 

The Spanish Colonial spirit is seen in the front exterior, with its asymmetrical light brick faade and extensions, its low-pitched roof and the arches adorning its door and full-length windows.

The pillared front entrance opens onto an even more impressive view.  Beneath ceilings soaring 14 feet high, the reception hall faces an arched Palladian window. It is framed by a wall of full-length windows and glass doors overlooking the deck, the private dock and the Potomac River beyond. Elaborate Corinthian pillars frame the living and dining room on either side, with their elegant mantels and the elaborate chandeliers that will remain with the house.

The entire home is designed to take full advantage of the waterfront location. Glass doors connect the master suite, the living room, the dining room and the kitchen with the deck and its expansive dining space.

Beyond the dining area, the gourmet kitchen adjoins a breakfast nook with a bay window overlooking the deck and a sitting area with another fireplace. The laundry and powder rooms are located between the gourmet kitchen and the front two-car garage.

On the opposite side of the central hall, the master suite runs the entire length of the house. The bedroom overlooks the deck, with two walk-in closets leading to the luxury master bath. It displays a marble floor, while all of the baths boast marble vanities.

Dark hardwood floors enrich and unify the open, flowing main floor. They also appear in the lower level, where Corinthian columns frame the game room and the library on either side of the great room. The library includes a mantel framed by built-in bookshelves. Behind the library, a bedroom suite also features a fireplace.  An additional bedroom suite stands on the opposite side of the house.