9300 River Road

Potomac, Maryland MD20854-4630

Nestled in the heart of Potomac’s Golden Horseshoe along the aptly dubbed ‘Millionaire’s Mile’ stretch of River Road is a grand Neoclassical Revival constructed by and for celebrated master builder David Niroo and world-renowned interior designer Haleh Niroo of Haleh Design. Reminiscent of the finest European palaces, Villa Riviere introduces the fortress-like construction and meticulous workmanship of a bygone era to the modern age, creating a true home of distinction at the intersection of unparalleled quality and state-of-the-art technology. Wrought-iron gates automatically part to reveal a meandering paver driveway, which terminates at the elegant limestone facade crowned by a natural slate roof and rotunda vis-à-vis the ones topping Italy’s most legendary basilicas. Beyond the oversized glass and wrought-iron front doors evokes grandeur and presence only shared by the aforementioned cathedrals. Greeted by soaring heights, a marble-clad double staircase, Corinthian columns, an oversized Swarovski chandelier, and a ceiling mural, which would not look out of place if done by Michelangelo himself, the grand foyer introduces a truly special residence equally apt at accommodating large-scale entertainment or casual domestic living. It is this effortless transition that truly sets the home apart. The double-height formal living room, for example, boasts a wall of Palladian windows, a full-height limestone fireplace, and elaborate moldings, ideally suited for influential gatherings. In contrast, although grand in scale, the family room establishes itself as an intimate place to watch the television or curl up with a novel, with custom built-ins and direct outdoor access. The gentleman’s library is a dignified space, with full paneling and a world map painted on the ceiling. Meanwhile, the chef’s kitchen boasts inviting cream-colored cabinetry, limestone Versailles pattern flooring, and all the most modern, top-of-the-line appliances. The main level owner’s suite would be suitable for a monarch, with its soaring ceilings enhancing the flow of natural light through oversized windows. Similarly, the owner’s bath features heated marble floors, a column-framed soaking tub, and exquisite separate vanities with a dedicated makeup station, all topped by a stunning blown glass chandelier imported from Murano, Italy. The secondary bedrooms could be classified as primary suites, featuring balconies, fireplaces, separate soaking tubs, and countless other features. The ethereal walkout lower level is its own self-sufficient residence, with a large recreation room, circular bar, professional wine cellar and a full-service kitchen. The private home cinema is of commercial quality and harkens back to the golden age of Hollywood, even including dedicated bar seating. Out back, the full-width limestone terrace gracefully descends to the patio area via an elegantly flared staircase. Meanwhile, the lap pool introduces a spectacularly flat grassy expanse, as with all Great European country estates. Behind the scenes, commercial-grade mechanical, audio, and visual systems, including a full Lutron lighting suite, allow total control anywhere on the planet and augment the fortified steel-framed construction implemented in all Niroo estates. Bringing global influences on a gentle knoll surrounded by scenic vistas in close-in Potomac, 9300 River Road is a home of no compromises and one of the great estates of the Capital Region.

About This Property

Listing IDMDMC2000405
Full Baths8
Partial Baths4
SqFt 18,900
Acres 2.850
Year Built2006
Property TypeResidential
Property Sub TypeDetached
County Montgomery
Half Baths 4
Price/SqFt 639.25
Property Sub Type Detached
Property Type Residential
Year Built 2006
Zoning RE2
Above Grade Finished Area Units Square Feet
Above Grade Finished SqFt Source Estimated
Above Grade Unfinished Area Units Square Feet
Above Grade Unfinished SqFt 4430
Above Grade Unfinished SqFt Source Estimated
Appliances Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Exhaust Fan, Extra Refrigerator/Freezer, Humidifier, Icemaker, Instant Hot Water, Intercom, Microwave, Oven - Double, Oven - Self Cleaning, Oven - Wall, Oven/Range - Gas, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Six Burner Stove, Washer, Water Heater
Basement yes
Basement Type Daylight, Full, Full, Fully Finished, Improved, Outside Entrance, Rear Entrance, Walkout Level
Bathrooms Count Lower Level 1 4
Bathrooms Count Main Level 3
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 5
Bathrooms Full Lower Level 1 2
Bathrooms Full Main Level 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 5
Bathrooms Half Lower Level 1 2
Bathrooms Half Main Level 2
Bedrooms Count Lower Level 1 3
Bedrooms Count Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 5
Below Grade Finished Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Finished SqFt 6620
Below Grade Finished SqFt Source Estimated
Below Grade Unfinished Area Units Square Feet
Central Air yes
Cooling Type Central A/C, Programmable Thermostat, Zoned
Fireplace yes
Fireplace Features Mantel(s), Gas/Propane
Fireplaces Count 6
Flooring Type Hardwood, Marble, Wood
Heating yes
Heating Type Forced Air, Programmable Thermostat, Zoned
Interior Features 2nd Kitchen, Attic, Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Chair Railings, Crown Moldings, Curved Staircase, Dining Area, Elevator, Entry Level Bedroom, Family Room Off Kitchen, Floor Plan - Open, Floor Plan - Traditional, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Kitchen - Eat-In, Kitchen - Gourmet, Kitchen - Island, Kitchen - Table Space, Recessed Lighting, Sauna, Walk-in Closet(s), Upgraded Countertops, Wet/Dry Bar, Wood Floors, Pantry, Primary Bath(s), WhirlPool/HotTub
Laundry Type Has Laundry
Levels Count 3
Living Area SqFt Source Estimated
Room List Dining Room, Primary Bedroom, Kitchen, Game Room, Family Room, Library, Breakfast Room, Bedroom 1, Exercise Room, Great Room, In-Law/auPair/Suite, Media Room
Spa yes
Total Below Grade SqFt 6620
Total Below Grade SqFt Source Estimated
Total SqFt 23330
Total SqFt Source Estimated
Wall & Ceiling Types 2 Story Ceilings, 9'+ Ceilings, Paneled Walls, Vaulted Ceilings
Architectural Style Mediterranean
Construction Materials Stone, Other
Cooling Fuel Electric
Door Features Insulated, Atrium, French
Electric Service 200+ Amp Service
Exterior Features Extensive Hardscape, Exterior Lighting, Stone Retaining Walls, Tennis Court(s), Underground Lawn Sprinkler
Fencing Rear
Foundation Details Concrete Perimeter
Garage yes
Garage Features Garage Door Opener, Garage - Side Entry
Garage Spaces Count 4
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Hot Water 60+ Gallon Tank, Multi-tank, Natural Gas
Lot Features Backs to Trees, Landscaping, Level, Premium, Trees/Wooded
Lot Size Source Estimated
Lot Size Units Square Feet
Lot SqFt 124146
Navigable Water no
New Construction no
Number of Detached Garage Spaces 4
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Outdoor Living Structures Balconies- Multiple, Deck(s), Patio(s), Terrace
Parking Features Circular Driveway, Private, Paved Driveway, Heated
Pool Yes - Personal
Road Responsibility City/County
Road Surface Type Paved
Roof Copper, Slate
Sewer Septic Septic = # of BR, Septic Exists
Tidal Water no
Total Garage and Parking Spaces 4
Type of Parking Driveway, Detached Garage
Water Access no
Water Oriented no
Water Source Public
Water View no
Window Features Atrium, Insulated, Bay/Bow, Casement, Double Pane, Energy Efficient, Palladian, Screens
Condo/Co-op Association no
Country US
HOA no
In City Limits no
School District Source Listing Agent
Senior Community no
View Type Garden/Lawn, Trees/Woods
Waterfront no
Accessibility Features Elevator
Historic no
Land Use Code 011
Property Manager N
Story List Lower 1, Main, Upper 1
Year Assessed 2021
Year Built Source Estimated
Association Recreation Fee N
Automatically Update Tax Values no
Ground Rent Exists no
Ownership Interest Fee Simple
Possession Negotiable
Refuse Expense 213.26
Riparian Rights no
Sale Type Standard
Tax Annual Amount 60680
Tax Assessed Value 5364600
Tax Lot 3
Tax Year 2021
Vacation Rental no