13320 Signal Tree Lane

Potomac, Maryland MD20854-6053

This brief description can't adequately capture the majesty of this property. Please inquire with the agent for more detailed information. Your own breathtaking Italian villa nestled on historic Civil War property in the lush Maryland countryside. Painstakingly created with handcrafted, reclaimed, and imported European materials and design—from the expansive cobblestone piazza, to the elegant salon hosting an authentic Bluthner grand piano—this romantic palazzo is the dream home for any lover of Italy—whether through your heritage or your soul. More than a home, Signal Tree is an homage to the exquisite warmth and history of Italia -built to evoke a borgo -an Italian hilltop village that expanded over centuries, merging buildings with diverse uses and architectural styles into a single luxurious home. As you approach the front of the property, cruising over ancient, repurposed cobbles, you pass through massive wrought-iron gates, bringing your new palazzo into view -a striking, unequaled gem -entirely custom built, the stuff of fantasies. You are greeted by imported twin Italian Corinthian limestone columns and antique pavers, set into a breathtaking three-story tower. To your right, a second courtyard that houses both the two-car & three car garages—perfect to hold the classic car collection of your dreams -and your three car garage is temperature controlled with heat and air, plus hot and cold water. Through your grand front entrance -Medieval -style "doors-within-a-door" hung on exquisite gold-plated hinges, handcrafted by the renowned master woodworker Nick Bruford of Artisans du Bois—the virtuoso who envisioned and carved nearly one hundred stunning interior and exterior doors for the property. Crossing the threshold of your entry hall, you are greeted by ancient terra cotta tile, set in the pattern of Cerasi Chapel of Santa Maria del Popolo church in Rome. Look closely at the tile--you will see the handprints of the artisans who crafted them centuries ago, preserved in the clay, creating a rich, inimitable patina. The stately two-story hall features stencils from the gracious homes lining the enchanting canals of Venice. To your right, the dining room—you will feel like you are dining al fresco any time of the year—look up to see the whimsical coffered ceiling containing a hand-painted vista of fluffy white clouds in a clear blue sky. To the left, the living room, featuring the first of four wood-burning fireplaces with a 500-year-old Italian volcanic stone mantle, and a flexible space containing the 8-foot concert piano -and perfect acoustics -to host performances for up to 120 guests. For the chef in the family, a warm, rustic-style kitchen -housing the most modern professional grade appliances -leading to an eight person breakfast area, and on to a screened in porch, complete with fireplace. On to the two-story family room with a quaint, rebuilt antique woodstove. Opposite is the two-story library, evoking the famous libraries of Europe, with cozy reading room, and plentiful built-in bookcases. Lest you need a glass of Barolo while you read, the area connects to a wet bar with all the amenities. The adjacent office suite opens onto its own balcony and contains an assistant's room, plus powder room--with a centuries-old Italian fountain remade into a wash basin. On to the master suite, with sitting area, fireplace, two walk-in closets, his/ hers bathrooms -featuring a lucky dolphin motif -which will inspire you to take a swim. As you head through "The Temple", your room for reflection and relaxation, you discover your indoor lap pool complete with marble Turkish bath. Moving to the second floor from one of your 3 staircases, you come upon the second-floor lounge, the studio, and four more bedrooms—the independent suite, the starry sky bedroom, the green bedroom, & the belfry bedroom -complete with 300 pound bronze bell. This is a homestead in which generations can gather to celebrate!!!!!!!

About This Property

Listing IDMDMC756732
Full Baths10
Partial Baths4
SqFt 26,698
Acres 9.940
Year Built2007
Property TypeResidential
Property Sub TypeDetached
County Montgomery
Half Baths 4
Price/SqFt 643.19
Property Sub Type Detached
Property Type Residential
Year Built 2007
Zoning RC
Above Grade Finished Area Units Square Feet
Above Grade Finished SqFt Source Assessor
Appliances Built-In Microwave, Built-In Range, Cooktop - Down Draft, Cooktop, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Dryer - Electric, Dryer - Front Loading, Extra Refrigerator/Freezer, Microwave, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Washer, Washer/Dryer Stacked, Water Heater
Basement yes
Basement Type Daylight, Full, Improved, Heated, Walkout Level, Full, Fully Finished, Side Entrance, Walkout Stairs, Windows, Other
Bathrooms Count Lower Level 1 3
Bathrooms Count Main Level 6
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 5
Bathrooms Full Lower Level 1 3
Bathrooms Full Main Level 3
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 4
Bathrooms Half Main Level 3
Bathrooms Half Upper Level 1 1
Bedrooms Count Lower Level 1 1
Bedrooms Count Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 4
Below Grade Finished Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Finished SqFt 6875
Below Grade Finished SqFt Source Assessor
Below Grade Unfinished Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfinished SqFt 3747
Below Grade Unfinished SqFt Source Assessor
Central Air yes
Cooling Type Central A/C, Other, Zoned, Ceiling Fan(s), Heat Pump(s)
Fireplace yes
Fireplace Features Mantel(s), Stone, Wood, Other
Fireplaces Count 7
Flooring Type Concrete, Hardwood, Slate, Stone, Other
Heating yes
Heating Type Other, Zoned
Interior Features 2nd Kitchen, Additional Stairway, Attic, Bar, Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Dining Area, Entry Level Bedroom, Exposed Beams, Family Room Off Kitchen, Floor Plan - Open, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Kitchen - Country, Kitchen - Gourmet, Kitchen - Island, Kitchenette, Pantry, Primary Bath(s), Recessed Lighting, Sauna, Soaking Tub, Stain/Lead Glass, Stall Shower, Studio, Tub Shower, Upgraded Countertops, Walk-in Closet(s), Wet/Dry Bar, Window Treatments, Wine Storage, Wood Floors, Elevator, Double/Dual Staircase, Curved Staircase, Floor Plan - Traditional
Laundry Type Lower Floor, Main Floor, Upper Floor
Levels Count 3
Living Area SqFt Source Assessor
Room List Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Exercise Room, Great Room, In-Law/auPair/Suite, Utility Room, Workshop, Bedroom 6, Bathroom 1, Bathroom 2, Bathroom 3, Bonus Room
Spa yes
Spa Features Private
Total Below Grade SqFt 10622
Total Below Grade SqFt Source Assessor
Total SqFt 30445
Total SqFt Source Assessor
Wall & Ceiling Types 2 Story Ceilings, 9'+ Ceilings, Beamed Ceilings, Cathedral Ceilings, Masonry, Vaulted Ceilings, Tray Ceilings
Architectural Style Mediterranean, Villa
Construction Materials Stone, Tile, Other
Cooling Fuel Electric, Other
Door Features French, Sliding Glass, Double Entry
Electric Service Generator
Exterior Features Extensive Hardscape, Exterior Lighting, Flood Lights, Gutter System, Outbuilding(s), Stone Retaining Walls, Other, Bump-outs, Play Area
Foundation Details Other
Garage yes
Garage Features Additional Storage Area, Garage - Side Entry, Garage Door Opener, Other
Garage Spaces Count 5
Heating Fuel Electric, Propane - Owned
Horses yes
Hot Water Instant Hot Water, Multi-tank, Propane, Other
Lot Features Landscaping, Open, Premium, Private, Rear Yard, Secluded, Other
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Units Square Feet
Lot SqFt 432986
Navigable Water no
New Construction no
Number of Attached Garage Spaces 5
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Outdoor Living Structures Balconies- Multiple, Patio(s), Porch(es), Roof, Screened, Terrace
Parking Features Paved Driveway, Paved Parking, Private, Stone Driveway, Unpaved, Lighted Parking
Pool Yes - Personal
Pool Features Heated, In Ground, Indoor, Other, Gunite
Road Responsibility City/County
Road Surface Type Paved
Roof Tile, Pitched, Other
Sewer Septic Septic Exists
Tidal Water no
Total Garage and Parking Spaces 85
Type of Parking Attached Garage, Driveway, Off Street, Other
Utilities Other
Water Access no
Water Oriented no
Water Source Well
Water View yes
Window Features Atrium, Casement, Double Pane, Transom
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, Panoramic, Pasture, Pond, Scenic Vista, Other
Waterfront no
Accessibility Features 2+ Access Exits, 36"+ wide Halls, Doors - Swing In, Level Entry - Main, Other, Elevator, Ramp - Main Level
Historic no
Land Use Code 011
Property Condition Excellent
Story List Lower 1, Main, Upper 1
Year Assessed 2021
Year Built Source Assessor
Association Recreation Fee N
Automatically Update Tax Values yes
Exclusions S ee additional information attached to disclosures
Ground Rent Exists no
Inclusions See additional information attached to disclosures