This grand newly built 17,000 square foot estate is located at 13608 5th Corps Lane in Fredericksburg, VA. I LOVE the exterior. If you don’t already know, this is my kind of home. I love homes that make a statement when you first see them; something grand and in your face. The symmetrical shape, the massive columns, and the large stone front steps all add to the grand effect. The interior hasn’t been finished yet and I think it’s kind of disappointing in its current state. I do however think the right buyer could do extraordinary things to the inside. The home boasts 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, dual family rooms, dual kitchens, dual master suites, an au-paire suite, a subterranean 6-car garage, and much more. It is listed at $3,599,000, which is quite reasonable. What do you think?

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  • Jason

    yuck! : heinous, this house is big and showy just for the sake of it. and the circular staircase is the worst. the handrail finish is bland and why have a double curving staircase that meets so close together? it looks pinched.




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  • Elaine

    it looks so nice.. it’s amazing that it’s being sold for 3M+ when smaller ones are much more expensive.




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  • Mike F

    Looking at the property, I am guessing it is an Archival Designs house. I find several things inside and outside that makes me think cheap and built with a rather tight budget. It is a big house, but just because it’s big it does not automatically make it well-planned and grand.

    Also, Jason is very right with the above comment; it looks pinche with the double curving staircase. But this is a matter of taste, someone might just love it looking like that, but many of us do not.




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  • Nalin

    the space between the dual staircase is extremely narrow




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  • Dodo

    Update: This house went in court bancrupcy and sold in March at $1.4M comletelly finished and in move-in conditions. Location is bad…Too bad for the builder who lost everything…




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  • Matt

    The building has a fantastic elevation from the front but what’s really strange about the exterior is how the backyard had to be dug out so that the basement (and apparently part of the first floor) could be completely above ground. While the exposed basement and raised up ballroom and patio is a fantastic design feature, it unfortunately clashes with the plot of land the builders had to work with and likely would give the impression of standing inside a giant ditch from the patio inside. The comments below me mentioned that the building was built on a tight budget, so why in God’s name would they spend all that money digging out so much of the land instead of just adapting their design to fit the property?
    Not much I can say about the interior given how little we’re shown here, but there’s not that much to like. The first impression when entering the house, the staircase, is likely intended to be this big statement, but winds up looking all smushed and awkward because the build/design team didn’t give it enough room to properly make that statement and overall becomes a wasted effort in what may or may not be a very fluid floor plan. The following ballroom though is very well detailed (particularly the ceiling) but the room cut into the load bearing wall on the right side kind of ruins the concept of symmetry that was established by every part of the house we came before.
    While as a whole, it might not be a bad house, but it’s not worth $3.6 Million dollars.




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