This lavish, newly listed 34.8 acre estate is located at 15325 Masonwood Drive in Potomac, MD. It was built in 2004 and was recently expanded upon. There is a large main house with 7 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, concert hall/art gallery and more. There is also a 3-level guest house/garage, expansive patio, swimming pool with spa, large cabana and tennis and basketball courts. The estate is also helicopter landing-ready and will also feature a 9-hole golf course that is set to be finished this month. It is listed at $9,900,000.

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  • Mak

    Ok. I’m going to try reeaaallly hard not to be snarky. I’ll try say something nice about this place.
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    Sorry. I got nothin.




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  • Nick

    Boring and uninteresting.




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  • Daniel

    It’s as if they spent all their money on the exterior staircases. House looks terribly cheap.




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  • le

    I keep thinking this place must have been built by some low life foreign diplomat who funneled millions of dollars from his impoverished and starving country to build onto this house with that f-ugly entrance way and municipal building adding onto the right side of the house.
    I like the pool cabana and some of the landscaping…love Japanese maples…but other than that…it reminds me of the ridiculous house up in Ontario that was posted yesterday. I still throw up just a little bit each time I think about that place.




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    • NOVA Ben

      Given the location, you may not be far off the mark with your comment on foreign diplomats. It would not surprise me at all if that were the case.




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  • Grrrowler

    Tract Homes Of The Rich.

    Someone needs to tell people who build houses like this that you can’t build the whole damn thing out of brick and stick a little wood trim on it for contrast. The archways, window and door surrounds, and quoins need to be a contrasting stone. But, that would take creativity, something the builders of this house seem to lack.




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    • NOVA Ben

      See my comment below…




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  • le

    Sorry for the repost but I didn’t see the link for the additional until after my first post. The stairs in my house are more elegant than these and I live in a subdivision house…I’m convinced that the kitchen cabinets came from Ikea and the closet system in the master bedroom came from Closet Maid that has a kiosk at the mall.




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  • george

    North Potomac is misleading, it’s really Gaithersburg. Not the same level of homes. It’s like comparing Greenwich with the Bronx.




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    • NOVA Ben

      Okay, it’s not THAT different. It’s a little further out, but there are still nice homes in Gaithersburg. Granted, there aren’t as many, and this is certainly not one of them, but it’s still a desirable area.




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  • NOVA Ben

    Alright, there are a lot of things wrong with this house, and a lot of things that don’t make sense to me. I’m going to leave the decor out of this…it’s ugly and needs to go. But there are bigger issues here…

    First, this is a subdivision that had one builder. You could choose between about three house plans, with a couple different facades for each, and the homes were about 5,000 sf (without basement) when you got one off the shelf from the builder. Add that together with the fact that the original home was only 7 years old and you have an exceptionally odd choice for a home you’re going to at least double in size with improvements. The quality of the additions does not ratchet up the overall quality of what was already there, which gets rid of the last reason I can think of that you’d undertake this project.

    A LOT of money went into adding onto and landscaping this transformed property, so if you have that money to begin with, why not build somewhere else from scratch, to your own specifications? There’s just no point in doing this on an existing home that wasn’t anything special to begin with. Additionally, it looks like the only effort that was made to make the additions look like the original house is matching up the brick color, and that’s not enough. It’s just a confusing proposition all around.

    The only thing going for this property is how much land it’s on. Even so, the price is too high.




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    • NOVA Ben

      Also, what they’ve done with the entryway, expanding it forwards, looks terrible and ruins any appeal the original house had aesthetically. Why do you need a big square windowless reception area when you already had a decently sized entryway to begin with?




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  • Bruce Lemieux

    This home is in my neck of the woods. It’s very nice, but the price is rather breath-taking. We simply don’t see this kind of money for a home in North Potomac/Darnestown. Only one sale in the entire county broke the $10M barrier since 2009, and that was Ted Leonsis’ reported $20M purchase of a 13 acre Potomac estate previously owned by the Kennedy’s, and Gore. This home simply isn’t in this price league.




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