This stately residence, dubbed The Chateau in Oak Hollow, is located at 5825 Doyle Road in Clifton, VA and situated on 5 acres. It was designed by architect Ron Hubbard and built in 2000. It boasts 27,000 square feet of living space  (13,500 finished) and over 3,000 square feet of exterior living space comprised of both balconies and patios. It offers 7 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms. The Chateau also offers a 3-bedroom guest suite in one wing of the home, and an indoor pool, and fitness center in the other. Other features inclue a porte-cochere, art gallery, 3-story marble entrance, 5 fireplaces, 12 and 10 ft ceilings, elevator, sauna, 8-car garage, golf green and two ponds. It is listed at $12,500,000.

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  • weisser

    No landscaping. Damn, that French inspired house! Where is the geometric bushes? Where cozy benches and fountains? Bird view of the house seemed to me terrible and very fragmented. However, a short distance the house looks very nice. I also liked the pool. Amazing exterior gives me hope to the beautiful interior. Meanwhile, I am quite disappointed in the hall and staircase. I think the house is not bad, but needs finalization and refinement.
    Can’t be changed this cyclopean disproportionate chimneys only. OMG …




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  • Daniel

    Nursing home or Grey Pouppon factory, take your pick. Either way it looks like it caters to someone who has more candles on their birthday cake than there are trees in that forest.




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  • JDannyMac

    Oy, what a mess.




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  • jimmyz

    Never seen a house that is so symmetrical. Thats pretty bad I have to agree with Daniel above.




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  • Scott

    Ugh, a professional architect designed this?! It looks like something an ill-informed teenager designed.




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  • c

    This is text book definition McMansion – no architectural merit.. cheap out on every finish, poor detailing, Jew out on landscaping and you have a big ol’ pile of shit sitting on some ugly land.

    The car may be worth more than the house.




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  • Grrrowler

    First it made me laugh, then it made me sad. There’s just so much wrong with this place, and I have things to do today, so I’ll be more compendious than usual and say that it looks like the afterbirth from a properly-designed French manor.




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  • Brian

    Here is what happens when you let a contractor loose with an unlimited budget and no adult (or architectural) supervision. I will take the “Mansion of the Day” at the exact same price, coincidentally. I’m betting it will close at $5-6M, but we may have to wait 5 years to see the results of my prediction. All bets are off if a Russian heiress takes a liking to it, reminding her of Home.




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  • Michael

    I’ve actually done a photoshoot directly in front of that house before. It’s in a terrible location as well, down a tiny street.

    I agree with the terrible design, etc comments as well. Only nice part is the garage size, and the privacy you’d get.




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  • c

    did you see the garage doors? the cheap looking vinyl windows and patio doors? sliding glass patio doors flanking the port corchere?!?!?! pretty sure french design should have FRENCH doors




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  • Onions

    Why are those chimneys so high and why do they have 2 identical looking private lakes in the back?? This place just makes no sense.




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  • avoona

    The house that Home Depot built.




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  • Al Robinson

    I guess my problem with mansions like this, is that they’re specifically designed for entertaining. The problem is that this home doesn’t have the right amenities to entertain. It’s large, and there are too many sitting areas. Why can’t designers design homes in which most of the rooms are actually designed for a single family, not the Duggar Family with their 20 kids.

    The way a mansion designed for entertaining should be is that you have two spaces, for the family, and then for parties. The party areas should have plenty of places to sit. The only other problem though with the sitting areas, is that they’re isolated, so only three to four people can visit with each other at a time. In other words, it looks like a restaurant.




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  • Izzy

    If i were a nun, this would be my convent…sweet Jesus !




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  • Randy

    Believe it or not, a professional architect lives here . Ron Hubbard is an architect for the Federal Government which explains his lack of taste .




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  • NOVA Ben

    I could go on all day, so I’ll bullet-point to try to make this brief:

    – Clifton is not exactly the epicenter of desirability when it comes to the DC area.
    – “the house that Home Depot built” is 100% apt, good call avoona. Everything about this place screams “budget”.
    – I don’t think I’ve seen a house that more closely resembles something you’d build in The Sims. The rabid symmetry, the off-the-shelf look of the windows, doors, appliances, etc…
    – This place has been on and off the market for as far back as I can remember, in various states of completion, and I’d bet it’s sat vacant for far more time than it’s been inhabited.

    Really, this place is “McMansion” at it’s very worst, and there’s precious little of merit here…I suppose the fact that you can’t see any of your neighbors is a plus, especially when you consider that that means they can’t see you either, and thus can’t laugh at you. This is awful.

    As someone familiar with this area’s real estate, I see this selling for possibly half the asking price, if they’re lucky.




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  • Adam

    All I see here is a bunch of cheap, builder-standard objects thrown into a heap and resulting in what looks like an illegitimate nursing home….nothing about the home says “custom” to me. From the looks of it, it’s 27,000 square feet of stale, early 1990’s confusion.




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  • Rebecca

    I like the evening shot, and the car kinda looks like someone from The Incredibles is in front.




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