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Embassy Row and its neighborhood in Washington D.C. has long been known for grand mansions and global dignitaries. When it came time to build his own home there, the late venture capitalist, philanthropist and GOP supporter, Melvyn Estrin, preferred European style for his Embassy Row home. This led to Newport, Rhode Island where he toured a number of the grand homes of his chosen era and discovered William Vanderbilt’s Marble House. It would make a perfect showplace for large gatherings, and with some adaptation, would also make a comfortable family home. Five years in the building, Estrin’s marble estate was completed in 2008.
Now for sale, the 12,713-square-foot all-marble manse has a grand foyer with full bar behind the soaring staircase and enough floor area to hold any sized fundraiser among its marble statuary. Other formal rooms opening off the grand foyer are equally sized for entertaining such as the stately dining room with hand-painted ceiling mural. Included are nine bedrooms, fifteen baths, chef’s kitchen and private family spaces, a temperature-controlled 500-bottle wine cellar, media room with a home theater system and seating for 10, a heated swimming pool and terrace with pizza oven. Additionally there is a library with a 200-year-old Dutch needlepoint fireplace, stenciled leather wallpaper and a hidden door built into the bookcase that leads to the media room. For more information.
Embassy Row’s newest mansion with design based on William Vanderbilt’s Marble House in Newport, Rhode Island is now for sale. Priced at $16.5 million.