They say that money can't buy happiness—but when you live near Washington DC, it can certainly get you a stunning property equipped with all the the custom upgrades and amenities of your dreams. These lavish estates are the epitome of Washingtonian luxury, and we're giving you a sneak peek inside some of the area's most exclusive listings. Here are four homes that truly encompass the lifestyles of DC's elite.

9412 Mafi Court – Great Falls, Virginia

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Unparalleled opulence awaits at Le Reve, one of the finest new communities in the DC metro area. And this stunning masterpiece, known as Chateau de Riviere, is perhaps the crown jewel of the entire neighborhood. This 17,200 square foot property boasts six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and three half baths—but that's just the beginning of what you'll find here.

From the moment you drive through the gates of Chateau de Riviere, you'll be transported to an oasis of pure luxury. The commanding curb appeal evokes a distinct French provincial style, which extends inside the home. Custom marble floors and stunning trim await at every corner, and the open concept main floor is ideal for even the most lavish soirees. Other defining features include a rotunda dome, multiple terraces, and a two-story walk-in closet.

No tour of this estate would be complete without exploring the expansive backyard. Entertain guests on the stone patio, relax by the pool, or just marvel at the two acres of open space—it's all up to you.

8334 Alvord Street – McLean, Virginia 

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Nestled in the quiet suburb of McLean, 8334 Alvord Street is a stunning French Provincial estate that comes with 13,258 square feet of total luxury. This home offers a whopping six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and two half bathrooms, and it's also located in the coveted Woodside Estates neighborhood.

Take a drive through a custom gate and down the winding driveway to discover a chateau unlike any other. Inside, a custom foyer with stunning mosaic details and towering 20-foot ceilings awaits to welcome you home. A sun room, multiple living spaces, a formal dining area, and a gourmet-style kitchen create the perfect layout for main floor entertaining or total relaxation. Other highlights include a massive master suite, a hydraulic elevator, and a home cinema.

This estate also comes equipped with over an acre of verdant outdoor space, as well as multiple terraces, patios, and an oversized pool. You can even host guests at the outdoor kitchen and pool house, too! 

10850 Spring Knoll Drive – Potomac, Maryland

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Travel through the pastoral beauty of Potomac to uncover 10850 Spring Knoll Drive, a French Provincial mansion that boasts 15,558 square feet of space. This one-of-a-kind property has seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and three half bathrooms, as well as a host of amenities that will impress even the most particular buyers.

Wondering what sets this home apart? Its relaxed warmth and elegant floorplan is ideal for any kind of lifestyle, and you'll fall in love with the custom details that await at every turn. Be sure to explore the chef-style kitchen, which is defined by its outstanding beauty and practical function. And upstairs, a spectacular master suite with marble countertops and flooring, a steam sauna, and twinkling crystal chandeliers provide an unparalleled feeling of grandeur.

Outside, a stone terrace with a whimsical bubbling fountain and mature rose bushes offer an environment ideal for enjoyment. It's easy to picture yourself hosting guests, relaxing on the patio, or admiring your two private acres of lush green space.

3102 Bennett Point Road – Queenstown, Maryland 

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Complete waterfront seclusion awaits at 3102 Bennett Point Road, a fabulous estate located in Queenstown, Maryland. Although this home might seem remote, it's still just an hour away from Washington DC and showcases 11,152 square feet of space. Six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and one half bath provide plenty of room to roam, but the views of the Chester River are what really take this home to the next level.

Head inside to discover every modern amenity you could ever want, including imported crystal chandeliers, a home theater, and even a dedicated massage room. To top it all off, each room in this home boasts commanding waterfront views, so you can always stop to take in the soothing coastal panoramas.

Don't forget to head outside to explore the jaw-dropping backyard. Here, multiple outdoor terraces, a trickling koi pond, and a brand-new travertine pool and spa create an atmosphere unlike any other. This home also comes with a full outdoor kitchen and a deeded boat slip.