A suburban Virginia home that’s a mix of ultra-modern features and reclaimed wood from the property

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Location: McLean, Virginia

Price: $8.7 million

This unusual specification new home in the Virginia the suburb offers an old-fashioned mix of hardwood floors sourced from trees on the property and materials salvaged from the old house on the site that have been paired with state-of-the-art elements. Among them are a video wall of 16 assembled TV screens, a $100,000 fireplace, and a one-piece wood and steel spiral staircase that weighs 30,000 pounds.

The builder, Ahmad Khreshi, “milled and dried the maples and oaks on the property and also took some of the wood and joists” from the old house on the property and used them in the ceilings, floors and shelves in the new home, said listing agent Ali Alasgar Farhadov of Compass.

The back of the house has tiered patios and seating areas and a heated pool and spa.

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“We work with a lot of builders,” he said. “It’s the first of its kind, completely unique in the industry.”

Mr Khreshi “really, really adored the work of Piet Mondrian”, a Dutch painter who was one of the pioneers of 20th century abstract art, Mr Farhadov said. “Much of the house is based on Mondrian’s ‘Composition A’ painting. You can see this from the front of the property.

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Known as De Stijl House, after the De Stijl art movement which Mondrian co-founded in 1917, the house has a number of unusual features. These include a pivoting entry door, a hand-built open hearth pizza oven, a custom 12-foot-wide ellipse-shaped skylight, and cladding. Japanese-style charred wooden Shou Sugi Ban Yakisugi by Nakamoto Forestry that blocks rot and pests.

From the concrete porch you enter a hall, with an office and a shower room on the right, then up a few steps to the large open plan room, which includes living and dining areas and the kitchen, Mr. Farhadov mentioned. Two sets of stackable glass doors open to the pool and patio area, and the mudroom and a three-car garage are hidden behind the 10-foot-wide gas fireplace.

The first upper level houses a living room/family room and the four bedrooms. The master suite includes a walk-in closet, built-in coffee machine, and modern bathroom with voice-activated shower, Picasso tub, heated floors, heated towel rail, and floating concrete sinks.

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There is another upper level which features a loft with a bar and large windows that flood the open space with bright natural light.

“The lower tier is amazing,” Mr. Farhadov said. “Everything is open except for a back room with spa, sauna and shower.”

There’s another wet bar here, as well as a polished blue onyx LED art panel and an entertainment area with the video wall of 16 Bezel flat screens that display multiple channels simultaneously or one channel as a large screen.


The 8,838 square foot home features four bedrooms, four full bathrooms and four partial bathrooms. It is situated on a 0.51 acre lot.


Amenities include a heated pool and spa, three-car garage, wine cellar, two bars, 16-screen TV video wall, and basement sauna.

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You can walk from the house to downtown McLean, Mr. Farhadov said. And it’s a five to seven minute drive to Tysons Corner, which is known for its luxury shopping malls and office buildings that house many corporate headquarters.

“You’re also close to Washington, DC,” he said. “You are 20 minutes from the White House, 20-25 minutes from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.”

Agents: Sherif Abdalla and Ali Alasgar Farhadov, Compass

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