A home for sale in Potomac, Maryland, has everything you’d expect from a stately mansion in a luxe neighborhood.
The $4.5 million property boasts five bedrooms, a heated pool, a tennis court, a library … oh, and an entire Christmas village in the basement.
Turns out the owners of the red-brick estate transformed their 1,216-square-foot lower level into what looks like the Main Street of a quaint winter wonderland — complete with stores, cobblestone streets and cars. There are 15 “storefront facades,” including a post office, a massage parlor, a sporting goods store and a cozy-looking inn kitted out with a working bathroom, according to the listing on Realtor.com (which has a whopping 94 photos).
The faux town also has a movie theater with a marquee showing “The Exorcist” and “Mary Poppins,” while real, life-size vintage cars line the streets. The decor is suitably festive, with pine trees, poinsettias and gingerbread men.
“It’s an interesting owner. He’s kind of a funny guy,” listing agent Lori Leasure tells Today. “He has a very interesting sense of humor, and he wanted something different in his basement. He wanted to make it fun.”
As Sigmund Freud said, “Leave my mother out of this!”…