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Commander in Chief, meet the chief of the Commanders.

The mystery owner of a Mount Vernon mansion built on land once owned by America’s Founding Father, George Washington, is Dan Snyder — the billionaire owner of the NFL’s Washington Commanders.

Snyder, who has owned the team (formerly known as the Redskins) since 1999, plunked down $48 million in cash for the property back in October, records reveal.

He also paid an additional $2 million for all the furniture that came with the renovated house.

This would mark the most expensive transaction ever sold in the D.C. area.

Named River View, the sprawling estate sits along the Potomac River and boasts seven bedrooms spanning over 16,000 square feet, with an additional three-bedroom, 2,600 square-feet guest house.

Located on Boulevard Drive, it was initially on the market in 2020 for $60 million.

Dan Snyder purchased the sprawling Mount Vernon residence for $48 million on October 29, 2020.
Dan Snyder purchased the sprawling Mount Vernon residence for $48 million on October 29, 2020.
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The home is situated on 16.5 acres of land.
The home is situated on 16.5 acres of land.
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The home is made up of seven bedroom and 13 bathrooms.
The home is made up of seven bedrooms and 13 bathrooms.
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The breakfast space.
The breakfast space.
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The living room.
The living room.
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The formal living room.
The formal living room.
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The kitchen.
The kitchen.
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Although listed under the LLC “River View 797,” campaign finance records show Snyder had marked down the sprawling mansion as his address when he donated $25,000 to Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s campaign early last month.

Amenities include a game room with a full bar, a movie theater, a home gym with radius windows overlooking the Potomac, an adjacent spa area with a sauna and steam room — and an indoor resistance pool, according to the listing.

Terraces with water views are accessed by nearly every room in the American Federal-style residence designed by architect Jim Rill, the previous listing stated.

The oval staircase.
The oval staircase.
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The resistance poll and spa.
The resistance pool and spa.
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The grand hallway.
The grand hallway.
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The game room.
The game room.
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The reception room.
The reception room.
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One of seven bedrooms.
One of seven bedrooms.
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The primary ensuite bathroom.
The primary ensuite bathroom.
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Features also include 400 feet of water frontage and a reception room that opens out to the expansive gardens.

Situated on more than 16 acres of land, the home was last purchased by the former CEO of Lockheed Martin, Robert Stevens, and his wife, Michelle Stevens, in 2014 for $18.6 million, records show.

The home was part of the original 1,800 acres America’s founding father purchased in 1760, according to the American Horticultural Society, which still owns a portion of the original property, now a historic landmark that serves as a museum.

The backyard terrace.
The backyard terrace.
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A patio space by the river.
A relaxing space by the river.
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Sunset views of the Potomac River.
Sunset views of the Potomac River.
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The manicured court yard.
The manicured courtyard.
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A 15-seat movie theater.
A 15-seat movie theater.
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The guest house.
The guest house.
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The rose gardens.
The rose gardens.
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The grounds.
The grounds.
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The home remained in Washington’s family until 1859 and has only changed hands a total of four times since then.

Heather Corey of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty held the listing.

Source: NYPOST

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