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Live like a President!
The Daily Mail ^ | 6-21-13

Posted on 06/21/2013 7:28:23 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

A spectacular 16.5-acre estate originally part of George Washington's famed Mount Vernon is up for sale for a presidential $25 million, despite needing renovations. Steeped in American history, the waterfront property, located in Alexandria, Virginia, is on the market for the first time in half a century. Named River View Estate after its 383 feet of uninterrupted vistas of the Potomac River, the residence makes plain why Washington once proclaimed: 'I had rather be on my farm than emperor of the world.' The estate boasts a 6,000-square foot manor home, 2,000-square foot guest house, four-car garage, carriage house and staff quarters that are, according to the listing 'poised for modern renovations.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: history; property
Many pictures at link.
1 posted on 06/21/2013 7:28:23 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Pharmboy

This is for you. I hear that interest rates are soon to rise, so you’d better strike quickly!


2 posted on 06/21/2013 7:29:28 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It’s likely that a foreigner will snap this up and pay cash.


3 posted on 06/21/2013 7:30:42 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee

Sad, isn’t it?


4 posted on 06/21/2013 7:33:11 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: txrefugee

It would probably make a nice vacation home for a Saudi prince. /s


5 posted on 06/21/2013 7:35:35 AM PDT by ken in texas (The Obama Excuse: They never told me and I didn't ask.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
nobody can afford to live like this president.
6 posted on 06/21/2013 7:37:31 AM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The Fairy King would love that place, and he could have white slaves to serve his every whim.

Heck, the price is a bargain compared with his African expedition.


7 posted on 06/21/2013 7:41:42 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: schm0e

Sure they can. All they need is an unlimited supply of Other People’s Money. . .


8 posted on 06/21/2013 7:44:59 AM PDT by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: txrefugee

Yes it will no doubt be a conquest of some Saudi or Chinese outfit, useful to impress guests that they now own the home of GW.


9 posted on 06/21/2013 7:45:34 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be what you might have been.)
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To: Sender

I can’t afford a First Lady.


10 posted on 06/21/2013 7:56:39 AM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Let us pray that the Koch Brothers buy it.


11 posted on 06/21/2013 7:59:43 AM PDT by WVNan
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Ironic that we go to UK based newspaper websites for US news. I have to admit they do provide good coverage.


12 posted on 06/21/2013 8:01:30 AM PDT by OriginalChristian (The end of America, as founded, began when the first Career Politician was elected...)
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To: Salgak

Ah yes OPM


13 posted on 06/21/2013 8:14:39 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

5 bucks says a liberal commie will buy it to put their thumb in our eye. I’m surprised it hasn’t yet crossed their mind. Just think, a lib buying it with our money for them.


14 posted on 06/21/2013 8:16:45 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (“To learn who rules over you, simply find out whom you are not allowed to criticize.” ~ Voltaire)
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To: ken in texas
It would probably make a nice vacation home for a Saudi prince. /s

Prolly build a mosque on the property too. As a sign of conquering. /ns
15 posted on 06/21/2013 8:19:49 AM PDT by Old Yeller (You can't spell Stanley Ann without S-A-T-A-N)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

[[Live like a President!]]

you mean spend 2 billion dollars of taxpayer mioney on just me and my family in just 4 years? Fly all aroudn the world for what amouints to nothign more than extended weeks long parties at furtther expense to taxpayers? Play golf while America is suffocating under the stench of innaction by the leader? Attack the constitution, churches, morality, hristians, businesses? Live liek that?


16 posted on 06/21/2013 8:24:30 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; indcons; Chani; thefactor; blam; aculeus; ELS; Doctor Raoul; mainepatsfan; ...
Thanks so much for the post and the ping, aftr! Great stuff...as you likely know, the original Mount Vernon lands covered much more territory than they do today, but I do not know if it originally went all the way to Alexandria. This estate might have been disconnected from the original.


View of Mt Vernon facing the Potomac

The RevWar/Colonial History/General Washington ping list

17 posted on 06/21/2013 8:26:50 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Pharmboy

My Xth great-grandfather owned a farm near George Washington and was the overseer for the Mt. Vernon Muddy Hole Farm. There is a contract between him and George Washington among Washington’s papers.

I lived in Alexandria for a short time and did not realize that I was living a few miles from my ancestor’s farm. The only thing a could afford of that area now is a postcard picture.


18 posted on 06/21/2013 10:15:30 AM PDT by wfu_deacons
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To: schm0e
*nobody can afford to live like this president. *

All he would have to do is forgo a coupla vacations to pay for it.

19 posted on 06/21/2013 10:40:02 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I picture 16 acres of ugly taupe condos with a half acre preserved to “honor” the history of our founder.

Hurry! Interest rates are on the rise!

See if you qualify. Starting in the low 700’s.

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20 posted on 06/21/2013 10:45:26 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Pharmboy

Beautiful pic of Mount Vernon! My husband and I have visited it several times. We were there twice this past November around Thanksgiving. Visited the excellent new Visitors Center (new to us since we were at Mt. Vernon years ago), and went on one of their wonderful after-dark Christmas candlelight tours, which I’d highly recommend.


21 posted on 06/21/2013 12:01:25 PM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: nutmeg
Funny you mentioned the Christmas tours: back in 2001, I rousted the family out early Christmas morning (my daughter was in Alexandria at the time and we were visiting) and we were all at Mt Vernon at 9:15 AM (the family puts up with me when it comes to the General). It is the only day they allow visitors on the third floor and cupola.

There was only one other family there, a group from Georgia. Great day. It was the 225th anniversary of the Battle of Trenton, and if I could not be there, then this was the place to be.

22 posted on 06/21/2013 12:28:02 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Fudd Fan; Biggirl; holdonnow
Hopefully, someone or someone(s) like Rush will buy it, renovate it and turn it into the peoples' museum.

Americans no longer have the peoples' house, so lets get a peoples' museum that schoolkids and history buffs can see Mt. Vernon up close?

What d'ya say? Pair up Tea Party and Conservative Radio hosts...and their audiences.

23 posted on 06/21/2013 12:46:15 PM PDT by hummingbird (So many conspiracies. Not enough time.)
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To: Pharmboy
I'm imagining what you saw through my eyes...what a wonderful, wonderful sight, on such historic grounds, in the home of someone so admirable. It was just you and the other couple from Georgia that day. How quiet and still it must have been on that Christmas morning. If only you could have suspended yourself in time and transported yourself into the moment, on the 22nd anniversary of the Battle of Trenton, but being there on that day was definitely the next best thing. How I do so envy you that day. It's a little too late for me to see Mt. Vernon before I die, but I can imagine what the visit would be like..such a good feeling!
24 posted on 06/22/2013 10:56:00 PM PDT by itssme
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Live like a president? Check out this place on Zillow, Zestimated to be worth $314,663,825.

Tip: save this search to get email alerts when listings hit the market. (um, in 2016?)

25 posted on 06/22/2013 11:08:44 PM PDT by cynwoody
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