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06/19/2013 01:45 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

River View Estate, Once Part Of George Washington's Mount Vernon, For Sale: $25 Million Mansion May Require Renovation

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WASHINGTON -- It's a common adage in the D.C. area that any building more than 200 years old can claim, "George Washington slept here."

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In the case of River View Estate, which was listed for sale on Friday, George Washington himself never slept there but his personal secretary did.

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River View Estate For Sale

Tysons Corner developer Gerald "Jerry" Halpin currently owns the property, which was once part of Washington's Mount Vernon Estate. According to The Wall Street Journal, "George Washington's family owned the property until 1859; since then there have been three owners of the property."

The $25 million, 16.5-acre property includes a "6,000-sf, circa 1914 manor home, guest house, carriage house and staff quarters."

However, The Washington Post points out the Sotheby's listing mentions the property is “poised for modern renovations,” a sign that River View Estate's buyer may have a $25 million fixer-upper on his or her hands.

Curbed notes that River View Estate is just the third most expensive piece of real estate on the market right now in Fairfax County; two massive McLean homes are priced at $32 million and $45 million, respectively.

Here are a few more massive homes now on the market:

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