Built alongside The Potomac River in Marwood, this home is eclectic and down-to-earth, mixing classic and modern, new and old. The present owners traveled the world with internationally-acclaimed interior designer Barry Dixon for two years searching for inspiration. Throughout the home, plaster walls are painted in a palette of warm Tuscan colors. The dining room is dreamy and romantic, an ode to candlelit suppers amongst the groves. The music rooms offers a wide bank of windows overlooking a conservation area. Across the foyer and adjacent to the music room, a gentleman’s library was added where an octagonal, coffered plaster ceiling lends the room both instant intimacy and grandeur. The drama of the home is continued in the 24’ tall family room. Unconventional yet urbane, it is centered on a two-story fireplace wall of large concrete grids that skillfully conceal media equipment behind. Industrial steel bookshelves were set in bronze tracks across the back of the room at once expandable for seating or reading or collapsible when more space for entertaining is desired. The kitchen is the quintessential spot to relax, with enough space for a generous room but with intimate areas: a fireplace nook and a curved banquette along the outer walls with views of the gardens. As practical as it is beautiful, the kitchen offers Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances and a separate larder and butler pantry. A curving breakfast bar divides the kitchen into semicircles for cooking, eating and entertaining. The master suite upstairs was conceived as an airy retreat. The square bedroom opens to the circular sitting room set in a rounded turret and an elegant, sparkling silver-and-glass master bath, complete with heated floors. Upstairs, there are an additional two bedrooms, both en suite. The lower level of the home was designed for guests and privacy. The cozy entertainment area is outfitted with a 100” screen that disappears when not in use, leaving an additional casual living area. A billiards room is defined by hanging curtain panels. The entertainment area is serviced by a full bar and kitchenette. There is also a full bedroom suite and a wine cellar on the lower level. Outside, sprawling patios extend to the CandO Canal Preservation Area, creating a virtually-endless natural landscape with ample privacy.