OFFERS DUE TUESDAY AT 5PM Named after one of the Seven Hills of Rome, Palatine is a coveted community of 150 luxury custom homes on two-acre lots dotted amidst rolling hills, winding roads, and meandering streams. Prominently set back from the road, beyond lighted entry pillars, 11417 Palatine Drive is a byword for luxury living built by and for the current owners. Through arched double doors, the grand marble foyer introduces a gracious floor plan — equally apt at accommodating large-scale entertaining and cozy domestic living — spanning over 9,000 square feet of soaring ceilings, intricate plasterwork, cherry wood floors, and abundant natural light. The formal living room is discreetly tucked away, with serene wooded views from arched windows on two sides, and mirrors the formal dining room with tray ceiling and subtle accent lighting. The double-height family room is a showstopper, with 22-foot ceilings, a gas fireplace, a wet bar, and private views from the soaring windows. The chef’s kitchen can accommodate gatherings of any scale and features inviting cream-colored cabinets concealing Viking, Miele, and Bosch appliances, as well as an oversized pantry with an additional refrigerator. Immediately adjacent is a spacious yet intimate breakfast room, with its corner fireplace and views of the fall foliage. A thoughtfully hidden princess suite on the main level is an amply-scaled oasis with private outdoor access and an equally luxurious travertine bath boasting a jetted Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. A spacious library, elegant formal powder room, and quadruple-hinged solid core doors complete the main level. Ascending one of two staircases leads to a spacious upper-level landing overlooking the foyer, family room, and the rear lawn via a unique balcony. The owner’s suite, situated amongst the treetops, is connected to its private sitting room via a two-sided gas fireplace. The owner’s bath, accessed through double doors, boasts separate vanities, a spectacular freestanding cast-iron tub, and an oversized steam shower with multiple heads. A large walk-in closet with custom built-ins completes this retreat. Generously-sized secondary bedrooms with ensuite bathroom access, large closets, and private views complement the conveniently-placed laundry room on the upper level. The lower level is centered around a large recreation space anchored by a full-service kitchen, professional wine cellar, fitness room, and a pre-wired, tiered home cinema. A sixth bedroom suite, powder room, additional office space, and large storage room complete this ideal entertaining space. Out back, a large patio is ideally suited for alfresco dining and introduces two acres of private, flat, usable wooded space for which Palatine is legendary. Solid, full brick construction conceals redundant systems — three HVAC zones, twin hot water heaters, central vacuum, extensive wiring for cable — a testament to the quality and attention to detail put into construction. Situated in one of the most sought-after communities in the capital region, serviced by public utilities, 11417 Palatine Drive manages to capture a distinctly secluded feel while being located in close-in Potomac minutes to world-class shopping, dining, and the nation’s capital.