Monumental co-owner lists pristine McLean mansion, The Cliffs, for $39M

Monumental co-owner lists pristine McLean mansion, The Cliffs, for $39M

The D.C. area’s most expensive residential listing is new construction with indoor and outdoor pools, a kitchen designed with “input” from Chef José Andrés , an indoor basketball court, collector’s garage for nearly two dozen cars — and, of course, it overlooks the Potomac River.

Roger Mody , a co-owner of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, and his wife Kyle have listed their 5-acre McLean estate for $39 million. The couple spent eight years designing and constructing The Cliffs, as it has been branded, but ultimately chose not to move into the four-level, 35,000-square-foot home, said Mark Lowham , CEO of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty and the property’s listing agent.

The listing is expected to go live at some point Wednesday.

Lowham has brokered the sales of top McLean estates including those formerly owned by Jim Kimsey , Dwight Schar and Steve Case — all on McLean’s Gold Coast overlooking the Potomac. The Cliffs is about a mile and a half outside the Beltway, not on the Gold Coast, but “without question this is the finest position on the river I’ve ever seen,” Lowham said.

Roger Mody is the former CEO and co-owner of federal contractor Signal Corp., which was sold in 2002 — netting Mody an estimated $125 million . He later founded The Mody Foundation and became a partner in Monumental Sports in 2011 .

The Roger Mody Trust acquired 700 and 710 Bulls Neck in early 2013 for $5 million, demolished what was on the property and forged ahead with the construction of the gated estate featuring a French provincial mansion built on granite cliffs. The home includes eight bedrooms, eight full-baths and six half-baths and offers 400 feet of riverfront — and sits adjacent to 700 acres of protected land in conservation easement.

Custom iron doors open to a rotunda and galleries in two directions, the main salon, a dining room with space for 24 and a “soaring great room,” according to listing material. The kitchen, by Vienna’s Lobkovich Designs with the aid of Andrés, includes a circular breakfast room, full suite of high-end appliances and a separate catering kitchen.

There is a collector’s garage with room for up to 22 cars — this space doubles as a ballroom — and a daily garage for four more vehicles. The primary suite, which encompasses the entire western wing of the second level, offers a marble fireplace, coffee bar, “dramatic closing,” dressing room and master bath with marble flooring, free-standing tub, two marble steam showers, two vanities and Rohl hardware.

Potomac River mansions are consistently the top sellers in Greater Washington real estate.

NVR Inc. founder Schar sold his McLean property for $35 million in 2017, setting an all-time record for top price in region. That was soundly beaten in 2018 when AOL-founder Case sold McLean’s Merrywood for $43 million. In 2020, the two-home, Chain Bridge Road estate of the late AOL co-founder Kimsey sold for $45 million , setting another record.

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