It’s a truly one-of-a-kind, modern and move-in ready creation unlike anything in the
region. And, it has a zero-carbon footprint and environmentally friendly vibe that will
make its new owner(s) swoon. Meet 8545 Sandy Beach Lane!
This King George masterpiece spans a total of 2,634 square feet, including four
bedrooms, 3.5 baths and so many carefully crafted spaces in between. It is situated in
the Mount Moriah on the Potomac community, which is quiet, private and has its own
boat ramp. The 10.03-acre land this home sits on is an absolute showstopper, with 331 feet of
Potomac River frontage and 180-degree views of the water. Steps lead down to the
waterfront from its property edge and a quaint creek runs parallel to the river itself. More
than half the acreage is wooded and the lawn accounts for an acre itself. The HOA
allows for horses and there is ample space for a fenced pasture or barns, should your
To the south of the house, there is a 2,500 square-foot fenced garden with a 1,600-
gallon above ground tank installed to it for natural rain irrigation. The garden has 16
raised beds of crops that have been organically grown – if you move in this summer,
prepare for a feast and enjoy the blueberry bushes surrounding it! Along the southern
property line, there is a strip with fruit trees, a 90-foot row of strawberries, garlic, onions,
asparagus and more. On the northern property line, you’ll find a 90-foot grape arbor
which should be in full bloom in 2022.
Now, let’s zoom in on the home itself, shall we? This is a totally customized residence
with Firestone EPDM roofing and Alura cement composite siding draping its outside.
Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, a Seattle-based architect prioritized energy efficiency in
Among its eco-friendly features are a “hybrid” HVAC system (serving as a heat pump
and propane-fueled furnace); large double-paned windows for natural light; a 9.3Kw
photovoltaic solar power system (panels and inverters manufactured by Enphase with
an app for real-time reports on production); Renai tankless hot water heater powered by
propane; and buried 500-gallon propane tank to serve it, the furnace and range. There
is a second 1,000-gallon propane tank and it is prewired for a future home generator,
too. With this set-up, it is possible to go utility-free for nearly a year!
As for the vibe inside, it is contemporary living, an open floor plan and bright spaces at
its finest. As you head inside, notice the towering loft-style ceilings, spruce beams and
luxury vinyl plank flooring throughout.
The great room is anchored by a high-efficiency wood-burning stove that can heat the
entire home (plus, 15 cords of covered, seasoned hardwood convey with the sale!). The
main level kitchen is complete with soft-closing drawers and cabinets, quartz countertops and stainless-steel KitchenAid appliances. Additional main-level highlights
include a powder room off the foyer, two large entry closets, laundry room and access
to the two-car garage.
Before we head upstairs, let’s talk about the main level primary bedroom! As if this
residence couldn’t get any more owner-friendly, its main level primary suite is complete
with a large walk-in closet and glass door access to the home’s 1,100 square-foot patio.
The primary bath is clad in ceramic tile and has a large shower.
Heading to the upper level, you’ll find two bedrooms and a bath, including an in-law
suite with its own adjacent 20x7-foot balcony facing the creek that winds into the
Potomac River. The suite has a full bath with tub, refrigerator and plenty of cabinetry
For extra storage, there is a concrete floored, 600 square-foot crawl space with 4-foot
clearance below the main level.
While certainly tranquil and secluded, the home provides seamless access to so much
the region has to offer. Dahlgren and the US-301 Harry Nice Bridge are within 20
minutes from its doorstep, including a number of grocery stores, dining and shopping.