McLean, VA: Luxury Living Outside of the Capitol

Mclean, Virginia is home to an upscale community where many politicians and high-end professionals live as well. The location of the Central Intelligence Agency and the proximity to Washington D.C. are two of the biggest reasons why high-achieving experts are drawn to the community. McLean is full of lush greenery, hiking and biking trails, posh boutiques, and delectable restaurants.

Home of UAE Ambassador
Yousef Al Otaiba (, who is the United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the United States, and his wife Abeer live in a beautiful home in McLean, Virginia. The estate was given a modern upgrade with contemporary finishes that fit the lifestyle of Otaiba and his family.

The outside of the home is stunning with an infinity edge swimming pool that has stepping stones lined across so that people look as if they are floating from the pool into the scenic Potomac River in the background. The setting is almost surreal. Arched walkways invite guests to sit around the water on a lounger. The home was designed with the help of several designers to get the desired effect that the couple was looking for in their property.

Inside the Estate
Luxurious blues, slates, and stainless steel adorn the home in a simple but elegant design. The kitchen has high ceilings, a massive stove, and a sink in the island in the middle of the floor. Two refrigerators provide enough space for regular parties and quiet dinners at home. Wood trim and soft white lights finish out the kitchen and carry through to the office with the curved ceiling and wall of windows that let the Ambassador bask in natural light. A long L-shaped desk gives him all the room he needs to conduct business and a quaint seating area with neutral tones make a perfect spot to have a good conversation with friends or delegates.

A uniquely designed bathroom lends character and a reminder of home with Arabic designs and accents in a magnificent arrangement. A formal dining room is headed with a massive black marble fireplace that looks over a very long wood table. The game room has a brighter look with a large wall aquarium, pool table, and spectacular wood floors. The family room is clean and cozy with plump white couches beckoning the family and guests to sit back and relax after a long day of work and discussions. The master bedroom is a mix of whites and creams with flowing curtains held back in a crisp manner to top off the calming style.