Penthouses for Sale in the Washington DC Area

Life at the top is pretty good in Washington Metro. Especially when the top is a swank multimillion dollar penthouse condo for sale with panoramic views of the Potomac River and iconic national monuments. Typically defined as an apartment on the top floor or roof of a building, these highly desirable units are more than that. They have come to epitomize luxury and exclusivity—high above the teeming masses.

It used to be that penthouses represented the ultimate in elitism with just one residence at the apex of a skyscraper. That was before enterprising developers realized they could squeeze more marketing exclusivity out of their projects by dividing the top into more than one lofty abode. No matter—these rooms with a view are still the pinnacle of luxury, even if you do have to grit your teeth and accept the fact that you may have a next-door neighbor.

Penthouses for Sale in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland

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139 Properties Found. Page 1 of 8

1155 23rd St Nw #ph3e

WASHINGTON, DC
$7,200,000

MLS#: DC10057990
3 Bed, 5½ Bath
5100 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC10007583

2900 K St Nw #ph-607

WASHINGTON, DC
$5,500,000

MLS#: DC10007583
4 Bed, 5½ Bath
5150 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #AR10054870

1881 Nash St #ts01

ARLINGTON, VA
$5,495,000

MLS#: AR10054870
3 Bed, 4½ Bath
4447 Sqft
Residential

3303 Water St Nw #8c

WASHINGTON, DC
$3,990,000

MLS#: DC10210625
2 Bed, 2 Bath
2202 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC10221622

1111 24th St Nw #10a

WASHINGTON, DC
$3,957,000

MLS#: DC10221622
3 Bed, 3 Bath
2684 Sqft
Residential

1375 Maryland Ave Ne #h

WASHINGTON, DC
$3,399,000

MLS#: DC10160745
5 Bed, 4½ Bath
9500 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC10053774

1515 15th St Nw #708

WASHINGTON, DC
$3,195,000

MLS#: DC10053774
2 Bed, 2 Bath
2800 Sqft
Residential

925 H St Nw #810

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,875,000

MLS#: DC10179935
2 Bed, 2½ Bath
1389 Sqft
Residential

2002 Massachusetts Ave Nw #penthouse #4

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,449,900

MLS#: DC10162481
3 Bed, 3½ Bath
2400 Sqft
Residential

1045 31st St Nw #506

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,995,000

MLS#: DC9838284
1 Bed, 1½ Bath
2111 Sqft
Residential

4301 Military Rd Nw #penthouse8

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,995,000

MLS#: DC10207167
3 Bed, 4 Bath
2833 Sqft
Residential

1177 22nd St Nw #9-a

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,929,000

MLS#: DC10188308
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1793 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #MC10079957

7710 Woodmont Ave #1211

BETHESDA, MD
$1,825,000

MLS#: MC10079957
1 Bed, 2½ Bath
2236 Sqft
Residential

2434 16th St Nw #ph401

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,749,900

MLS#: DC10200728
3 Bed, 3½ Bath
2040 Sqft
Residential

1530 Key Blvd #1324

ARLINGTON, VA
$1,679,000

MLS#: AR10187518
3 Bed, 3 Bath
2794 Sqft
Residential

930 Rose Ave #2101

NORTH BETHESDA, MD
$1,599,900

MLS#: MC10118405
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
2363 Sqft
Residential

1830 Fountain Dr #1305

RESTON, VA
$1,595,000

MLS#: FX10190079
3 Bed, 3½ Bath
2750 Sqft
Residential

2001 15th St N #1207

ARLINGTON, VA
$1,585,000

MLS#: AR10154113
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1893 Sqft
Residential


Mirroring trends in cities such as New York and Chicago, these bird nest DC dwellings came into popularity during the early 1920s. It was a time of style and opulence, and the idea of creating luxury living quarters at the top of the city’s grand apartment buildings came into vogue. Decades later, when condos for sale became a staple of real estate, penthouses resumed their rightful place at the top of the pecking order. By this point, tall buildings had also migrated beyond the District to Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax County and beyond. Bethesda, Maryland is known for its luxury condos, while Rosslyn, Arlington is home to impressive waterfront high-rises such as Turnberry Tower.

Are penthouses only to be found atop very tall towers then? Not at all. They can be found on the upper floors of any multistory building, including mid-rises, row houses, converted industrial buildings or even former schools. But despite all the different applications, we still associate the term with that longstanding iconic ideal—the height of fashion with high ceilings, huge windows and a rooftop terrace.

Penthouse condos for sale in Washington, Northern Virginia and Maryland come in a variety of sizes and price tags. While we may typically think of those super-expensive multi-level luxury pads with every amenity imaginable, penthouses can also be surprisingly affordable—listing in the low six figures in some areas. Perhaps life at the top is not just an idle dream.

To learn more about penthouses for sale, call District Partners at Compass, at 202-798-3600.

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Listing information last updated on April 27th, 2018 at 4:41am EDT.