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

All Listings $300,000 - $400,000 $400,000 - $500,000
$500,000 - $600,000 $600,000 - $700,000 $700,000 - $800,000
$800,000 - $900,000 $900,000 - $1,000,000 Over $1,000,000
Price, High to Low
139 Properties Found. Page 1 of 8

2900 K St Nw #601

WASHINGTON, DC
$8,950,000

MLS#: DC10229253
4 Bed, 5 Bath
6000 Sqft
Residential

1155 23rd St Nw #ph3e

WASHINGTON, DC
$7,200,000

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

2501 Pennsylvania Ave Nw #ph2b

WASHINGTON, DC
$5,750,000

MLS#: DC10240473
3 Bed, 3½ Bath
4500 Sqft
Residential

1881 Nash St #ts01

ARLINGTON, VA
$5,495,000

MLS#: AR10234664
3 Bed, 4½ Bath
4447 Sqft
Residential

1111 24th St Nw #101

WASHINGTON, DC
$3,957,000

MLS#: DC10282287
3 Bed, 3 Bath
2684 Sqft
Residential

1111 23rd St Nw #ph2b

WASHINGTON, DC
$3,700,000

MLS#: DC10245506
3 Bed, 3½ Bath
3200 Sqft
Residential

3303 Water St Nw #8c

WASHINGTON, DC
$3,490,000

MLS#: DC10253732
2 Bed, 2 Bath
2202 Sqft
Residential

601 Fairfax St N #609

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$3,399,000

MLS#: AX10279428
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
3174 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

1310 Q St Nw #6

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,995,000

MLS#: DC10261531
3 Bed, 3½ Bath
2599 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC10160745

1375 Maryland Ave Ne #h

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,900,000

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

Photo of Listing #DC10179935

925 H St Nw #810

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,795,000

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

928 O St Nw #3

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,695,000

MLS#: DC10241569
3 Bed, 3½ Bath
2870 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC10294052

1313 R St Nw #2

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,595,000

MLS#: DC10294052
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
2475 Sqft
Residential

1427 Rhode Island Ave Nw #ph3

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,499,900

MLS#: DC10279597
2 Bed, 2½ Bath
2090 Sqft
Residential

2002 Massachusetts Ave Nw #penthouse #4

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,449,900

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

4301 Military Rd Nw #ph8

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,999,000

MLS#: DC10241395
4 Bed, 4 Bath
2833 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC10293177

1309 R St Nw #2

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,995,000

MLS#: DC10293177
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
2075 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 July 17th, 2018 at 12:27pm EDT.