Beaux Arts Homes in Washington DC Metro Area

When it comes to historic architecture in Washington, DC and the surrounding Metro area, the Beaux Arts style abounds. Real estate buyers will find it especially prevalent when it comes to old row houses, former grand hotels and apartment buildings that have been converted to condos for sale. But you will find examples when it comes to detached single-family homes as well.

Beaux Arts Condos and Buildings in the Washington Metro

All Listings Under $100,000 $100,000 - $200,000
$200,000 - $300,000 $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
1171 Chain Bridge Rd, MCLEAN
  • Residential
  • 8 Beds
  • 11.5 Baths
  • 2 SqFt

1171 Chain Bridge Rd, MCLEAN

$24,000,000
6699 Macarthur Blvd, BETHESDA
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 9.5 Baths
  • 11,522 SqFt

6699 Macarthur Blvd, BETHESDA

$17,500,000
2507 Foxhall Rd Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 8 Beds
  • 11 Baths
  • 13,687 SqFt

2507 Foxhall Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

$16,999,900 ↑ $2,000,900
3210 R St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 8,837 SqFt

3210 R St Nw, WASHINGTON

$14,750,000 ↓ $750,000
3301 Fessenden St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 11 Beds
  • 14.5 Baths
  • 16,850 SqFt

3301 Fessenden St Nw, WASHINGTON

$13,750,000
3131 Chain Bridge Rd Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 8 Baths
  • 12,200 SqFt

3131 Chain Bridge Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

$12,950,000
3120 Woodland Dr Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 7 Beds
  • 8 Baths
  • 11,486 SqFt

3120 Woodland Dr Nw, WASHINGTON

$12,950,000
5517 Pembroke Rd, BETHESDA
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 10.5 Baths
  • 20,263 SqFt

5517 Pembroke Rd, BETHESDA

$12,950,000
1224 30th St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 10 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 11,100 SqFt

1224 30th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$12,800,000
3036 Woodland Dr Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 8 Beds
  • 10 Baths
  • 10,823 SqFt

3036 Woodland Dr Nw, WASHINGTON

$12,000,000
5320 27th St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 6.5 Baths
  • 11,434 SqFt

5320 27th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$11,750,000
9300 Belle Terre Way, POTOMAC
  • Residential
  • 7 Beds
  • 11 Baths
  • 26,900 SqFt

9300 Belle Terre Way, POTOMAC

$9,900,000

The Origins of Beaux Arts Architecture

Translated as “beautiful arts,” the style originated at France’s L’Ecole des Beaux Arts (originally Academie des Beaux-Arts), a fine arts school in Paris dating to the mid-1600s. Typified by ornate base relief and strong structural lines, the design movement found its footing in the United States from around 1885 to the 1920s. Beaux Arts’ popularity in this country was boosted considerably by the Chicago World’s Fair Columbia Exposition in 1893.

Beaux Arts shares some of its attributes with other architectural styles that emerged during the same period, including Neoclassical and Greek Revival. Common signatures include front columns, deep-set windows, blocky shapes and richly detailed cornice work along the roof lines. 

Where in Washington Metro is Beaux Arts Found?

While examples of this stately style can be found throughout the Washington Metropolitan area, it is more abundant in central parts of the District itself. This is due to the rapid expansion of the Federal City during the mid-to-late 1800s.

That said, neighborhoods like Penn Quarter, Chinatown and the Mount Vernon Triangle have experienced the loss of a number of older buildings over time in the name of redevelopment.

Nonetheless, you’ll still find fine examples of Beaux Arts architecture in Downtown DC neighborhoods like those above, as well as in popular communities such as Capitol Hill, Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan, Kalorama Triangle and many more.

Beaux Arts design also exists outside the Capitol, from Alexandria, Virginia (including Old Town Alexandria) to Arlington, Virginia and beyond. To learn more about Beaux Arts homes, townhouses and condos for sale, call District Partners at Compass, 202-798-3600.

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Listing information last updated on July 7th, 2020 at 11:51pm EDT.

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