Lofts and Flats For Sale in the Washington Metropolitan Area

What is the difference between lofts and flats for sale in the Washington metropolitan area? At the simplest level, a loft refers to a living or workspace, often open on at least one side, directly under the roof of a building. In other words, a loft could be as simple as a small sleeping space that you climb a ladder to get to in an old log cabin (remember “Little House on the Prairie?”) or as spacious as an artist’s studio in a cavernous warehouse.

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22405 Claude Moore Dr, ASHBURN

$679,950

22405 Claude Moore Dr, ASHBURN

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,400 SqFt Residential MLS® # VALO2012220

METRO WALK AT MOOREFIELD STATION

4121 9th St Nw #5, WASHINGTON

$724,900

4121 9th St Nw #5, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,324 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2022060

PETWORTH

1902 Potomac Ave #102, ALEXANDRIA

$934,900

1902 Potomac Ave #102, ALEXANDRIA

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,940 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2005612

POTOMAC YARD

3800 Lee Hwy #401, ARLINGTON

$675,000

3800 Lee Hwy #401, ARLINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,311 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAR2007542

CHERRYDALE

6015 Curtier Dr #f, ALEXANDRIA

$335,000

6015 Curtier Dr #f, ALEXANDRIA

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,002 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2030658

TIERS OF MANCHESTER LAKE

1401 Church St Nw #417, WASHINGTON

$579,000

1401 Church St Nw #417, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 1 Bath 758 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2021342

LOGAN CIRCLE

1550 11th St Nw #401, WASHINGTON

$1,399,900

1550 11th St Nw #401, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,847 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2021160

LOGAN CIRCLE

929 Florida Ave Nw #7008, WASHINGTON

$749,000

929 Florida Ave Nw #7008, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,176 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2020594

U STREET CORRIDOR

4561 Interlachen Ct #b, ALEXANDRIA

$360,000

4561 Interlachen Ct #b, ALEXANDRIA

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,173 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2027500

CARR AT THE PINECREST

1214 Ribbon Limestone Ter Se, LEESBURG

$490,000

1214 Ribbon Limestone Ter Se, LEESBURG

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,700 SqFt Residential MLS® # VALO2011430

LOFTS AT VILLAGE WALK

1209 13th St Nw #607, WASHINGTON

$650,000

1209 13th St Nw #607, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 1.5 Baths 1,025 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2020194

LOGAN CIRCLE

11713 Karbon Hill Ct #711 L, RESTON

$389,900

↓ $9,600

11713 Karbon Hill Ct #711 L, RESTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,582 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2029222

BRISTOL HOUSE

1612 16th St Nw #2, WASHINGTON

$1,069,000

1612 16th St Nw #2, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,760 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2020432

DUPONT CIRCLE

3039 16th St Nw #ph2, WASHINGTON

$839,900

3039 16th St Nw #ph2, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,200 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2020572

16TH STREET HEIGHTS

12339 Azure Ln #54, FAIRFAX

$701,990

12339 Azure Ln #54, FAIRFAX

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,618 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2023260

PENDER OAKS

1133 14th St Nw #406, WASHINGTON

$485,000

1133 14th St Nw #406, WASHINGTON

1 Bed 1 Bath 727 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2020446

LOGAN CIRCLE

1454 Belmont St Nw #14, WASHINGTON

$1,149,000

1454 Belmont St Nw #14, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,460 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2020400

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS

1348 Euclid St Nw #3, WASHINGTON

$394,900

↓ $14,100

1348 Euclid St Nw #3, WASHINGTON

1 Bed 1 Bath 750 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2019948

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS

732 15th St Se #3, WASHINGTON

$570,000

732 15th St Se #3, WASHINGTON

1 Bed 1 Bath 714 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2018224

OLD CITY #1

6118-b Essex House Sq #b, ALEXANDRIA

$349,900

↓ $5,100

6118-b Essex House Sq #b, ALEXANDRIA

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,301 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2028552

MANCHESTER LAKES

839 Kennedy St Nw #c02, WASHINGTON

$379,000

839 Kennedy St Nw #c02, WASHINGTON

1 Bed 1 Bath 642 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2018466

PETWORTH

10009 Vanderbilt Cir #13-5, ROCKVILLE

$392,000

10009 Vanderbilt Cir #13-5, ROCKVILLE

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,486 SqFt Residential MLS® # MDMC2000759

DECOVERLY

1209 13th St Nw #103, WASHINGTON

$349,000

1209 13th St Nw #103, WASHINGTON

1 Bed 1 Bath 500 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2017238

LOGAN CIRCLE

2301 Champlain St Nw #114, WASHINGTON

$590,000

↓ $20,000

2301 Champlain St Nw #114, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 763 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2018734

MOUNT PLEASANT

1099 22nd St Nw #1003, WASHINGTON

$999,500

1099 22nd St Nw #1003, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,410 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2018376

WEST END

1390 V St Nw #522, WASHINGTON

$499,000

1390 V St Nw #522, WASHINGTON

1 Bed 1 Bath 740 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2017832

U STREET

6004 Ellesmere Ct #16f, ALEXANDRIA

$397,000

6004 Ellesmere Ct #16f, ALEXANDRIA

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,334 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2027108

TIERS OF MANCHESTER LAKE

43554 Centergate Dr, ASHBURN

$564,950

43554 Centergate Dr, ASHBURN

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,500 SqFt Residential MLS® # VALO2010446

METRO WALK AT MOOREFIELD STATION

43556 Centergate Dr, ASHBURN

$671,950

↓ $45

43556 Centergate Dr, ASHBURN

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,400 SqFt Residential MLS® # VALO2010428

METRO WALK AT MOOREFIELD STATION

472 Overlook Dr, OCCOQUAN

$425,000

472 Overlook Dr, OCCOQUAN

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,098 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAPW2010478

BARRINGTON POINTE

811 4th Nw #202, WASHINGTON

$479,000

↓ $6,000

811 4th Nw #202, WASHINGTON

1 Bed 1 Bath 720 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2001667

MOUNT VERNON

6797 Hampton Bay Ln #314, GAINESVILLE

$315,000

↑ $5,000

6797 Hampton Bay Ln #314, GAINESVILLE

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,825 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAPW2000799

PARKS AT PIEDMONT SOUTH

4424 Georgia Ave Nw #301, WASHINGTON

$750,000

4424 Georgia Ave Nw #301, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,665 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2017140

PETWORTH

11306 Westbrook Mill Ln #301, FAIRFAX

$389,900

11306 Westbrook Mill Ln #301, FAIRFAX

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,501 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2001133

WESTBROOK COURT

3463 14th St Nw #5, WASHINGTON

$749,000

↓ $10,000

3463 14th St Nw #5, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,180 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2000895

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS

4100 Cathedral Ave Nw #ph-14, WASHINGTON

$649,900

4100 Cathedral Ave Nw #ph-14, WASHINGTON

1 Bed 1.5 Baths 1,455 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2000293

OBSERVATORY CIRCLE

6082-b Essex House Sq #6082b, ALEXANDRIA

$359,950

↓ $10,000

6082-b Essex House Sq #6082b, ALEXANDRIA

2 Beds 1.5 Baths 1,183 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2024096

ESSEX HOUSE

3240 Hiatt Pl Nw #4, WASHINGTON

$775,000

↓ $20,000

3240 Hiatt Pl Nw #4, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,668 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2000305

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS

3035 15th St Nw #404ph, WASHINGTON

$800,000

3035 15th St Nw #404ph, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,116 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2000385

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS

5947 Founders Hill Dr #304, ALEXANDRIA

$399,900

↓ $10,000

5947 Founders Hill Dr #304, ALEXANDRIA

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,305 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2000233

FOUNDERS WALK

507 Overlook Park Dr #42, OXON HILL

$742,000

507 Overlook Park Dr #42, OXON HILL

3 Beds 4 Baths 2,508 SqFt Residential MLS® # MDPG2012618

POTOMAC OVERLOOK CONDO

0 Connors Way, ROCKVILLE

$564,990

0 Connors Way, ROCKVILLE

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,549 SqFt Residential MLS® # MDMC2018798

WESTSIDE AT SHADY GROVE METRO

1316 Shepherd St Nw #4, WASHINGTON

$1,025,000

↓ $30,000

1316 Shepherd St Nw #4, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 2,057 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2012132

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS

2410 17th St Nw #304, WASHINGTON

$805,000

↓ $20,000

2410 17th St Nw #304, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,074 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2015820

MOUNT PLEASANT

43538 Centergate Dr, ASHBURN

$569,950

↑ $7,000

43538 Centergate Dr, ASHBURN

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,525 SqFt Residential MLS® # VALO2009724

METRO WALK AT MOOREFIELD STATION

811 4th St Nw #1116, WASHINGTON

$509,900

811 4th St Nw #1116, WASHINGTON

1 Bed 1 Bath 711 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2015106

MADRIGAL LOFTS

1601 18th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$310,000

↓ $15,000

1601 18th St Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 1 Bath 500 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2013382

DUPONT CIRCLE

12351 Azure Ln #48, FAIRFAX

$701,352

12351 Azure Ln #48, FAIRFAX

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,618 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2023254

PENDER OAKS



A flat, on the other hand, is a term for a one-floor living space. The word has traditionally been used in Great Britain and other parts of Europe to mean apartment, and comes from expressions like "a flat slice from a tower block.: Recently, there has been a hipster marketing trend in Washington Metro real estate circles to label apartment-style units as "flats."

In some cases, however, the “flat” label has really become more than just a catch-phrase. A good example is the Oronoco—adaptive reuse of an old office building in Old Town Alexandria featuring an unusual modernistic series of 60 stacked luxury flats, designed by architect Shalom Barones, These spacious units list from $1.6 to $3 million, and can be as large as 3,500 square feet.

Meanwhile, across the Potomac River in the District are a number of new flat developments, including  The Flats at Il Palazzo—a repurposing of a former Italian Embassy in the Adams Morgan area, or the M Street Flats—a boutique condo building in the Mt. Vernon Triangle.

As for lofts, they are seemingly anywhere and everywhere. The trend began with artist loft “live and work spaces”, often inside converted warehouses and other industrial spaces, decades ago. Once the trend caught on for condos for sale, however, many in the arts community found themselves getting priced out of Washington, DC.

In the late 1990s, four small Maryland communities banded together to do something about the arts exodus. Mount Rainer, Brentwood, North Brentwood and Hyattsville formed the Gateway Arts District along a two-mile stretch of the Route One Corridor. Residential/workspace developments include the Mount Rainer Artist Lofts—44 affordable units for creative types and their families.

In the broader sense, however, loft condos for sale can be found throughout Virginia, Maryland and Washington, from Arlington’s trendy Rosslyn/Clarendon/Courthouse corridor to the District itself where more than 100 buildings feature residences with lofts. And then there’s developments such as The Flats and Warehouses at Union Row where you actually get your choice—a luxury flat or a warehouse-style multilevel unit with a loft on the top floor!

Also worth noting is the schoolhouse trend, where onetime institutes of learning now house upscale loft living. Converted school buildings in the District include Bryan School Lofts, Berret School Lofts, Pierce School Lofts and Wormley Row. So whatever your choice—loft, flat or something in-between, condos for sale in Washington Metro have something for everybody, from small to palatial and affordable to ultra-expensive.