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.

Loft, Flats and Modern Spaces

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
New
1445 Church St Nw #13, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Bed
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 950 SqFt

1445 Church St Nw #13, WASHINGTON

$715,000
New
839 Kennedy St Nw #303, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 823 SqFt

839 Kennedy St Nw #303, WASHINGTON

$499,000
New
120 Cambria Walk, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 3,037 SqFt

120 Cambria Walk, ALEXANDRIA

$985,000
New
732 15th St Se #2, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 571 SqFt

732 15th St Se #2, WASHINGTON

$399,900
506 Diamondback Dr #443, GAITHERSBURG
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,294 SqFt

506 Diamondback Dr #443, GAITHERSBURG

$599,900
1515 15th St Nw #209, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,305 SqFt

1515 15th St Nw #209, WASHINGTON

$874,995
811 4th St Nw #1201, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 720 SqFt

811 4th St Nw #1201, WASHINGTON

$479,900
2301 Champlain St Nw #411, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,214 SqFt

2301 Champlain St Nw #411, WASHINGTON

$869,000
301 S Reynolds St #605, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,121 SqFt

301 S Reynolds St #605, ALEXANDRIA

$300,000
510 Diamondback Dr #265, GAITHERSBURG
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,294 SqFt

510 Diamondback Dr #265, GAITHERSBURG

$649,900 ↑ $180,000
4501 Hazeltine Ct #d, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,342 SqFt

4501 Hazeltine Ct #d, ALEXANDRIA

$339,900
1615 N Queen St #m203, ARLINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,526 SqFt

1615 N Queen St #m203, ARLINGTON

$1,125,000
57 N St Nw #ph 532, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,002 SqFt

57 N St Nw #ph 532, WASHINGTON

$799,900
839 Kennedy St Nw #401, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 930 SqFt

839 Kennedy St Nw #401, WASHINGTON

$615,000
513 Rampart Way, NATIONAL HARBOR
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,960 SqFt

513 Rampart Way, NATIONAL HARBOR

$769,465
7001 Birkenhead Pl #10d, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,292 SqFt

7001 Birkenhead Pl #10d, ALEXANDRIA

$379,900 ↓ $5,100
4490 Market Commons Dr #102, FAIRFAX
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,150 SqFt

4490 Market Commons Dr #102, FAIRFAX

$469,900
12180 Abington Hall Pl #303, RESTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,569 SqFt

12180 Abington Hall Pl #303, RESTON

$470,000
1337 K St Se #202, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 935 SqFt

1337 K St Se #202, WASHINGTON

$665,000
12363 Azure Ln, FAIRFAX
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,618 SqFt

12363 Azure Ln, FAIRFAX

$652,098 ↑ $2,000
12369 Azure Ln, FAIRFAX
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,618 SqFt

12369 Azure Ln, FAIRFAX

$626,560 ↑ $2,000
12371 Azure Ln, FAIRFAX
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,618 SqFt

12371 Azure Ln, FAIRFAX

$623,872 ↑ $2,000
12375 Azure Ln, FAIRFAX
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,618 SqFt

12375 Azure Ln, FAIRFAX

$624,233 ↑ $2,000
12379 Azure Ln, FAIRFAX
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,618 SqFt

12379 Azure Ln, FAIRFAX

$628,112 ↑ $2,000
1550 11th St Nw #409, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,195 SqFt

1550 11th St Nw #409, WASHINGTON

$999,900
171 Somervelle St #411, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,387 SqFt

171 Somervelle St #411, ALEXANDRIA

$519,900
12 Rainier Dr, FAIRFAX
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,618 SqFt

12 Rainier Dr, FAIRFAX

$584,990 ↑ $5,000
839 Kennedy St Nw #102, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Bed
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 739 SqFt

839 Kennedy St Nw #102, WASHINGTON

$429,000
1390 Kenyon St Nw #525, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,111 SqFt

1390 Kenyon St Nw #525, WASHINGTON

$585,000
839 Kennedy St Nw #107, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 579 SqFt

839 Kennedy St Nw #107, WASHINGTON

$349,000
12000 Market St #452, RESTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,372 SqFt

12000 Market St #452, RESTON

$525,000
1413 P St Nw #306, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,197 SqFt

1413 P St Nw #306, WASHINGTON

$899,900 ↓ $24,100
839 Kennedy St Nw #106, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bath
  • 758 SqFt

839 Kennedy St Nw #106, WASHINGTON

$429,000
23286 Southdown Manor Ter #115, ASHBURN
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,560 SqFt

23286 Southdown Manor Ter #115, ASHBURN

$445,000 ↓ $4,951
839 Kennedy St Nw #108, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 561 SqFt

839 Kennedy St Nw #108, WASHINGTON

$349,000
301 Massachusetts Ave Nw #1204, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,265 SqFt

301 Massachusetts Ave Nw #1204, WASHINGTON

$899,900 ↓ $25,100
12025 New Dominion Pkwy #124, RESTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,195 SqFt

12025 New Dominion Pkwy #124, RESTON

$499,900 ↓ $30,000
1309 P St Nw #1, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Bed
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,198 SqFt

1309 P St Nw #1, WASHINGTON

$750,000 ↓ $40,000
4311 Kansas Ave Nw #1, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,786 SqFt

4311 Kansas Ave Nw #1, WASHINGTON

$799,999
4309 Kansas Ave Nw #1, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,786 SqFt

4309 Kansas Ave Nw #1, WASHINGTON

$799,999
1515 15th St Nw #202, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Bed
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 670 SqFt

1515 15th St Nw #202, WASHINGTON

$529,999 ↓ $19,901
6906 Mary Caroline Cir #k, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 980 SqFt

6906 Mary Caroline Cir #k, ALEXANDRIA

$319,900 ↓ $5,000
2655 Prosperity Ave #435, FAIRFAX
  • Residential
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 898 SqFt

2655 Prosperity Ave #435, FAIRFAX

$409,000
811 4th St Nw #1021, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 709 SqFt

811 4th St Nw #1021, WASHINGTON

$479,500
1454 Belmont St Nw #10, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 1,270 SqFt

1454 Belmont St Nw #10, WASHINGTON

$700,000
0 Connors Way, ROCKVILLE
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,549 SqFt

0 Connors Way, ROCKVILLE

$529,990 ↑ $13,000
3919 Fulton St Nw #ph5, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,764 SqFt

3919 Fulton St Nw #ph5, WASHINGTON

$1,299,999 ↓ $25,001
811 4th St Nw #707, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 692 SqFt

811 4th St Nw #707, WASHINGTON

$479,000 ↓ $6,000


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.

 

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Listing information last updated on January 17th, 2021 at 8:16pm EST.

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