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
1615 N Queen St #m303, ARLINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,488 SqFt

1615 N Queen St #m303, ARLINGTON

$1,270,000
New
1125 11th St Nw #102, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,630 SqFt

1125 11th St Nw #102, WASHINGTON

$699,900
New
839 Kennedy St Nw #105, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 518 SqFt

839 Kennedy St Nw #105, WASHINGTON

$349,000
New
839 Kennedy St Nw #201, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 768 SqFt

839 Kennedy St Nw #201, WASHINGTON

$425,000
New
839 Kennedy St Nw #208, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 561 SqFt

839 Kennedy St Nw #208, WASHINGTON

$339,000
New
4201 Cathedral Ave Nw #1009e, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 888 SqFt

4201 Cathedral Ave Nw #1009e, WASHINGTON

$389,000
New
839 Kennedy St Nw #404, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Bed
  • 2 Baths
  • 781 SqFt

839 Kennedy St Nw #404, WASHINGTON

$499,000
New
1300 N St Nw #819, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 647 SqFt

1300 N St Nw #819, WASHINGTON

$449,000
New
1390 V St Nw #508, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 600 SqFt

1390 V St Nw #508, WASHINGTON

$459,000
New
4422 Georgia Ave Nw #302, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,080 SqFt

4422 Georgia Ave Nw #302, WASHINGTON

$699,900
New
3035 15th St Nw #403ph, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 914 SqFt

3035 15th St Nw #403ph, WASHINGTON

$650,000 ↓ $40,000
New
57 N St Nw #ph-526, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,002 SqFt

57 N St Nw #ph-526, WASHINGTON

$774,900
New
1615 N Queen St #m204, ARLINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,209 SqFt

1615 N Queen St #m204, ARLINGTON

$1,365,000
New
2655 Prosperity Ave #413, FAIRFAX
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,231 SqFt

2655 Prosperity Ave #413, FAIRFAX

$549,000
New
1700 Kalorama Rd Nw #502, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,790 SqFt

1700 Kalorama Rd Nw #502, WASHINGTON

$1,249,000
839 Kennedy St Nw #101, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 518 SqFt

839 Kennedy St Nw #101, WASHINGTON

$449,000
2125 14th St Nw #317, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,137 SqFt

2125 14th St Nw #317, WASHINGTON

$799,900
1400 Church St Nw #309, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bath
  • 774 SqFt

1400 Church St Nw #309, WASHINGTON

$699,900
811 4th St Nw #508, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 692 SqFt

811 4th St Nw #508, WASHINGTON

$475,000
2020 12th St Nw #t10, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 648 SqFt

2020 12th St Nw #t10, WASHINGTON

$430,000
1700 Kalorama Rd Nw #301, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,169 SqFt

1700 Kalorama Rd Nw #301, WASHINGTON

$695,000
1809 3rd St Ne #1, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 1,459 SqFt

1809 3rd St Ne #1, WASHINGTON

$729,900 ↑ $10,000
2920 Nw Georgia Nw #407, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,052 SqFt

2920 Nw Georgia Nw #407, WASHINGTON

$619,000
6133-b Essex House Sq, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,301 SqFt

6133-b Essex House Sq, ALEXANDRIA

$345,000
12025 New Dominion Pkwy #ll103, RESTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,702 SqFt

12025 New Dominion Pkwy #ll103, RESTON

$679,000
1515 15th St Nw #216, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,417 SqFt

1515 15th St Nw #216, WASHINGTON

$1,099,000
1401 Q St Nw #605, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,700 SqFt

1401 Q St Nw #605, WASHINGTON

$1,849,900
2007 Richmond Hwy #102, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,885 SqFt

2007 Richmond Hwy #102, ALEXANDRIA

$899,900
866 Regents Sq #336, OXON HILL
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 2,391 SqFt

866 Regents Sq #336, OXON HILL

$639,900
1550 11th St Nw #406, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,583 SqFt

1550 11th St Nw #406, WASHINGTON

$1,199,900
1550 11th St Nw #408, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,064 SqFt

1550 11th St Nw #408, WASHINGTON

$749,900
4422 Georgia Ave Nw #301, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,305 SqFt

4422 Georgia Ave Nw #301, WASHINGTON

$750,000
3117 Georgia Ave Nw #303, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,102 SqFt

3117 Georgia Ave Nw #303, WASHINGTON

$749,900 ↑ $20,000
801 N St Nw #ph5, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Bed
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 843 SqFt

801 N St Nw #ph5, WASHINGTON

$719,900
929 Florida Ave Nw #6001, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 911 SqFt

929 Florida Ave Nw #6001, WASHINGTON

$539,000
3523 14th St Nw #5, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 973 SqFt

3523 14th St Nw #5, WASHINGTON

$699,000
1133 14th St Nw #909, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 625 SqFt

1133 14th St Nw #909, WASHINGTON

$414,900
2003 Lakebreeze Way, RESTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,307 SqFt

2003 Lakebreeze Way, RESTON

$889,900
816 Fair Winds Way #283, OXON HILL
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 1,883 SqFt

816 Fair Winds Way #283, OXON HILL

$560,000
23518 Neersville Corner Ter, ASHBURN
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,670 SqFt

23518 Neersville Corner Ter, ASHBURN

$700,950
1400 Church St Nw #209, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bath
  • 774 SqFt

1400 Church St Nw #209, WASHINGTON

$630,000 ↓ $10,000
10051 Oakton Terrace Rd, OAKTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,411 SqFt

10051 Oakton Terrace Rd, OAKTON

$380,000
801 N Nw #ph6, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,064 SqFt

801 N Nw #ph6, WASHINGTON

$999,900
4301 Military Rd Nw #ph4, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,955 SqFt

4301 Military Rd Nw #ph4, WASHINGTON

$1,575,000
3523 14th St Nw #4, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 914 SqFt

3523 14th St Nw #4, WASHINGTON

$619,000
3117 Georgia Ave Nw #1, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 761 SqFt

3117 Georgia Ave Nw #1, WASHINGTON

$499,900 ↑ $20,000
217 R St Ne #a, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,523 SqFt

217 R St Ne #a, WASHINGTON

$685,000
1390 Kenyon St Nw #726, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,140 SqFt

1390 Kenyon St Nw #726, WASHINGTON

$599,139


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 April 16th, 2021 at 10:31pm EDT.

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