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

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2020 12th St Nw #705, WASHINGTON

$547,500

2020 12th St Nw #705, WASHINGTON

1 Bed 1 Bath 765 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC526966

Compass

New
2301 Champlain St Nw #t07, WASHINGTON

$535,000

2301 Champlain St Nw #t07, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 913 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC524760

Coldwell Banker Realty

New
2301 Champlain St Nw #414, WASHINGTON

$849,000

2301 Champlain St Nw #414, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,369 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC523864

Coldwell Banker Realty

New
3523 14th St Nw #5, WASHINGTON

$679,000

3523 14th St Nw #5, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 973 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC526840

Compass

New
3523 14th St Nw #6, WASHINGTON

$779,000

3523 14th St Nw #6, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,037 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC526838

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7008 Irwell Ln #13d, ALEXANDRIA

$399,900

7008 Irwell Ln #13d, ALEXANDRIA

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,291 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX1208066

Samson Properties

New
839 Kennedy St Nw #403, WASHINGTON

$515,000

839 Kennedy St Nw #403, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 823 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC526398

Compass

New
1390 V St Nw #218, WASHINGTON

$579,000

1390 V St Nw #218, WASHINGTON

1 Bed 2 Baths 827 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC525362

Coldwell Banker Realty

11375 Aristotle Dr #9-402, FAIRFAX

$300,000

↑ $5,100

11375 Aristotle Dr #9-402, FAIRFAX

1 Bed 1 Bath 907 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX1207352

Pearson Smith Realty, LLC

811 4th St Nw #105, WASHINGTON

$650,000

811 4th St Nw #105, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 945 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC526350

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

23540 Neersville Corner Ter, ASHBURN

$725,950

23540 Neersville Corner Ter, ASHBURN

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,670 SqFt Residential MLS® # VALO441342

Toll Brothers Real Estate Inc.

6500 America Blvd #404, HYATTSVILLE

$355,000

6500 America Blvd #404, HYATTSVILLE

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,472 SqFt Residential MLS® # MDPG608702

Northrop Realty, A Long & Foster Company

13558 Waterford Hills Blvd, GERMANTOWN

$384,143

13558 Waterford Hills Blvd, GERMANTOWN

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,418 SqFt Residential MLS® # MDMC760214

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

247 S Pickett St #402, ALEXANDRIA

$395,000

247 S Pickett St #402, ALEXANDRIA

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,350 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX260958

Washington Fine Properties, LLC

400 Massachusetts Ave Nw #916, WASHINGTON

$899,900

400 Massachusetts Ave Nw #916, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,369 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC523088

RE/MAX Realty Centre, Inc.

9020 Lorton Station Blvd #1-103, LORTON

$349,900

9020 Lorton Station Blvd #1-103, LORTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,250 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX1206282

RE/MAX Gateway, LLC

2125 14th St Nw #317, WASHINGTON

$789,900

2125 14th St Nw #317, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,137 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC525730

Redfin Corp

57 N St Nw #530, WASHINGTON

$844,900

57 N St Nw #530, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,002 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC525574

McWilliams/Ballard Inc.

3840 Lightfoot St #446, CHANTILLY

$309,500

3840 Lightfoot St #446, CHANTILLY

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,122 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX1178190

EXP Realty, LLC

57 N St Nw #527, WASHINGTON

$774,900

57 N St Nw #527, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,002 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC525104

McWilliams/Ballard Inc.

1210 V St Nw #7, WASHINGTON

$1,050,000

1210 V St Nw #7, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,495 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC523992

RE/MAX West End

1012 Harvard St Nw #8, WASHINGTON

$665,000

1012 Harvard St Nw #8, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 940 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC524420

Compass

289 S Pickett St #401, ALEXANDRIA

$399,289

289 S Pickett St #401, ALEXANDRIA

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,522 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX260584

Keller Williams Capital Properties

3651 Alpen Green Way #20-217, BURTONSVILLE

$309,990

3651 Alpen Green Way #20-217, BURTONSVILLE

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,901 SqFt Residential MLS® # MDMC759704

RE/MAX Town Center

2328 Champlain St Nw #102, WASHINGTON

$749,900

2328 Champlain St Nw #102, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,483 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC524474

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

2125 14th St Nw #516, WASHINGTON

$769,900

2125 14th St Nw #516, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 982 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC517690

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

13391 Launders St #40, HERNDON

$635,000

13391 Launders St #40, HERNDON

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,394 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX1204796

Keller Williams Realty

23534 Neersville Corner Ter, ASHBURN

$674,950

23534 Neersville Corner Ter, ASHBURN

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,672 SqFt Residential MLS® # VALO439944

Toll Brothers Real Estate Inc.

0 Connors Way, ROCKVILLE

$564,990

0 Connors Way, ROCKVILLE

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,549 SqFt Residential MLS® # MDMC760986

SMC Real Estate Corp.

12335 Strong Ct #576, FAIRFAX

$379,949

12335 Strong Ct #576, FAIRFAX

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,420 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX1200742

TTR Sotheby's International Realty

916 G St Nw #705, WASHINGTON

$449,000

916 G St Nw #705, WASHINGTON

1 Bed 1 Bath 593 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC523296

Compass

505 Sunset View Ter Se #308, LEESBURG

$374,999

505 Sunset View Ter Se #308, LEESBURG

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,404 SqFt Residential MLS® # VALO438514

Century 21 Redwood Realty

1300 N St Nw #212, WASHINGTON

$349,900

↓ $20,000

1300 N St Nw #212, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 1 Bath 524 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC523044

M Squared Real Estate LLC

4422 Georgia Ave Nw #302, WASHINGTON

$675,000

4422 Georgia Ave Nw #302, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,080 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC522712

Compass

1300 N St Nw #716, WASHINGTON

$445,000

↓ $4,000

1300 N St Nw #716, WASHINGTON

1 Bed 1 Bath 648 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC522648

Redfin Corp

1700 Clarendon Blvd #157, ARLINGTON

$1,550,000

1700 Clarendon Blvd #157, ARLINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,922 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAR182028

TTR Sothebys International Realty

475 K St Nw #823, WASHINGTON

$590,000

475 K St Nw #823, WASHINGTON

1 Bed 1 Bath 890 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC522472

Washington Fine Properties, LLC

27 Logan Cir Nw #10, WASHINGTON

$1,250,000

27 Logan Cir Nw #10, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,787 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC522484

Compass

1201 N Garfield St #311, ARLINGTON

$685,000

1201 N Garfield St #311, ARLINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 980 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAR181814

KW Metro Center

10111 Oakton Terrace Rd, OAKTON

$375,000

10111 Oakton Terrace Rd, OAKTON

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,411 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX1202856

RE/MAX Gateway, LLC

2125 14th St Nw #324w, WASHINGTON

$1,165,000

2125 14th St Nw #324w, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,625 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC522150

RLAH Real Estate

15306 Diamond Cove Ter #2b, ROCKVILLE

$349,000

15306 Diamond Cove Ter #2b, ROCKVILLE

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,619 SqFt Residential MLS® # MDMC759124

RE/MAX Realty Services

900 24th St Nw #c, WASHINGTON

$1,150,000

900 24th St Nw #c, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,670 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC521316

Compass

2125 14th St Nw #312w, WASHINGTON

$1,099,000

2125 14th St Nw #312w, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,418 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC522574

TTR Sotheby's International Realty

811 4th St Nw #208, WASHINGTON

$485,000

811 4th St Nw #208, WASHINGTON

1 Bed 1 Bath 692 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC518604

RLAH Real Estate

1741 Johnson Ave Nw #102, WASHINGTON

$899,000

1741 Johnson Ave Nw #102, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,124 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC522452

Compass

9603 Milestone Way #a-2, COLLEGE PARK

$465,000

9603 Milestone Way #a-2, COLLEGE PARK

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,478 SqFt Residential MLS® # MDPG603770

Turtle Town Real Estate, LLC.

701 Lamont St Nw #58, WASHINGTON

$599,701

↑ $701

701 Lamont St Nw #58, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 1 Bath 813 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC522008

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.



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.