Penthouses for Sale in the Washington Metropolitan Area

Life at the top is pretty good in Washington Metro. Especially when the top is a swank multimillion-dollar penthouse condo for sale with panoramic views of the Potomac River and iconic national monuments. Typically defined as an apartment on the top floor or roof of a building, these highly desirable units are more than that. They have come to epitomize luxury and exclusivity—high above the teeming masses.

Penthouse for Sale in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia

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3210 R St Nw, WASHINGTON

$15,000,000

3210 R St Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 7 Baths 8,448 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2123682

GEORGETOWN

3150 South St Nw #ph2a, WASHINGTON

$11,250,000

3150 South St Nw #ph2a, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 6 Baths 6,400 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2114220

GEORGETOWN

5610 Wisconsin Ave #ph-20b, CHEVY CHASE

$9,000,000

↓ $1,500,000

5610 Wisconsin Ave #ph-20b, CHEVY CHASE

4 Beds 7.5 Baths 9,129 SqFt Residential MLS® # MDMC2088384

SOMERSET HOUSE CONDOS

601 Wharf St Sw #ph5, WASHINGTON

$8,290,000

↓ $100,000

601 Wharf St Sw #ph5, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 4 Baths 4,410 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2095612

SOUTHWEST WATERFRONT

3255 Prospect St Nw #ph-5, WASHINGTON

$7,750,000

3255 Prospect St Nw #ph-5, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,527 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2094712

GEORGETOWN

2900 K St Nw #607, WASHINGTON

$5,500,000

2900 K St Nw #607, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 5.5 Baths 5,150 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2122514

GEORGETOWN

3150 South St Nw #ph1f, WASHINGTON

$4,995,000

3150 South St Nw #ph1f, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,978 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2084108

GEORGETOWN

601 Wharf St Sw #ph4, WASHINGTON

$4,870,000

↓ $100,000

601 Wharf St Sw #ph4, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,940 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2095604

SOUTHWEST WATERFRONT

5 Pioneer Mill Way #501, ALEXANDRIA

$4,850,000

↓ $200,000

5 Pioneer Mill Way #501, ALEXANDRIA

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,771 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2025304

ROBINSON LANDING

1908 Mt Vernon Ave, ALEXANDRIA

$4,475,000

1908 Mt Vernon Ave, ALEXANDRIA

0 Beds 0 Baths 13,096 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2030462

DEL RAY

2500 Virginia Ave Nw #1408-s, WASHINGTON

$3,795,000

↓ $200,000

2500 Virginia Ave Nw #1408-s, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 3 Baths 4,640 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC472232

FOGGY BOTTOM

2339 Massachusetts Ave Nw #4, WASHINGTON

$3,500,000

2339 Massachusetts Ave Nw #4, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 4,400 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2133934

KALORAMA

1401 N Oak St #903,905, ARLINGTON

$3,499,000

1401 N Oak St #903,905, ARLINGTON

3 Beds 4 Baths 3,430 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAR2040276

THE WESLIE

1515 15th St Nw #708, WASHINGTON

$3,195,000

1515 15th St Nw #708, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 2,837 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2110116

LOGAN CIRCLE

4955 Old Dominion Dr, ARLINGTON

$2,999,000

↓ $251,000

4955 Old Dominion Dr, ARLINGTON

7 Beds 6.5 Baths 6,457 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAR2026930

COUNTRY CLUB HILLS

5630 8th St N, ARLINGTON

$2,850,000

5630 8th St N, ARLINGTON

6 Beds 5.5 Baths 6,500 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAR2041648

BON AIR

5600 Wisconsin Ave #ph-17c, CHEVY CHASE

$2,699,000

5600 Wisconsin Ave #ph-17c, CHEVY CHASE

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,878 SqFt Residential MLS® # MDMC2124034

SOMERSET HOUSE

888 N Quincy St #2102, ARLINGTON

$2,499,000

888 N Quincy St #2102, ARLINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,970 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAR2036812

BALLSTON



It used to be that penthouses represented the ultimate in elitism with just one residence at the apex of a skyscraper. That was before enterprising developers realized they could squeeze more marketing exclusivity out of their projects by dividing the top into more than one lofty abode. No matter—these rooms with a view are still the pinnacle of luxury, even if you do have to grit your teeth and accept the fact that you may have a next-door neighbor.

Mirroring trends in cities such as New York and Chicago, these bird nest DC dwellings came into popularity during the early 1920s. It was a time of style and opulence, and the idea of creating luxury living quarters at the top of the city’s grand apartment buildings came into vogue. Decades later, when condos for sale became a staple of real estate, penthouses resumed their rightful place at the top of the pecking order. By this point, tall buildings had also migrated beyond the District to Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax County and beyond. Bethesda, Maryland is known for its luxury condos, while Rosslyn, Arlington is home to impressive waterfront high-rises such as Turnberry Tower.

Are penthouses only to be found atop very tall towers then? Not at all. They can be found on the upper floors of any multistory building, including mid-rises, row houses, converted industrial buildings or even former schools. But despite all the different applications, we still associate the term with that longstanding iconic ideal—the height of fashion with high ceilings, huge windows and a rooftop terrace.

Penthouse condos for sale in Washington, Northern Virginia and Maryland come in a variety of sizes and price tags. While we may typically think of those super-expensive multi-level luxury pads with every amenity imaginable, penthouses can also be surprisingly affordable—listing in the low six figures in some areas. Perhaps life at the top is not just an idle dream.

To learn more about penthouses for sale, call District Partners at Compass, at 202-798-3600.


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Listing information last updated on April 12th, 2024 at 1:46pm EDT.