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.

Luxury Penthouse Collection in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia

New
1300 N St Nw #805, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,006 SqFt

1300 N St Nw #805, WASHINGTON

$690,000
New
1211 Van St Se #1007, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 834 SqFt

1211 Van St Se #1007, WASHINGTON

$594,900
New
2900 K St Nw #606, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 3,942 SqFt

2900 K St Nw #606, WASHINGTON

$3,695,000 ↓ $33,255,000
New
1817 13th St Nw #2, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,225 SqFt

1817 13th St Nw #2, WASHINGTON

$1,845,000
New
7 Pioneer Mill Way #residence 2.505, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,930 SqFt

7 Pioneer Mill Way #residence 2.505, ALEXANDRIA

$3,695,000
New
2550 17th St Nw #603, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 757 SqFt

2550 17th St Nw #603, WASHINGTON

$535,000
New
1000 New Jersey Ave Se #ph09, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,418 SqFt

1000 New Jersey Ave Se #ph09, WASHINGTON

$870,000
New
1625 Piccard Dr #402, ROCKVILLE
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,767 SqFt

1625 Piccard Dr #402, ROCKVILLE

$539,900
New
1201 N Royal St #707, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,960 SqFt

1201 N Royal St #707, ALEXANDRIA

$2,154,000
New
1201 N Royal St #501, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,694 SqFt

1201 N Royal St #501, ALEXANDRIA

$1,991,000
New
1201 N Royal St #208, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,593 SqFt

1201 N Royal St #208, ALEXANDRIA

$1,495,000
New
3150 South St Nw #ph2c & 1m, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 6,407 SqFt

3150 South St Nw #ph2c & 1m, WASHINGTON

$18,000,000
New
1625 Eckington Pl Ne #506, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,012 SqFt

1625 Eckington Pl Ne #506, WASHINGTON

$699,900
New
1258 Columbia Road Nw #2, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 1,520 SqFt

1258 Columbia Road Nw #2, WASHINGTON

$899,000
139 Waterfront St #503, NATIONAL HARBOR
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,051 SqFt

139 Waterfront St #503, NATIONAL HARBOR

$1,699,000
1767 Lanier Pl Nw #9, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,640 SqFt

1767 Lanier Pl Nw #9, WASHINGTON

$1,189,000
1860 Stratford Park Pl #403, RESTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,524 SqFt

1860 Stratford Park Pl #403, RESTON

$579,000
5511 Colorado Ave Nw #501, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,703 SqFt

5511 Colorado Ave Nw #501, WASHINGTON

$749,500
225 20th St Ne #3, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,155 SqFt

225 20th St Ne #3, WASHINGTON

$649,990
1369 Parkwood Pl Nw #3, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

1369 Parkwood Pl Nw #3, WASHINGTON

$950,000
1800 Wilson Blvd #418, ARLINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,252 SqFt

1800 Wilson Blvd #418, ARLINGTON

$799,900
1321 N Adams Ct #403, ARLINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,430 SqFt

1321 N Adams Ct #403, ARLINGTON

$800,000
726 Webster St Nw #2, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,850 SqFt

726 Webster St Nw #2, WASHINGTON

$850,000
1321 E St Se #ph-24, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,028 SqFt

1321 E St Se #ph-24, WASHINGTON

$1,015,000
1532 North Capitol St Nw #401, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,020 SqFt

1532 North Capitol St Nw #401, WASHINGTON

$649,000
1532 North Capitol St Nw #101, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,050 SqFt

1532 North Capitol St Nw #101, WASHINGTON

$619,000
1310 Vermont Ave Nw #9, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,629 SqFt

1310 Vermont Ave Nw #9, WASHINGTON

$1,665,000
1828 13th St Nw #4, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,037 SqFt

1828 13th St Nw #4, WASHINGTON

$659,000
1922 1st St Nw #b, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,258 SqFt

1922 1st St Nw #b, WASHINGTON

$1,049,000
1539 6th St Nw #2, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,847 SqFt

1539 6th St Nw #2, WASHINGTON

$1,299,900
40 N St Ne #ph3, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,034 SqFt

40 N St Ne #ph3, WASHINGTON

$1,029,900
6900 Fleetwood Rd #612, MCLEAN
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,565 SqFt

6900 Fleetwood Rd #612, MCLEAN

$2,299,900
646 H St Ne #605, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,250 SqFt

646 H St Ne #605, WASHINGTON

$999,900
1112 5th Street, N.w. Nw #8, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,291 SqFt

1112 5th Street, N.w. Nw #8, WASHINGTON

$1,114,900
460 New York Ave Nw #1001, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 670 SqFt

460 New York Ave Nw #1001, WASHINGTON

$524,900
5230 Georgia Ave Nw #402, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,260 SqFt

5230 Georgia Ave Nw #402, WASHINGTON

$689,900
1700 Clarendon Blvd #158, ARLINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,882 SqFt

1700 Clarendon Blvd #158, ARLINGTON

$1,599,000
310 Strand Street #residence 505, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,930 SqFt

310 Strand Street #residence 505, ALEXANDRIA

$3,695,000
2248 Ontario Rd Nw #ph 9, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,430 SqFt

2248 Ontario Rd Nw #ph 9, WASHINGTON

$1,295,000
145 Riverhaven Dr #543, NATIONAL HARBOR
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,209 SqFt

145 Riverhaven Dr #543, NATIONAL HARBOR

$609,900
11200 Harbor Ct, RESTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,854 SqFt

11200 Harbor Ct, RESTON

$535,000
715 6th St Nw #1202, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,295 SqFt

715 6th St Nw #1202, WASHINGTON

$880,000
838 Varnum St Nw #11, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,157 SqFt

838 Varnum St Nw #11, WASHINGTON

$725,000
1313 11th St Nw #k, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bath
  • 948 SqFt

1313 11th St Nw #k, WASHINGTON

$799,000
1418 Meridian Pl Nw #4, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

1418 Meridian Pl Nw #4, WASHINGTON

$850,000
750 19th St Ne, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,341 SqFt

750 19th St Ne, WASHINGTON

$879,000
25 D St Se #b, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,312 SqFt

25 D St Se #b, WASHINGTON

$2,875,000
3030 K St Nw #108, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,603 SqFt

3030 K St Nw #108, WASHINGTON

$2,895,000 ↓ $105,000


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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