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

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4201 Cathedral Ave Nw #ph1215e, WASHINGTON

$5,999,999

4201 Cathedral Ave Nw #ph1215e, WASHINGTON

6 Beds 6.5 Baths 9,450 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2000963

WESLEY HEIGHTS

2660 Connecticut Ave Nw #ph-4, WASHINGTON

$5,750,000

2660 Connecticut Ave Nw #ph-4, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 4,527 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2046552

WOODLEY PARK

1111 23rd St Nw #ph3a, WASHINGTON

$5,495,000

1111 23rd St Nw #ph3a, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 3,250 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2040992

WEST END

1177 22nd St Nw #9g, WASHINGTON

$4,995,000

1177 22nd St Nw #9g, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 3 Baths 3,629 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC524930

CENTRAL

2501 Pennsylvania Ave Nw #ph2b, WASHINGTON

$4,875,000

2501 Pennsylvania Ave Nw #ph2b, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 4,500 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2041408

WEST END

2501 M St Nw #717, WASHINGTON

$4,750,000

↓ $250,000

2501 M St Nw #717, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,500 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2038252

WEST END

2500 Virginia Ave Nw #1408-s, WASHINGTON

$3,995,000

↓ $300,000

2500 Virginia Ave Nw #1408-s, WASHINGTON

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

FOGGY BOTTOM

1111 24th St Nw #ph106, WASHINGTON

$3,599,000

↓ $51,000

1111 24th St Nw #ph106, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,477 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC498980

WEST END

1745 N St Nw #508, WASHINGTON

$2,875,000

1745 N St Nw #508, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,449 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2049122

DUPONT CIRCLE

1881 Nash St N #2004, ARLINGTON

$2,635,000

↓ $40,000

1881 Nash St N #2004, ARLINGTON

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,650 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAR2014842

TURNBERRY TOWER

2501 M St Nw #701, WASHINGTON

$2,250,000

↓ $100,000

2501 M St Nw #701, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,696 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2044494

WEST END

1201 N Royal St #707, ALEXANDRIA

$2,234,000

↑ $40,000

1201 N Royal St #707, ALEXANDRIA

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,960 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX255014

NONE AVAILABLE

45 Sutton Sq Sw #ph18, WASHINGTON

$2,100,000

45 Sutton Sq Sw #ph18, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,834 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2043268

SOUTHWEST WATERFRONT

1419 10th St Nw #ph-3, WASHINGTON

$1,995,000

1419 10th St Nw #ph-3, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,210 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2045512

SHAW

New
8302 Woodmont Ave #800, BETHESDA

$1,899,999

8302 Woodmont Ave #800, BETHESDA

3 Beds 2 Baths 2,415 SqFt Residential MLS® # MDMC2052098

STONEHALL

1111 24th St Nw #ph105, WASHINGTON

$1,895,000

1111 24th St Nw #ph105, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,423 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2045692

WEST END

4301 Military Rd Nw #ph2, WASHINGTON

$1,795,000

4301 Military Rd Nw #ph2, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,192 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2042172

CHEVY CHASE

1454 Belmont St Nw #15, WASHINGTON

$1,699,000

1454 Belmont St Nw #15, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,044 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2043504

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS

New
8220 Crestwood Heights Drive #1818, MCLEAN

$1,559,000

8220 Crestwood Heights Drive #1818, MCLEAN

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,079 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2070718

ONE PARK CREST CONDOMINIUM

New
1512 6th St Nw #ph2, WASHINGTON

$1,495,000

1512 6th St Nw #ph2, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,320 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2050338

SHAW

2298 Champlain St Nw #c, WASHINGTON

$1,475,000

2298 Champlain St Nw #c, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,000 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2048884

ADAMS MORGAN

New
2434 16th St Nw #ph402, WASHINGTON

$1,430,000

2434 16th St Nw #ph402, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,901 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2048186

ADAMS MORGAN

8220 Crestwood Heights Dr #1814, MCLEAN

$1,425,000

8220 Crestwood Heights Dr #1814, MCLEAN

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,957 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2044702

ONE PARK CREST CONDOMINIUM

2500 Virginia Ave Nw #1405-s, WASHINGTON

$1,395,000

↓ $100,000

2500 Virginia Ave Nw #1405-s, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 3,070 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2000637

FOGGY BOTTOM

1760 Corcoran St Nw #b, WASHINGTON

$1,375,000

↓ $25,000

1760 Corcoran St Nw #b, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,637 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2019528

DUPONT CIRCLE

2100 11th St Nw #ph3, WASHINGTON

$1,329,000

↓ $70,000

2100 11th St Nw #ph3, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,807 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2036764

LOGAN CIRCLE

New
3101 New Mexico Ave Nw #1110, WASHINGTON

$1,250,000

3101 New Mexico Ave Nw #1110, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,166 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2050200

WESLEY HEIGHTS

513 W Broad St #806, FALLS CHURCH

$1,250,000

513 W Broad St #806, FALLS CHURCH

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,344 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFA2000818

BYRON CONDOMINIUM

New
2020 12th St Nw #ph-10, WASHINGTON

$1,199,000

2020 12th St Nw #ph-10, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,502 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2049486

U STREET

1707 Prince St #8, ALEXANDRIA

$1,199,000

1707 Prince St #8, ALEXANDRIA

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,129 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2011154

THE METROPOLITAN

2020 12th St Nw #ph-06, WASHINGTON

$1,100,000

2020 12th St Nw #ph-06, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,245 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2045958

U STREET CORRIDOR

1411 Key Blvd #511, ARLINGTON

$1,100,000

1411 Key Blvd #511, ARLINGTON

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,328 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAR2013706

KEY AND NASH

1839 6th St Nw #7, WASHINGTON

$1,099,000

↓ $30,000

1839 6th St Nw #7, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,300 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2044466

SHAW

5401 8th St Nw #ph-a, WASHINGTON

$1,050,000

5401 8th St Nw #ph-a, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,300 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2046218

PETWORTH

616 E St Nw #1153, WASHINGTON

$1,050,000

↓ $25,000

616 E St Nw #1153, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 1,617 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2037476

PENN QUARTER

741 Morton St Nw #ph, WASHINGTON

$1,049,000

741 Morton St Nw #ph, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,584 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2047682

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS

3721 New Hampshire Ave Nw #2, WASHINGTON

$1,049,000

↓ $50,000

3721 New Hampshire Ave Nw #2, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,107 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2040594

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS

4319 Harrison St Nw #ph2, WASHINGTON

$1,029,000

4319 Harrison St Nw #ph2, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 1,473 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2045340

FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS

301 Massachusetts Ave Nw #1103, WASHINGTON

$1,000,000

301 Massachusetts Ave Nw #1103, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,266 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2017370

MOUNT VERNON

1324 14th St Nw #5, WASHINGTON

$999,900

↓ $19,100

1324 14th St Nw #5, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,310 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2036932

LOGAN CIRCLE

616 E St Nw #1151, WASHINGTON

$995,000

616 E St Nw #1151, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 1,623 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2043860

PENN QUARTER

1657 31st St Nw #405, WASHINGTON

$985,000

↓ $10,000

1657 31st St Nw #405, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,350 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2047966

GEORGETOWN

4319 Harrison St Nw #ph1, WASHINGTON

$979,000

4319 Harrison St Nw #ph1, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 1,426 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2042368

FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS

819 D St Ne #31, WASHINGTON

$960,000

↓ $20,000

819 D St Ne #31, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,175 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2034996

THE SANCTUARY

916 G St Nw #1002, WASHINGTON

$949,000

916 G St Nw #1002, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 1 Bath 1,123 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2047624

DOWNTOWN

3420 16th St Nw #610, WASHINGTON

$949,000

↓ $1,000

3420 16th St Nw #610, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,752 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2039398

MOUNT PLEASANT

New
1023 Royal #308, ALEXANDRIA

$939,000

1023 Royal #308, ALEXANDRIA

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,238 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2013186

ABINGDON ROW

New
447 Ridge St Nw #2, WASHINGTON

$929,000

447 Ridge St Nw #2, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,730 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2050854

SHAW



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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