Penthouses for Sale in the Washington DC 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.

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.

Luxury Penthouse Collection in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia

2660 Connecticut Ave Nw #ph 3, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 4,532 SqFt

2660 Connecticut Ave Nw #ph 3, WASHINGTON

$8,095,000
1155 23rd St Nw #ph3e, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 5,112 SqFt

1155 23rd St Nw #ph3e, WASHINGTON

$6,895,000
2029 Connecticut Ave Nw #71, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 5,400 SqFt

2029 Connecticut Ave Nw #71, WASHINGTON

$4,500,000
3329 Prospect St Nw #6, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 4,550 SqFt

3329 Prospect St Nw #6, WASHINGTON

$4,250,000 ↓ $245,000
1111 24th St Nw #ph101, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,684 SqFt

1111 24th St Nw #ph101, WASHINGTON

$3,975,000
New
2510 Virginia Ave Nw #1409-n, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 3,570 SqFt

2510 Virginia Ave Nw #1409-n, WASHINGTON

$3,950,000
1155 23rd St Nw #ph2e, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 4,008 SqFt

1155 23rd St Nw #ph2e, WASHINGTON

$3,795,000
2339 Massachusetts Ave Nw #4, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 4,400 SqFt

2339 Massachusetts Ave Nw #4, WASHINGTON

$3,795,000
4901 Hampden Ln #unit 704, BETHESDA
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,676 SqFt

4901 Hampden Ln #unit 704, BETHESDA

$3,299,900 ↓ $200,000
912 F St Nw #905, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 3,932 SqFt

912 F St Nw #905, WASHINGTON

$3,200,000 ↓ $50,000
New
7405 Arlington Rd #402, BETHESDA
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,590 SqFt

7405 Arlington Rd #402, BETHESDA

$2,995,000
3030 Nw K St Nw #penthouse 212, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,572 SqFt

3030 Nw K St Nw #penthouse 212, WASHINGTON

$2,975,000
1881 N Nash St #1902, ARLINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,045 SqFt

1881 N Nash St #1902, ARLINGTON

$2,948,000 ↓ $50,000
1881 N Nash St #2009, ARLINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,655 SqFt

1881 N Nash St #2009, ARLINGTON

$2,790,000 ↓ $65,000
8220 Crestwood Heights Dr #1901 & 1902, MCLEAN
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 3,460 SqFt

8220 Crestwood Heights Dr #1901 & 1902, MCLEAN

$2,499,000
1375 Maryland Ave Ne #h, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 10,134 SqFt

1375 Maryland Ave Ne #h, WASHINGTON

$2,475,000
601 N Fairfax St #605, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,427 SqFt

601 N Fairfax St #605, ALEXANDRIA

$2,399,000
1437 Cedar Ave, MCLEAN
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 6.5 Baths
  • 5,199 SqFt

1437 Cedar Ave, MCLEAN

$2,388,000
8302 Woodmont Ave #901, BETHESDA
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,221 SqFt

8302 Woodmont Ave #901, BETHESDA

$2,195,000
New
8220 Crestwood Heights Drive #1818, MCLEAN
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,079 SqFt

8220 Crestwood Heights Drive #1818, MCLEAN

$1,999,500
1155 23rd St Nw #ph3p, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,150 SqFt

1155 23rd St Nw #ph3p, WASHINGTON

$1,999,000
2510 Virginia Ave Nw #1407-n, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,698 SqFt

2510 Virginia Ave Nw #1407-n, WASHINGTON

$1,995,000 ↓ $255,000
1414 22nd St Nw #62, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,022 SqFt

1414 22nd St Nw #62, WASHINGTON

$1,895,000
1757 Willard St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 6.5 Baths
  • 4,354 SqFt

1757 Willard St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,850,000


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 January 29th, 2020 at 9:03am EST.

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