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

2900 K St Nw #601, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 6,000 SqFt

2900 K St Nw #601, WASHINGTON

$8,950,000
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
3150 South St Nw #ph2d, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 4,413 SqFt

3150 South St Nw #ph2d, WASHINGTON

$7,750,000
3150 South St Nw #ph1d, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 4,314 SqFt

3150 South St Nw #ph1d, WASHINGTON

$7,500,000
1155 23rd St Nw #ph3e, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 5,112 SqFt

1155 23rd St Nw #ph3e, WASHINGTON

$6,895,000
3030 K St Nw #ph217, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,700 SqFt

3030 K St Nw #ph217, WASHINGTON

$5,900,000 ↑ $950,000
2501 Pennsylvania Ave Nw #ph2b, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 4,500 SqFt

2501 Pennsylvania Ave Nw #ph2b, WASHINGTON

$5,250,000 ↑ $500,000
2900 K St Nw #607, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 5,135 SqFt

2900 K St Nw #607, WASHINGTON

$4,999,999 ↑ $700,001
New
1881 N Nash St #ts01, ARLINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 4,447 SqFt

1881 N Nash St #ts01, ARLINGTON

$4,995,000
2029 Connecticut Ave Nw #71, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 5,400 SqFt

2029 Connecticut Ave Nw #71, WASHINGTON

$4,900,000
3329 Prospect St Nw #6, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 4,550 SqFt

3329 Prospect St Nw #6, WASHINGTON

$4,495,000
925 H St Nw #1103, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,720 SqFt

925 H St Nw #1103, WASHINGTON

$3,200,000
1881 N Nash St #1902, ARLINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,045 SqFt

1881 N Nash St #1902, ARLINGTON

$2,998,000
2510 Virginia Ave Nw #1407-n, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,698 SqFt

2510 Virginia Ave Nw #1407-n, WASHINGTON

$2,950,000
New
4901 Hampden Ln #701, BETHESDA
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,676 SqFt

4901 Hampden Ln #701, BETHESDA

$2,799,900
8220 Crestwood Heights Dr #1901 & 1902, MCLEAN
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 3,460 SqFt

8220 Crestwood Heights Dr #1901 & 1902, MCLEAN

$2,679,000
925 H St Nw #810, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,389 SqFt

925 H St Nw #810, WASHINGTON

$2,650,000
601 N Fairfax St #605, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,427 SqFt

601 N Fairfax St #605, ALEXANDRIA

$2,399,900
1468 Belmont St Nw #4east, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,296 SqFt

1468 Belmont St Nw #4east, WASHINGTON

$2,350,000
2002 Massachusetts Ave Nw #penthouse 4, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,400 SqFt

2002 Massachusetts Ave Nw #penthouse 4, WASHINGTON

$2,299,900
1155 23rd St Nw #ph3p, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,247 SqFt

1155 23rd St Nw #ph3p, WASHINGTON

$2,200,000
1427 Rhode Island Ave Nw #ph3, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,090 SqFt

1427 Rhode Island Ave Nw #ph3, WASHINGTON

$2,049,000
4750 41st St Nw #502, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 4,000 SqFt

4750 41st St Nw #502, WASHINGTON

$1,999,999 ↑ $299,001
1111 24th Nw #ph105, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,423 SqFt

1111 24th Nw #ph105, WASHINGTON

$1,999,000 ↑ $26,000


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 May 22nd, 2019 at 5:05pm EDT.