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

12001 Market St #444, RESTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,258 SqFt

12001 Market St #444, RESTON

$502,000
1211 Van St Se #717, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 663 SqFt

1211 Van St Se #717, WASHINGTON

$504,900
4951 Brenman Park Dr #409, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,263 SqFt

4951 Brenman Park Dr #409, ALEXANDRIA

$509,000
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11775 Stratford House Pl #402, RESTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,444 SqFt

11775 Stratford House Pl #402, RESTON

$510,000
4100 Cathedral Ave Nw #1, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,590 SqFt

4100 Cathedral Ave Nw #1, WASHINGTON

$519,900 ↓ $5,100
2220 Fairfax Dr #ph05, ARLINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 887 SqFt

2220 Fairfax Dr #ph05, ARLINGTON

$539,900
460 New York Ave Nw #906, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 782 SqFt

460 New York Ave Nw #906, WASHINGTON

$544,900
1851 Stratford Park Pl #412, RESTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,549 SqFt

1851 Stratford Park Pl #412, RESTON

$549,990
12001 Market St #401, RESTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,493 SqFt

12001 Market St #401, RESTON

$579,900 ↓ $20,000
5809 Nicholson Ln #ph 1510, NORTH BETHESDA
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,298 SqFt

5809 Nicholson Ln #ph 1510, NORTH BETHESDA

$590,000
1021 17th St Ne #8, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,262 SqFt

1021 17th St Ne #8, WASHINGTON

$599,000
1111 Orren St Ne #504, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 850 SqFt

1111 Orren St Ne #504, WASHINGTON

$599,000
1121 Arlington Blvd #1006, ARLINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,110 SqFt

1121 Arlington Blvd #1006, ARLINGTON

$599,900
740 Fairmont St Nw #b, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,015 SqFt

740 Fairmont St Nw #b, WASHINGTON

$599,900 ↓ $25,000
777 7th St Nw #1124, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,012 SqFt

777 7th St Nw #1124, WASHINGTON

$619,900
38 Maryland Ave #ph613, ROCKVILLE
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,676 SqFt

38 Maryland Ave #ph613, ROCKVILLE

$649,990
11775 Stratford House Pl #403, RESTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,520 SqFt

11775 Stratford House Pl #403, RESTON

$650,000 ↓ $28,000
5809 Nicholson Ln #1610, ROCKVILLE
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,298 SqFt

5809 Nicholson Ln #1610, ROCKVILLE

$653,000
1011 Arlington Blvd #1106, ARLINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,636 SqFt

1011 Arlington Blvd #1106, ARLINGTON

$659,000 ↓ $40,000
11710 Old Georgetown Rd E #1604, NORTH BETHESDA
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,706 SqFt

11710 Old Georgetown Rd E #1604, NORTH BETHESDA

$675,000
448 M St Nw #1, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 867 SqFt

448 M St Nw #1, WASHINGTON

$675,000
1211 Van St Se #th 1f, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,038 SqFt

1211 Van St Se #th 1f, WASHINGTON

$679,900
1512 K St Se #7, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

1512 K St Se #7, WASHINGTON

$679,900
2337 Champlain St Nw #ph407, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 914 SqFt

2337 Champlain St Nw #ph407, WASHINGTON

$689,000


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 August 22nd, 2019 at 11:03pm EDT.

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