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

800 4th St Sw #n815, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 926 SqFt

800 4th St Sw #n815, WASHINGTON

$522,000 ↓ $28,000
1314 Vermont Ave Nw #1, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 618 SqFt

1314 Vermont Ave Nw #1, WASHINGTON

$524,900
New
3733 12th St Ne #301, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

3733 12th St Ne #301, WASHINGTON

$525,000
5809 Nicholson Ln #ph 1510, NORTH BETHESDA
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,298 SqFt

5809 Nicholson Ln #ph 1510, NORTH BETHESDA

$539,900 ↓ $10,100
3733 12th St Ne #302, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

3733 12th St Ne #302, WASHINGTON

$539,900
New
1840 Vernon St Nw #407, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 638 SqFt

1840 Vernon St Nw #407, WASHINGTON

$559,900
New
150 Rhode Island Ave Nw #402, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 970 SqFt

150 Rhode Island Ave Nw #402, WASHINGTON

$570,000
1111 Orren St Ne #504, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 772 SqFt

1111 Orren St Ne #504, WASHINGTON

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

777 7th St Nw #1124, WASHINGTON

$599,900
525 Kennedy St Nw #3, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,400 SqFt

525 Kennedy St Nw #3, WASHINGTON

$605,000
New
1411 Spring Rd Nw #ph, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

1411 Spring Rd Nw #ph, WASHINGTON

$629,000
11775 Stratford House Pl #403, RESTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,520 SqFt

11775 Stratford House Pl #403, RESTON

$635,000 ↓ $15,000
525 Kennedy St Nw #6, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,200 SqFt

525 Kennedy St Nw #6, WASHINGTON

$640,000
38 Maryland Ave #ph613, ROCKVILLE
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,676 SqFt

38 Maryland Ave #ph613, ROCKVILLE

$649,990
515 Montana Ave Ne #3, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,510 SqFt

515 Montana Ave Ne #3, WASHINGTON

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

5809 Nicholson Ln #1610, ROCKVILLE

$653,000
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
230 S St Ne #2, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,343 SqFt

230 S St Ne #2, WASHINGTON

$685,000
New
115 N Lee St #bh501, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 1 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,301 SqFt

115 N Lee St #bh501, ALEXANDRIA

$699,500
10201 Grosvenor #1701, NORTH BETHESDA
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,933 SqFt

10201 Grosvenor #1701, NORTH BETHESDA

$699,900
1900 4th St Ne #2, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,725 SqFt

1900 4th St Ne #2, WASHINGTON

$699,900
703 Newton Pl Nw #8, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,170 SqFt

703 Newton Pl Nw #8, WASHINGTON

$699,900 ↓ $15,090
549 Regent Pl Ne, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,604 SqFt

549 Regent Pl Ne, WASHINGTON

$710,000 ↓ $12,500
2200 3rd St Ne #2, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,500 SqFt

2200 3rd St Ne #2, WASHINGTON

$714,900 ↓ $10,000


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 November 18th, 2019 at 2:46pm EST.

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