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

New
1645 International Dr #407, MCLEAN
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 992 SqFt

1645 International Dr #407, MCLEAN

$508,500
1515 Arlington Ridge Rd #702, ARLINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,254 SqFt

1515 Arlington Ridge Rd #702, ARLINGTON

$535,000
1121 Arlington Blvd #1006, ARLINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,110 SqFt

1121 Arlington Blvd #1006, ARLINGTON

$549,888
801 N Nw #104, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 602 SqFt

801 N Nw #104, WASHINGTON

$569,900
New
1025 First Se #1401, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 895 SqFt

1025 First Se #1401, WASHINGTON

$575,000
1266 Penn St Ne #2, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,000 SqFt

1266 Penn St Ne #2, WASHINGTON

$599,555
525 Kennedy St Nw #3, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,400 SqFt

525 Kennedy St Nw #3, WASHINGTON

$605,000
525 Kennedy St Nw #4, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,400 SqFt

525 Kennedy St Nw #4, WASHINGTON

$615,000
3031 Sedgwick St Nw #504-e, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,270 SqFt

3031 Sedgwick St Nw #504-e, WASHINGTON

$625,000 ↓ $14,000
525 Kennedy St Nw #6, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,200 SqFt

525 Kennedy St Nw #6, WASHINGTON

$640,000
1404 Roundhouse Ln #503, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,575 SqFt

1404 Roundhouse Ln #503, ALEXANDRIA

$649,500
145 Riverhaven Dr #525, NATIONAL HARBOR
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,366 SqFt

145 Riverhaven Dr #525, NATIONAL HARBOR

$649,900
629 Lamont St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,541 SqFt

629 Lamont St Nw, WASHINGTON

$650,000
1275 25th St Nw #808, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 868 SqFt

1275 25th St Nw #808, WASHINGTON

$659,900
2109 M St. Ne #9, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,200 SqFt

2109 M St. Ne #9, WASHINGTON

$679,900 ↓ $20,000
1107 S Walter Reed Dr #304, ARLINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,325 SqFt

1107 S Walter Reed Dr #304, ARLINGTON

$689,900 ↓ $10,000
4201 Cathedral Ave Nw #1401w, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,735 SqFt

4201 Cathedral Ave Nw #1401w, WASHINGTON

$695,000
1314 Vermont Ave Nw #2, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 998 SqFt

1314 Vermont Ave Nw #2, WASHINGTON

$699,000
8220 Crestwood Heights Dr #715, MCLEAN
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,228 SqFt

8220 Crestwood Heights Dr #715, MCLEAN

$699,900 ↓ $19,988
930 Rose Ave #1905, NORTH BETHESDA
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,129 SqFt

930 Rose Ave #1905, NORTH BETHESDA

$699,900 ↓ $50,000
42 Rhode Island Ave Nw #2, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,580 SqFt

42 Rhode Island Ave Nw #2, WASHINGTON

$699,999 ↓ $29,000
1308 Clifton St Nw #401, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,357 SqFt

1308 Clifton St Nw #401, WASHINGTON

$710,000
1142 Neal St Ne #2, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

1142 Neal St Ne #2, WASHINGTON

$725,000
3514 13th St Nw #9, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,015 SqFt

3514 13th St Nw #9, WASHINGTON

$749,999


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 April 7th, 2020 at 4:00am EDT.

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