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
616 E St Nw #1201, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 774 SqFt

616 E St Nw #1201, WASHINGTON

$509,900
12000 Market St #454, RESTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,372 SqFt

12000 Market St #454, RESTON

$515,000
437 New York Ave Nw #1205, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 750 SqFt

437 New York Ave Nw #1205, WASHINGTON

$524,900
1654 West Virginia Ne #1, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,552 SqFt

1654 West Virginia Ne #1, WASHINGTON

$524,950 ↓ $64,050
437 New York Ave Nw #1206, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 768 SqFt

437 New York Ave Nw #1206, WASHINGTON

$525,000
911 2nd St Ne #601, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 660 SqFt

911 2nd St Ne #601, WASHINGTON

$529,000 ↓ $10,000
New
1515 S Arlington Ridge Rd #703, ARLINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,350 SqFt

1515 S Arlington Ridge Rd #703, ARLINGTON

$535,000
777 7th St Nw #1108, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 855 SqFt

777 7th St Nw #1108, WASHINGTON

$549,000
1266 Penn St Ne #2, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,000 SqFt

1266 Penn St Ne #2, WASHINGTON

$549,555 ↓ $15,445
1121 Arlington Blvd #1006, ARLINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,110 SqFt

1121 Arlington Blvd #1006, ARLINGTON

$549,888
801 N Nw #205, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 617 SqFt

801 N Nw #205, WASHINGTON

$549,900
801 N Nw #104, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 602 SqFt

801 N Nw #104, WASHINGTON

$559,900
3900 Watson Pl Nw #a-8b, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

3900 Watson Pl Nw #a-8b, WASHINGTON

$575,000
1016 17th Pl Ne #501, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 887 SqFt

1016 17th Pl Ne #501, WASHINGTON

$579,900
700 New Hampshire Ave Nw #1519, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 875 SqFt

700 New Hampshire Ave Nw #1519, WASHINGTON

$590,000
801 N Nw #202, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 648 SqFt

801 N Nw #202, WASHINGTON

$599,000 ↓ $900
525 Kennedy St Nw #6, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,200 SqFt

525 Kennedy St Nw #6, WASHINGTON

$599,000 ↓ $41,000
12001 Market St #402, RESTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,708 SqFt

12001 Market St #402, RESTON

$599,900 ↓ $25,100
5230 Georgia Ave Nw #405, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,025 SqFt

5230 Georgia Ave Nw #405, WASHINGTON

$599,900
2012 Wyoming Ave Nw #504, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 932 SqFt

2012 Wyoming Ave Nw #504, WASHINGTON

$599,999 ↓ $19,901
5415 9th St Nw #2, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,550 SqFt

5415 9th St Nw #2, WASHINGTON

$599,999
1654 West Virginia Ne #4, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,552 SqFt

1654 West Virginia Ne #4, WASHINGTON

$624,950 ↓ $15,049
4801 Fairmont Ave #902, BETHESDA
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,244 SqFt

4801 Fairmont Ave #902, BETHESDA

$649,000 ↓ $30,000
1011 Arlington Blvd #1102, ARLINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,457 SqFt

1011 Arlington Blvd #1102, ARLINGTON

$649,000 ↓ $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 July 13th, 2020 at 4:51am EDT.

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