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

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

2510 Virginia Ave Nw #1407-n, WASHINGTON

$1,995,000 ↓ $255,000
8101 River Road, BETHESDA
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,901 SqFt

8101 River Road, BETHESDA

$1,399,900 ↓ $25,000
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
314 Baldwin St, GAITHERSBURG
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,890 SqFt

314 Baldwin St, GAITHERSBURG

$1,244,500 ↑ $24,600
324 Steinbeck Ave, GAITHERSBURG
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 4,882 SqFt

324 Steinbeck Ave, GAITHERSBURG

$1,536,900 ↑ $27,000
1881 N Nash St #2009, ARLINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,655 SqFt

1881 N Nash St #2009, ARLINGTON

$2,590,000 ↓ $100,000
113 Varnum St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,600 SqFt

113 Varnum St Nw, WASHINGTON

$949,000 ↓ $20,000
8213 River Road, BETHESDA
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,901 SqFt

8213 River Road, BETHESDA

$1,369,900 ↓ $30,000
525 Kennedy St Nw #6, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,200 SqFt

525 Kennedy St Nw #6, WASHINGTON

$599,000 ↓ $41,000
8220 Crestwood Heights Dr #715, MCLEAN
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,228 SqFt

8220 Crestwood Heights Dr #715, MCLEAN

$688,888 ↓ $11,012
920 I St Nw #1107, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,452 SqFt

920 I St Nw #1107, WASHINGTON

$1,400,000 ↓ $100,000
8121 River Rd #452, BETHESDA
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,460 SqFt

8121 River Rd #452, BETHESDA

$1,695,000 ↓ $5,000
1111 24th St Nw #ph101, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,684 SqFt

1111 24th St Nw #ph101, WASHINGTON

$3,975,000
8302 Woodmont Ave #901, BETHESDA
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,221 SqFt

8302 Woodmont Ave #901, BETHESDA

$2,195,000
1324 Fairmont St Nw #b, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,775 SqFt

1324 Fairmont St Nw #b, WASHINGTON

$930,000 ↓ $14,000
601 N Fairfax St #605, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,427 SqFt

601 N Fairfax St #605, ALEXANDRIA

$2,299,000 ↓ $100,000
4100 Cathedral Ave Nw #9, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,260 SqFt

4100 Cathedral Ave Nw #9, WASHINGTON

$839,000 ↓ $15,500
2109 M St Ne #9, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,200 SqFt

2109 M St Ne #9, WASHINGTON

$649,900 ↓ $5,000
2510 Virginia Ave Nw #1409-n, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 3,570 SqFt

2510 Virginia Ave Nw #1409-n, WASHINGTON

$3,950,000
7405 Arlington Rd #402, BETHESDA
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,750 SqFt

7405 Arlington Rd #402, BETHESDA

$2,795,000 ↓ $200,000
11990 Market St #1914, RESTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,986 SqFt

11990 Market St #1914, RESTON

$949,900 ↓ $45,100
11990 Market St #2114, RESTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,986 SqFt

11990 Market St #2114, RESTON

$1,075,000 ↓ $84,777
4324 14th St Nw #unit 2, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,050 SqFt

4324 14th St Nw #unit 2, WASHINGTON

$819,900 ↓ $20,000
2900 K St Nw #606, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 4,118 SqFt

2900 K St Nw #606, WASHINGTON

$3,995,000


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 3:36am EDT.

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