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
1757 Willard St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 6.5 Baths
  • 4,354 SqFt

1757 Willard St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,850,000
New
115 N Lee St #bh501, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 1 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,301 SqFt

115 N Lee St #bh501, ALEXANDRIA

$699,500
New
1111 24th St Nw #ph101, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,684 SqFt

1111 24th St Nw #ph101, WASHINGTON

$3,975,000
New
1207 Columbia Rd Nw #3, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,016 SqFt

1207 Columbia Rd Nw #3, WASHINGTON

$995,000
New
150 Rhode Island Ave Nw #402, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 970 SqFt

150 Rhode Island Ave Nw #402, WASHINGTON

$570,000
New
2853 Ontario Rd Nw #603/606, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,841 SqFt

2853 Ontario Rd Nw #603/606, WASHINGTON

$1,430,000
New
1168 Abbey Pl Ne #2, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 995 SqFt

1168 Abbey Pl Ne #2, WASHINGTON

$749,900
New
1840 Vernon St Nw #407, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 638 SqFt

1840 Vernon St Nw #407, WASHINGTON

$559,900
New
2328 Champlain St Nw #424, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,400 SqFt

2328 Champlain St Nw #424, WASHINGTON

$890,000
New
3733 12th St Ne #301, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

3733 12th St Ne #301, WASHINGTON

$525,000
New
1411 Spring Rd Nw #ph, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

1411 Spring Rd Nw #ph, WASHINGTON

$629,000
4017 Davis Pl Nw #8, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 940 SqFt

4017 Davis Pl Nw #8, WASHINGTON

$750,000
11700 Old Georgetown Rd #1402, NORTH BETHESDA
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,687 SqFt

11700 Old Georgetown Rd #1402, NORTH BETHESDA

$749,000
770 Park Rd Nw #302, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,395 SqFt

770 Park Rd Nw #302, WASHINGTON

$899,000
New
11710 Old Georgetown Rd #1616, NORTH BETHESDA
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,022 SqFt

11710 Old Georgetown Rd #1616, NORTH BETHESDA

$775,000
619 16th St Ne #ph-b, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,700 SqFt

619 16th St Ne #ph-b, WASHINGTON

$789,000
646 H St Ne #ph-4, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,100 SqFt

646 H St Ne #ph-4, WASHINGTON

$929,900
1711 Kenyon St Nw #2, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,416 SqFt

1711 Kenyon St Nw #2, WASHINGTON

$1,099,000
4301 Military Rd Nw #ph5, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,880 SqFt

4301 Military Rd Nw #ph5, WASHINGTON

$1,499,000
139 P St Nw #a, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,900 SqFt

139 P St Nw #a, WASHINGTON

$799,900
1440 Church St Nw #605, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,573 SqFt

1440 Church St Nw #605, WASHINGTON

$1,375,000
2200 3rd St Ne #2, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,500 SqFt

2200 3rd St Ne #2, WASHINGTON

$714,900 ↓ $10,000
2200 3rd St Ne #4, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,500 SqFt

2200 3rd St Ne #4, WASHINGTON

$779,900 ↓ $20,000
139 P St Nw #b, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,750 SqFt

139 P St Nw #b, WASHINGTON

$985,000


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 3:04pm EST.

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