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
1414 22nd St Nw #ph-62, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,022 SqFt

1414 22nd St Nw #ph-62, WASHINGTON

$1,775,000
New
916 G St Nw #1004, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,230 SqFt

916 G St Nw #1004, WASHINGTON

$1,274,999
New
2121 11th St Nw #4, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,685 SqFt

2121 11th St Nw #4, WASHINGTON

$1,199,000
New
616 E St Nw #1155, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 1,602 SqFt

616 E St Nw #1155, WASHINGTON

$975,000
New
646 H St Ne #ph-5, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,250 SqFt

646 H St Ne #ph-5, WASHINGTON

$1,079,900
New
25 U St Ne #2, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,870 SqFt

25 U St Ne #2, WASHINGTON

$925,000
New
888 N Quincy St #2001, ARLINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,183 SqFt

888 N Quincy St #2001, ARLINGTON

$799,900
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
New
1335-b Constitution Ave Ne #1335b, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,060 SqFt

1335-b Constitution Ave Ne #1335b, WASHINGTON

$965,000
New
616 E St Nw #1201, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 774 SqFt

616 E St Nw #1201, WASHINGTON

$509,900
New
1844 Monroe St Nw #2, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,218 SqFt

1844 Monroe St Nw #2, WASHINGTON

$1,245,000
New
1744 Willard St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,330 SqFt

1744 Willard St Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,330,000
New
57 N St Nw #406, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,128 SqFt

57 N St Nw #406, WASHINGTON

$799,900
New
57 N St Nw #ph-527, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,002 SqFt

57 N St Nw #ph-527, WASHINGTON

$749,900
New
2428 17th St Nw #3n, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,562 SqFt

2428 17th St Nw #3n, WASHINGTON

$829,000
New
5225 Pooks Hill Rd #1828s, BETHESDA
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 3,103 SqFt

5225 Pooks Hill Rd #1828s, BETHESDA

$920,000
New
2020 12th St Nw #ph08, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,270 SqFt

2020 12th St Nw #ph08, WASHINGTON

$1,180,000
New
1837 Wyoming Ave Nw #d, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,869 SqFt

1837 Wyoming Ave Nw #d, WASHINGTON

$1,495,000
777 7th St Nw #1108, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 855 SqFt

777 7th St Nw #1108, WASHINGTON

$549,000
1654 Montello Ave Ne #2, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,237 SqFt

1654 Montello Ave Ne #2, WASHINGTON

$675,000
928 O St Nw #3, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,870 SqFt

928 O St Nw #3, WASHINGTON

$2,495,000
1830 Jefferson Pl Nw #20, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,140 SqFt

1830 Jefferson Pl Nw #20, WASHINGTON

$979,999
801 N Nw #201, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,028 SqFt

801 N Nw #201, WASHINGTON

$884,900
1823 D St Ne #c, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 1,376 SqFt

1823 D St Ne #c, WASHINGTON

$649,000


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 5:06am EDT.

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