Washington DC Metropolitan Area, Modern & Contemporary Condos For Sale

In the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, modern and contemporary condos for sale present a sizable portion of the real estate pie. That’s notable given the long history of the region and its rich tapestry of architectural styles. But time never stands still and the DC area continues to evolve.

From the District itself with its many unique neighborhoods to other parts of the Metro area, modern and contemporary buildings are flourishing. That includes Alexandria, Arlington (especially in urban hotspots like the Rosslyn-Clarendon Corridor), Fairfax County and parts of Maryland such as Bethesda.

Modern and Contemporary Condos for Sale in the Washington Metropolitan Area

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4201 Cathedral Ave Nw #ph1215e, WASHINGTON

$5,999,999

4201 Cathedral Ave Nw #ph1215e, WASHINGTON

6 Beds 6.5 Baths 9,450 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2000963

WESLEY HEIGHTS

1111 23rd St Nw #ph3a, WASHINGTON

$5,495,000

1111 23rd St Nw #ph3a, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 3,250 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2040992

WEST END

1177 22nd St Nw #9g, WASHINGTON

$4,995,000

1177 22nd St Nw #9g, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 3 Baths 3,629 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC524930

CENTRAL

2501 M St Nw #717, WASHINGTON

$4,750,000

↓ $250,000

2501 M St Nw #717, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,500 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2038252

WEST END

3303 Water St Nw #5g, WASHINGTON

$4,495,000

3303 Water St Nw #5g, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,950 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2044418

GEORGETOWN

7887 Jones Branch Dr #2002, MCLEAN

$3,746,000

↑ $200,000

7887 Jones Branch Dr #2002, MCLEAN

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,390 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX993832

TYSONS CORNER

1177 22nd St Nw #7g, WASHINGTON

$3,725,000

↓ $170,000

1177 22nd St Nw #7g, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,995 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2033332

WEST END

1111 24th St Nw #ph106, WASHINGTON

$3,599,000

↓ $51,000

1111 24th St Nw #ph106, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,477 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC498980

WEST END

601 N Fairfax St #513, ALEXANDRIA

$3,450,000

601 N Fairfax St #513, ALEXANDRIA

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 3,035 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2009930

THE ORONOCO

1111 24th St Nw #3-c, WASHINGTON

$3,185,000

1111 24th St Nw #3-c, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,567 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1000186317

WEST END

3303 Water St Nw #3i, WASHINGTON

$3,025,000

3303 Water St Nw #3i, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,966 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2028398

GEORGETOWN

7887 Jones Branch Dr #1703, MCLEAN

$2,820,000

7887 Jones Branch Dr #1703, MCLEAN

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,780 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2058170

TYSONS CORNER

5610 Wisconsin Ave #1503, CHEVY CHASE

$2,695,000

5610 Wisconsin Ave #1503, CHEVY CHASE

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 3,021 SqFt Residential MLS® # MDMC2051246

SOMERSET HOUSE 2

1881 Nash St N #2004, ARLINGTON

$2,635,000

↓ $40,000

1881 Nash St N #2004, ARLINGTON

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,650 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAR2014842

TURNBERRY TOWER

7887 Jones Branch Dr #1803, MCLEAN

$2,575,000

↑ $20,000

7887 Jones Branch Dr #1803, MCLEAN

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,820 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX747672

TYSONS CORNER

1201 N Royal St #602, ALEXANDRIA

$2,560,000

1201 N Royal St #602, ALEXANDRIA

2 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,469 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX253106

NONE AVAILABLE

5610 Wisconsin Ave #903, CHEVY CHASE

$2,550,000

↓ $149,000

5610 Wisconsin Ave #903, CHEVY CHASE

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 3,021 SqFt Residential MLS® # MDMC2012536

SOMERSET HOUSE 2

1311 R St Nw #a, WASHINGTON

$2,500,000

1311 R St Nw #a, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,075 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2046800

LOGAN CIRCLE

1111 24th St Nw #84, WASHINGTON

$2,349,000

1111 24th St Nw #84, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,723 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2042510

WEST END

7887 Jones Branch Dr #1701, MCLEAN

$2,290,000

7887 Jones Branch Dr #1701, MCLEAN

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,284 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2046028

TYSONS CORNER

7887 Jones Branch Dr #1701, MCLEAN

$2,260,000

↑ $80,000

7887 Jones Branch Dr #1701, MCLEAN

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,460 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX1072148

TYSONS CORNER

3303 Water St Nw #6o, WASHINGTON

$2,250,000

3303 Water St Nw #6o, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,725 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2048116

GEORGETOWN

147 Waterfront St #301, NATIONAL HARBOR

$2,250,000

147 Waterfront St #301, NATIONAL HARBOR

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,850 SqFt Residential MLS® # MDPG2039450

NATIONAL HARBOR

2501 M St Nw #701, WASHINGTON

$2,250,000

↓ $100,000

2501 M St Nw #701, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,696 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2044494

WEST END

What Defines Modern and Contemporary Condos?

Modern and contemporary are different terms that are often used interchangeably.

Modernism was a design movement that sprung to life in the early 1900s, continuing forward to the Mid-Century Modern Movement that was popular from the late 1940s to the very early 1970s. From bold angles to huge windows, modern design is an umbrella from which many offshoots have sprouted.

Contemporary design basically means that which is new, or of the moment. But it has broadly come to represent new design trends that began in the 1970s, representing a break from typical styles that came before.

Put it all together and modern and contemporary as a combined category means that which breaks away from older and more traditional forms, such as Colonial, Victorian or Federal architecture.

Summing it All Up

If Modernism began over 100 years ago and Contemporary styles include the present, than the combined phrase certainly covers a whole lot of territory.

But just think of it this way: Those historic DC row houses represent tradition while the glass and steel tower next-door with its abstract angles can be safely placed in the modern and contemporary category. To learn more, call District Partners at Compass, 202-798-3600.