Loft Style Homes in Washington DC Metro Area

Lofts in Washington Metro aren't as new a trend as some might think. The concept itself is quite old, going all the way back to the earliest settler homes which often featured a loft bedroom with wooden stairs over a downstairs main room. As for the modern era, one of the earliest DC loft developments was delivered in 1985, a four-unit conversion of an old C&P Telephone building, originally built in 1906. This was followed by Tuskaloosa at 2526 17th Street NE in Adams Morgan. Again, an old telephone company building was converted to lofts, this time nine of them, delivered in 1989.

Loft living continued to gain popularity throughout the 1990's, not only in DC itself but in other parts if the Washington metropolitan area as well. The artist community was at the forefront of many conversions which have often come through former schools, houses of worship and varied industrial and commercial use buildings. Unlike other major urban centers throughout the country, Washington DC and outlying areas do not have a significant history of industrial and manufacturing companies. To learn more about loft style homes in Washington DC metro area, call District Partners at Compass today at (202) 798-3600.

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Photo of Listing #1000176778

1375 Maryland Ave Ne #h


MLS#: 1000176778
5 Bed, 4½ Bath
9500 Sqft

2141 Wisconsin Ave Nw #m


MLS#: 1001794400
2000 Sqft, 0.02 Acres
Commercial Sale

2141 Wisconsin Ave Nw #n


MLS#: 1001794418
2200 Sqft, 0.02 Acres
Commercial Sale

2328 Champlain St Nw #412


MLS#: 1005229279
2 Bed, 3 Bath
2005 Sqft

Photo of Listing #1000460180

912 F St Nw #706


MLS#: 1000460180
2 Bed, 2½ Bath
1676 Sqft

Photo of Listing #1001738190

111 Quincy Pl Ne #3


MLS#: 1001738190
2 Bed, 2½ Bath
3700 Sqft

1515 11th St Nw #2-1


MLS#: 1002344290
2 Bed, 2½ Bath
1337 Sqft

Photo of Listing #1002165776

1600 Clarendon Blvd #w413


MLS#: 1002165776
1 Bed, 1 Bath
1111 Sqft

Photo of Listing #1002076066

1359 Powhatan St #7


MLS#: 1002076066
3 Bed, 4 Bath
2297 Sqft

Photo of Listing #1002029450

13438 Arrowbrook Centre Dr #0


MLS#: 1002029450
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
2492 Sqft

1072 Paper Mill Ct Nw #1072


MLS#: 1002303136
2 Bed, 1½ Bath
1050 Sqft

Photo of Listing #1001410690

245 15th St Se #403


MLS#: 1001410690
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1480 Sqft

Photo of Listing #1001843456

12001 Market St #424


MLS#: 1001843456
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1708 Sqft


Loft Style Homes in Washington DC Metro AreaGenerally speaking, artists lofts predated the more commercial aspects of residential development. The trend got plenty of publicity however and it wasn't long before developers stepped in. With rents skyrocketing and spaces disappearing, grassroots organizations started looking outside the city. In the late 1990's, four small Maryland communities joined forces in the Gateway Arts District initiative, creating affordable housing and art space for artists and families. With 44 lofts, Mount Rainier Artists Lofts was the first of the Gateway projects aimed at revitalizing a two-mile stretch of historic US Route One in Washington Metro's Prince George's County. Those four communities are Hyattsville, Brentwood, North Brentwood and Mount Rainier

As the 2000's arrived, residential loft space continued its rapid growth pattern from DC to Maryland and Virginia. Lofts are now a staple part of the condo business, whether in converted reuse projects or brand new luxury buildings. Most communities with a multi-family condo presence in the real estate market offer lofts, including Alexandria, Arlington, Bethesda, DC, Fairfax, Germantown, Lorton and Rockville. The numbers continue to rise with an estimated 160-plus communities or developments throughout the Washington metropolitan area offering lofts or loft-style residences.

Whether brand new construction from the ground up or re-purposed space, lofts in Washington Metro continue to carry a certain hip-factor or cache. In some cases it's the stylized industrial look, blending elements such as old exposed brick with new modern amenities. In other cases it's an era-specific connection, from old historic structures to new mixed-use modern bubble projects. Prices for this sizable slice of the deign pie range greatly, from the very low $100,000 range to $1.5 million. Lofts in Washington Metro are here to stay.


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Listing information last updated on October 16th, 2018 at 9:04am EDT.