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 us today at (202) 798-3600.

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Photo of Listing #DC9835446

2516 Q St Nw #q303

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,249,900

MLS#: DC9835446
2 Bed, 2½ Bath
2500 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC9919587

2424 18th St Nw #r4

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,999,900

MLS#: DC9919587
2 Bed, 3 Bath
2934 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC9901359

645 Maryland Ave Ne #101

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,850,000

MLS#: DC9901359
2 Bed, 2½ Bath
2250 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC9857047

4301 Military Rd Nw #ph4

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,695,000

MLS#: DC9857047
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1955 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC9877628

819 D St Ne #34ph

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,599,900

MLS#: DC9877628
2 Bed, 2½ Bath
2315 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC9922707

2424 18th St Nw #c-2

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,495,000

MLS#: DC9922707
2 Bed, 1½ Bath
2250 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #AR9839965

1700 Clarendon Blvd #148

ARLINGTON, VA
$1,350,000

MLS#: AR9839965
2 Bed, 2½ Bath
1882 Sqft
Residential

916 G St Nw #1004

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,245,000

MLS#: DC9901603
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1454 Sqft
Residential

2312 Ashmead Pl Nw #3

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,195,000

MLS#: DC9913770
2 Bed, 2½ Bath
1423 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #AX9908553

1115 Royal St N

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$1,137,000

MLS#: AX9908553
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
2598 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #MC9863978

8527 Gavin Manor Ct #5

CHEVY CHASE, MD
$1,080,000

MLS#: MC9863978
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
3906 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC9868668

1400 Church St Nw #201

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,049,900

MLS#: DC9868668
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1200 Sqft
Residential

1932 9th Nw #401

WASHINGTON, DC
$999,900

MLS#: DC9916490
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1145 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #AR9922730

1600 Clarendon Blvd #w208

ARLINGTON, VA
$999,900

MLS#: AR9922730
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1703 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #AX9800208

1339 Powhatan St #18

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$998,000

MLS#: AX9800208
3 Bed, 4 Bath
1900 Sqft
Residential

 

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 April 26th, 2017 at 9:04pm EDT.