Penthouse Condos For Sale in Washington DC Metro Area
Simply put, penthouses in Washington Metro represent life at the top, synonymous with tall buildings, amazing views and upscale urban culture. A penthouse doesn't literally have to exist in a hi-rise of course. It can be at the top floor or roof of any multistory building, including mid-rises, row houses or re purposed structures such as former schools or houses of worship. Regardless, we associate the term with lofty spaces that include all of the luxury amenities such as high ceilings, huge windows and a rooftop terrace, high above the madding crowd.
Penthouses came into prominence in the early 1920's, an era associated with style and opulence. As status symbols, they've never lost their cache, regardless of economic turmoil, wars or the changing of architectural trends, There has always been a fascination with the idea of penthouse exclusivity – basic design function guarantees that there's only enough space for a limited number of top floor units in any given building. These luxury residences were once commonly found in DC grand hotels and apartment buildings. As years passed, taller structures migrated across the river to Alexandria, Arlington, Bethesda, Fairfax, Herndon, McLean, Rockville and other communities in Maryland and Northern Virginia. To learn more about Penthouse condos for sale in Washington DC metro area, call District Partners at Compass, (202) 798-3600 today!
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How significant are Penthouses in the current Washington Metro marketplace? The actual number of units closed in a calendar year may not be that high but penthouses still represent an idealized notion of what could be – we may never actually live in one but we've probably thought about it at one time or another. To a certain extent, these treetop homes are calling cards – expensive condos and apartments to salivate over before settling for a model with a few less options. Then again, for some it's not a question – only a room with the best view will do.
For those determined to find the perfect Washington Metro penthouse, there's the question of cost, supply and location. There are more of them in DC itself due to the number of urban neighborhoods and a greater number of multi-unit buildings. At the top of the current PH listings is a 4,200 square-foot unit in Georgetown with an asking price of $5,499,900. On the other end of the spectrum is a studio PH unit in a large International Style building in Rockville, MD, with a modest list price of $159,900.
When it comes down to it, penthouse inventory in Washington Metro may not be extensive but there's a wide range of styles and possibilities between the pricing extremes. Among the offerings is a lovely two-bedroom Victorian in Columbia Heights for $599,000, a contemporary hi-rise in Arlington with weeping views of the Potomac for $850,000, a two-bedroom Torpedo Factory penthouse loft in Alexandria with a grand staircase and fireplace for just under a million or a 2,588 square-feet of Beaux Arts luxury penthouse home on Pennsylvania Avenue for $3.250 million. There's more where this came from – browse the PH listings and dream of a birds eye view.
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Listing information last updated on December 19th, 2018 at 2:46am EST.