Penthouses in Washington D.C. are rarer than the everyday condos, apartments or row homes that dominate today’s listings. But homebuyers can still find a few top-floor properties on the market.
Penthouses in Washington D.C. not only offer the standard luxury living common to penthouses everywhere, but many of them also have outstanding views of the Capitol or the Washington Monument. But these properties, not surprisingly, do not come cheap.
Many of the penthouses in D.C. are listed for well into the millions. For example, a three-bedroom, 3,890-square-foot condo in Georgetown lists for $5.7 million, boasting views of the Potomac River. Also in Georgetown, a three-bedroom, 4,200-square-foot penthouse at 3030 K Street lists for $5.5 million. This condo’s co-op fee alone it $6,700 per month.
But several neighborhoods in D.C. house luxury-laden penthouses. In the Foggy Bottom area, a three-bedroom, 4,339-square-foot penthouse lists for $5 million at 2501 Pennsylvania Avenue. Built in 2008, the unit includes three fireplaces and two garage spots. Its co-op fee is $3,484 per month.
The term “Penthouse” refers to a “small house,” which the upper level of many apartment buildings can provide. It once referred to homes built separately on the roofs of apartment building that were set back from the outer walls. But now the top floor of many buildings can house home-like properties listed as penthouses. They’re usually larger, more secure and with more luxury features.
On the more affordable end of penthouses in D.C., Gallery Place at 777 7th Street NW includes a two-bedroom, 1,300-square foot listed for $722,050. Built in 2005, it boasts an open floor plan with luxury finishes like a granite countertop. Co-op fees are $1,316 per month.
Homebuyers have a limited selection of penthouses in D.C., but those with higher budgets can certainly find a few listings.