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Luxury High-Rise Condos

For many in the Washington Metropolitan region, a luxury lifestyle includes spectacular views, full-service amenities, and all the other perks that go with high-rise condominiums. From downtown city corridors to waterfront neighborhoods, glittering towers offer the opportunity to live high above the madding crowd. It’s not only condos that deliver lofty results, as tall residential buildings can also be cooperatives.

Luxury High-Rise Condos Stats

Average Price $2M
Lowest Price $1.1M
Highest Price $9M
Total Listings 108
Avg. Price/SQFT $983

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88 V St Sw #808, WASHINGTON

$1,509,000

88 V St Sw #808, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,224 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2143384

SW WATERFRONT

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2050 Jamieson Ave #1215, ALEXANDRIA

$1,050,000

2050 Jamieson Ave #1215, ALEXANDRIA

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,941 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2034472

THE JAMIESON

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1650 Silver Hill Dr #1101, MCLEAN

$1,398,000

1650 Silver Hill Dr #1101, MCLEAN

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,813 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2181964

THE VERSE CONDO

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1111 19th St N #2503, ARLINGTON

$1,380,000

1111 19th St N #2503, ARLINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,475 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAR2044172

THE WATERVIEW

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255 W. Falls Station Blvd #ph6, FALLS CHURCH

$1,415,000

255 W. Falls Station Blvd #ph6, FALLS CHURCH

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,475 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFA2002252

FALLS CHURCH CITY

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255 W. Falls Station Blvd #ph1, FALLS CHURCH

$1,545,000

255 W. Falls Station Blvd #ph1, FALLS CHURCH

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,690 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFA2002242

FALLS CHURCH CITY

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255 W. Falls Station Blvd #ph9, FALLS CHURCH

$1,795,000

255 W. Falls Station Blvd #ph9, FALLS CHURCH

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,565 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFA2002256

FALLS CHURCH CITY

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255 W. Falls Station Blvd #ph5, FALLS CHURCH

$1,065,000

255 W. Falls Station Blvd #ph5, FALLS CHURCH

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,235 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFA2002250

FALLS CHURCH CITY

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255 W. Falls Station Blvd #ph3, FALLS CHURCH

$1,080,000

255 W. Falls Station Blvd #ph3, FALLS CHURCH

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,275 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFA2002246

FALLS CHURCH CITY

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255 W. Falls Station Blvd #ph2, FALLS CHURCH

$1,195,000

255 W. Falls Station Blvd #ph2, FALLS CHURCH

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,325 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFA2002244

FALLS CHURCH CITY

5903 Mount Eagle Dr #1014 And 1016, ALEXANDRIA

$1,250,000

5903 Mount Eagle Dr #1014 And 1016, ALEXANDRIA

3 Beds 4 Baths 2,720 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2180212

MONTEBELLO CONDO

11990 Market St #2115, RESTON

$1,750,000

11990 Market St #2115, RESTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,986 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2180218

RESTON TOWN CENTER

More About Luxury High-Rise Condos, Washington Metro

A high-rise building is sometimes defined as one that is at least 12 stories high, but zoning laws often categorize building heights through other criteria, such as the width of the street. In Washington, DC itself, the longstanding Height of Buildings Act established in 1910, limited how tall subsequent construction could be.

The formula is based upon the width of applicable streets, effectively limiting high-rise condominiums in Washington to commercial streets or the wide diagonal corridors that traverse the city, such as Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Wisconsin Avenues. Some of the taller condo buildings in DC are VIO, and Amaris, each reportedly standing around 130 feet tall, offering incredible views of the Washington Channel and Potomac River. Also notable is the iconic Watergate in Foggy Bottom.

The same height restrictions do not apply outside the District, in other parts of Washington Metro. Those areas do have their own zoning laws, but none with restrictions as severe as DC’s century-old law. For instance, Turnberry Tower in Arlington’s Rosslyn waterfront neighborhood has long held the distinction of being the tallest residential building in the region at 453 feet. This popular condominium has 26 stories, with many units enjoying private elevators, sweeping balconies, and spectacular views of the Potomac River. The building also has a heated indoor pool, a staffed front desk, concierge and valet service, a fitness center, clubs rooms, and more. Other upscale condos in the area include The Waterview with hotel amenities and expansive river vistas, and the brand-new Pierce with its resort-style ambience.

One of the fastest-growing areas in all of Washington Metro is Tysons (formerly known as Tysons Corner) in Fairfax County, right next-door to affluent McLean. New construction high-rises in Tysons include Monarch, standing at 20 stories, with a heated swimming pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, private club room with catering kitchen, and beautifully landscaped gardens. Verse is an even taller new condo building at 25 stories and 310 feet. Located at the mixed-use Boro community at Tysons, Verse offers luxe full service amenities and is steps from shops, restaurants, and entertainment.

For all that Washington, DC, Arlington, and Fairfax County have to offer in the way of luxury high-rise lifestyles, downtown Bethesda, Maryland is also impressive. The Wisconsin Avenue Corridor with its incredible selection of restaurants, entertainment, and high-end shopping, including popular Bethesda Row, is already prime territory for upscale condos, with more on the way.

Cheval was the tallest residential building in Bethesda at 17 stories, but new development projects like The Elm with two 28-story towers, and Novel Bethesda at 31 stories, are currently in the pipeline. The Washington Metro region may never eclipse New York City or Chicago when it comes to soaring skyscrapers, but there’s plenty of sublime high-rises, nonetheless.

To learn more about luxury high-rises in the Washington, Maryland, and Virginia areas, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-929-3600.


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Luxury High-Rise Condos, DC Metro FAQs

Q: How tall does a condo building have to be in order to be a high-rise?

A: Generally speaking, a building with 12 floors or more is a high-rise but the interpretation can vary, depending on zoning and planning codes in each city or county. 

Q: What is the height restriction on condo buildings in Washington, DC?

A: The height of most buildings in DC cannot exceed the width of the street on which they are located. Most commercial streets in Washington are between 130 to 160 feet in width.

Q: What are some of the waterfront neighborhoods with high-rise condos in DC Metro?

A: The Southwest Waterfront, Navy Yard, and Foggy Bottom in Washington, DC, Rosslyn in Arlington, Old Town North in Alexandria, and Oxon Hill in Maryland are a few of the waterfront communities with tall condo buildings.

Q: What is an average cost of luxury high-rise condos in Washington Metro?

A: Due to the fact that luxury condos can come in a variety of floorplans and sizes, the price range is quite wide. A starting point can be in the high six figures, with prices soaring to over $10 million.


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