The rooftop at Walker House, 540 Broad Street, Downtown Newark.
A 1920s skyscraper – an Art Deco original – Walker House has been reborn as a brand new rental apartment in the heart of Downtown Newark. The historic property has towered over Brick City for almost a century. As a luxurious residence with landmark status, the Walker House impresses with its timeless design, elegant surfaces and incomparable amenities.
The building, constructed in 1929, served as the original corporate headquarters for the New Jersey Bell Company. The Walker House was renamed after its renowned architect Ralph Thomas Walker, who is also credited with designing the first skyscraper in New York City. Old and new merge here in a wonderful way.
The historic Art Deco facade, Walker House, Newark.
The original façade of brick and sandstone, sculptures of telephone operators and symbols of connectivity lead the residents into a busy lobby and a bank of golden, filigree-crowned elevators. The Walker House surpasses its National Historic Register status with spacious floor plans and refined finishes. Large one-bedroom, studio, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans are available now, along with a range of amenities to help you spend the spring and summer outdoors.
The lively lobby has been restored to its original and glamorous glamor of the 1920s.
Decorative elevator bench.
Expansive windows and high ceilings provide plenty of light and air, and luxurious plank floors and designer LED lights can be found everywhere. The new high-performance pane windows also include parasols and a view of the city.
Spacious, elegant floor plans.
The kitchens are beautiful and contain every bell and whistle. The elegant kitchen cabinets made of light walnut wood have a soft closure and the high-quality creamy quartz worktops are robust. The stainless steel appliances from Frigidaire and the faucets from Grohe are top-notch, and a full-height backsplash of porcelain tiles is a nice nod to the geometric elements of classic Art Deco design.
The bathrooms are completely clad with marbled Calacatta wall tiles and gray herringbone floor tiles, with a warm wooden washbasin and slim, completely recessed medicine cabinets and individually recessed shelves.
The spacious residences offer many modern perks with an energy-efficient washer / dryer for the home, an audio intercom, highly efficient climate control in zones and USB charging ports that make the real comfort of home a reality.
The Walker House also offers a full suite of amenities designed for a dream lifestyle, bringing the comforts and conveniences of home to public spaces, both indoors and out. With plenty of seating, multiple grills for sunny barbecues, and twinkling lights for warm summer nights, the rooftop can compete with any chic spot in town.
The rooftop terrace blows straight into the rooftop lounge, with a library for some literary downtime and a game room when the energy is high. The Walker House lifestyle dream continues with a state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga studio, plus a catering kitchen and dining room perfect for hosting and entertaining.
Walker House pampers residents from the start, from the Porte Cochere entrance to the 24/7 lobby and lounge that have been renovated to their original and glamorous 1920s glory. A bike room, additional storage space and a shared full-size washroom complete the practical VIP amenities.
Walker House is perfectly located in the heart of downtown Newark between University Heights and the banks of the Passaic River. Broad Street Station is to the north and Newark Penn Station to the south and offers extremely easy access to Jersey City, Hoboken or Manhattan. The Walker House is also surrounded by Newark’s vibrant downtown dining and cultural scene, with tons of restaurants, shops, and parks, as well as the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and Prudential Center.
It’s not often that pioneering architecture and a luxurious lifestyle come together with world-class amenities and an ideal urban location. Don’t miss the opportunity to rent this historic Art Deco gem.
Further information and information on current leasing incentives can be found at livewalkerhouse.com. Call them 973-314-4990, or E-Mail [email protected].