A Roaring Twenties skyscraper — an Art Deco original — Walker House has been reborn as brand new rentals in the heart of Downtown Newark. The historic property has towered over Brick City for nearly a century and now as luxury residences with landmark status, Walker House inspires with timeless design, elegant finishes, and unparalleled amenities.
Built in 1929, the building served as the original corporate headquarters for the New Jersey Bell Company. Renamed for its renowned architect Ralph Thomas Walker who is also credited with the design of the first skyscraper in New York City, Walker House is where old and new converge magnificently.
The original brick and sandstone facade, sculptures of telephone operators, and symbols of connectivity usher residents into a grand attended lobby and a bank of gold, filigree-crowned elevators. Walker House tops its National Historic Register status with spacious layouts and sophisticated finishes. Large one-bedrooms, as well as studio, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans, are available now, plus a collection of amenities just in time to spend spring and summer outside.
Expansive windows and high ceilings create great light and air and luxury plank flooring and designer LED fixtures are throughout. The new high-performance paned windows also include solar shades and frame sweeping city views.
Kitchens are beautiful and include every bell and whistle. The elegant light walnut kitchen cabinets have a soft close and the premium creamy Quartz countertops are resilient. The stainless steel appliances by Frigidaire and fixtures by Grohe are top-of-the-line and a full-height porcelain tile backsplash is a neat nod to the geometric elements of classic Art Deco design.
Baths are fully clad in marbled Calacatta wall tile and grey herringbone floor tile with a warm wood vanity and sleek fully recessed medicine cabinets, as well as custom recessed storage shelves.
The generous residences boast plenty of modern perks with an in-home energy-efficient washer/dryer, audio intercom system, zoned high-efficiency climate control, and USB charging ports throughout, making the true comforts of home a reality.
Walker House also boasts a full collection of amenities designed for a dream lifestyle, to bring the comforts and conveniences of home to common spaces inside and out. The rooftop terrace rivals any chic city spot with plenty of seating, multiple grills for sunny BBQs, and twinkling lights for warm summer nights.
The rooftop terrace breezes directly into the rooftop lounge, complete with a library for some literary downtime and a game room for when the energy is high. The dream Walker House lifestyle 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 entry to the 24/7 attended lobby and lounge, renovated to its original and glamorous 1920s luster. A bike room, additional storage, and a full-size common laundry room round out the convenient VIP amenities.
Perfectly located in the heart of Downtown Newark, Walker House rises between University Heights and the banks of the Passaic River with Broad Street Station just to the north and Newark Penn Station just to the south for an extremely easy commute to Jersey City, Hoboken, or Manhattan. Walker House is also surrounded by Newark’s dynamic downtown dining and cultural scene with countless restaurants, shops, and parks, as well as the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and the Prudential Center.
It’s not often that landmark architecture and a luxury lifestyle complete with first-class amenities and an ideal urban location come together. Don’t miss the chance to rent in this historic Art Deco gem.