Academy House Condos in Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts Neighborhood
At A Glance Academy House
Year Built: 1973
Parking: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Doormen: Yes
Pet Friendly No dogs allowed
Pool: Yes
Price per SqFt: $359
Fee per SqFt: $0.85
Smoking: Non-Smoking
  • Building Features
    • Built in 1973
    • 576 units/37 stories
    • Doorman
    • Steam room
    • Valet parking available for fee
    • Architect: Otto E. Reichert-Facilides & Associates
    • 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms
    • Fitness center
    • Indoor pool
    • Condo fees include utilities
  • Residence Features
    • Wide variety of floor plans
    • Many units have large balconies
    • Most have wood floors
    • Many have in-unit washer/dryer
  • Area Highlights
    • Truly in the center of the city
    • Pennsylvania Academy of fine Arts
    • Academy of Music
    • Merriam Theater
    • Prince Music Theater
    • "Steakhouse" row on Broad St.
    • Walk to business district
    • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
    • Wilma Theater
    • Philadelphia Clef Club-Jazz and Performing Arts
    • The University of Arts Freedom Theater
    • Walk to 13th St. Restaurant Row
  • Description

    A towering high-rise just steps from the Avenue of the Arts.

    Named for its neighbor, the architecturally gorgeous Academy of Music, Academy House is one of Philadelphia’s earlier high-rise residential buildings. Built in the 1970s, it rises 37 stories and has 576 units. Because of its age, buyers can find a variety of fixtures, finishes and floor plans here — most condos have been renovated but it’s a question of how recently. Most of the residences have good to outrightly great views, so floor level tends not to impact resale value. In 2016, prices hovered at $425 – $450 per square foot. Many of the units have good-sized balconies.

    As far as amenities, Academy House is a doorman building with a fitness center and indoor pool. The grounds and recently renovated common areas are nicely maintained. While there is a small amount of parking available with the building, most residents who need parking can rent a space at a nearby garage — as this is in the midst of the arts district, there are plenty of parking garages in this area. Notably, this is one of Philadelphia’s no-dogs-allowed buildings. Cats are welcome.

    While some buyers may initially find condo fees high, know that the fees include electric, heat, water and the usual maintenance of common areas and the exterior. What this also means is the heat and air conditioning is controlled by the building and not by units inside apartments.

    Academy House is very centrally located. It’s not only convenient to the city’s most popular music and theater venues, it’s also readily walkable to the business district. It’s a classic building in the city where values seem to hold up well and demand does not seem to falter even as new condo buildings pop up just around the corner.

Academy House

Current Listings

1 Bedrooms Sold at Academy House
 
Unit #
Price
Beds/Baths/Half
Sq Ft
Price/SqFt
 
Academy House Academy House
16M $295,000 1 / 1 / 0 725 $407 Details
The Academy House The Academy House
23D $285,000 1 / 1 / 1 865 $329 Details
Academy House Academy House
32E $280,000 1 / 1 / 0 861 $325 Details
1420 Locust St #17D 1420 Locust St #17D
17D $310,000 1 / 1 / 1 865 $358 Details
1420 Locust St #17D 1420 Locust St #17D
17D $310,000 1 / 1 / 1 865 $358 Details
1420 Locust St #29R 1420 Locust St #29R
29R $329,500 1 / 1 / 0 717 $460 Details
1420 Locust St #33P 1420 Locust St #33P
33P $315,000 1 / 1 / 0 724 $435 Details
1420 Locust St #30P 1420 Locust St #30P
30P $325,001 1 / 1 / 0 724 $449 Details
1420 Locust St #30P 1420 Locust St #30P
30P $325,001 1 / 1 / 0 724 $449 Details
1420 Locust St #32P 1420 Locust St #32P
32P $320,000 1 / 1 / 0 724 $442 Details
1420 Locust St #32P 1420 Locust St #32P
32P $320,000 1 / 1 / 0 724 $442 Details
1420 Locust St #36R 1420 Locust St #36R
36R $310,000 1 / 1 / 0 717 $432 Details
1420 Locust St #27L 1420 Locust St #27L
27L $305,000 1 / 1 / 0 706 $432 Details
1420 Locust St #27P 1420 Locust St #27P
27P $305,000 1 / 1 / 0 724 $421 Details
15D $305,000 1 / 1 / 1 865 $353 Details
15D $305,000 1 / 1 / 1 865 $353 Details
1420 Locust St #30O 1420 Locust St #30O
30O $310,000 1 / 1 / 0 726 $427 Details
1420 Locust St #17P 1420 Locust St #17P
17P $292,500 1 / 1 / 0 724 $404 Details
1420 Locust St #17P 1420 Locust St #17P
17P $292,500 1 / 1 / 0 724 $404 Details
1420 Locust St #36P 1420 Locust St #36P
36P $290,000 1 / 1 / 0 724 $401 Details
1420 Locust St #27C 1420 Locust St #27C
27C $283,745 1 / 1 / 0 875 $324 Details
1420 Locust St #20D 1420 Locust St #20D
20D $282,500 1 / 1 / 1 865 $327 Details
1420 Locust St #8C 1420 Locust St #8C
8C $285,000 1 / 1 / 0 875 $326 Details
1420 Locust St #25M 1420 Locust St #25M
25M $285,000 1 / 1 / 0 725 $393 Details
1420 Locust St #13P 1420 Locust St #13P
13P $282,500 1 / 1 / 0 724 $390 Details
1420 Locust St #15M 1420 Locust St #15M
15M $289,900 1 / 1 / 0 725 $400 Details
1420 Locust St #9E 1420 Locust St #9E
9E $275,000 1 / 1 / 0 861 $319 Details
1420 Locust St #16E 1420 Locust St #16E
16E $277,000 1 / 1 / 0 861 $322 Details
1420 Locust St #20M 1420 Locust St #20M
20M $270,000 1 / 1 / 0 725 $372 Details
1420 Locust St #13G 1420 Locust St #13G
13G $255,000 1 / 1 / 0 789 $323 Details
1420 Locust St #7L 1420 Locust St #7L
7L $235,000 1 / 1 / 0 706 $333 Details
1420 Locust St #26D 1420 Locust St #26D
26D $210,000 1 / 1 / 1 865 $243 Details
1420 Locust St #21C 1420 Locust St #21C
21C $242,500 1 / 1 / 0 875 $277 Details
1420 Locust St #7C 1420 Locust St #7C
7C $235,000 1 / 1 / 0 875 $269 Details
1420 Locust St #24E 1420 Locust St #24E
24E $245,000 1 / 1 / 0 861 $285 Details
15O $250,000 1 / 1 / 0 726 $344 Details
16R $250,000 1 / 1 / 0 717 $349 Details
7J $240,000 1 / 1 / 0 656 $366 Details
1420 Locust St #8B 1420 Locust St #8B
8B $190,000 1 / 1 / 0 521 $365 Details
1420 Locust St #8B 1420 Locust St #8B
8B $190,000 1 / 1 / 0 521 $365 Details
1420 Locust St #24H 1420 Locust St #24H
24H $170,000 1 / 1 / 0 624 $272 Details
2 Bedrooms Sold at Academy House
3 Bedrooms Sold at Academy House

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Avenue of the Arts

The Avenue of the Arts really took shape in the early 1990s as arts, entertainment and business groups came together to rename a section of Broad Street, the city's main North-South artery, and promote the area as an arts corridor. Its territory includes Broad St. and one block east and west, north to Glenwood Ave. and south to Washington Ave. The Avenue of the Arts corridor had some notable existing theaters and arts-related...
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