The Ayer Condominiums in Philadelphia on Washington Square
At A Glance The Ayer
Year Built: 1928
Parking: Yes
Fitness Center: No
Doormen: Yes
Pet Friendly Yes
Pool: No
  • Building Features
    • One-, two- and three-bedroom residences
    • 24-hour doorman
    • On-site valet parking
    • Fitness center
    • Four penthouses
    • Hotel-style concierge
    • Chauffeur-driven town car
    • Garden terrace
  • Residence Features
    • Open-plan main living spaces
    • Wood floors
    • Miele and Sub-Zero appliances standard
    • Duplex and triplex penthouse units (4)
    • 11' 7" to 18' ceiling heights
    • Tall windows
    • Private balconies with some units (22)
  • Area Highlights
    • Directly on Washington Square Park
    • Minutes from Independence Hall and other landmarks
    • Very close to Jefferson Health (Thomas Jefferson University Hospital)
    • Walk to Avenue of the Arts for theater, music, dance performances
    • Walk to Old City and its art galleries
  • Description

    Art Deco heritage gives way to sleek, modern living.

    Built for the N.W. Ayer advertising agency in 1928, this stunning example of Art Deco architecture was converted to 56 luxury condominiums in 2006 by Blue Bell, Pa.-based Goldenberg Development. Wesley Wei served as the principal architect for the conversion. Wei managed to preserve the best of the building’s features – mainly the facade and stunning lobby — while creating residences with open main living spaces and very contemporary kitchens and baths. Just over 20 of the residences have balconies.

    Most of the residences at the Ayer have been customized beyond the builder’s original features, but all have large windows, replaced with energy-efficient versions of the historical windows in the building, and many of these condos enjoy park and city views. The Ayer’s facade faces east and is directly on Washington Square, typically a quieter patch of green than Rittenhouse Square to its west. With the park so close, The Ayer is a perfect building for dog owners and is known as being very pet friendly.

    The Ayer is a luxury building and as such, its residents enjoy 24/7 doorman service, a parking valet, a chauffeured luxury sedan, a fitness center and common terrace.




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About this Area

Washington Square

Like so many of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods, Washington Square is rich in historical landmarks dedicated to Pennsylvania’s long heritage. One of five original squares for Philadelphia as planned by William Penn and his surveyor, Thomas Holme, its original name was Southeast Square. Just a minute’s walk from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, the park itself is included in the Independence National Historic...
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