The Aria Condominiums

1425 Locust St. AKA 225 South 15th St. Philadelphia, PA 19102[Google Maps]

  • Building First Occupied: February 2008
  • Doorman: 24 hour Doorman condominium building
  • Spread of Units: One to Three bedroom Condos (No Studios)
  • Number of Units: 107
  • Amenities: Dog walk area, Owners Lounge, Guest Suite, Business Center, Gym, common area maintenance, Capital Reserve funding, Discounted Membership at The Sporting Club at The Bellevue for Condo Owners
  • Condo Fees Include: HVAC, Water & Sewer, management, hot water, gas (for stove)

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A beautiful, high-rise at 15th and Locust. These residences include a 24-hour concierge, a pet spa, fitness center, and a business and media center. There is also a spectacular residents' lounge with a private dining room and an accommodating hotel suite for guests. This condominium possesses the true meaning of luxurious living.

The Aria Condominiums at 1425 Locust St- My Experience and Two Cents
The Aria was an office building when built and sits on the northeast corner of 15th and Spruce Streets. Some folks refer to the address at 225 S. 15th, but actually it is 1425 Locust- though the entrance sits on 15th street. The condominiums at the Aria have no parking- but there are no less than 4 large garages that can be rented within a block of 1425 Locust St. The Aria condos are actually divided into 3 "parts" (of the ONE building)...and all 3 parts offer various floor plans.
The penthouse units are really kinda' groovy because they cover the entire top floors and give 360 degree views...they are like ranch houses in the sky- very cool indeed. The Aria amenities include a pool table/conference room, dog spa and small gym- THOUGH the Sporting Club at the Bellevue is on the block- So you would probably want to join that gym perhaps.
When the building was being converted to condos in the mid to early 2000's, a chunk of the facade fell and crashed through the neighboring building. Lawsuits encumbered the building (I was hired as the expert witness in the case) and that incident mired the building in some early terms of selling the units off. Those items have been addressed, and they actually had structural engineers inspect every inch of the entire facade... But those problems are long in the past and the Aria now stands as a solid condo building with some really great condo units inside. After half the condos at the Aria were sold, the developer lost control of the building and the bank took it back- then sold it to a local developer. The developer cut prices and sold the remaining condos at 1425 Locust St. and now the building is fully sold (except perhaps maybe one penthouse?). The location is strong, the doormen always polite and the common areas, as well as the foyer, always appear to be well kept.

Five Fast Facts about The Aria Condominiums:
1) Building was an office building when built (The Lewis Tower) 1419-25 Locust St.
2) Units didn't sell too well when first offered- new price structure really helped The Aria sell
3) The Penthouse units are above the 30th floor, and have 360 Degree views
4) Building houses a guest suite and a pet spa- very rare indeed
5) The Aria is one of my favorite buildings in town...and I am not just blowin' smoke here...

Condo Fees Include:
Water & Sewer, Management Fee, Building Maintenance, Master Insurance Policy, common area lighting, trash removal, heat, central air, hot water, gas cooking.

Additional Information:

  • Built in 1920's +/-
  • 107 Total Condos
  • Converted to Condos in 2000
  • Unit Sizes: 777-2614 sq. ft.
  • Discounted Valet available at lot next door

To schedule a showing at The Aria Condominiums,
call 215-521-1523 or email Mark.


Tax Abatement
Tax Abatement
Pet Friendly Building
Pet Friendly
On-Site Gym
On-Site Gym

Floor Plans

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Den

Aria 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Den
1 Bedroom 1 Half Bathroom

Aria 1 Bedroom 1 Half Bathroom
2 Bedroom 2 Half Bathroom

Aria 2 Bedroom 2 Half Bathroom

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Related Links

Click here to see the area around The Aria at 225 South 15th Street using Google Street View.
Click here to read Mark's thoughts on the Aria in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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