Pet Friendly
$1,120 - $1,550  Beds: 1-2  Baths: 1-2

713 Walnut St, Des Moines  

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  • Wilkins
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Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00AM-6:00PM

Saturday 10:00AM-3:00PM

Pricing Information

1 BD 1 BA…970 sqft…$1120-$1170

2 BD 2 BA…1080 sqft…$1500-$1550


Community Amenities

  • YMCA membership included
  • Access to I80/I35
  • Award Winning Restaurants Nearby
  • Curated art gallery on 1st floor
  • Full Size Kitchen- Extensive Cabinetry
  • Generous Unit Footprints
  • Grand Ceiling Heights
  • High Speed In Unit Fiber Available
  • Historic Address
  • Historic Renovation
  • In- Home Washer & Dryer
  • Minutes to Civic Center
  • Near Downtown Farmers Market
  • Nearby Parking
  • Nearby Temple of Performing Arts
  • Nearby Wells Fargo
  • On-site Trash Room
  • Polished Concrete Floors
  • Quartz Countertops
  • Skywalk Access
  • Solid Shower Basin
  • Spacious Bedrooms and Bathrooms
  • Upgraded Bathroom Fixtures
  • Community Features
  • Controlled Access
  • On-Site Property Manager
  • On-Site Shopping
  • Elevator
  • Extra Storage
  • Antique Building
  • Pet friendly
  • Private rooftop terraces available
  • Shared rooftop courtyard
  • Community and game room with pool table
  • 24-hour on-site fitness center


  • Bike storage
  • One block from skywalk entrance
  • Walking distance of restaurants and entertainment
  • A/C
  • Heating
  • Smoke Free
  • Wired for Cable
  • Storage Units
  • Bathtub/Shower
  • Sprinkler System
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Machine
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Kitchen with Island
  • Dine-In Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Vaulted Ceiling
  • Room with Views
  • Window Coverings
  • Preserved historic character
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Polished quartz countertops
  • Secured keyless entry
  • In-unit washer and dryer
  • Ceiling fans
  • Multi-functional island in kitchen
  • High-speed, in-unit fiber available
  • Two-story units available


Initially constructed for the Wilkins’ Department store, this building was acquired by the Younkers Brothers and annexed into their newly constructed building. The East wall of the building was opened and the alley between the two buildings infilled with connecting structure. Significant for its association to the Younkers Department store, Wilkins is the only structural remains of the May 2014 “Younkers Fire”. The Wilkins building was also the first reinforced concrete building in Des Moines, IA. Of greatest importance is the fabled Younkers Tea Room which is housed on the sixth floor. The elaborate plaster detailing and decorative work, while heavily damaged, remain and are to be fully restored. The Wilkins Building includes ground floor retail and commercial space opening onto the newly renovated Walnut Street. Space is being considered for restaurants, large national retailers and local boutique retailers.
The second, third, fourth and fifth floors consist of a mixture of one and two bedroom apartments. The Tea Room is fully restored and available for private events. Minutes to Brenton Skating Plaza, Civic Center, Cowles Commons, Des Moines Farmers Market, Des Moines Social Club, Greater Des Moines YMCA Nightfall on the River, Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Principal Riverwalk and Bicycle Trails, Malo, East Village, Wells Fargo Arena, Science Center, 801 Chop House, Americanna, Bubba, Centro, Django, Exile Brewery, Forth&Court HyVee, Nationwide Insurance, Principal, Voya, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Wells Fargo. Income restrictions apply to some or all residents. Contact the community for more information. To qualify, your annual household income must be below or equal to the limits in the chart. # Residents Annual Income # Residents Annual Income: 1 $46,050 – 2 $52,600 -3 $59,200 – 4 $65,750