One block from the Guggenheim Museum and one block from Central Park and surrounded by the shops, restaurants, and cafes on Madison Avenue—it doesn’t get much more prime Upper East Side than this. But location is just one of the perks of this boutique luxury tower. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, known for their modern interpretation of classic architecture, and Kelly Behun Studio, who brings just the right amount of modern whimsy to the interiors, 1228 Madison Avenue is one of the most extraordinary new condominium developments on the Upper East Side—and possibly in all of New York. With just 13 residences in total, it’s also one of the most exclusive.
Developed By CBSK Ironstate
BrokerCorcoran Sunshine Marketing Group
Those familiar with Robert A.M. Stern will not be surprised to learn that his eponymous firm is behind this stunning new tower that manages to feel classic and contemporary all at once. This, after all, is what Stern is famous for: a modern traditionalist approach to architecture, which emphasizes the surrounding architectural environment. Here, that means a handsome facade of limestone and heathered brick, a series of setbacks that allow for outdoor terraces, and a crown.
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Known for its designer shops and designer-clad residents, the Upper East Side has an elegant and refined vibe that feels somewhat removed from the frenetic energy of Lower Manhattan. Here, you’ll find Museum Mile—the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, the Neue Galerie, among others—and Central Park, as well as some of Manhattan’s most elite private schools.
Interiors by Kelly Behun Studio have the feel of private residences rather than a residential development. And that makes sense: there are just 13 units in total, ranging in size from a sprawling four-bedroom apartment to a nearly 7,000-square-foot duplex with unrivaled Central Park views. Refined materials throughout include chevron oak floors and Calacatta marble; appliances are top-of-the-line (of note: the made-to-order Lacanche ranges in the kitchens), and light fixtures add a sense of drama. As for the bathrooms? They run the gamut from serene and spa-like to decadently deluxe.
The thoughtful amenities at 1228 Madison Avenue focus on quality over quantity. The landscaped roof deck, for example, wrapping around the building’s crown, offers some of the most spectacular views of Central Park—specifically the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. And the fitness center and training studio designed by Kelly Behun Studio is as gorgeous as it is state-of-the-art. But the top amenity here is location, location, location in the heart of the Upper East Side, with Central Park as your backyard.
- 24hr Doorman
- Bike Storage
- Concierge Closet
- Fitness Center
- Outdoor Space
- Pet Spa
- Yoga Studio
Exteriors of brick, glass, and metal recall the neighborhood’s printing-house architecture, while loft-like residences marry aged wood and patina-finished steel with marble and white lacquer for a vibe that is at once warm and modern. This is luxury, LEED-certified living in the heart of Downtown Manhattan.