On the corner of Madison Avenue and East 92nd Street stands The Wales, a Carnegie Hill landmark that not only preserves but restores some of the neighborhood’s rich history. Established as Hotel Wales in 1899, the neo-Renaissance style building retains many of its original details, while the re-envisioned interiors offer curated collections of decor ranging in style from art deco to neo-classicism. Standing at 10 stories tall, The Wales offers 21 two-to-four bedroom residences, and a five-bedroom, full floor penthouse. The balanced blend of historical elegance with modern convenience distinguishes The Wales as a reflection of the cultured neighborhood that surrounds it.
Developed By Adellco
BrokerCorcoran Sunshine Marketing Group
Originally designed by Louis Korn in 1899, The Wales is a living masterwork exhibiting his expertise on all things ornamental. Every inch of the facade displays meticulously shaped cornices, quoins, pediments, and scrolls. One of the most notable features of the facade is the entablature, which has been reproduced based on Korn’s design after having been removed 80 years ago. Even the newly constructed penthouse was built to match Korn’s original Renaissance Revival design. The myriad oversized windows afford residents views of Central Park, the Reservoir, and New York’s iconic skyline.
Carnegie Hill, longtime home to New York’s elite, has been and continues to be one of the most architecturally and culturally significant neighborhoods in the city. Named after its most famous resident, Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Hill maintains a reputation of unparalleled cultural renown. Museums such as The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, The Jewish Museum, the Neue Galerie, and the National Academy of Design can all be found in Carnegie Hill. It also serves as an excellent opportunity for the enrichment and growth of young minds, with New York’s most prestigious schools also calling the area home. With these elements combined, Carnegie Hill continues to distinguish itself as a neighborhood of sophistication.
Parisian firm PINTO has reimagined The Wales’ interiors into grand staples of refinement. It’s no wonder when the firm’s portfolio includes such highlights as the Élysée Palace in France. Founder Alberto Pinto’s signature of blending materials, textures, and patterns is nowhere better illustrated than in the lobby, where the geometric patterns of Bianco Estremoz marble, Grigio Nicola marble, and Zimbabwe Black granite meet walls treated with metallic accents. The eclectic but sophisticated combinations continue into the residences themselves, where bathrooms feature Bianco Carrara and Grigio Nicola marble. These bold choices are grounded by sleek chrome finishes throughout, and white oak flooring meant to accentuate the abundance of natural light.
PINTO has succeeded in designing a modern fitness center that exists in harmony with the overall elegance of The Wales. The warm tones of the oak wall paneling and generous overhead lighting keep the fitness center feeling light and open, in accordance with the design direction of the rest of the interior. Expenses were not spared when it comes to the equipment; the fitness center features Peloton, Hydrow, and NordicTrack machines. Among the amenities at The Wales are a pet spa & grooming salon so residents can ensure their furry friends are just as well taken care of.
- 24hr Doorman
- Bike Storage
- Fitness Center
- Pet Spa