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1045 Madison Avenue New York City, NY, United States

The Benson is an architectural and design masterpiece located on Madison Avenue. A throwback to an era where craftsmanship and attention to detail mattered. Designed from the ground up as a boutique legacy building by Peter Pennoyer Architects this will be a timeless addition to the Upper East Side. The exterior, sculpted from Indiana limestone with artisan-crafted wrought iron doors and balconies, is at once stately as it has an air of romance. The Duplex, more mansion than an apartment, is set on the 10th and 11th floors of The Benson. Its grandeur is unparalleled with over 8,300 square feet and an impressive 10 bedrooms, two kitchens, eight baths, and two powder rooms. Upon entering the great room, you are immediately transported to a bygone era overlooking Madison Avenue with vignettes of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park treetops. A fireplace crackles while the southern and western sunlight plays shadow games through the mullioned windows on the chevron white oak floors. Envisioned as the more informal living area, this is a large open free-flowing room with a personal gym separated on the southern end. A set of pocket doors lead to the kitchen which is certainly a chef's dream with hand-painted Christopher Peacock cabinets with solid walnut interiors and a honed Calacatta Gold topped center island. State-of-the-art appliances from Miele and Sub Zero make cooking a breeze whether, for a quick bite from the speed oven, sous vide in the steam oven, or a nice roast in the professional gas range with a vented glass fluted hood. Two dishwashers, an extra-wide refrigerator/freezer, and a full cabinet height wine fridge round out the kitchen. A separate door leads to the private service hallway with multiple elevator entry options and refuses room. Bookended by a separate quarter with a full bathroom and laundry room with two sets of vented full-sized LG washer/dryers. All secondary bathrooms throughout have bespoke Waterworks fixtures, marble chevron floors, and custom marble-topped vanities. Back across the foyer with a barrel-vaulted ceiling one will find an exquisite powder room with Bleu De Savoie floors and a Nero Marquina hand-carved custom vanity. Two secondary bedrooms with open eastern views line the hallway, one with an ensuite bathroom and the other with a shared bathroom in the hall. A separately enclosed wing leads to the primary suite with a gorgeous west-facing bay window with views down to the shiny towers of 57th street. A moment of tranquility can be found in the windowed bathroom with a freestanding soaking tub, dual vanity with Robern medicine cabinets, heated chevron marble floors, separate Toto toilet, and bidet. Rounded out by a custom-lit walk-in rain shower with room for two and marble bench seating. Two walk-in closets are ready for a custom fit-out. For a boutique 14-unit building, the Benson provides the services and amenities of a five-star hotel. You are immediately greeted by the 24-hour door staff and have your own concierge at your disposal for any needs. Get your game on the basketball court. Watch the latest movies or Superbowl in your own private cinema by Achille Saville with its own popcorn machine. While away the hours in the spa with sauna and steam room after a hard work out in the fitness center. Enjoy an afternoon tea in the library and garden or a cocktail overlooking the city on the rooftop park bar with a gas firepit. Let the kids be inspired in the kid's atelier playroom. Cold storage for food deliveries. Hose down your pet in the pet spa or store your bike after a nice ride around Central Park, as it's only a short block away. As is the Met and copious amounts of phenomenal restaurants, cafes, and stores. Here, the world is your oyster. There is an additional storage unit that comes deeded separately with the apartment in the basement but is included in the price. This is not a sponsor sale and is not subject to normal new development fees and taxes.


  • Bedrooms: 10
  • Full Bathrooms: 8
  • Partial Bathrooms: 1
  • Property Type: Condo
  • MLS: 21704522
  • Web ID: H5MUWB

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