Leading developer Naftali Group today announced the launch of sales for the first new luxury condominium building on famed Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side in more than 20 years. Named after Chainman and CEO Miki Naftali’s father Benjamin, The Benson is the 19-story ground-up, boutique condominium that will feature 15 classically-inspired residences and a sophisticated suite of amenities.
Located at 1045 Madison Avenue and East 79th Street on Manhattan’s famed Upper East Side, The Benson has been designed inside and out by AD100 designer, Peter Pennoyer Architects. New York traditionalist architect, whose style is characterized by combining both modern and classical architectural designs, created a chic aesthetic inspired by the great historic apartment houses of the Upper East Side. The building features hand-carved, hand-laid Indiana Limestone, distinctive mullioned windows and a series of gracious set-back terraces.
Offering half-floor, full-floor and duplex residences, ranging from three-to-seven-bedrooms, several homes feature gracious private outdoor space and each comes with a private elevator landing. Three soaring penthouses, each with secluded terraces, crown the top of the building, while the stunning townhouse residence overlooks a garden.
The bespoke kitchens were designed in partnership with Christopher Peacock, the leading luxury, fitted British cabinetry creator. Custom-designed, hand-painted millwork cabinetry with solid walnut interiors and polished nickel pulls will be complemented by Pietra Cardosa slab countertops and backsplashes.
The residences will have the signature fireplaces with custom mantles that are the focus of the expansive living rooms. The master bathrooms feature an oversized window, which is placed above the soaking tub, custom marble vanity with polished nickel hardware, large rain shower, and radiant heated floors to complete the master suite.
Italian designer and architect Achille Salvagni created a jewel-box lobby, in addition to a stunning cinema room that is part of the robust amenities package available to residents. The Benson features a beautifully landscaped rooftop with a fire pit and view of Central Park, in addition to a spa with sauna and steam rooms, a library with an adjoining landscaped garden, an art studio and a fitness center and half-basketball court. A doorman and concierge will be on call around the clock, and the lobby features a cold storage room for food deliveries. There’s also a pet spa, bicycle storage, and additional storage available for purchase.
With construction well underway and the first closings slated for the end of 2021, residences at The Benson start at $12.5 million. Compass Development Marketing Group’s Alexa Lambert is the building’s exclusive sales and marketing agent.