The Benson, Naftali Group’s first-ever Upper East Side condominium, is taking shape in an area best known for the prestigiousprewar cooperatives nearby. It is the first new luxury condominium to take shape on this stretch of Madison Avenue in over 20years, and the design by Peter Pennoyer Architectspays tribute to prominent prewar architecture on the Upper East Side with alimestone facade, distinctive mullioned windows, and a series of setback terraces. Construction topped out at 19 storieshigh earlier this summer; more recently, sales have launched on the half-floor, full-floor, and duplex units within.
“The Benson fits seamlessly into its Madison Avenue neighborhood with grand Beaux-Arts mansions, prominentgalleries and storied hotels” – Peter Pennoyer
The apartments will range from three to seven bedrooms and will start at $12.5 million. Three penthouses at the top of thebuilding will have secluded terraces, and a townhouse unit will overlook a peaceful garden. All units will feature interiors byPeter Pennoyer Architects, private elevator landing, oversized windows, soaring ceilings, custom crown moldings, andfireplaces with custom mantles. Bespoke kitchens by Christopher Peacock will come outfitted with custom millwork, customcenter islands, and suite of Miele and Sub-Zero appliances. Master suites will occupy their own wing and come with walk-inclosets and windowed baths with soaking tub, large rain shower, custom vanity, and radiant heated, hand-laid stone floors.
The Benson offers 24-hour doorman and concierge service as well as an impressive suite of club-like amenities. The jewel boxlobby and private cinema room were designed by Italian designer and architect Achille Salvagni. Additional offerings include astate-of-the-art fitness center, half basketball court, spa with sauna and steam room; library with adjoining garden; art studio;pet spa with washing station, and landscaped rooftop lounge with fire pit and Central Park view.