The Benson

The Benson is an elegant boutique residence designed by the award-winning architect Peter Pennoyer as his tribute to the Upper East Side’s architectural legacy. The Benson is perfectly located at 79th Street and Madison Avenue, just one block from Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

“The Benson is pure New York Its design is a long-awaited tribute to the architectural legacy of the Upper East Side. Hand-laid limestone, distinctive mullioned windows, and a series of set-back terraces detailed with intricate ironwork all come together to create a sense of romantic verticality on Madison Avenue.”


Architecture & Interior Design

The Benson’s façade is comprised of hand-carved, hand-laid Indiana limestone, distinctive mullioned windows, a series of gracious set-back terraces detailed with intricate ironwork to exemplify the building’s classic uptown character. The Benson provides each of the just fifteen full-floor and duplex condominium residences with direct elevator access to a private landing. Large-scale divided-light windows, generous ceiling heights, and an enfilade of entertaining spaces define elegant layouts.  Kitchens are a collaboration with master cabinetmaker Christopher Peacock, and each features a beautiful, hand-painted island in a midnight blue with rounded corners, Calacatta Gold countertops.  The Peter Pennoyer custom-designed backlit fluted glass hood is the centerpiece of the natural light-filled kitchens. The Miele and Sub-Zero suite of appliances are both functional and beautiful.


The Benson features a collection of club-like amenities including a beautifully-landscaped rooftop lounge with scenic Central Park views and a fire pit; a private cinema; private spa with sauna and steam rooms; creative art studio for all ages; wood-paneled library with an adjoining landscaped garden; a half- basketball court and a state-of-the-art fitness center. The lobby at The Benson will be attended 24-hours a day with a doorman and concierge service. Additionally, a pet spa with a washing station, bicycle storage, cold storage with room for fresh food and flower deliveries, and private storage is available for purchase.