City Views & Landmark Status

By AP Connolly | Photographs courtesy of Adellco

The Penthouse at The Wales is a new construction master-of the-universe abode atop a historic Landmark structure located at 1295 Madison Avenue. The sprawling PH spans 4,179 square feet with five bedrooms, five full baths and two striking powder rooms. A standout element of the prestigious residence, designed by acclaimed Parisian design firm Pinto, is an expansive 3,114 square feet of outdoor space over two levels. Gracious outdoor entertaining spaces include a wraparound entertaining terrace and a separate roof terrace with Central Park views, an outdoor kitchen with a wet bar, a fireplace, and a butler’s pantry.

The 360-degree exposures fill the residence, developed by Adellco, with sunlight and views of Central Park and the Reservoir. An elegant entry gallery, with a dedicated elevator and curved stair to the roof terrace, leads to a gracious corner great room with an elegant fireplace, coffered ceilings, captivating southwestern corner windows, and terrace access on two exposures through grandly scaled French doors.

The windowed eat-in-kitchen, custom-designed by Pinto, features white lacquer cabinetry designed with an Art Deco-inspired geometric relief pattern and inset stainless steel and white oak details offset by crystal gray calcite slab countertops and backsplashes. A white lacquer island offers a generous space for casual dining and preparation and a full-height pantry offers an abundance of storage space. Appliances include a Sub-Zero refrigerator and wine storage, a Wolf gas range, oven, and speed oven, an outside vented hood, a Cove dishwasher, and a wine refrigerator by XO. An outdoor grill, located on the terrace, is directly accessible from the kitchen.

Custom interiors are outfitted with decorative cornices and base moldings, white oak flooring in a natural waxed finish in a herringbone pattern in entertaining rooms, white oak plank flooring in bedrooms, and lofty ceilings. The impeccably designed primary bedroom suite includes terrace access and western sunset views, an oversized walk-in closet, and a five-fixture bathroom with Bianco Carrera and Grigio Nicola marble geometric tile flooring, Bianco Carrera walls, a white glossy lacquer vanity with Bianco Carrera marble countertop, a Kaldawei Centro Duo oval tub and separate standing shower, and Kallista fittings in a chrome finish.

The Wales’ elegant 24-hour attended lobby features coffered ceilings, a custom walnut and marble concierge desk, and antique mirrored walls. Amenities include a sophisticated oak-paneled fitness center with Peloton and Hydrow equipment, a pet spa with grooming station, bicycle storage, and private storage for purchase.

The Wales is located in the heart of Carnegie Hill, a beloved residential and cultural enclave on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. This building was one of the very first structures in the historic landmarked neighborhood that Woody Allen famously fought to preserve and was built in 1899. The Wales is steps away from Fifth Avenue, Central Park, and cultural attractions like The Guggenheim Museum, The Cooper Hewitt, and the Jewish Museum. Carnegie Hill is also home to some of the finest secondary schools in New York. Established restaurants such as Island, Pascalou, and Sfoglia remain tried and true staples for locals. Asking price: $23,000,000.

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