YIMBY had the opportunity to tour the penthouse at Related’s One Madison, and the unit offers everything one would expect from a $50 million apartment perched 600 feet above Madison Square Park. The sky-manse takes up the building’s top three floors, and spreads over 6,850 square feet, offering the ultimate in views and space – especially for the neighborhood, which is chiefly dominated by pre-war buildings that lack the latest in modern amenities.
The penthouse begins on the 58th floor, which hosts the ‘common areas’ – and they are anything but. The great room, dining room, kitchen, and library are on this level, as well as the 586-square foot terrace, which is one of the highest outdoor spaces in Manhattan, and offers unobstructed vistas – a perfect compliment to the decidedly uncommon rooms.
Ascending to the 59th level reveals the staff quarters, a guest bedroom, as well as the media room. The 60th floor has the master’s suite, as well as the second and third bedrooms.
Currently a white-box, as buyers who spend $50 million tend to bring in their own decorating teams, Related also offers outfitting by designer Yabu Pushelberg, who is finishing the rest of the units in One Madison with his minimalist-naturalist touch. The penthouse comes in at just over $7,000 a square foot, which is a relative steal compared to the developments along 57th Street, especially as prices in the surrounding neighborhood continue to escalate with its conversion to ‘Silicon Alley’. The bonus amenity of proximity to Eleven Madison Park is also a major plus.
Besides the penthouse, several other units are also available; more information can be found at One Madison’s official website. Located at 23 East 22nd Street, the tower was designed by Cetra/Ruddy and acquired by Related and HFZ Capital. Completion is slated for early 2014.
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