Exterior work is closing in on completion at 1228 Madison Avenue, a 20-story residential building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects and developed by CBSK Ironstate, a partnership of CB Developers, SK Development, and Ironstate, the property will yield 15 units with interiors by Kelly Behun Studio. The site is located along Madison Avenue between East 88th and 89th Streets, directly behind Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum.
Since our last update in late February, the scaffolding has been removed from the upper levels of the structure, revealing the sophisticated prewar-inspired design of the multi-tiered crown.
The following shots of the main eastern elevation show the details in the brick and stone craftsmanship. The highlight of the design is undoubtedly the crown, where the mechanical units are hidden behind ventilation grilles that blend with the rest of the prewar-style fenestration. The grid of windows and their stone window sills and aprons form part of the intricate envelope. Other aspects include varying brick running bond patterns, thick stone cornices, Juliet balconies, and a series of four interlocked circles carved in stone within a vertically oriented rectangular frame on the north side of the stepped crown’s mechanical extension.
1228 Madison Avenue will yield 14 full-floor residences and one duplex penthouse. Units will feature Calacatta marble finishes, burnished nickel fixtures and hardware, ceiling heights spanning up to 18.5 feet, and custom Lacanche stovetops. Residential amenities include a lobby designed by Behun, a landscaped communal rooftop terrace with panoramic views of Central Park, the Upper East Side, and Midtown, and a fitness center designed by Kelly Behun Studio.
The sales gallery for 1228 Madison Avenue moved into the building, and occupancy is expected for this fall.