YIMBY took a tour of 1289 Lexington Avenue, a 21-story residential building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by HOK Architects and developed by Zeckendorf Development and The Stahl Team, the structure yields 61 condominium units designed by SheltonMindel in two- to five-bedroom layouts spanning 1,526 to 4,546 square feet, with sales and marketing led by BHS and Zeckendorf Marketing. The property is located at the corner of East 86th Street and Lexington Avenue directly above the 86th Street subway station, servicing the 4, 5, and 6 trains.
The façade is composed of warm-hued limestone framing a grid of oversized floor-to-ceiling windows. Setbacks near the top of the building are topped with private terraces for select units, and the building is capped with a communal rooftop space. The main doors are positioned at the northern end of the Lexington Avenue elevation, beside the subway entrance and double-height retail frontage.
Below are interior photographs taken in 19B, a five-bedroom, five-and-a-half bathroom unit measuring 3,501 square feet marketed at $8,995,000.
Each home comes with windows equipped with recessed shade pockets that are prewired for electric shades, LG washers and vented dryers, and oversized secondary bedrooms and closets. Kitchens are equipped with Gaggenau 200 Series stainless steel gas cooktops with a vented extraction hood; Gaggenau 400 Series 30-inch stainless steel ovens and 30-inch combination steam oven and warming drawer in select units; Gaggenau refrigerators, freezers, wine storage, dishwashers, and microwaves; custom walnut cabinetry with Glassos backsplashes and work counters; Calacatta Calvini marble kitchen islands; and garbage disposals.
Primary bathrooms feature honed Arabescato marble flooring with polished Thassos marble borders and walls, custom natural walnut wood vanities with Thassos marble countertops, custom medicine cabinets with integrated lighting, polished nickel Waterworks fixtures designed by SheltonMindel, and architectural cove lighting. Secondary bathrooms get Thassos and Botticino marble walls and flooring and custom Robern mirrored vanities with a Corian Glacier White vanity top. Finally, the powder rooms offer book-matched Calacatta Vision marble slab walls, marble floors, and vanity tops, and Waterworks faucets, washstands, and sinks designed by SheltonMindel.
Residential amenities include a fitness center designed by The Wright Fit with a robust suite of cardio, strength, functional performance, and training equipment; a children’s playroom designed by Silver Hill Atelier; a soundproof music and media studio that can also act as a theater; a private study room and multiple videoconference pods; a private conference room with seating for eight; an oversized lounge with a catering kitchen, billiards table, and access to a private terrace in the rear of the building; and bicycle storage. The communal rooftop deck offers views of the Midtown skyline and is equipped with a fireplace, gas grill, and an outdoor shower.