For over 150 years, some of the world’s most remarked upon residences, and some of society’s most valued members, have made Madison Avenue their home. 172 Madison hearkens back to these early days, reimagining the gilded age for the 21st century and beyond.
Named after one president, and then home to another, Madison Avenue has always run with a good crowd. By the mid to late 1800s, some of New York City’s first and finest mansions inhabited Madison Avenue, built by notable names like Villard and Vanderbilt. They preferred the gentle grandeur of Madison to the pomp and flash of Fifth Avenue and their homes bespoke an elegance that echoes to this day.
When JP Morgan chose to build his home, no other location would do: His house at 219 Madison Avenue was the first electrically lit private residence in New York, just one example of many firsts for Madison. 172 Madison is developed by Tessler Developments, a New York City based real estate development firm specializes in diverse development projects in New York as well as in the Mid-West. The luxury condominium comprises of 33 Floors, 69 homes, including 4 Penthouses, 1 Mansion and a SkyHouse.
172 Madison’s is brought to you by Karl Fischer Architect. With a policy of personalized, professional service, Karl Fischer Architect has become a leading architectural firm in Montreal, New York and internationally. The firm’s success in the highly competitive market of two of North America’s most powerful cities is due its to commitment to excellence.
“My inspiration for this building was the glamournot to mention the understated eleganceof the mansions that lined Madison Avenue in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The key challenge was to capture the feel of, on the one hand, a rich and iconic history, and on the other, the spirit of an incredibly alive and vibrant neighborhood, one with more food, fashion, and energy than perhaps any other part of a city which itself is known for its dynamism.” — Karl Fischer.
Space is abundant with high ceilings nearly 11 feet tall and up to 23 feet in the SkyHouse, whilst each apartment boasts more light, courtesy of a curtain wall of glass and an ingenious design so that each home has its own corner views. Residents benefit from the latest technology in home automation to the finest in soundproof insulation, not to mention all the amenities you could ever desire.
Wave to the doorman, check with the concierge about tonight’s wine tasting. Stroll to the Lounge for some sunlit reflection, or if the weather’s right, head outside to the outdoor Plaza. From the Pool to the Steams Rooms, from the Health Club to the Club Room, or from the Pet Spa to the Playroom, 172 Madison has been designed with an abundance of the finest amenities both whimsical and practical.
Kitchens are about so much more than food. They are where stories of school and work get told, where confidences are shared, and if you ask nicely, where a long-guarded family recipe just might be told. 172 Madison’s kitchens are up to the task, with the finest mosaics and finishes from the finest brands. Luce de Luna. Miele dishwashers. Stainless steel cooktops and ovens from Miele. Subzero wine storage. All of which helps make the kitchens as sleek as they are substantial.
For the master bath, the floors and accent wall use striking mosaic tile, evoking solid old world craftsmanship, while technology from Dorbracht allows family members to personalize shower settings for each use, and to fill the tub just so. The contrast between light and dark colors is at once soothing to the senses and striking to the eye.
SkyHouse, designed by Eran Chen
Last but not least, the SkyHouse is a sprawling 3-story home with living room ceiling heights of nearly 23’, a mezzanine level, a private glass-walled elevator, a private staircase, over 5,500 interior SF with another 3,000 SF of exterior balconies and terraces including a full private roof deck, a swimming pool and a glass-walled Jacuzzi, looking out onto the Manhattan skyline.