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Introducing The Wales Condominium Residences, New York City

Carnegie Hill’s iconic landmark now offering two to four bedroom condominiums and one exceptional full-floor penthouse. Share

Located one block from Central Park on the gentle rise of Carnegie Hill, The Wales has captured the elegance and distinction of this Upper East Side enclave for more than a century. Once a charming hotel attracting visitors from around the world, this distinguished landmark has been reimagined as a limited collection of gracious residences inspired by classic pre-war design.

Designed in 1899 by architect Louis Korn, The Wales’ well-preserved details on the neo-Renaissance façade exemplify his mastery of ornamentation. Cornices, quoins, and courses of brick and stone define each story, and richly carved pediments, scrolls, and keystone elements surround each window. A new entablature, created from Korn’s own design, restores the landmarked building’s original Italianate appearance.

Introducing The Wales Condominium Residences, New York City

Upon entering The Wales from Madison Avenue, residents and guests are welcomed with the warmth and elegance befitting of a Carnegie Hill landmark. Authentic architectural details abound in the form of coffered ceilings, pilasters, and fine moldings. Floors feature geometric patterns of Bianco Estremoz and Grigio Nicola marble with Zimbabwe Black granite accents. Antique mirrors reflect the luminosity of the brilliant custom brass chandelier, while a marble-clad fireplace creates an intimate ambience.

The Wales’ opulent interiors have been conceived by the award-winning design studio Cabinet Alberto Pinto. The Paris-based atelier earned renown for founder Alberto Pinto’s embrace of refined materials fused with rich textures and patterns. Trained at the prestigious École du Louvre, Pinto also possessed a passion for the eclectic and drew creative inspiration from his extensive world travels.

Introducing The Wales Condominium Residences, New York City

Today, the firm carries on Pinto’s aesthetic legacy with finely detailed interiors crafted for an elite clientele, including luxury yachts, royal palaces, and private jets. At The Wales, Cabinet Alberto Pinto has perfectly harmonized the interiors of the reimagined residences with the building’s original exterior. Timeless designs for the lobby, kitchens, and baths pay homage to the façade’s rich intricacy with a palette of exquisite finishes, custom details, and ornate patterning.

With a collection of distinctive residences, The Wales presents an unrivaled opportunity to experience living in a quintessential Old New York institution, reimagined for contemporary life on the Upper East Side. Grand interiors are finely appointed and graciously proportioned, with select homes offering magnificent half- and full-floor layouts. Positioned on a coveted corner location in prime Carnegie Hill, residences at The Wales enjoy multiple exposures to maximize sunlight as well as spectacular views of Central Park, the Reservoir, and the city’s iconic skyline.

Introducing The Wales Condominium Residences, New York City

Meticulously crafted interiors, designed by Cabinet Alberto Pinto, have been inspired by The Wales’ sumptuous visual vocabulary. Living spaces feature richly toned white oak herringbone flooring, elegant moldings, and oversized windows to bring in abundant natural light. Kitchens are thoughtfully designed with a refined palette of hand-selected finishes and fixtures for a heightened culinary experience. Countertops and islands feature brilliant Crystal Grey calacite slabs with modern chrome fixtures by Kallista.

A private escape atop a century-old landmark, The Wales’ spectacular Penthouse takes Upper East Side living to new heights. This contemporary, full-floor residence extends The Wales’ legacy of opulence with grandly scaled interiors that give way to a gracious terrace that wraps the entire residence, as well as a private roof terrace with an outdoor kitchen and butler’s pantry.

Introducing The Wales Condominium Residences, New York City

The Penthouse great room is an opulent space designed with style and sophistication. Breathtaking panoramas are visible through walls of oversized windows framing open views to the south and Central Park to the west. The neighborhood’s namesake and most illustrious resident, the Gilded Age philanthropist and patron of culture Andrew Carnegie, arrived in 1902. His neo-Georgian mansion was built at Fifth Avenue and East 91st Street, not far from where The Wales opened only one year before. Other well-to-do New York families soon flocked uptown to build mansions of their own, making this rarified corner of the Upper East Side a fashionable residential address.

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