Exterior work is progressing quickly on 1228 Madison Avenue, a 20-story residential building on the 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, just behind Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum.
The main eastern profile facing Madison Avenue features varying neutral-toned bricks that are hand laid in a running bond closely matching a Flemish bond layout. Light- and dark-colored bricks are asymmetrically spaced out across the fenestration between the grid of windows and their stone window sills and aprons. The upper half of the building remains mostly covered in black netting and scaffolding, though some elements of the stepped back crown on the shorter northern side can be spotted. This includes a series of four interlocked circles carved in stone within a vertically oriented rectangular frame and a number of horizontal limestone lines breaking up the even brick surfaces. Most of the units will come with Juliet balconies and private outdoor spaces.
1228 Madison Avenue will contain 14 full-floor residences plus one duplex penthouse. The units feature Calacatta marble finishes, burnished nickel fixtures and hardware, ceiling heights spanning up to 18 and a half feet, and custom Lacanche stovetops. 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 has now moved on site, and occupancy at 1228 Madison Avenue is estimated for fall 2021.