The Benson is an elegant boutique residence designed by the award-winning architect Peter Pennoyer as his tribute to the Upper East Side’s architectural legacy. The Benson is perfectly located at 79th Street and Madison Avenue, just one block from Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Benson’s façade is comprised of hand-carved, hand-laid Indiana limestone, distinctive mullioned windows, and a series of gracious set-back terraces detailed with intricate ironwork to exemplify the building’s classic uptown character. The Benson provides each of the full-floor and duplex condominium residences with direct elevator access to a private landing. Large-scale divided-light windows, generous ceiling heights, and an enfilade of entertaining spaces define elegant layouts. Kitchens are a collaboration with master cabinetmaker Christopher Peacock, and each features a beautiful, hand-painted island in a midnight blue with rounded corners and Calacatta Gold countertops. The Peter Pennoyer custom-designed backlit fluted glass hood is the centerpiece of the natural light-filled kitchens. The Miele and Sub-Zero suite of appliances are both functional and beautiful. The Benson features a collection of club-like amenities including a beautifully landscaped rooftop lounge with scenic Central Park views and a fire pit; a private cinema; private spa with sauna and steam rooms; creative art studio for all ages; wood-paneled library with an adjoining landscaped garden; a half- basketball court and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
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