The Benson is nearing completion at 1045 Madison Avenue in Carnegie Hill, Manhattan

Construction is completed on The Benson, an 18-story condominium building at 1045 Madison Avenue on the Carnegie Hill section of the Upper East Side. Designed by Peter Pennoyer and developed by The Naftali Group, the 210-foot reinforced concrete structure will provide 16 residential units over 59,032 square feet with an average of 3,700 square feet each and 3,993 square feet of the first floor sales area. The housing stock comprises three penthouses and most of the units are full-story. Leeding Builders Group is the general contractor of the project, which is located between East 79th Street and East 80th Street, just a few minutes’ walk from Central Park.

Since our last update in May, the work on the limestone facade has been completed, the scaffolding and the crane have been removed from the construction site.

The Benson. Photo by Michael Young

The Benson. Photo by Michael Young

The Benson. Photo by Michael Young

We can see how bright the stone facade shines in the sunlight. Black metal railings line the numerous recesses and create a nice contrast in color and material and contribute to the architecturally inviting presence of the building. The Benson has a uniform window grid over most of the western main facade, while the southern end has a recess with rounded protrusions. The ground floor appears to be the last major section of the grounds that still needs to be worked on. Sidewalk barriers and metal fencing surround the first level but should likely be removed in the coming weeks or months.

The Benson. Photo by Michael Young

The Benson. Photo by Michael Young

The Benson. Photo by Michael Young

The Benson. Photo by Michael Young

The Benson. Photo by Michael Young

The Benson. Photo by Michael Young

The Benson. Photo by Michael Young

The Benson. Photo by Michael Young

The Benson. Photo by Michael Young

The Benson. Photo by Michael Young

The residents of The Benson enter the property by going through tall iron double doors under a dark canopy with the property’s name on it into a jewelry box lobby designed by Achille Salvagni. The lobby is decorated with wood and stone materials and an onyx fireplace with a bright chandelier in the center of the circular room.

The main entrance to the Benson. Designed by Peter Pennoyer

The lobby at the Benson. Designed by Peter Pennoyer

Residents enter their apartments through a private entrance foyer before entering each unit. These rooms are provided with custom-made milling work and oak floors with a chevron pattern.

The Benson. Designed by Peter Pennoyer

Each of the spacious residences are designed with a mix of traditional and modern styles and are further enhanced by the use of high ceilings and oversized windows for plenty of natural light.

A living room in the Benson. Designed by Peter Pennoyer

A living room in the Benson. Designed by Peter Pennoyer

Christopher Peacock and Peter Pennoyer work together to design the chef’s kitchens, which feature Calcutta gold island countertops with rounded corners, a custom fluted nickel hood, solid walnut interior and polished nickel handles and hand-painted millwork in a midnight blue color. The kitchen equipment also includes the latest curated appliances from Sub-Zero and Miele.

A kitchen in the Benson. Designed by Peter Pennoyer

A hob with a nickel hood at The Benson. Designed by Peter Pennoyer

The master bedrooms are fitted with walk-in closets, bay windows and master baths with a bathtub, hand-laid stone flooring, a custom-made vanity, a large rain shower and underfloor heating.

A bedroom at The Benson. Designed by Peter Pennoyer

A bay window at The Benson. Designed by Peter Pennoyer

A master bath at The Benson. Designed by Peter Pennoyer

The guest toilets are fitted with Blue de Savoie floors with a Nero Marquina stone border, which forms a backdrop for the hand-carved Nero Marquina marble washbasin, the elongated wall lights made of burnished brass and the fittings by Waterworks.

A guest toilet at the Benson. Designed by Peter Pennoyer

The coveted penthouses are said to have a custom-built fireplace with a Pietra Gray marble hearth and terraces with views of Central Park and Midtown. Only one of the penthouses is on two floors and has its own landscaped outdoor garden with a 14 meter dining room with French doors and oak floors with a chevron pattern. The views of Central Park, the Midtown skyline, and the panoramic sunsets over the Upper West Side and Hudson River would make a great backdrop as you look out over the city from the upper floors and outdoor patios.

A penthouse dining room at The Benson. Designed by Peter Pennoyer

A penthouse living room at The Benson. Designed by Peter Pennoyer

A penthouse living room at The Benson. Designed by Peter Pennoyer

An outside deck at The Benson. Designed by Peter Pennoyer

An outdoor penthouse deck at The Benson. Designed by Peter Pennoyer

An outdoor penthouse deck at The Benson. Designed by Peter Pennoyer

The master bathroom in Penthouse C at The Benson. Designed by Peter Pennoyer

The outside deck for the townhouse at The Benson. Designed by Peter Pennoyer

The dining room for The Townhouse at The Benson. Designed by Peter Pennoyer

The living facilities at The Benson include The Park Bar on the upper floors with views of Central Park and lit by tall lanterns, a private indoor theater with a custom-made wet bar and popcorn machine, a spa with steam room and sauna, a fitness center with a basketball court, children’s playroom, library with adjoining garden, 24-hour porter and concierge service, and a spa for pets.

The park bar in the Benson. Designed by Peter Pennoyer

The park bar in the Benson. Designed by Peter Pennoyer

The theater at Benson. Designed by Achille Salvagni

The spa at The Benson. Designed by Peter Pennoyer

The fitness center at The Benson. Designed by Peter Pennoyer

The basketball court at Benson. Designed by Peter Pennoyer

The children’s playroom at The Benson. Designed by Peter Pennoyer

The garden and library The Benson. Designed by Peter Pennoyer

YIMBY last reported that The Benson is slated for completion sometime this year.

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