In the late 19th century, Manhattan’s elite lived largely in tony brownstones around Madison Square Park. The neighborhood remains a hot address, with a glass skyscraper redefining luxury living near the historic 6.2-acre green space.
There are just 83 condominiums, two per floor, at the glass-walled Madison Square Park Tower at 45 East 22nd Street. The Midtown building, completed in 2017, has a granite base (to match the period buildings at street level) and widens as it rises 777 feet into the air.
Now one of the residences, 46-A, is on the market for $7.2 million.
At this residence with a semi-private elevator, floor-to-ceiling glass walls deliver 360-degree city views 24/7. The home’s 32-foot corner great room with 10-foot ceilings looks out on landmarks like the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Flatiron Building, clock tower at 1 Madison Avenue, Hudson River and more. The open-plan design of the room consists of a living room that flows to the dining area and the kitchen, which showcases custom cabinetry designed by Molteni and appliances by Sub-Zero and Miele.
The 2,490-square-foot home contains three bedrooms. The primary bedroom, which has panoramas of downtown and the Hudson River, and two others have en suite bathrooms. Each bathroom is outfitted with an oversized shower, double vanity, radiant heated floors and soaking tub located near windows. There’s also a laundry area and a wet bar.
Lifestyle amenities at the tower include a fitness center, playroom for children, library and club on the 54th floor with city views.
The building was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and Golden, and Hill West Architects. Interiors were designed by Stockholm-born Martin Brudnizki’s team.
Listing agent Chris Fry sees a potential buyer as “either a small family or a step-down couple looking for spectacular views,” he said in an email. “I would highly recommend a night showing to appreciate the panorama.”
Madison Square Park was inhabited by the Lenape people in the 1600s. By 1811, it was the largest public space in Manhattan. A century later, the park displayed the first public Christmas tree in the United States The park, with a public garden, playground, open-air museum and dog park, offers city dwellers a sanctuary within Manhattan.