Facade of Sky House, 11 East 29th Street
In part 2 of our Spotlight on Gramercy, we’re showcasing buildings that encapsulate the neighborhood’s classic charm and modern luxury.
Construction is underway at 111 East 24th Street, the newest hotel project for developer Sam Chang’s McSam Hotel Group. The 6,000 sqft site will soon be a Gene Kaufman-designed 130-key, 12-story hotel. Chang secured a 99-year triple net lease for the property located between Park and Lexington Avenues for $900,000 per year. Illustrations depict a demure, understated facade, while zoning diagrams reveal the hotel will feature a low level atrium and breakfast lounge.
The hotel will be situated in the heart of Gramercy Park near Madison Square Park, in an iconic neighborhood that offers both classic New York elegance and new, ultramodern luxury.
Living room at 50 Gramercy Park
Two blocks south of Gene Kaufman’s newest neighborhood venture is 50 Gramercy Park, a jazz-age era hotel that houses 17 bespoke residences and offers keys to the exclusive park. Its interiors were revamped and renovated in 2006 by Ian Schrager, so the facade’s original limestone and brick Renaissance Revival style provides a delightful contrast with Schrager’s signature postmodern aesthetics.
Residences feature floor-to-ceiling windows, walk-in closets, views of Gramercy Park, wood-burning fireplaces, and white oak flooring. State-of-the-art kitchens are finished in satin cherry wood and have stainless steel appliances, while spa baths come equipped with rain shower, double basin vanities, and deep soaking tubs.
Amenities offered to guests and residents of 50 Gramercy Park include its exclusive rooftop bar and private club, hotel concierge and fully attended lobby, valet, fitness center, laundry room, and private storage.
Marble bathroom at The Grand Madison
Located in another former hotel–The Brunswick Hotel–The Grand Madison at 225 Fifth Avenue evokes classic Old New York style and architecture with modern luxury. The Renaissance-Revival pre-war sits just off Madison Square Park and features a detailed limestone base, red-brick facade, and intricate stone carving and molding. Designed by Gal Nauer Architects and Perkins Eastman, the interiors were fully renovated in 2006. The residences feature high ceilings, oversized windows, balconies, and hardwood flooring. Fully equipped chef’s kitchens offer stainless steel, Poggenpohl appliances–dishwashers included. stunning, lavish baths are finished in floor to ceiling marble, glass-encased showers, plush powder rooms, and spacious double basin marble and dark wood vanities. The amenities package at The Grand Madison includes a fully-appointed lobby with round the clock doorman and concierge, fitness center, landscaped courtyard and garden, storage, and laundry on each floor.
Living room at Sky House, 11 East 29th Street
A few blocks north of The Grand Madison–at 11 East 29th Street–is the FXFOWLE Architects-designed Sky House. Located at the nexus of Gramercy Park, The Flatiron District, and Nomad, Sky House is a striking glass and brick condo tower. The 139 premiere residences feature spacious floorplans, luxuriously appointed finishes, floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood flooring, and washer/dryers. The gourmet chef’s kitchens come equipped with lacquered wood cabinetry and integrated stainless steel KitchenAid appliances, dishwasher included. Lavishly appointed baths feature black marble countertops, cherry wood vanities, and glass enclosed rain showers. The amenities package at Sky House include concierge services, fitness center, conference room, and children's playroom.