Packed with history and culture, the Flatiron District ranks as the 4th most expensive neighborhood in New York City, with a median sale price of $2.3 million. A sole corner apartment with breathtaking views of Manhattan is currently up for grabs in the area, at the elusive One Madison tower. Bringing intimacy to urban living, the 60-story high-rise at 23 East 22nd Street is guaranteed to sweep anybody off their feet, so we decided to check it out.
Right off the bat, its unparalleled design and location drew us in, and who better to show us around than a member of the award-winning luxury real estate agency Dolly Lenz. We were greeted by Adam Vanderbrook, who on our way up to the apartment didn’t hesitate to share that celebrities and high-profile individuals, including Tom Brady, Gisele Bündchen and News Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch—to name a few—had all owned exclusive condos in the tower at some point.
Overlooking Madison Square Park, this particular two-bedroom, two-bathroom home is listed for a cool $4.3 million. A few steps away from the Flatiron Building and within walking distance of both Midtown and Lower Manhattan, the residence faces north to the Empire State Building and south to Freedom Tower.
Solely crafted by interior designer Thomas Juul-Hansen, the 1,560-square-foot pied-à-terre apartment’s layout consists of a master bedroom and home office, a spacious living/dining room complemented by an electric fireplace and built-in-bar, and a dynamic open kitchen. The floor-to-ceiling windows add to the lush atmosphere, offering sweeping views of Manhattan, and solid quarter-sawn white oak floors, oversized doors, Gaggenau appliances and a Sonos sound system are additional lavish touches.
Exclusive amenities at One Madison include a full-time doorman and concierge services, as well as a private residents club. Homeowners can also unwind at the indoor pool and glass-enclosed steam room, or work out at the state-of-the-art fitness center. A lounge and a screening room are also available at the property, for a future potential buyer to enjoy.