Since the 1850s, the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Madison Square — with its distinguished brownstones, elegant townhouses, and majestic mansions — has been a center of sophistication and influence.
The building at 212 Fifth Avenue, designed in 1912 as commercial space by renowned architects Schwartz & Gross and masterfully restored by Helpern Architects, combines proportions and architectural features rarely seen in juxtaposition today.
Beneath a striking crenellated parapet, the 24-story structure is clad in stately terra cotta.
The spaces within — open, expansive, and inspiringly loftlike — feature double-sized windows offering iconic views of the Flatiron Building, MetLife Tower Clock, the Empire State Building, sunsets, the colorful landscape of Madison Square Park, and the ever-changing lights of downtown.
Each home at 212 Fifth is an inspiring, utterly modern celebration of space, light, and distinguished design by the internationally acclaimed firm of Pembrooke & Ives.
Stylish living areas radiate from the foyer, which boasts classic floors of bookmatched marble.
Private quarters are well separated to further their sense of personal seclusion.
Thresholds are generous, and elegant custom-made brass-finish door handles are based on a Walter Gropius design. Floors are clad in solid rift-and-quartered oak in an oversized Chevron pattern.
Each four-bedroom residence features an enclosed kitchen with an island and countertops of Calacatta marble, custom-designed milled-wood cabinets, and state-of-the-art appliances.
The two- and three-bedroom residences feature open kitchens with a simplified elegance, with appliances that “disappear” behind milled-wood cabinets and discreetly integrated cooking surfaces.
Baths are at once modern, tranquil, and indulgent, with wide sycamore vanities, freestanding Lacava tubs, polished Thassos stone floors, Carrara marble walls, and grey marble tilework in the master suites.
Tubs surrounded by opaque glass and white lacquered cabinets can be found in each guest bath.
Residents of 212 Fifth benefit from a host of desirable amenities: a dedicated 24-hour concierge, valet parking, a stylish lounge, a plush screening room, a sophisticated boardroom, a spacious playroom for children, a game room for anyone young at heart, a state-of-the-art gym facility, a golf simulator, rooms for classes and spa treatments, a catering kitchen, bicycle storage, and refrigeration for food deliveries.
In addition, residents may choose to purchase staff studio apartments and private storage units. Rich with history and cachet, the landmarked neighborhood remains one of the city’s most enviable. . Stylish boutiques are steps away, as are attractions for the gourmet, from Gramercy Tavern, Union Square Café, Craft, and Eataly to the illustrious Eleven Madison Park.
Re-envisioned by some of today’s greatest residential innovators, 212 Fifth is once again a coveted address that epitomizes the magic of Manhattan.
212 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010