Elegantly inhabiting its prime corner site on the Upper East Side, Beckford Tower is a testament to the stonemason’s craft; 31 floors of hand-carved Indiana Limestone and Brynne Brownstone embracing a range of 72 one- to six-bedroom condominium residences and three breathtaking crown penthouses. Detail is everything here, with Sofield taking inspiration from the historic architecture of this most desirable of New York neighborhoods to create a rarefied vision of modern living.
Each residence features generous living and sleeping spaces, with classical detailing such as geometric cornicing, herringbone-laid oak and Statuary marble complemented by ceilings from over nine feet to over thirteen feet tall. Penthouse residences offer Upper East Side living on a grand scale, with outdoor spaces, extensive master suites, kitchens and formal entertaining rooms with custom limestone fireplaces sourced from England.
Each amenity space at Beckford Tower is carefully considered. Beckford Tower’s magnificent vaulted lobby is illuminated by a vintage chandelier that echoes the grandeur of the city’s finest art deco buildings. A grand reception room and a beautifully appointed library lounge, make this an inviting space in which to spend some time. A residents’ piano bar and lounge create the atmosphere of a private members club. The game room features foosball, pop-a-shot, pool, ping-pong and a TV/gaming center. The children’s playroom has been designed by the award-winning team at Roto and the elegantly appointed party room with catering kitchen is suitable for a whole range of events. A double-height basketball half-court, fitness center and Yoga and training studios offer nearly 3,000 square feet of space for working both mind and body. Then there is the stunning 65-foot swimming pool with a glass ceiling, ornate metal detailing and a custom glass mosaic wall mural.
Beckford Tower lies at the heart of the city’s most refined neighborhood. This is a place of art and culture, of acclaimed restaurants, neighborhood cafes and New York’s finest schools. On its elegant avenues, lined with heritage architecture, it can feel as if you are stepping through the pages of history. This feeling of being at the center of New York life is further enhanced by the proximity of public transport to these residences, with the nearby 86th Street station offering easy access to Downtown.