57 Irving Place

Developer and Chief Executive of Madison Equities, Robert Gladstone returned home after a trip to Vienna with his wife Marie-Claire—an international broker with Corcoran—impressed with the steam rooms in their hotel room. Inspired by his visit, Gladstone wanted to instill this level of luxury into his newest venture, 57 Irving Place, once saying, “I want people around the world to remember this building as the one with the steam rooms.” He joined forces with award-winning architects Audrey Matlock and David Helpern, and later with curator Cristina Grajales, to develop 57 Irving Place—a unique modern vision of chic living, offering nine exceptional residences including The triplex Townhouse (which is sold), The Duplex, six Full Floor residences and The Penthouse. Set against a backdrop of stately pre-war counterparts and handsome tree-lined streets, Irving Place is steps away from Gramercy Park—New York City’s exclusive, private key-locked park, where the buyer can access a key. The building’s unique “living glass façade” sheathes each full floor residence with glass, allowing natural light and fresh air to pour in across the east and west sides of each home. The building façade’s signature design element, organically patterned fitted glass paneling, is designed to mimic the reflection of clouds and the natural surroundings around Irving Place. The first new development condominium in the Gramercy Park neighborhood, 57 Irving Place embraces environmentally intelligent living, as it is NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research & Development Authority) compliant and LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) qualified. The exclusive residences of 57 Irving Place offer essential building services and amenities for the discerning buyer, including 24-hour doorman/concierge service, package room with cold storage, private storage rooms with cedar closets, bicycle storage, a landscaped garden and even a heated sidewalk for inclement weather. Gladstone has taken what was once a parking lot and transformed it into one of the most extraordinary real estate gems on the market. Gladstone revealed his vision, sharing “We are selling rarefied real estate to rarefied buyers.” Gladstone, best known for the architecturally award-winning Chelsea Modern, is also working on passion project—145 Perry Street, a 58-key bed-and-breakfast inn. For more information, please visit