Comfort, modernity and sophistication meet in Madison House amenity spaces

We unveil the sophisticated amenities at New York's Madison House by multidisciplinary studio Gachot

Lounge at Madison House
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Madison House, the latest in a long line of luxury New York residential developments and indeed the tallest of its kind in the NoMad neighbourhood of Manhattan, has just revealed its state-of-the-art amenities offering. Designed by multidisciplinary design practice Gachot for developers JD Carlisle Development and Fosun International Limited, the interiors combine minimalism and sophistication, working in harmony with the building's overall architecture by Handel Architects. 

‘We designed the amenities spaces at Madison House the same way we would design a private members’ club,' says the studio's co-founder, Christine Gachot. ‘There's a balance between classic sophistication, hospitable comfort, and undeniably modern architecture. When it comes to design, our most crucial consideration is how the space will make someone feel at ease – at home.'

Exterior of new York's Madison House

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‘To take advantage of Madison House’s extraordinary height and showcase the great views, we employed generous planes of rich, natural materials and hand-applied finishes. This lush materiality brings warmth and context to the building's monumental scale,' she continues. 

Quality materials with a preference for the natural and tactile, meet minimalist architecture and bags of character, as sheer curtains, warm tones of brown and mustard, and dark woods create a sense of luxury and mystery. Hand-crafted millwork and clean, modernist lines add calmness and compose an environment of warmth with a crisp edge. Amenities – some 30,000 sq ft of them – include a private lounge with a chef’s kitchen and dining room, social spaces, and a fitness area, mixing wellness and leisure to the level of the finest hotel. A conference area, a library and study spaces cater for modern hybrid working habits. Meanwhile, a plunge pool, a golf simulator, and a children’s playroom ensure there's ample space for fun too. 

With construction in the building now fully complete, the first residents are starting to move in.

Seating area at Madison House

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Kitchen at Madison House

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Meeting room at Madison House

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Private dinning at Madison House

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Dining area at Madison House

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Library and study at Madison House

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Lounge with round table at Madison House

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Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture & Environment Director at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018), Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020) and House London (2022).

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