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Designed by Francis Kimball and Harry Donnell in 1906 this neo-renaissance palazzo style building with multi-colored bricks ornamented in contrasting limestone was originally known as the Brunswick Building. Over its 114 year history, The Grand Madison, as it is currently known, went thru several transformations. It was a hotel, a warehouse and at one point it housed showrooms of giftware wholesalers earning the name New York Gift Building.
In 2006 El Ad Properties, a developer famous for acquiring landmark properties with potential for restoration and conversion as ultra-luxury residential buildings bought the building and converted it into 195 luxury homes and penthouses some with private terraces maintaining its original landmark façade. The Grand Madison is part of the Madison Square North Historic District located in the trendy neighborhood known as NoMad or North Of Madison Square Park.
This white-glove, the full-service building boasts a long list of amenities: 24-hour doorman, concierge, live-in resident manager, a private fitness center, valet services providing package delivery, laundry, dry cleaning, shoeshine, tailoring service, and maid service.