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At The Wales, classic prewar design meets Parisian-inspired interiors (VMI Studios) At The Wales, classic prewar design meets Parisian-inspired interiors (VMI Studios)
The Wales has attracted considerable attention for its prewar facade, exquisite interiors designed by PINTO, and prime Upper East Side address. When sales launched in early 2022, the building recorded over $35 million in contracts in the span of two months. More recently, closings have commenced with a three-bedroom and a four-bedroom unit, both of which came in above ask.

A handful of current availabilities start at $3.635 million for two-bedrooms. Among them is a new construction penthouse with five bedrooms, five and a half baths, 4,179 interior square feet, a private wraparound terrace, a private roof terrace, and a $23 million listing price. Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost toured the penthouse in May 2022, and Sean Hayes toured it earlier this winter.

“Conceptualized and designed by the talented design firm PINTO of Paris, The Wales brilliantly blends an old-world aesthetic with modern touches and enduring quality” – Matthew Adell, Founder, Adellco

The commencement of closings marks the latest chapter in the saga of The Wales, which dates back to the early 20th century when the Neo-Renaissance building opened as the Hotel Chastaignery. The name changed multiple times over the hotel’s history before it became Hotel Wales. Developer Adellco purchased the building for $56.25 million in December 2018 and filed permits to convert it to residential use shortly after the sale closed.

Owing to The Wales’ address in the Expanded Carnegie Hill Historic District, the conversion could not take place without the approval of the Landmarks Preservation Commission (“Landmarks”). The hearing was one of the first to take place over Zoom when Landmarks pivoted to virtual proceedings at the height of the pandemic; while commissioners called for modifications to the size of the cornice and the rooftop penthouse addition, positive sentiment largely prevailed. During the conversion of the interiors and the construction of the penthouse, the prewar facade was restored to its original glory.
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Upon arriving at The Wales, residents are greeted by an attended, elegantly appointed lobby with coffered ceilings, custom moldings, antique wall mirrors, custom brass chandelier, decorative fireplace, and custom desk by PINTO. Additional amenities include bike storage, private storage, a pet spa and grooming station, and a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment by Peloton, Hydrow, and NordicTrack.

However, the greatest perk may be the Upper East Side address. Central Park is only one block north, and cultural offerings like Museum Mile and the 92nd Street Y are a short distance from the building. It is also well situated near fine dining, Madison Avenue boutiques, prominent schools, and gourmet supermarkets.

↓ Interiors by PINTO feature oversized windows, custom cornices, and white oak herringbone flooring with a natural wax finish.

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↓ A gracious entrance gallery leads to a massive corner living room and adjacent library.

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↓ The kitchen is outfitted with custom white lacquer cabinetry, Crystal Grey calcite stone countertops and backsplash, Kohler Aquifer water filtration system, and appliances from Sub-Zero, Wolf, and XO.

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↓ The impeccably designed primary suite offers dual walk-in closets and views of Central Park.

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↓ The Carrara marble primary bath offers geometric tile flooring, custom vanity, standing shower, and Kaldewei Centro Duo oval tub.

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↓ All secondary bedrooms have generous storage and en suite baths.

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