New York is a city cast in stone; the Upper East Side is home to some of the material’s finest architectural expressions. In Beckford House & Tower, we have chosen the same Indiana Limestone that graces many of the city’s most beautiful buildings. With accents of Brynne Brownstone, the tonal subtleties breathe new life into East 80th and 81st streets. The craftsmen’s skill and expertise has fully informed the design; Beckford House & Tower are a celebration of nature and the artisan’s ability to harness its beauty.

Inside, the attention-to-detail is second-to-none. Working in partnership with artisan cabinetmakers such as Christopher Peacock, stone suppliers and manufacturers Vermont Stone Art, fireplace designers Jamb of London, as well as wrought iron workers and glass blowers, Studio Sofield has created a pair of complementary buildings that serve as both a new icon for the Upper East Side and a place of comfort and relaxation.

Stone library, Vermont Stone Art
The initial cutting of the stone
Sanding the stone
The beginnings of the stone fabrication process
Up close detail of the process
I am very interested in craft, developing an intimate relationship with a material. That’s something I always kept in mind: beauty comes through understanding.
Freshly processed stone
Hand-hammered dappled stone in fabrication for the building facades
The Indiana Limestone selected for the exterior facades and interior vestibules can also be found on the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center. Its use on the Beckford buildings is a fitting tribute to New York architectural heritage.
Whitney Fellows, Vermont Stone Art
Hand-hammered dappled stone in fabrication for the building facades
Overseeing the fluting technique
Fluted stone process
Hand finished fluted stone for the building facades
Building medallions fabrication test
The highly detailed design of Beckford House & Tower is incredibly intricate, each stone having a specific design purpose, finish and location on the facade.
Whitney Fellows, Vermont Stone Art
Metallic detail on the building medallion fabrication test
Each piece of stone has a dedicated location on the facade of Beckford House & Tower

Christopher Peacock

With his timeless British sensibility and proudly American craftsmanship, Christopher Peacock’s cabinetry is world renowned. Each kitchen at the Beckford House & Tower has been individually designed and crafted, using the finest materials and joinery that are the signature of his work. These timeless and elegant kitchens complement the grandeur and refined detail that is the hallmark of the Beckford House & Tower buildings.
Custom hardware details in polished nickel
Appliances seamlessly integrate with the cabinetry
Bespoke joinery and quarter sawn select oak cabinetry interiors