Aston Martin drives into the luxury home market

Aston Martin has always been the epitome of luxury, class and style (just ask James Bond).

And now the luxury carmaker has partnered with David Adjaye to design homes and limited edition SUVs for five residents who will live in the British-Ghanaian architect’s first New York skyscraper. The second in their series of architectural collaborations.


Five Aston Martin Residences will be located on the 59th and 60th floors of 130 William – Adjaye’s 244-metre-tall residential tower under construction in Manhattan. Each resident will also receive a limited-edition, Adjaye-designed Aston Martin DBX.

“The 130 William Aston Martin homes have been touched in a very particular way that merges our design sensibilities,” said Adjaye.

“Together with the limited edition SUVs that come with these units, we’ve created a truly unique signature that blends our two disciplines.”

Differing from the other homes in the 242-unit tower, these five will be decorated with materials, textiles and furniture sourced from the Aston Martin Home Collection by the Italian manufacturer Formitalia, with additional touches by Adjaye.

The entry hallway will be covered with a bronze cross-hatch, a signature of the Aston Martin brand, that will cover over dark Adjaye-designed wallpaper. A large arched smoked-glass mirror by Aston Martin’s design team will hang on the wall, as a reference to the arched windows of the skyscraper.

Renderings show these windows will flood daylight into the lounge and dining room, whose furnishings will include leather, metal and fabric chairs that are intended to draw on the aesthetic of Aston Martin car interiors.

An open-plan kitchen adjoining the living room will have rich materials like blackened-oak cabinetry, marble countertops from Italy’s Apuan Alps and a cantilevered Nero Marquina marble top.

In the main bathroom, meanwhile, dark Italian Salvtori will be carved into a bathtub and double vanity sinks. Design details in the main bedroom will include Formitalia furniture and a custom cashmere headboard.

Residents will also be able to turn one of the rooms in the two- or three-bedroom homes into a racing simulator, an office and library space or a bedroom. The racing simulator will be made in partnership with British technology company Curv Racing Simulators.

Each residence will also have an expansive outdoor space with bespoke slatted screens to divide up lounging areas.

The Adjaye-designed Aston Martin DBX that will accompany the purchase of each residence will feature rich materials to mirror the homes – including marble, walnut wood and hand-stitched leather with green trim.

The five Aston Martin Residences include two penthouses for sale at $11,500,000 and $10,500,000, and three loggia residences priced from $3,985,000, $5,985,000 and $10,000,000.

First unveiled in 2017, 130 William is a 66-storey skyscraper in Downtown Manhattan that Adjaye has designed with local firm Hill West Architects for developer Lightstone.

It will have a textural hand-cast concrete exterior to complement the materiality of the surrounding historic, brick commercial buildings, which Adjaye has previously said will make it ideal for close-up drone photography.

The partnership with Aston Martin is not the first time the car marker has turned its hand to architecture and design.

“This is a fascinating project for the Aston Martin design team to work on and a great opportunity to collaborate with David,” Aston Martin CCO Marek Reichman said.

“It is our first real estate project in New York City but our second collaboration in real estate design after the Aston Martin Residences in Miami,” he added. “We can apply what we have learnt in Miami and also bring our unique automotive design skills to these beautiful luxury homes.’

Last year, the brand also launched an architectural design service called Automotive Galleries and Lairs to design homes around the resident’s cars. It has since teamed up with US studio S3 Architecture to create Sylvan Rock, an angular black-cedar home in Hudson Valley, New York.

Renderings are courtesy of Aston Martin via Dezeen

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