Marques with cars like Aston Martin’s make more than mere vehicles, they make dreams.
So what if we told you you could — quite literally — live (in) the dream?
For that, the luxury automotive manufacturer has teamed up with fellow visionaries Sir David Adjaye and Lightstone for a unique collaboration of five exclusive homes. These spaces will each bring Aston Martin’s dedication to design and craftsmanship to life with custom architecture and handcrafted interiors, all within a magnificent 66-storey skyscraper in New York City called 130 William.
This might be Aston Martin’s debut real estate project in New York City and second collaboration in real estate after the Aston Martin Residences in Miami, but there couldn’t be greater synergy between the three names.
Adjaye — who’s now a globally fêted architect — knows a thing or two about creating awe-inspiring architecture. The British-Ghanaian did, after all also design the very building these apartments are in — alongside other superstructures around the world like the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, The Webster in Los Angeles, and the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo.
These five apartments (out of the 242 in the building) will be located on the 59th and 60th floors, and stands out by being fully furnished with the same level of detail you’d expect your Vanquish or DB11 to come with. Every home will feature a private outdoor loggia that spans the entire length of the residence, with bespoke screens that divide the balconies to create indoor-outdoor spaces seamlessly for any occasion.
Materials, textiles and furniture are sourced from the Aston Martin Home Collection by Italian manufacturer Formitalia, with additional touches by Adjaye for good measure. Step off the elevator and you’ll notice the entry hallway covered with a bronze cross-hatch — a signature of the Aston Martin brand — over Adjaye-designed wallpaper. To reflect the arched windows of the skycraper, a bespoke smoked glass mirror created by Aston Martin Design reflects the skyline view distinctively.
The grand living and dining room will undoubtedly be two of the most popular spaces in the property, especially with their panoramic city views and sleek Italian-made furnishings. Located next to the latter is an open-plan kitchen that’s decked out with rich details like blackened-oak cabinetry, marble countertops from Tuscany’s Apuan Alps and a cantilevered Nero Marquina marble top.
As a private sanctuary, the master bedroom sees crisp, clean lines and beautiful detailing that envelop the expansive bed, alongside other very luxurious creature comforts like spacious walk-in closets, wall-mounted lighting by Boffi, and a lounge chair by Hans Wegner.
The decadence continues in the main bathroom, where a bathtub carved out of more marble — this time, dark Italian Salvtori — sits as the centrepiece.
Residents will have the option of customising one of the rooms in the two- or three-bedroom homes into a racing simulator, an office and library space, or a bedroom. Choose the first, and you’ll get a specially-designed home racing simulator that Aston Martin made exclusively with Curv Racing Simulators. If it’s all work and no play for you, expect an office space outfitted with a custom-designed desk and classic Eames chair.
The entire experience would, of course, fall short if you didn’t have an actual Aston Martin car to match. Thankfully, an Adjaye-designed Aston Martin DBX will accompany the purchase of each residence, with the same rich materials like real stone, walnut, and hand-stitched leather to mirror the interior of the homes.
The five homes include two penthouses, priced from US$10.5 million (approx. S$14 million), and three loggia residences that are priced from US$3.985 million (approx. S$5.3 million).
Find out more about the apartments and 130 William here.
(All images: 130 William)
This story first appeared in Lifestyle Asia Singapore.