Inside Aston Martin’s First Luxury Apartments
Buy the apartment, receive a special edition Aston Martin SUV.
Buy the apartment, receive a special edition Aston Martin SUV.
Aston Martin’s design language extends well beyond luxury cars. From helicopters to boats the British marque has now tried its hand at the luxury home, the latest of which sees a collection of five exclusive homes available for purchase in the enviable 130 William building – New York City’s premier new luxury residential development.
Together with developer Lightstone, architect Sir David Adjaye and Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman have worked select residence’s custom furnishings and architecture.
Adjate is responsible for the entire vision of 130 William – designing both interior and exterior elements – which holds 242 residences at over 244-metres and 66 storeys.
The exception being five fully furnished Aston Martin collaborated homes located on the 59th and 60th floors of 130 William with each featuring a private, expansive loggia spanning the entire length of the residence, while bespoke screens divide balconies into a series of distinct zones for dining and relaxing.
Furnishings boast a curated selection of handcrafted materials and textiles from the acclaimed Aston Martin Home Collection by Reichman and Adjaye with other nods to the British marque’s crosshatch pattern – found here in bronze – alongside a smoked glass mirror engineered by Aston Martin and which reflects the city’s skyline.
The flowing spaces combine with the kitchen featuring custom textured blackened oak Italian cabinetry, Gaggenau appliances, marble countertops and a cantilevered Nero Marquina marble top – which acts as additional bar seating.
Bathrooms feature a textured Italian Salvtori marble throughout with the master featuring a solid carved marble bathtub and carved marble double vanity sinks alongside a walk-in shower.
Of the master suite expect an expansive bed with custom cashmere headboard cushions, slender metal detailing alongside bedsides by Formitalia, spacious walk-in closets and wall-mounted lighting by Boffi.
Buyers will have the option of customising one of the rooms in the two-and three-bedroom homes in a racing simulator, an office and library space or bedroom.
As something of a sweetener, owners will also receive the 130 William Adjaye Special Edition Aston Martin DBX in a bespoke colour inspired by the building’s exterior and which features unique elements such as real stone accents, marble inlays matched with satin walnut wood interior finishes and leathers that includes ‘parliament green’ trim and a steering wheel from Aston Martin’s customisation service, ‘Q by Aston Martin.’
Priced from approx. $5.65m with penthouses from approx. $14.8m; astonmartinresidences.com
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