Luxury automotive manufacturer, Aston Martin, visionary architect Sir David Adjaye and Lightstone, one of the largest privately held real estate companies in the United States, revealed a unique collaboration to create a collection of five exclusive homes, available for purchase at 130 William, New York City’s premier new luxury residential development.
Each home will be accompanied by a Special Edition Aston Martin DBX custom-designed by Sir David Adjaye. The 130 William Adjaye Special Edition Aston Martin DBX marks the first time that Aston Martin has collaborated with an architect on the custom fit out of one of their signature vehicles.
Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman and Sir David Adjaye worked together on this project, to bring the ethos of Aston Martin’s elegant design and dedicated craftmanship to 130 William’s custom architecture and handcrafted interiors. “This is a fascinating project for the Aston Martin design team to work on and a great opportunity to collaborate with Sir David, ” said Reichman.
Adjaye is responsible for the holistic vision of 130 William, designing its iconic exterior architecture, as well as all of the building’s interiors which includes 242 residences, over 20,000 square feet of amenities, and a new plaza park. The building stands approximately 800 feet tall (244 meters), and at 66 stories makes a bold architectural statement set against the Manhattan skyline.
Sir David Adjaye, said: “It was exciting to find an opportunity to collaborate with the Aston Martin team. The 130 William Aston Martin homes have been touched in a very particular way that merges our design sensibilities. Together with the limited edition SUVs that come with these units, we’ve created a truly unique signature that blends our two disciplines.”
Scott J. Avram, Senior Vice President of Development, Lightstone, said: “130 William is an architectural triumph and in developing this collaboration, we knew we had to offer something truly unique. The partnership between David Adjaye, Aston Martin and Lightstone, will bring to market homes unlike anything seen before in New York City. The addition of the 130 William Adjaye Special Edition Aston Martin DBX is truly noteworthy and a must have for any true automobile enthusiast.”
Aston Martin Homes at 130 William
The five fully furnished exclusive homes are located on the 59th and 60th floors of 130 William and feature a unique and highly distinctive design identity. Each home features a private, expansive outdoor loggia spanning the entire length of the residence and is set behind the unique rhythms of the hand cast building façade, with bespoke screens dividing the balconies into a series of distinct zones for dining and relaxing. The residences are fully furnished, with unique visual elements and accessories, hand-crafted materials and textiles and furniture from the acclaimed Aston Martin Home Collection by the Italian manufacturer Formitalia.
When residents first step off the elevator, they will see interior design elements featuring Aston Martin’s signature crosshatch pattern in a bronze finish. Beneath the bronze detailing is wallpaper designed by Adjaye Associates, while a bespoke smoked glass mirror created by Aston Martin Design reflects the skyline view in a distinctive arched form which is a nod to the arches on the façade.
Within each home, residents are presented with a grand living and dining room, featuring furnishings, textiles and fittings curated by Marek Reichman and Sir David Adjaye. The living room offers city-wide views, clean lines and sleek furnishings from the Aston Martin Home Collection by Formitalia, with every piece made in Italy. The sofas and armchairs combine elements of leather, metal and fabric, as well as beautiful detailing, to evoke the richly crafted and tactile qualities of Aston Martin’s automotive interiors.
The living room provides direct access to the outdoor loggia which blends indoor and outdoor spaces, a rare and precious amenity in New York.
Located adjacent to the Dining Room is an open plan kitchen which features custom textured blackened oak Italian cabinetry, state-of-the-art Gaggenau appliances, marble countertops hand-selected from the Apuan Alps in Tuscany, Italy and a cantilevered Nero Marquina marble top, which provides additional bar seating.
The master bedroom offers crisp, clean lines and beautiful detailing, combined with warm, inviting materials to ensure it is a private sanctuary. The bedroom features an expansive bed with custom cashmere headboard cushions and slender metal detailing, alongside bedside tables and side tables by Formitalia. It also includes spacious walk-in closets, wall-mounted lighting by Boffi, a Flos light track system and a lounge chair by Hans Wegner.
Buyers have the option of customising one of the rooms, in the two- and three-bedroom homes, into a racing simulator, an office and library space, or a bedroom. The simulator room is the perfect choice for true automotive aficionados and dedicated enthusiasts. Aston Martin Design collaborated with Curv Racing Simulators, a new British technology company founded by Darren Turner, a three-time class winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Aston Martin and an industry-leading expert in racing simulation technology. Turner collaborated with Aston Martin Design to create the ultimate in luxury home racing simulators.
Alternatively, one of the rooms could be turned into a private office and library space designed for working and relaxing. It features classic contemporary designs and bespoke elements. A custom-designed desk is paired with a classic Eames chair and the room also features a lounge chair by Swoon and stool by Space Copenhagen. The office provides generous storage and display spaces, including black wood shelves and cabinets with smoked glass placed alongside textured Salvatori marble walls.
Bathrooms include textured Italian Salvtori marble throughout. In the master bathroom, a Salvatori solid carved marble soaking tub and carved marble double vanity sinks are paired with a spacious walk-in shower and private water closet. Secondary bathrooms incorporate Grigio Versilia marble and Bianco Carrera marble and powder rooms include a bamboo textured Grigia Versilia marble.
Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is exclusively handling sales and marketing. The website for 130 William is www.130william.com