by Sunena V MajuApr 26, 2023
Sir David Adjaye has collaborated with luxury automotive manufacturer Aston Martin to design five luxury homes inside the upcoming 130 William residential development in downtown Manhattan. The homes will sit on the 59th and 60th floor of the 66-storey tower and each resident will get a limited-edition Aston Martin DBX, custom designed by Adjaye himself.
Currently undergoing construction, 130 William is the Ghanian-British architect’s first condominium tower in New York City that features an 800ft tall skyscraper housing 242 homes.
The five exclusive residences will fuse Aston Martin’s elegant design and craftsmanship with custom architecture and handcrafted interiors.
“The 130 William Aston Martin homes have been touched in a 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,” says the London-based architect.
Each of these homes will feature an expansive outdoor loggia spanning the length of the tower and sitting behind the hand-cast building façade and its arched windows that draw inspiration from the city’s beloved lofts. Bespoke screens will divide the balconies to accommodate dining and lounge.
The entrance hallway will feature Aston Martin’s signature cross hatch pattern in bronze details partially veiling Adjaye-designed wallpapers. A large smoked glass mirror by Aston Martin Design will hang on the wall; it’s arched framework will resonate with the large windows of the skyscraper.
Inside the fully furnished apartments, clean lines and chic objects will take centrestage. Furnishing in the living and dining room will be from Aston Martin Home Collection by Italian manufacturer Formitalia. Featuring leather, metal, and fabric on elements such as sofas and armchairs, the furniture design will have added inputs from Adjaye and these will be curated to resonate the craftsmanship of Aston Martin’s car interiors.
Opening the interiors to the urbanscape, the living room will have direct access to the outdoor loggia and the stunning views of the Manhattan skyline.
Next to the living area will be an open kitchen that will have blackened oak cabinetry, marble countertops from Italy’s Apuan Alps, and a cantilevered Nero Marquina marble top with attached bar seating.
The bedroom being the private sanctuary of the house will bring alive custom metal detailing in the form of spacious walk-in closets, wall-mounted Boffi lighting, and a lounge chair by Hans Wegner.
A soaking tub and double vanity sink inside the master bathroom will be carved in black Italian marble.
Residents can choose the option of customising one of the two and three room homes into a racing simulator, an office and library space, or a bedroom. The simulator room, intended for car enthusiasts, will be made in collaboration between Aston Martin Design and British technology company Curv Racing Simulators.
The limited-edition Aston Martin SUV accompanied with each apartment purchase will resonate with the overall interior scheme. Custom Adjaye-designed details in the car interiors will be carved in solid walnut, leather, bronze, aluminium, and stone.
“This is a fascinating project for the Aston Martin design team to work on and a great opportunity to collaborate with Sir David,” says Marek Reichman, who is also the studio head of the luxury carmaker.
He continues: “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. We can apply what we have learnt in Miami and also bring our unique automotive design skills to these beautiful luxury homes.”
The five homes resulting as part of the design collaboration include two penthouses priced at $11,500,000 and $10,500,000, and three loggia residences for $3,985,000, $5,985,000, and $10,000,000.
The larger development of 130 William for real estate developer Lightstone was first revealed in 2017. The project is designed in partnership between Adjaye Associates and New York-based firm, Hill West Architects.