- Aston Martin and renowned architect Sir David Adjaye collaborate to design a limited-edition collection of five one-of-a-kind luxury homes in New York City
- Each home will be accompanied by a Special Edition Aston Martin DBX custom-designed by Sir David Adjaye
- 130 William is New York’s premier new luxury residential development
2 November 2020, New York: 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 today 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. The owners of these five beautiful homes will also be able to travel in style in a Sir David Adjaye designed 130 William Adjaye Special Edition Aston Martin DBX.
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. Reichman said: “This is a fascinating project for the Aston Martin design team to work on and a great opportunity to collaborate with Sir David. 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.”
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. Adjaye was inspired to craft a building that embraces New York’s history of masonry architecture. It features a custom hand-cast façade with refined bronze detailing, a contemporary interpretation of the stonework that characterized classic Manhattan architecture. Another signature feature is the silhouette of rhythmic, large-scale arched windows that draw inspiration from the beloved lofts that once populated the area.
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 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.
130 William Adjaye Special Edition Aston Martin DBX
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. The DBX is the first SUV to be created by the luxury British manufacturer and just like the marque’s sports cars, it captures the very spirit of Aston Martin as a beautiful, hand-built, yet technologically advanced car. Evoking the materials, textures and atmosphere of 130 William, Adjaye worked with Aston Martin to ensure the DBX’s highly crafted interiors and custom paintwork have a strong synergy with the building’s architecture.
The DBX Special Edition marks the debut of real stone accents, with Grey “Pietra D’Avola” marble inlays matched with Satin Walnut wood. Aston Martin’s traditional hand-stitched leather includes Parliament Green trim and steering wheel from Aston Martin’s in-house customisation service, “Q by Aston Martin”, matching the walls of the simulator room option, and deep, multi-layered paintwork in a Q by Aston Martin bespoke colour inspired by 130 William’s exterior, complete with subtle hints of green. The interior includes carved solid walnut trim, with Q by Aston Martin Parliament Green leatherwork and details in bronze, black anodized aluminium and real stone.
The five homes include two penthouses, priced at $11,500,000 for PH60A, $10,500,000 for PH60B, and three loggia residences L59A, L59B and L59C, priced from $3,985,000, $5,985,000 and $10,000,000.
130 William offers 20,000 square feet of lifestyle and wellness amenities, including an infinity-edge swimming pool, cold and hot plunge pools, dry sauna and massage rooms as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center and spa with cool-down terrace, yoga studio and basketball court. Residents will also enjoy a private IMAX movie theater, golf simulator, resident lounge, club and game room, chef’s catering kitchen with a private dining area, children’s activity center, pet spa, outdoor terraces, and private rooftop observation deck located at the top of the building.
Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is exclusively handling sales and marketing. The website for 130 William is www.130william.com
Lightstone is one of the largest and most diversified privately held real estate companies in the United States. Active in 28 states across the country, Lightstone develops, manages and invests in all sectors of the real estate market, including residential, hospitality, commercial, and retail. With over 178 existing properties nationwide, Lightstone’s $6.5 billion portfolio currently includes over 4.5 million square feet of office, retail, and industrial commercial properties, over 15,000 residential units, and 4,300 hotel keys. Lightstone also owns over 12,000 lots of land across the country.
Headquartered in New York City, Lightstone continues to grow its development portfolio with over $3.5 billion currently under development in the residential and hospitality sectors spread across New York City, Los Angeles, and Miami.
About Adjaye Associates
Adjaye Associates was established in June 2000 by founder and principal architect, Sir David Adjaye OBE. Receiving ever-increasing worldwide attention, the firm has offices in London, New York, and Accra and has completed work in Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. The firm’s largest project to date, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, opened this past fall on the National Mall in Washington D.C. and was named Cultural Event of the Year by the New York Times. Further projects range in scale from private houses, exhibitions, and temporary pavilions to major arts centers, civic buildings, and masterplans. Renowned for an eclectic material and color palette and a capacity to offer a rich civic experience, the buildings differ in form and style, yet are unified by their ability to generate new typologies and to reference a wide cultural discourse.
About Aston Martin Lagonda
Aston Martin Lagonda is a luxury automotive group focused on the creation of exclusive cars and SUVs. The iconic Aston Martin brand fuses the latest technology, exceptional hand craftsmanship and timeless design to produce models including the Vantage, DB11, DBS Superleggera and the new SUV, DBX. Based in Gaydon, England, Aston Martin Lagonda designs, creates and exports cars which are sold in 51 countries around the world.
Lagonda was founded in 1899 and Aston Martin in 1913. The two brands came together in 1947 when both were purchased by the late Sir David Brown.