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Car maker Aston Martin designing NYC apartments, throwing in free car

Luxury car manufacturer, Aston Martin is getting into the apartment business.

The company is partnering with architect Sir David Adjaye and real estate company, Lightstone, to create a collection of five homes at 130 William in the Financial District.

Aston Martin is also creating a special edition car for exclusively for the apartment owners.

Special Edition Aston Martin DBX


Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer, Marek 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 vision of 130 William, designing its exterior architecture, as well as all of the building’s interiors which includes 242 residences, over 20,000 s/f of amenities, and a new plaza park.

The building stands 800 ft. and 66 stories. It features a custom hand-cast façade with bronze detailing, contemporary stonework and large-scale arched windows.

Living dining room, 130 William

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, added, “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 include five fully furnished units located on the 59th and 60th floors.

Each home has a private outdoor loggia spanning the entire length of residence and screens dividing the balconies into a series of zones for dining and relaxing.

The residences are fully furnished, with hand-crafted materials and textiles and furniture from the Aston Martin Home Collection by the Italian manufacturer Formitalia.

Interior design elements feature Aston Martin’s signature crosshatch pattern in a bronze finish. A smoked glass mirror created by Aston Martin Design reflects the skyline view in an arched form.

Each home features a grand living and dining room, with furnishings, textiles and fittings curated by Marek Reichman and Sir David Adjaye.
Located adjacent to the dining room is an open plan kitchen with textured blackened oak Italian cabinetry, Gaggenau appliances, marble countertops from the Apuan Alps in Tuscany, Italy and a cantilevered Nero Marquina marble top, which provides additional bar seating.

As well as a custom cashmere headbard, the master bedrooms have walk-in closets, a Flos light track system and a lounge chair by Hans Wegner.
Buyers have the option of customizing one of the rooms, in the two- and three-bedroom homes, into a racing simulator, an office and library space, or a bedroom.

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 to create the ultimate in luxury home racing simulators.

Aston Martin racing simulator


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.

The five homes include two penthouses, priced at $11.5 and $10.5 million. Corcoran Sunshine is handling sales and marketing.

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