Aston Martin Unveils First Luxury Home In Tokyo, Complete With An Automotive Gallery
If you’ve never considered a supercar a piece of art, then you haven’t seen the interior of an Aston Martin-designed residence. The luxury British sports car brand might be known for its cars, but in recent years has entered the interiors world through projects like Aston Martin Residences in Miami, the soon-to-be tallest skyscraper in the city, and Sylvan Rock, the first-ever private residence from the brand located in Hudson Valley, New York.
Now, the marque is bringing its design prowess to Tokyo, Japan with the reveal of No. 001 Minami Aoyama, an ultra-luxe home in the sought-after area of Omotesando in Minami Aoyama that was designed in collaboration with Japanese real estate leader Vibroa. For many luxury car companies, designing interiors is similar to designing a car in the sense that these projects prioritize the finest craftsmanship and design. No. 001 Minami Aoyama is no different.
Aston Martin is partnering with a local architect and working in tandem with them to design the exterior, while Aston Martin’s team of designers will handle the interior styling and furnishings. Though the home is still under construction and set to be complete in November 2023, the renderings show plans for an ultra-contemporary, striking facade with multi-dimensional panels and clean lines.
The four-story townhome is unfortunately already sold to a private buyer, but it marks the beginning of a wider strategic growth plan in Japan. The interiors evoke a luxury feel similar to how one feels in one of Aston Martin’s luxury vehicles. Stylish, calming, comfortable, and elegant, the interiors will feature clean lines, panels of wood and glass, natural light, sumptuous textures and materials, and a masculine, moody feel.
The house will have an office, gym, spa, theater, a wine cellar, and most notably, an automotive gallery for the future owner to display their Aston Martin vehicles. The vehicles are visible through interior glass panes so you can enjoy the beauty of your car while it’s parked from the comfort of your home. There are two additional parking spots available.
The residence will also have a rooftop terrace, which offers spectacular views of Tokyo and the surrounding Omotesando area, known to be an architectural and style hub of the city. The furniture will be carefully selected by Aston Martin’s designers. If it’s anything like the marque’s past projects in Miami and Hudson Valley, New York, the home will feel dramatic, design-forward, slightly futuristic, and above all, one-of-a-kind.
“The influence of Tokyo culture, with its amazing history and style, holds an important creative space within our design studio,” Marek Reichman, executive vice president and chief creative officer of Aston Martin, said in a press statement. “I see fashion, architectural, and even culinary references being considered by our team when developing their work, so its presence can really be felt within our practice. We thought we would return the favor through our first ultra-luxury collaboration in Asia with Vibroa by tailoring our Aston Martin real estate design principles specifically to the No. 001 Minami property. We’ve catered to the senses, using a holistic combination of elements and materials to create a calm and relaxing space for [the buyer] to retreat.”