Aston Martin designs hideaway befitting a Double-O

Credit: Original article published by Classic Cars Journal.

Remember in Skyfall how James Bond’s ancestral home was destroyed by the helicopter gunship? Did that leave 007 homeless? 

Well, he could have signed up for a condo in the Aston Martin Residences Miami, a 60-story residential tower, and now, for $7.7 million, he could park his DB5 in upstate New York in a home designed by Aston Martin and S3 Architecture. 

Considering itself more than a car company, Aston Martin has turned its design staff loose on such luxury lifestyle projects as an Airbus ACH130 helicopter, a Brough Superior motorcycle, the skyscraper in Miami, and Sylvan Rock, a “modernist estate nestled in a magnificent 55-acre wooded plot,” just 2 hours from Manhattan in the Hudson Valley.

And if you want to exercise your Aston Martin, there’s a 2,000-foot driveway “that makes its way through the contours, historic rock walls and ridges of the landscape.”

The 8,430-square-foot home includes an automotive, 3-car “gallery garage,” three guest pods and even a treehouse and large vegetable garden as part of a self-contained lifestyle. 

“At the core of the vision is a strong connection to nature, wellness, flexible use spaces and accommodation for extended stay guests.” according to S3 Architecture partner Doug Maxwell.

The Tree House

“The roofline mimics the jagged edges of the rock ledge reaching down into the earth, as if the home is born of and launching from the landscape,” added Christopher Dierig, another S3 partner. “The resulting design blends our modernist aesthetic with the privacy and context of the rural location to create a unique luxury experience.”

And this from Cathal Loughnane of Aston Martin: “Creating a luxury residence with warm textures, bold forms and exceptional privacy is very aligned with Aston Martin’s own vision. We also wanted the owner and their guests to experience the three-dimensional feel of the house in an organic way, just like you experience one of our cars – there is no single façade that dominates.”

Just what a Double-O needs between his or her work assignments.

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