British Automaker Aston Martin Will Apply Its Car Design Mastery to the Creation of Its First Luxury Residence in Japan

The luxury carmaker's No 001 Minami Aoyama is a sleek, four-level home in Tokyo, complete with an "automotive gallery."

Front exterior of No 001 Minami Aoyama. Courtesy of Aston Martin.

British automaker Aston Martin has announced plans to apply its car design mastery to the creation of its first luxury residence in Japan. It is surely the ultimate accessory for a supercar to have its own luxury home in the heart of Tokyo.

No 001 Minami Aoyama, located in the upmarket Omotesando district, is a sleekly crafted contemporary home spanning four levels, complete with an “automotive gallery” to display your multiple Aston Martins. It is already sold to a private buyer and scheduled for completion in November 2023.

The residence, created in collaboration with Japanese concierge company Vibroa and Tokyo design studio Intentionallies, is Aston Martin’s first home in Asia, following the company’s real-estate design collaborations in New York and Miami.

The Tokyo home’s bold modern facade evokes the crafted mastery of a new generation of Aston Martin, with early images depicting a box-like structure lined with vertical fluted ribbons of steel appearing to hover above covetable parking spaces for two cars—Aston Martins, of course.

The car-inspired luxury concept continues inside the residence, the key highlight being the automotive gallery, designed to showcase the owner’s car collection through a glass wall in the dining area.

Interior view of No 001 Minami Aoyama. Courtesy of Aston Martin.

An atmosphere of clean-lined modern minimalism and a sharp monochrome palette dominate the interior, with its spacious layout accommodating a wine cellar, office space, spa and gym, and home cinema.

Another winning detail is its greenery, despite its inner-city location, from the plant-lined stone bath on the spa terrace to the rooftop terrace, accessed via an angular steel staircase, that’s outfitted with an outdoor lounge and grass-lawn areas.

Aston Martin’s vice president Marek Reichman explained, “Outside, we’ve created a striking architectural form with clean lines and seamless boundaries so the residents can connect with and experience this unique location. Inside, we’ve catered to the senses, using a holistic combination of elements and materials to create a calm and relaxing space for them to retreat.”

Highlighting the creative appeal of Japan, he added, “The influence of Tokyo culture, with its amazing history and style, holds an important creative space within our design studio. 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.”

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