Thassos marble, Balmoral leather and Red Oak form a collective authenticity in craftsmanship
Aston Martin Residences in Miami is anticipated to become one of the country’s most sought-after addresses upon its completion in 2022, setting a global benchmark in luxury residential design. For its vision of the 66-story tower in downtown Miami, Aston Martin joined with global property developer, G&G Business Developments, founded by CEO, German Coto, Designed by Revuelta Architecture and Bodas Miani Anger Architects, with interiors inspired by Aston Martin, the city’s most exclusive residence will reflect the beauty of Miami’s tropical environment.
From the Emerald Island and the jewel of the North Aegean Sea to the turquoise Miami River, the finest Thassos marble will journey from Greece across the Atlantic Ocean to its new home at Aston Martin Residences in Miami—one of the country’s rare properties that offers finished floors with such a uniquely superior quality. Marble is derived from the Greek word Marmaros, meaning ‘shining stone,’ and Grecian marble is considered to be of a world-class calibre with unquestionable historical value.
Aston Martin Residences has a refined and elegant design aesthetic, so the world’s finest marble with unbeatable clarity, beauty and durability has been specified for the floors of the residences and penthouses. Approximately 1,400,000 square feet of Thassos marble has been hand-selected for its characteristics that perfectly compliment the clean proportions of Aston Martin Residences. When residents walk through the impressive entrance door into the lobby, they will be welcomed by a serene haven and a bright, airy aesthetic. As each homeowner steps into their own apartment or penthouse, the feeling of timeless elegance will endure with smooth and luxurious Thassos marble floors throughout each room.
“For the floors of the condos and penthouses, we chose the finest snow-white Thassos marble from Greece,“ says German Coto, CEO of G&G Business Developments. “Known for its beauty and durability, I enjoy the sense of calmness it brings to any room. We hand-selected 1,400,000 square feet of marble of extraordinary purity from Thassos because its characteristics fit perfectly with the Aston Martin Residences. We’re building an exquisite residential development in the heart of downtown Miami, and it’s essential for me that the visual impact, both inside and out, epitomizes contemporary design.”
For more than a century, Aston Martin selects the world’s finest leather for its automotive interiors, classic accessories and home furnishings. It’s signature Balmoral leather from the Scottish Highlands is a true testament to the company’s lasting commitment to the honesty and authenticity of materials used within Aston Martin Residences. Leather accents and detailed fixtures will come in the form of kestrel tan leather door tabs and bespoke artisan handles on the doors of each residence, with variations on the doorways of common areas throughout the building. Balmoral leather comes from The Highland, a Scottish breed of rustic cattle, originating in the Scottish Highlands and the Balmoral region. Known for its long horns and a long shaggy coat, the hardy breed is bred to withstand the intemperate weather conditions and repels insects from damaging its skin due to its thick hair, resulting in a pristine quality of leather. The first herd dates back to 1885, making it the oldest type of cattle in the world. Balmoral Castle has been the Scottish home of the Royal Family since it was purchased for Queen Victoria by Prince Albert in 1852. The Balmoral leather boot was designed for Prince Albert as a quality walking boot to wear on the grouse moors of his Scottish estate. The leather was naturally waterproof to protect his feet from the wet gorse. Queen Victoria also took a liking to the style and had several pairs made for herself, whereby women adapted the leather boots for daywear before they were eventually called Balmoral boots, a popular and classic style even today.
Owners will have the opportunity to work with the Aston Martin design team to customize the interiors of their home to a particular specification. Residents will have the option to install custom-built furnishings or wall fixtures made from natural Red Oak, a premium quality wood that is grown in the northernmost rural states of the U.S. Red Oak is a native of eastern and mid-west America and southeast and south-central Canada. The red oak group as a whole is more abundant today than when European settlement of North America began. Red Oak is of premium value and used in construction as well as flooring, veneer, interior trim, finishes of houses, and for the highest quality furniture when carefully treated. Arguably the most popular hardwood in the United States, Red Oak is a ubiquitous fixture in luxury homes. Hard, strong, and moderately priced, Red Oak presents an exceptional value to woodworkers—which explains why it is so widely used in high-end cabinet and furniture making. The northern Red Oak has been a favourite of both lumbermen and landscapers since colonial times. The tree has also found favour when transplanted in Europe. It is believed that Bishop Compton’s garden, near Fulham in England, received the first Red Oak transplant abroad in the late 17th century.
“Our design language is based on beauty and the honesty and authenticity of materials,” says Marek Reichman, EVP and Chief Creative Officer at Aston Martin. “It’s simple and pure and it has an elegance attached to beautiful proportions. We are incorporating Aston Martin’s DNA through subtle details and fine craftsmanship, with an emphasis on comfort. This building is for people who appreciate the finest quality and craftsmanship, who love the feeling of something that is timeless.”
Every aspect of Aston Martin Residence has been measured to meet the needs of today’s modern and cosmopolitan lifestyles, which is why Aston Martin’s design team has specified the finest in authentic materials to conform to its own artful and classic heritage. Aston Martin Residences, located at 300 Biscayne Boulevard Way in Miami, will consist of 391 luxury residences and penthouses priced from $970,000 to upwards of $50 million. Construction is scheduled for completion in 2022.
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