Luxury Car Manufacturer Aston Martin and its first House – Sylvan Rock

Last Updated on: 27th October 2020, 10:09 pm

US studio S3 Architecture worked with luxury carmaker Aston Martin‘s architectural design service to create Sylvan Rock, an angular black-cedar home in Hudson Valley, New York.

With building works set to start in early 2021, Sylvan Rock by S3 Architecture will be the first property to be fully realised under Aston Martin‘s Automotive Galleries and Lairs service, which launched last year.

Black-cedar exterior of Sylvan Rock house by S3 Architecture and Aston Martin
The form of Sylvan Rock house will mimic jagged rock formations nearby

The service sees the carmaker team up with architecture practices across the world to design bespoke spaces where its clients can show off their most cherished motors.

Sylvan Rock will be situated two hours away from Manhattan, hidden amongst a 55-acre plot of forested land in Hudson Valley that will allow inhabitants to “reconnect with nature”.

Garage of Sylvan Rock house by S3 Architecture and Aston Martin
Luxury cars will be displayed in a glass gallery-style room

A sweeping driveway that spans 2,000 feet (609 metres) will lead up to the front door of the house. The facade will be composed of expansive panels of glazing and blackened cedar.

Its dark metal roof will be faceted to emulate the jagged shape of surrounding rock formations, at one point dramatically dipping downwards to form a covered entryway.

Home office of Sylvan Rock house by S3 Architecture and Aston Martin
The house will also include a subterranean office

“When designing, we always let the land speak first and respond to it,” said Christopher Dierig, partner at S3 Architecture.

“It’s as if the home is born of and launching from the landscape. The resulting design blends our modernist aesthetic with the privacy and context of the rural location to create a unique luxury experience.”

Kitchen of Sylvan Rock house by S3 Architecture and Aston Martin
Parquet flooring and dark-wood joinery will feature throughout living spaces on the ground floor

Cars will be displayed in a subterranean gallery-style room that’s completely enclosed by panels of glass.

It will look through to a wine lounge where bottles are kept in floor-to-ceiling latticed shelves that subtly nod to the intersecting lines seen in Aston Martin’s logo.

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