“Sylvan Rock” Is The First Residential Project By Aston Martin
US studio S3 architecture worked with luxury car manufacturers Aston-Martin‘s architectural design service to create Sylvan Rock, a square black cedar home in the Hudson Valley, New York. As construction work is scheduled to start in early 2021, Sylvan Rock from S3 Architecture will be the first object to be fully realized Aston Martin automotive galleries and Lairs servicewhich started last year.
The service sees them luxury car brand Collaborate with architectural firms around the world to design bespoke spaces where its customers can show off their most valuable engines.
Sylvan Rock will be located two hours from Manhattan, tucked away amidst 55 acres of wooded land in the Hudson Valley that will allow residents to “reconnect with nature.”
A sweeping driveway stretching 609 meters will lead to the front door of the home. The facade will consist of extensive panels of glazing and blackened cedar. Its dark metal roof is faceted to mimic the jagged shape of the surrounding rock formations, and at one point drops dramatically to form a covered entrance.
“When designing, we always let the land speak first and react to it (…) It’s as if the home is born from the landscape and started from it. The resulting design blends our modernist aesthetic with the privacy and context of the rural setting to create a unique luxury experience.“
said Christopher Dierig, Partner at S3 Architecture.
The cars are displayed in a gallery-style underground space that is completely enclosed by glass panels.
It will lead to a wine lounge, where bottles will be stored in floor-to-ceiling trellis shelves, subtly alluding to the criss-crossing lines featured within Aston-Martin‘s logo. There will also be an office on this level where residents can retreat to work undisturbed. It will feature a huge window that offers an up-close view of the rugged rocks outside.
From here guests can go upstairs to the ground floor where there will be a kitchen, a comfortable living room, a dining room, a formal seating area and a number of other common living areas overlooking the covered pool area and the green landscape of the house.
Aston-Martin — who will be in charge of the home’s interior design — envisions each room featuring hardwood floors and rich chocolate-brown storage cabinets. Marble topped tables and soft leather upholstered furniture will add to the opulent feel of the home.
Elevated views over the treetops and to the nearby Catskill Mountains will be available in the first floor master bedroom which will be cantilevered over the main floor of the home.
The Sylvan Rock site will also feature three gabled guest cottages that will tumble down a grassy embankment to a pond. They allow visits from friends and family members a sense of privacy when they come to visit, but can alternatively serve as a health and fitness area or a home study relaxation area when not in use.
There will also be a small vegetable garden where fruit and vegetables can be grown, as well as a pitched roof tree house where residents or guests can spend a night under the stars, closer to the site’s wildlife.
Images are from S3 Architecture, courtesy of Corcoran Country Living.
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