Because the word "garage" is for the poor.
Aston Martin has dipped its toe back into real estate, this time in Japan, after unveiling its Miami condos at the beginning of this year.
Rather than a building with hundreds of units, Aston Martin has poured its creative energy into a single house built for a wealthy owner in Tokyo's Minami Aoyama suburb. The house is, predictably, already sold.
The expansive four-story luxury home is so luxurious Aston Martin doesn't call the garage a garage. Instead, the spot, which looks like it could barely fit an Aston Martin DBX, is referred to as an "automotive gallery." Aston's designers worked with a local architect on 001 Minami Aoyama, in addition to Japanese concierge company VIBROA.
The home itself is enormous, though the square footage isn't specified. Aston Martin says the house features many luxury amenities you'd typically find in a resort, not a house. That includes a rooftop terrace with Tokyo views abound, a wine cellar, a home theater, a gym, and a spa.
The house is Aston Martin's first real estate collaboration in Asia, but the trend is something we've seen grow for some time now. An Aston Martin House was already built here in the States, and Bentley has joined in on the Miami apartment game.
Marek Reichman, Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer of Aston Martin, provided some insights on the house's design.
"The influence of Tokyo culture, with its amazing history and style, holds an important creative space within our design studio," said Reichman.
"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," Reichman concluded.
Construction on the already-sold home is set to finish by this time next year.