Aston Martin opens 66-story residential tower in Miami


Miami has a new addition to its skyline – a 66-story residential tower built by Aston Martin, marking the British luxury sports car maker's first foray into the residential real estate market.

The 391-unit Aston Martin Residences Miami is located at the mouth of the Miami River in Biscayne Bay, the company said in a statement Tuesday.

The 249-meter (818-foot) building was designed in collaboration with architect Rodolfo Miani of Bodas Mian Anger and built by G&G Business Developments. It houses seven penthouses, each with private pools and terraces, as well as apartments of varying sizes from one to five bedrooms.

The largest unit is the “Unique Triplex Penthouse,” which spans three floors on the top floor of the building and remains on the market for $59 million.

The property officially opened on Tuesday. Coinciding with the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix, the company said in a statement that it marks “the latest distinctive expression of the ultra-luxury, high-performance Aston Martin brand.”

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A view of the infinity pool and pool terrace.

The sail-shaped complex features an infinity pool with pool deck, hot tubs and cabanas on the 55th floor, a two-story fitness center, two movie theaters and a virtual golf simulator.

The building features a sky bar and lounge, a chef's kitchen, a ballroom and private dining areas, as well as a spa, a beauty salon and a barber shop.

Direct ocean access via a superyacht marina and private butler service are also available.

Germán Coto, CEO of G&G Business Developments, told CNN on Tuesday that the company wanted to work on a project in the “global city” of Miami and that this piece of land was the perfect choice.

“It’s a fantastic property with excellent views of the river,” Coto said.

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A look inside the building.

According to Marek Reichman, Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer of Aston Martin, the structure's aerodynamic shape helps the building overcome the technical challenges presented by strong winds in the area, while evoking the sleek form of an Aston Martin .

It also widens from the base to the middle before narrowing again toward the top, giving the appearance of leaning over people at street level, Reichman told CNN.

“It’s part of the drama,” he added.

However, the process didn't go entirely smoothly.

“It was difficult to achieve what we wanted because the space and the property are quite small,” Coto said, as the building fit on a 1.25-acre lot.

Meanwhile, local building codes set strict standards given the low-lying area and the risk of flooding, Reichman said.

Aston Martin Residences Miami

The building is located at the mouth of the Miami River in Biscayne Bay.

“Those were some of the most amazing challenges,” he said. “You have to withstand the flooding with the windows that are at street level.”

Further obstacles arose from the curved shape of the building, which means that the units on the east side have a separate architectural structural component.

Homeowners can customize their interior with the help of Aston Martin's design team with three style packs – Timeless, Covert and Indulgent – inspired by the company's British heritage and the building's context.

“It has to have some of the DNA of an Aston Martin,” Reichman said. “But we are in Miami, there is no cold November evening where you have to light the wood fire, so you have to be considerate of the environment you are in.”

Design elements running throughout the building include doors with bespoke Aston Martin handles, number bases and kestrel brown leather door tabs.

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Aston Martin cars pictured outside the building.

Aston Martin said 99% of the properties were sold before the building was completed. Residences sold for $1.5 million to $8.5 million, while penthouses ranged from $16 million to $59 million.

The Unique Triplex Penthouse, on the market for $59 million, comes with the last remaining Aston Martin Vulcan, an 820-horsepower carbon fiber supercar of which only 24 exist, a company spokesman said. Buyers of the 47 Signature and Penthouse units also had the choice between an Aston Martin DBX sports SUV or the company's DB11 sports car.

Aston Martin isn't the first luxury car maker to enter the residential real estate market.

A 63-story Bentley building will open in 2026 along the coast of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. The property has 216 units and will have an elevator that will take residents in their cars to the front door.

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