Inside Lewis Hamilton’s global real estate portfolio
One of Hamilton’s most sought after homes is located in Luines, Nyon, Switzerland, near Geneva. Given that the contestant decided to move there to escape the incessant media attention he was getting in Britain, it’s no surprise that not much is known about the property. The three-bedroom apartment is located in a luxurious building overlooking Lake Geneva, where other F1 legends such as Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa and Michael Schumacher live. “It was a tough decision,” the star contestant told the BBC. “But I will meet new people, new faces, have a few friends there and my family and friends from home will be able to come and visit me.” It is possible that Hamilton still owns this painting.
Then, the race car driver snapped up an estate in Monaco for $15 million. Just as with his Geneva estate, not much is known publicly about Hamilton’s home in Monte Carlo, except that it was likely located in the upmarket area of Fontvieille. According to reports, the rider’s quarters includes a sundeck, steam room and four showers. Many Formula One drivers own property in Monaco – one of the smallest countries in the world – for its peace and quiet, as well as its tax-free policy. In addition, it is home to the Monaco Grand Prix, one of the most famous motor races in the world. Most likely, the professional sports player still owns this board as well.
Despite his many enviable possessions, Hamilton considers Colorado his home base and where he wants to retire. “I haven’t really been home[before],” he told the BBC in late 2020 that he had to stay put because of the coronavirus pandemic. “In the winter, I go to the mountains (in Colorado), which I really see as my main home, because it’s a home full of love and memories from the people, the family that comes every winter.” By contrast, he said he feels his luxury pads around the world “(lack) those memories.” Hamilton has shared many glimpses into and around his home in recent years, including peeks at its woodsy interior and photos of him enjoying breakfast on a sunny back deck and kayaking on clear water with his two dogs.
Hamilton’s foray into New York City real estate includes the $43.9 million Tribeca penthouse that he reportedly didn’t actually live in. According to the listing, the three-story unit was the largest loft in a building fit for celebrities, at 8,908 square feet with an additional 3,426 square feet of outdoor space—a huge private rooftop terrace with pool and outdoor kitchen. (Stars like Harry Styles, Rebel Wilson, Justin Timberlake, The Weeknd, and Meg Ryan have homes on the block, too.) A floating wooden staircase connects the first and second floors; There are five en-suite bedrooms on the second floor and a balcony with glass enclosed entertainment room with wet bar on the third floor. Hamilton initially listed the penthouse for $57 million in 2019 and eventually sold it for $49.5 million in 2021.
Also in 2017, the race car driver snapped up a $23.2 million six-bedroom estate in posh west London that once belonged to Burberry chief designer Christopher Bailey and his husband, actor Simon Woods. The pad includes a spacious kitchen, dining area, and 200-foot lush garden with a gorgeous summer house for guests. The four-story mansion, which was originally built in 1860 by famed builder Samuel Jones, still retains many of the architectural features of the original structure. It is not known how much time Hamilton actually spent on the property, but it is believed that he still owns it.
Although the star driver didn’t appear to be staying in the Tribeca apartment he bought in 2017, he decided to expand his New York City holdings by purchasing a $40.7 million Tribeca penthouse the same year he listed the other apartment. This 6,547-square-foot unit is located in a building partially owned by NFL legend Tom Brady and his ex-wife, model Gisele Bundchen. The home overlooks the Hudson River and on-building amenities include a fitness center, swimming pool, squash court, wine cellar, and library. Other stars who call the building home include Jennifer Lawrence and Mike Myers. Hamilton most likely still owns this amazing Manhattan pillow.