Lance Armstrong has decided to part with his gorgeous retreat in Aspen, CO. The getaway he’s called home for more than a decade is now on the market for $14.5 million.
In 2019, the now-infamous cyclist opened up his doors and gave Architectural Digest a personal tour of the property he built in 2008, and pointed out all of his favorite family spots, for an intimate look at the man in his environment.
Now that it’s landed on the market, interested buyers and curious fans alike can peek inside the multimillion-dollar home, which Armstrong outfitted for his active family lifestyle. The listing photos showcase a home curated with a number of beautiful touches, including a stunning art collection that includes names like Banksy and Kehinde Wiley.
Armstrong explained that homes in the West End neighborhood of Aspen are limited to two stories, meaning that when it’s time to expand, homeowners must go underground.
“When you drive out here, just know that every one of those homes has this dungeon, this basement, this space,” he says, gesturing around his favorite nap spot—a basement bedroom his teenage daughter uses when she visits. “Every one of them.”
The tour includes a look at the kitchen, which he mentions is a favorite gathering spot for family and friends.
“You can have thousand-dollar bills sitting in the living room, and people won’t leave,” he says. “There’s something about this room, it just sucks people in.”
The house is outfitted with five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, and more than 5,800 square feet. Each bedroom has its own private bath, and the underground rooms have safety escape routes and ladders, as Armstrong explains during the tour.
The listing details state that the house is architecturally significant, but it’s far from a stuffy museum space. There’s a bunk room and dedicated gaming room for kids, an epic wine room Armstrong dreamed up himself, and a light-filled office that he occasionally used as a studio for his podcast.
The home sits near the Aspen Institute and offers views of the Aspen and Tiehack mountains. Armstrong admitted during the home tour that he prefers the summer season in Aspen, but adds that the winter skiing and snowboarding in the area are great, too.
The fallen cycling hero is working with the Out There Adventures travel company, and is leading an upcoming cycling tour in September through the island of Mallorca, Spain, for 12 lucky guests willing to pay $30,000 for the weeklong experience.
But for deep-pocketed home buyers looking for an incredible mountain perch for family fun, the Armstrong house is worth a second look.
Here’s the tour of the home by Lance Armstrong from Architectural Digest’s “Out There” series, released in January 2019.
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