British Formula One racecar driver Lewis Hamilton has made a name for himself due to his lightning-fast speeds on the racetrack. Where does he live when he’s not driving at record-breaking speeds?
Lewis Hamilton lives in Monaco, although he has an extensive real estate portfolio with homes all across the world. He owns properties in England, Switzerland, and America in addition to his home in Monaco.
Lewis Hamilton is definitely a blink and you’ll miss him kind of man, be it while on the racing track or while jet-setting across the world. His worldwide property portfolio is the epitome of luxurious living, and each one of his homes is elegant enough to inspire envy in anyone.
From Switzerland to Monaco
Although Lewis Hamilton grew up in England, he made the move to Switzerland in 2007, citing privacy concerns as the reason for the move, according to The Daily Mail.
He also said that the low tax rate in Switzerland was definitely an influential factor in his move. Although low rate rates may have been a factor, Lewis Hamilton is still paying taxes in his home country.
The Daily Mail quotes Lewis Hamilton as saying, “What people don’t realize is that I pay tax here, but I don’t earn all my money here. I race in 19 different countries, so I earn my money in 20 different places, and I pay tax in several different places, and I pay a lot here as well.”
However, in 2012 Lewis Hamilton left Switzerland and moved to Monaco. He said he moved to Monaco for personal reasons, as there would be more opportunities to socialize in Monaco, as many other Formula One drivers also live in Monaco.
Although little is known about Lewis Hamilton’s home in Monaco, The Sun reports that he lives in an apartment in the elite Fontvieille district of Monte Carlo.
Essentially Sports reports that Lewis Hamilton’s apartment has four bathrooms, a steam room, and a massive 300 square foot sun terrace. Apparently, Lewis Hamilton paid $15 million for the luxury apartment in the exclusive district of Monte Carlo.
Home in England and Early Life
Lewis Hamilton also owns a home in Kensington, West London.
The house is actually a four-story mansion, with six bedrooms and a lush garden space. It also has a stunning kitchen and dining area for when Lewis Hamilton entertains guests.
Lewis Hamilton’s Kensington home is a historic house, dating back to 1860 when Samuel Johns built it. Since then, it has been home to other notable celebrities, including Burberry chief designer Christopher Bailey.
It is worth an estimated $25 million.
Lewis Hamilton actually grew up in England, in Hertfordshire. His father, Anthony Hamilton, moved to Hertfordshire from Grenada and raised Lewis and his brother Nicolas as a single father.
He encouraged Lewis Hamilton’s interest in cars from a young age, and by fourteen years old, he was competing in a karting championship, according to a profile in The Guardian.
Other Real Estate Holdings
Since then, Lewis Hamilton’s career skyrocketed to success. He’s used his wealth to invest in several properties, including a few apartments in New York City.
Lewis Hamilton listed one of his New York apartments for sale in 2019; a stunning Manhattan apartment in the elite (and expensive) Tribeca area.
He was offering the apartment for a staggering $57 million asking price, as reported by Forbes. The 8,900 square foot unit is in the same building as a number of other notable celebrities, such as Meg Ryan and The Weeknd.
The current record holder for the most expensive apartment in the area is $59 million, so although Lewis Hamilton’s apartment itself isn’t record-breaking, it comes close.
Lewis Hamilton’s apartment is actually a former factory and retains much of the industrial feel through its exposed wood beams and sunny windows. However, that’s where the similarities end, as the unit also boasts a gas fireplace and spa bathroom.
Other amenities include a gorgeous home office and a private outdoor terrace.
On top of the asking price, the monthly maintenance fees for the unit total $16,218. However, that may be worth it for the benefits of a 24-hour doorman, a concierge, and the building’s fitness facilities, which include a massive pool and a steam room.