Inside Lance Armstrong’s amazing £12m Aspen mansion he can’t sell that has a fire pit, wine cellar and artwork by Banksy – The Sun

BEFORE Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles in a doping scandal that rocked the sports world, he bought this dream retreat in Aspen, Colorado.

The disgraced cyclist splashed around £8million in 2008 on the dream abode that boasts a hot tub, wine cellar, as well as expensive artwork from artists including Banksy.

But after over a decade of living there, Armstrong, now 48 and the subject of the documentary 30 For 30: Lance on BT Sport, listed the property back in February with a £12million price tag.

However, with the coronavirus pandemic causing the housing market to dwindle, it's failed to attract any buyers.


The 5,800 square-feet home feature five bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms, with each bedroom having its own bath.

Found in the West End neighbourhood, that means homes are limited to just two-storeys.

So, there are several underground rooms, including a bunk room, and a gaming room for his kids.

Armstrong also has an epic wine cellar, as well as a well-lit office he uses as a studio for his podcast.

The Aspen and Tiehack mountains can be seen from the glorious house.

But it's the kitchen were most family gatherings occur, revealed Armstrong.

"You can have thousand-dollar bills sitting in the living room, and people won't leave," he told Architectural Digest.

"There's something about this room, it just sucks people in."


Armstrong has always had a love of art and has become somewhat of a collector through the years.

It was cultivated by time spent in Europe, cycling across the continent.

“I used my time [there] as kind of an education in culture and art,” he says. “And then it's just kind of grown and grown and become a secret obsession of mine.”

His prized possession hangs in his stairway – it's a Banksy 'Paranoid Pictures' print the street artist did in 2004.

“I've always wanted a great Banksy and managed to get one about three months ago, so I was excited about that,” he said in an interview in January, 2019.

Armstrong also has artwork by Shepard Fairey, Tom Sachs, and Yoshitomo Nara in his incredible collection.

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