Lance Armstrong Changes Homes Like We Change Our Underwear

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I wonder how hard it is for him to get his mail these days with how often Lance Armstrong is changing addresses. Armstrong’s adventure in Austin real estate started in Dripping Springs with his mammoth custom estate, but I am sure his catalogs and magazines are going to be at least a month late considering that, in the past three months he’s had three different addresses. Just six weeks after buying his Lake Austin modern hideaway, Armstrong bought his most recent home from former Texas lieutenant governor Ben Barnes.

Want a breakdown of Armstrong’s former abodes? See our list below:

1) Dripping Springs Custom Home

Lance Armstrong Dripping SPrings

On 447-plus acres in Dripping Springs, Armstrong’s vacation home was initially listed for $12 million, but was later sold for around $8.5 million to a Carrollton software executive. The huge mansion, dubbed Mirasol Ranch, had more than 7 miles of hike-and-bike trails surrounding it.

 

2) Spanish-style home in Camp Mabry

Lance Armstrong Austin Home

Back when he was still a hero to cancer survivors and cyclists, Lance Armstrong renovated this huge, 8,000-square-foot Spanish mansion in Camp Mabry. The mansion, which was featured in Architectural Digest, was sold to Austin businessman Al Koehler for a third of the asking price.

2) Modern hideaway on Lake Austin

Lance Armstrong Lake Austin

Purchased for $4.3 million, Armstrong moved into this modern home on Lake Austin shortly after selling his Camp Mabry property. The modern Austin-stone and metal house was a whopping 12,500 square feet and boasted some incredible views. Apparently it wasn’t a good fit, because six weeks later …

3) Home of former Texas lieutenant governor Ben Barnes

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… he sold the Lake Austin home to racecar driver Bret Curtis. There aren’t many photos of the 7,200-square-foot 1924 Mediterranean mansion Armstrong just bought from friend and embattled former politician and lobbyist Ben Barnes (pictured above), but the significantly smaller estate in Austin’s Old West neighborhood is on the Travis County tax rolls for $2.7 million. There’s no telling how long Armstrong plans to inhabit this house, but considering his recent buying and selling spree, I’d keep your checkbook handy if you’re interested.

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Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for CandysDirt.com. While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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