After Buying Lance Armstrong’s House, Bret Curtis Lists Austin Castle

Lance Armstrong Modern HomeIt looks like professional race car driver Bret Curtis is swapping the old world for the new. In May he purchased Lance Armstrong’s Austin home for somewhere around $4.34 million. The modern-style home was designed by architect Arthur Andersson and features stone, steel and unique geometrical shapes. Curtis is now trying to unload his other home in Austin, which he just listed for $9.95 million.

Bret Curtis CastleKnown as the “castle in the woods,” the home embodies old-world architecture, with Gothic arches, stonework, and Moorish domes. An English-country garden, wrought iron chandeliers and antique furniture complete the castle-inspired look. It spans 16,722 square feet, with seven bedrooms and 7.5 baths. The home comes with a resort-style pool, outdoor kitchen and living areas, a separate carriage house and guest house, a 1,500-bottle wine cellar, gym, elevator, and seven fireplaces. It sits on five acres in Barton Creek, a prestigious country club community.

Curtis first listed the “castle” on April 8, 2013, for $9.7 million, but pulled it off the market less than two weeks later, on April 17. He’s now trying to sell it for $250,000 more. Curtis purchased the home in January for $7.5 million, so he stands to make a lot from the sale.

Which home do you like better, the modern architectural, or old world castle? Tell us in the comments!

Discussion

  • balor123

    The modern home, hands down! That aside, the statement that he stands to make a lot of money is a bit of a misnomer. The cost of selling a home is on average about 9% of the price of the home. $250k is only 2.5% of the selling price. He’s almost certainly losing money, even taking into account the money saved by owning (vs renting a monstrosity like these if you can I guess).