Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton sold a trophy property in Manhattan boutique building 443 Greenwich this fall.
Hamilton purchased the extravagant residence in March of 2017, and listed it at $57 million about two years later. By the winter of 2020, he was asking $52 million for it. When the property finally changed hands this fall, it closed at $49.5 million. Hamilton drives a bargain that’s hard enough.
The penthouse unit is a triplex, and boasts 8,900 sq. ft. of interior living space that is buttressed by 3,400 sq. ft. of terrace space, where a New York City panorama, a plunge pool, a kitchen and various landscaped lounging, dining and living areas await. Interiors are naturalistic and decked-out; natural textures predominate as ornament, while high-end finishing touches include the Christopher Peacock kitchen and single-stringer staircases with 4-inch plank treads.
The unit’s great room is a soaring space with stunning scale; two floors’ worth of windows and a second-level overlook, all warmed up by ancient posts and beams connected with iron hardware. Other amenities include a library, a formal dining room, and a master with a large dressing room.
Hamilton’s other real estate deals in the city include a $40 million penthouse he acquired two years ago.
Hamilton competed for McLaren prior to joining Mercedes in 2013. This summer, one of his 2010-season racing cars sold at a Sotheby’s auction for a very pretty penny. The McLaren MP4-25 fetched $4.7 million.