Take A Peek Inside The Luxurious Homes Of NASCAR Stars
NASCAR racing can be a highly lucrative career with some racers making tens of millions on just their wins alone. Rising to the top of the sport means getting to buy some pretty luxurious estates. From Jeff Gordon's Manhattan condo at the prestigious Whitman Mansion to Kevin Harvick's home on the famous Kiawah Island, these are the homes of NASCAR's biggest stars.
Jeff Gordon Snagged A Unit At The Prestigious Whitman Mansion
Jeff Gordon is among the most famous NASCAR racers. Before becoming an announcer on Fox NASCAR, Gordon rose to third place for the most Cup wins with a total of 93! Gordon has also won the Daytona 500 three times and won 16 Crown Jewel races.
While Gordon was still a full-time racer, he bought the second-floor unit of the prestigious Whitman Mansion in Manhattan. There are only four units in the building, and some of Jeff's neighbors have included Chelsea Clinton, Jennifer Lopez, and Alex Rodriguez!
A Bright Living Room
Gordon's Manhattan condo features a stunning living room that's full of natural light. Three large windows nearly reach from the floor to the tall ceilings and overlook Madison Square Park. The room is large enough to easily fit two sets of living room furniture that are arranged back-to-back, creating an open concept feel while still having a separation between parties.
A generous area rug gives the room a touch of comfort while the dark hardwood floors underscore the modern design. The unique architecture to the right makes the off-white walls feel far from plain.
A Built-In Floating Sofa
A closer look at the living room's left wall reveals an aspect of this home's design that you don't often see. The sofa is not only built-in, but is floating! Built-in and/or floating cabinets are commonplace, but to have that in a couch is something you don't see every day.
To top it off, the sofa extends on either side, creating floating end tables that match its hardwood frame. Yellow and green accent pieces liven up the brown and cream color scheme, creating a design that is equal parts calm and vibrant.
Vibrant Accent Furniture
The living room has multiple seating areas, including this vibrant yellow couch and wooden table. The design is a cross between living room furniture and a breakfast nook, doubling as a spot to socialize or to eat.
It's a wonderful setup for those who like to eat on the couch since it has both comfort and functionality. It would also be a great place to play board games without being stuck in a stiff dining room chair for hours.
The Modern Kitchen
Gordon's kitchen is one that could take your breath away. The cabinets are so glossy that they have a reflective quality and bounce the light coming in from the windows. The huge island provides plenty of countertop space, while barstools enable more diners to comfortably gather.
Above the island are three eye-catching chandeliers that have bent glass to create an illusion effect. As beautiful as the kitchen is, it's just as functional. In addition to the ample storage and countertop space, there is a total of three ovens, a broiler, a microwave, and a built-in fridge.
The Sleek Dining Room
Off of the kitchen is a dining room with enough space to be formal. The open concept floorplan offers sightlines all around so that large parties are always together. At the same time, architectural features such as wall cutouts and drop ceilings designate each room.
Against the far wall are floating shelves that offer a more streamlined alternative to a china cabinet. There is enough dining room space to comfortably fit an 8-seat table. Above is a modern white and gold chandelier that underscores the impressive ceiling height.
An Endless Hallway
Living in a big city typically means not having a smaller home. This condo may not seem enormous until you take a look at the seemingly endless hallway. The property is an entire city block long, and this part of the home certainly shows it.
Multiple doorways and recessed lighting make it feel like you're looking in a mirror, but make no mistake, this isn't an illusion. The long floor runner works to further emphasize the space's impeccable length. An entryway table and bench provide a spot to place the mail or take off shoes after first entering the home.
The Sharp Master Bedroom
The master bedroom features a dark wood accent wall that adds depth to the otherwise bright and neutral room. The wall features built-in shelves to one side and a low, horizontal fireplace. To the right is a generously sized window with sheer curtains that let in the natural light.
To the left is a glass door where even more natural light can pour into the room. Above is a modern, gold chandelier that adds a pop of color without clashing with the sharp look of the room.
Denny Hamlin Custom Designed His Smart Home
Denny Hamlin has been a full-time NASCAR racer since 2006, and he's been in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs almost every year since. His first year, Hamlin placed third in the Chase for the NASCAR Nextel Cup standings, making him one of the most impressive rookies in recent history.
Hamlin's $77 million in winnings alone gave him plenty of cash to construct a 30,000 square foot, waterfront smart home on the edge of Lake Norman. The North Carolina property was completed in 2016 and sits on a 2.8-acre lot.
A Huge Game Room And Showroom Garage
One of the more personalized spots in Hamlin's home is the game room, which features a pool table, indoor virtual golf, and a large television to watch games or races. The generous space has room for a full living room set plus a large seating area.
It could easily accommodate large parties who want to get together to watch one of Hamlin's races. Perhaps the most unique feature of this room is the showroom garage. Of course, a NASCAR driver wants to show off his vehicles. The glass walls and door allow him to do just that.
A Bowling Alley And Mini Golf
Denny Hamlin won't have to worry about crowds of fans at the bowling alley and mini-golf courses thanks to this addition to his home. The bonus room has two bowling lanes complete with scoreboard televisions to give the feel of being at an actual alley.
Right next to the bowling lanes is a mini-golf strip so that those waiting for their turn can bowl can still have some fun. Along the walls on both sides are black and white NASCAR photos that add some flare to the room while showing off Hamlin's profession.
A Kitchen With A Split Island
The kitchen has personalized touches like patterned tile walls and a dark wood drop ceiling. The built-in and floating cabinets are also dark wood, as is the floor. All of the deep colors sharply contrast with the marble island, which is split to form two triangular parts.
Chairs line the space between the islands for extra seating and ample counter space. The stainless steel appliances match the range hood over the stove. To the right are glass doors that lead to an outdoor kitchen area, providing double the cooking space and indoor/outdoor living.
A Glass Elevator
Some might be leary about building a multilevel forever home since stairs can be a challenge later in life. That won't be a problem for Denny Hamlin on account of the glass elevator that runs right through the middle of the modern staircase.
Massive windows along the stairs provide a view for those traveling by stair or by elevator thanks to the glass walls. The elevator also makes the stairs less hazardous by creating a guard rail that doesn't take away from the natural light filtering in.
The Master Suite Has An Extra-Long Headboard
When we think of an extra-long headboard, we think of one that runs up to nearly ceiling height. Hamlin took that idea and ran with it. His custom headboard runs all the way up the wall and halfway across the ceiling, creating a design that's specific to this room.
The top of the headboard acts as a drop ceiling with recessed lighting and a ceiling fan. Large light sconces are attached to either side of the generous headboard and match the black and white stripes. Floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors give a stunning view of the lake beyond.
A Breathtaking Master Bath And Walk-In Closet
The master bathroom pops with marble floors that run up the walls of the shower and the double-sided fireplace. The shower stall is essentially an enormous glass box that extends the full length of the tall ceilings. The white marble is a stunning contrast to the dark hardwood floors, a juxtaposition that's in keeping with the rest of the home.
A square-shaped tub sits in the middle of the bathroom and in between glass windows with a lakeside view and the flatscreen television. Beyond the bathroom is a walk-in closet the size of an entire bedroom.
A Full-Sized Indoor Basketball Court
Hamlin's personalized home makes it clear that the NASCAR star cares about many sports beyond racing. He enjoys basketball so much that he has a full-sized indoor court built on the property. The massive court is lined with massive glass doors that look out to the stunning lake.
The center of the court has a DMR logo on it, beneath with reads "Denny Hamlin Racing." There is even an LED scoreboard fixed to the wall! Hamlin told NASCAR that the indoor court was high on his priority list since it can be enjoyed all year round.
A Geometric Pool With Sunken Seating
Hamlin's home is so personalized that even the pool is unlike any other. The geometric shape creates unique angles that make it far more interesting to enjoy than a typically rectangular pool. The center of the pool offers enough space to swim laps while the cutouts are perfect for relaxing and taking in the lakeside view.
In case someone wants to get closer to the edge without getting wet, there is sunken seating inside the pool! It would be the perfect spot to watch the sunset or fireworks over the lake.
Rusty Wallace's Million Dollar Home Is At A Mountain Resort
Rusty Wallace rose to fame when he won the NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year in 1984. He went on to win the NASCAR Winston Cup Championship and has been inducted into four halls of fame, including the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
The racing legend only spent a small fraction of his $50 million career winnings on this mountain resort home. The 3,567-square-foot estate sits in Linville, North Carolina, and features sweeping views of surrounding trees and mountains.
A Homey Foyer And Vaulted Ceilings
Wallace's home has a perfect mixture of being both homey and grandiose. It features vaulted wooden ceilings that allow extra space for windows. Recessed lighting illuminates the room while a three-tier chandelier gives a formal touch to the foyer.
The foyer gives way to a stool-lined counter around the kitchen. Unique architecture creates a partial ceiling above the kitchen that doesn't block the natural light cascading from above. The open concept floorplan offers sightlines all around, making this an ideal space for large parties or keeping an eye on little ones.
Living Room Built-Ins
The living room features a wall full of built-ins that serve multiple functions. As an entertainment center, it can fit a large television, electronics, and DVDs. For extra storage, there are plenty of cabinets for games, blankets, or any other items that need to be out of sight.
There are also exposed shelves for pictures and ones with glass doors for fine china. Beneath is a wet bar complete with a sink and a mini-fridge. Exposed beams underscore the vaulted ceiling, which also features a ceiling fan. The generous windows look out to treetop views and give a cozy cabin feel to the space.
A U-Shaped Country Kitchen
The kitchen's partial ceiling not only provides extra recessed lighting but also creates a shelf to hold paintings or nicknacks. The u-shaped design provides plenty of cabinetry all the way around.
The wooden cabinets, island, and floor give the space a country cabin feel, while the granite countertops and tile backsplash keep it classy. The wooden fridge is built into the cabinets so that it's nearly camouflaged, and the rest of the appliances are black to match with the home's color scheme.
A Joint Dining And Living Space
The dining area looks out to stunning mountainside views and even has a sliding door to create an indoor/outdoor experience. The deck beyond has plenty of space for outdoor furniture to accommodate a surplus of diners when the weather will allow. Above the dining table is a chandelier that matches the one over the foyer.
Past the dining area is a formal living space that has a stunning fireplace built into a stone wall. Built-in shelves flank the fireplace, providing a place for picture frames and books. A large area rug creates a sense of separation between the two spaces without closing anything off.
A Cozy But Spacious Master Bedroom
The master bedroom has a cozy feel on account of the wooden ceiling and floors, but it's far from small. The vaulted ceilings offer even more room to an already spacious master, which could easily fit a king-sized bed and a full furniture set.
There's enough space to fit an area rug and two runners around the bed, along with a lounge chair in the corner. A large glass door and surrounding windows offer an impeccable view of the mountains.
A Completely Private Lot
Wallace's Linville home sits on a 3.25-acre lot surrounded by trees and a mountainside, offering plenty of privacy. The main floor sits above ground level, giving each room sweeping views and a large, elevated deck.
The four-bedroom, four-bathroom house is worth around $1.16 million, according to realtor.com. It combines the coziness of a cabin in the woods with the fine touches of a million-dollar home, making it a solitary oasis or a jaw-dropping place to entertain.
Kevin Harvick's House Is On An Exclusive Golf Resort
Kevin Harvick holds the record for most Cup Series wins at the Phoenix Raceway, and he's also an Xfinity Series and the Daytona 500 champion. He comes in third in terms of national series win in all of NASCAR history, having won 119 total.
Harvick used some of his winning cash to purchase a $3 million home on Kiawah Island in South Carolina. The 3,395-square-foot home is located on a golf resort where celebrities like George Clooney and Oprah Winfrey go to get away. The home's stunning design certainly reflects its upscale location.
A Light And Bright Living Room
Harvick's living room couldn't be more welcoming with bright walls, hardwood floors, and a fireplace. The large windows let in plenty of natural light by day, and there's recessed lighting throughout for the evening. Next to the fireplace are built-in shelves that extend up to the ceiling for photos and nicknacks.
There's enough space for two sofas and two lounge chairs, offering plenty of room for company to lounge and relax. The large area rug brings the room together while side tables ensure that there's no dead space.
A Charming Modern Kitchen
Even though this kitchen has a more modern design it feels very country with the wooden chairs and the homey items sitting on floating shelves. The pops of color help offset the white and gray color scheme.
The stainless steel appliances include a large fridge, a double-wide stove, a double oven, a mini-fridge, and a microwave. A marble island adds a hint of luxury to this casual space and provides plenty of countertop space and added seating. Windows flank the tall cabinet in the corner, bringing light and greenery into the charming space.
An Island-Inspired Sunroom
This sunroom feels like a vacation spot in and of itself with the island-themed decor and the sweeping treetop views. The dark wooden frames and exposed beams are a stunning contrast to the bright vegetation beyond. There is so much open space that the dark wood all around doesn't feel heavy but rather outlines the gorgeous view.
The enormous windows are so clear that it almost seems like they aren't there. In actuality, they are not only there but also have a tint to prevent the space from getting too hot.
A Pool And Shaded Deck
The sunroom overlooks this stunning pool with equally marvelous views of the twirling trees and the expansive field. The second-floor structure provides shade from the poolside deck, which has room for both lounge chairs and an outdoor living room set.
Behind the deck is a fenced wall that maintains shade but also lets natural light filter into the space. Marble floors and frog statues make the area feel both high-end and carefree, which is the essence of the property as a whole.
An Outdoor Living Space
This outdoor living space has just about all that's needed to entertain guests without needing to go inside. The covered outdoor space has plenty of room for furniture, built-in cabinets, a minifridge, a dishwasher, a sink, and a barbecue complete with a range hood.
The ceiling fan keeps the area cool in the summer months while recessed lighting provides illumination for late-night parties. A gray fence makes the area safe for dogs and the surrounding greenery fills the room with vibrancy.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Movie Set House
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is one of the most well-known names in NASCAR, having won numerous races, including the Daytona 500 in both 2004 and 2014.
While his awards and status in the NASCAR world is extraordinary, it isn't the only amazing thing in his life. Just take a look at his North Carolina mansion; it looks like it is straight off a movie set!
"Dirty Mo Acres,"
The NASCAR star calls his $5.4 million property "Dirty Mo Acres," and it looks like it is straight out of an old western film. On the grounds, Earnhardt Jr. has what looks like an old west town, complete with side-by-side buildings.
It looks as though outlaws and gunslingers will walk out of the doors at any moment!
There's Even A Small Chapel
Dale Earnhardt Jr. named the small town Whiskey River and has kept good care of the grounds since moving in. Another feature he owns outside of the old-looking western town is a small chapel.
He even placed a population sign right outside the town -- Population: 88. The number is a reference to his racing number.
An old West Saloon
While a majority of the Whiskey River storefronts are for nothing more than show, there is one place Earnhardt and his friends and family like to frequent, the Silverado Saloon.
The saloon is a fully-functional bar, complete with pinball machines, shuffleboard, and some country-looking decor, including deer pelts and paintings.
A Basketball Court And NASCAR Memorabilia
As it turns out, NASCAR isn't the only sport that interests Dale Earnhardt Jr. Inside his mansion, the NASCAR racer actually has a nice size basketball court, complete with stadium seating if anyone feels like watching a pickup game.
On the walls, Earnhardt has memorabilia from some of the cars he's raced through the years, making sure to showoff the number 88 on the side.
The Garage Doubles As A Trophy Room
Every race car driver needs a garage, right? Well, Dale Earnhardt Jr. didn't mess around when it came to outfitting his garage with some of the best equipment on the market.
To decorate, he decided to frame some of his racing suits and put his trophies along the wall to showcase.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s hobby is a bit different than other people's. He enjoys collecting old race cars, including his own, and putting them in the woods near his property.
Most of the cars were crashed during a race and left to be thrown away, including the No. 88 Hughes Construction Chevrolet, which Alex Bowman crashed during the Ticket Galaxy 200.
Kyle Petty's 4,000 Square-Foot Country Ranch
Kyle Petty is a former NASCAR driver who won eight NASCAR Cup Series during his career. With a solid net worth, he was able to purchase this 4,000 square-foot country ranch in Trinity, North Carolina.
The property even features a 380-acre lakefront view and a massive barn where he's hosted more than one party.
The 25,000 Square-Foot Barn
On the massive property, Petty also had a 25,000-square-foot barn. The huge space was renovated into an entertainment area and has been a top spot for many wedding receptions.
The barn features numerous sitting areas, a kitchen, a spot for a band, and a top-level mezzanine, according to the Petty family's website.
Inside The Barn
Looking at the inside of the barn, it isn't surprising why so many wedding planners are eager to get their clients on the waiting list to hold their reception on Kyle Petty's property.
The interior is spacious, with plenty of room to hosts guests, features stunning drapes across the ceiling, and even a beautiful chandelier overhead.