Derek Jeter is determinedly Floridian these days.
The retired Yankee shortstop is now CEO of the rebuilding Miami Marlins, and owner of the delightfully monikered “St. Jetersburg” megamansion just outside Tampa. Now, apparently looking to cement his southward migration, he’s selling his turreted behemoth on the New York-New Jersey border for a sum near $15 million.
Known as Tiedemann Castle, the Captain (in conjunction with his parents) bought the property in 2003 for $425K, at which point it was in need of some major tuneups, having been built 100 years earlier. Fifty years earlier, Jeter’s maternal grandfather, William “Sonny” Connors, lived in the castle, hence some definite familial sentimentality behind the purchase. Connors was the adopted son of John and Julia Tiedemann.
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Suffice to say Jeter spruced the place up a bit during his tenure. Sitting on Greenwood Lake (about an hour-and-a-half drive from NYC), the stone-clad property offers six beds, seven-and-a-half baths, four kitchens, four garages, 700 feet of shoreline, an overlook tower, pool, lagoon with waterfalls and a bevy of outdoor verandas and porches for the unceasingly gorgeous vista. There’s even a Statue of Liberty replica facing the water.
If you’ve got this cash, this is a no-brainer. Just let us know if he forgot a Gold Glove or two in the garage.
Images: Wright Bros. Real Estate