Inside Derek Jeter’s New York ‘Castle’
Derek Jeter is giving up his family’s castle.
The former New York Yankees’ legend — yes, legend, based on this alone — bought the 12,590-square-foot mansion in Greenwood Lake, New York, in 2002. Previously, his grandfather owned the property, and Jeter reportedly would visit when he was a kid. But now that Jeter’s working as CEO and part owner of the Miami Marlins baseball team, seems like he no longer needs the Empire State digs.
Listed price for the six-bedroom: $14.75 million, or more than $6 million less than the $21 million Jeter made playing baseball in 2010.
Location, Location, Location
Located a little more than 40 miles northwest of Yankee Stadium, and across the border from New Jersey, the property also includes five kitchens (four indoors, one outdoors), a boat house, a turret and fine views of Greenwood Lake, as you’ll see in the rest of the slideshow.
A Lovely Locale
Two parcels make up the estate, which includes just over four acres.
According to the listing, Jeter restored the property during his more than 15 years as its owner. Jeter’s maternal grandfather, William "Sonny" Connors, grew up in the house after he was adopted in the 1950s by John and Julia Tiedemann.
Realtor.com reports the home was built in 1903, and the Tiedemann family purchased it in 1952. It has been known locally as the Tiedemann Castle.
Set on the Water
The property includes almost 700 feet of shoreline, as well as the boat house. Water is abundant at the estate.
It’s said that the castle’s turret and the widow’s walk offer excellent views of the property’s lagoon and Greenwood Lake.
The Infinity Pool and Beyond
Jeter isn’t the only Yankees legend with a connection to Greenwood Lake. Babe Ruth used to spend time in the area, partaking in nightlife and showing off his speed boat, according to northjersey.com.
If you squint, the outline of the infinity pool resembles a baseball diamond.
On the Rocks
The waterfall tumbles just beyond the edge of the infinity pool. According to Realtor.com, it's a re-creation of what you might walking nearby Hudson Valley hiking trails.
Yes, that’s a replica of the Statue of Liberty on the property’s grounds.
Point of Entry
It’s a five-level house, with ample room to relax, play and host visitors.
Room With a View
Some spots in the house are oriented with views of the water in mind.
Room With a View, Part Two
Room With a View, Part Three
A Welcoming Interior
Polished wood and high ceilings help give the property a rustic-luxury vibe.
A Spacious Entry
Stairs and Wood
Plush and Beautiful
A Rustic Retreat
The fireplace in this room is just one of five on the property.
There's Space to Relax
Jeter’s renovation spruced up the entertainment areas without sacrificing the overall rustic feel of the property.
The pool table and card table offer analog ways to relax, and flat screens on various spots in the property shore up the modern amenities and make it easy to keep an eye on a Yankees game, should you root for them.
A Comfortable Place to Drink and Watch a Game
There's Room for a Team Meal
Taking Care of Business
Kick up Your Feet
A Quiet Nook
There's No Crowding in This Kitchen
The sharp, white chef’s kitchen looks sleek without sacrificing the property’s rustic feel.
If it feels too immaculate to you to cook in, don’t worry. The property features plenty of other kitchens where you can splatter marinara sauce with less worry.
A Kitchen With a View
A Place to Rest
This is one of the six bedrooms on the property, so there’s plenty of room for guests. Or, you know, just have your friends stay in the guest house.
There’s plenty of parking, too, in the property’s four-car garage.
A Bathroom for Two
Bathrooms abound, too. According to the listing, there are seven full bathrooms and five half baths.
A Bathroom With Room to Breathe
Route to the Patio
The brick tunnel leads to the patio, where you can relax poolside and take in the views.
It's no tunnel to the field, but it'll do.