Take a tour of Derek Jeter’s unique lakeside castle which has been on the market for 4 years and is up for auction
In 2018, legendary New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter put his beautiful Greenwood Lake, New York mansion on the market.
Jeter bought the 4.01-acre property for $425,000 in 2003, but listed the home for $14.75 million after extensive renovations.
More than four years after it was first listed, Jeter’s home has still not been sold and is now up for auction with an opening bid of $6.5 million, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Jeter’s Fortress, located approximately 45 miles northwest of Yankee Stadium, is equipped with five kitchens, a turret, a game room, an infinity pool, a replica Statue de la Liberté and nearly 700 feet of shoreline.
Check out the photos of the house below.
Legendary shortstop and Hall of Famer Derek Jeter had a castle fit for a king when he played for the New York Yankees.
The stunning property is in Greenwood Lake, New York, approximately 45 miles northwest of Yankee Stadium.
It is so large that there is a bridge connecting one side of the property to the other.
The stone house – known as Tiedemann Castle – is complemented by fountains and gardens outside.
And it has a beautiful waterfall.
There is also a replica of the Statue of Liberty.
It’s a nice place to take a nice walk…
…or sit and watch the boats enter the marina.
The house’s biggest feature – a multi-story turret – sits alongside the river.
It’s even more impressive up close.
Although the walk to the top seems like a serious trek…
…the view from the top is totally worth it.
In total, the property has nearly 700 feet of shoreline.
So it only makes sense that many rooms in the house have great water views.
Now let’s take a look inside.
The grand entrance features wooden archways, a spiral staircase and a piano.
Here’s another look from the other side.
The house has 12,590 square feet.
It is filled with spacious rooms and high ceilings.
The house was built in 1903 and Jeter has a special connection to the property.
His maternal grandfather grew up at the castle after being adopted by the Tiedemann family.
This kitchen – in the main house – is one of five kitchens spread across the two-plot property.
With a dining area, an island and a large kitchen table, this kitchen looks like a gathering place in Jeter’s castle.
Here is another kitchen.
This is truly a chef’s dream.
And here is a third kitchen.
This one has a great view of the lake.
And there are plenty of cozy dens in the main house.
This library overlooks some of the gardens surrounding the house.
The house has six bedrooms…
… seven full bathrooms …
…and five half baths.
The office is complete with a large desk and a conference table.
But the house is also equipped with a great games room to relax and unwind.
And it has a bar which is ideal for hosting.
This den is probably big enough to hold the entire Yankees roster.
It’s the perfect place to catch a game or watch a movie.
This dining room may have been the location for team dinners.
There is a home gym where you can get MLB-caliber reps.
Going out feels like stepping back in time.
But the infinity pool is as modern as it gets.
Check out the aerial view.
There is an outdoor kitchen nearby.
Jeter’s house also has a hot tub…
…and a giant bell. Frankly, we don’t know what it’s for.
There is plenty of garage space for luxury cars.
And there’s a jungle gym for the kids.
It is somewhat surprising that Jeter did not find a buyer for the Fortress of New York. Of course, the former Yankee is estimated at $185 million, so he could afford to wait.
After nearly a year and a half of selling, Jeter has pulled the listing “for the winter months,” according to the realtor selling the home. The agent said at the time that he would be back on the market soon.
Now take a tour of Michael Jordan’s 56,000 square foot home that has been on the market for 10 years.
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