Derek Jeter is officially serious about selling the massive castle estate he owns on the New York/New Jersey line in Greenwood, New York, and by serious I’m talking slashing $2 million off the asking. Now with a price tag of $12,750,000, Jeter seems to be indicating it is time for someone to step up and buy this castle that was built in 1903.
Jeter bought this property in 2005 for $1,200,000 and, according to Realtor, he went into revitalization and modernization mode. Why would Jeets be buying a castle 40 miles northwest of Yankee Stadium? The Tiedemann castle is where his grandfather grew up after being adopted.
Now it can be yours, all 12,590 sq. ft. and everything else that comes with a castle.
From Jeter’s realtor Diane S Mitchell with Wright Bros Real Estate Inc.:
This Gem on the Lake, with nearly 700 ft of shoreline, is perfect as a full-time residence with plenty of space for everyone working/schooling from home. It would also be an ideal weekend/summer getaway!
Passing through the gate in the privacy stone wall, one enters this magical property that has been lovingly restored, with unparalleled attention to detail, beyond its original grandeur. There are 2 parcels that make up the estate and they include the main house (with an elevator), guest house, pool house, infinity pool, extensive gardens, a lagoon, boat house, and too much more to describe.
The 4 indoor kitchens with their top of the line appliances plus an outdoor kitchen with wood burning fireplace will please even the most demanding chefs. Extensive lake views await you after climbing the turret stairs and emerging onto the roof.
Entertain easily in the pool house and expansive patio space or in the game room and Great Room. There’s something here for everyone!
Starbucks isn’t just down the road. You’ll need to find a local joint for your coffee because chain coffee is about 17 miles away. Whole Foods is 30 miles. Yankee Stadium is an hour away. And it’s 150 miles to the Baseball Hall of Fame, where Jeets will be inducted this summer at a private event. Something tells me you might be able to sneak into that event if you buy the castle. At least write it into your offer.
Mortgage: $75,000 a month before you figure out the costs to run the water pumps for the pool, pond, etc. Upkeep on the outside of the structure shouldn’t be an issue. It’s all rock.