Former Yankees shortstop and famed baseball legend Derek Jeter has just listed his waterfront castle on the New York/New Jersey border for $14,750,000. The property is indeed magical, as the listing states, with a total of five kitchens, six bedrooms and a dozen bathrooms. Commanding nearly 700 feet of waterfront shoreline and encompassing a total of 12,590 square feet of living space, Tiedemann Castle, as it’s lovingly known, holds a special place in Jeter’s family history. His grandfather grew up on the estate when the Tiedmanns adopted him during the 1950s and Derek Jeter purchased the property from them in 2003.
The following year in 2004, Jeter bought a second parcel from the Tiedmanns, bringing the total acreage of the property to just over four acres. Over the past 15 years of ownership, Jeter has thoughtfully restored the estate beyond its original grandeur to highlight custom wood detailing, ornate ceilings and modernized cabinetry in keeping with the traditional style of the historic 103-year-old home.
The estate even features a replica Statue of Liberty. A six-foot stone wall encircles the compound, which has three total structures: the main house, guest house and pool house. Extensive, lush greenery has been meticulously maintained to frame the breathtaking lake views. The grounds also include a lagoon, boat house and infinity pool to complement the wood-burning fireplace in the outdoor kitchen.
Indoors, there’s a game room, elevator and a widow’s walk that overlooks the glistening lake. Entertain in the great room with tall ceilings and skylights, or gather in one of the four enormous indoor chef’s kitchens with top-of-the-line appliances and high design elements. Or, as the listing says, “Retreat to one of the quiet den spaces when you want to get away from it all.”