Baseball Hall of Famer, Derek Jeter just dropped the price on his castle-like resort home in New York by $2 million. Previously listed in 2018 at $14.75 million, MTO News learned that it is now back on the market at $12.75 million.
The Greenwood Lake home is known locally as “The Castle” and was originally built in 1903 by New York Doctor Rudolph Gudewill for his wife. The estate is actually two castles – the master castle with a connected tower and a guest castle. After Gudewill died, John and Julia Tiedemann bought the castle, where they lived with their 13 children including an adopted son, William Connors. Connors was later to become Jeter’s maternal grandfather.
Jeter spent many of his childhood summers at the castle swimming, playing sports and doing chores. The Tiedemanns sold the estate in 1996, but when it came back on the market in 2002, Jeter bought it and began a long and expensive restoration.
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Greenwood Lake, where the borders of New Jersey and New York join and just 50 miles from New York City, has been a popular tourist destination since the late 1800s attracting wealthy vacationers and celebrities such as Greta Garbo and Babe Ruth.
The home has 12,590 square feet of living space between the main and guest castles, the Jeter compound includes four indoor kitchens, one outside kitchen and an extra-large, infinity-edged pool.
Living areas include six bedrooms, seven full and five half baths, great room, four kitchens, multiple stone fireplaces including one on the terrace, dens, game room, sunroom, formal dining room, office, gym and family room with a bar. The turret opens out to a widow’s walk, which is duplicated on the guest house, providing beautiful lake and wood views. There are extensive gardens, a Statue of Liberty replica and a four-car garage. Even with a large number of guests, there is always a quiet place to spend some alone time.
The listing agent is Mary Lovera with Wright Real Estate, Nyack, New York.
Here are pics of the amazing home, courtesy of Top Ten Real Estate News