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    Derek Jeter’s $13 Million Lakefront Castle Has an Infinity Pool Shaped Like a Baseball Diamond

    Just 50 miles from Yankee Stadium sits a four-acre parcel on Greenwood Lake, complete with two castles, owned by Derek Jeter. While it’s not a surprise that he may not be spending much time there, considering his current role 1,300 miles away as CEO of the Miami Marlins, it is a surprise that he would sell the property that has long been part of his life and on which he lavished so much time and money.

    Jeter bought the property in 2002 through a holding company, reportedly for $425,000. It was in rough shape, but it had sentimental value for him: He spent summers there with his maternal grandfather while growing up. The home was originally built in the early 1900s by Dr. Rudolph Gudewill for his wife, according to Toptenrealestatedeals.com. It was later sold to John and Julia Tiedemann, who lived there with their 13 children, one of whom, William “Sonny” Connors, they adopted after his parents died. Connors later married a Tiedemann cousin and was Jeter’s grandfather. The Tiedemann family sold the estate in 1996.

    The living room. 

    Photo: Wright Bros./ TopTenRealEstateDeals.com

    When Jeter took it over, the property needed major work. He reportedly spent $3 million on just stone, fixing up the two castles and the grounds, which include a private lagoon with a rock bridge traversing it. At one time the 12,600 square feet of living space was rumored to have held 33 bedrooms. During Jeter’s massive renovation, that was trimmed back to six bedrooms with seven full baths and five half-bathrooms. He also added some extras, like a game room and bar, an office and a gym. There are four indoor kitchens on-site, with a fifth outdoor kitchen. The dark wood-paneled formal dining room and great room are made for large family gatherings.
    Other special, and unusual, details include a turret with a widow’s walk, a dungeon with a spiral staircase, a replica of the Statue of Liberty, a stone waterfall and medieval battlements. Jeter also renovated a boathouse at the edge of the lake and built a pool house beside an oversized infinity pool that’s in the shape of a baseball diamond.

    The pool. 

    Photo: Wright Bros./ TopTenRealEstateDeals.com

    The five-story home has an elevator (even pro athletes don’t always take the stairs) and a total of 24 rooms between both the main castle and the guest castle. It also has 700 feet of dedicated shoreline on the picturesque Greenwood Lake, which has long been a haven for tourists and celebrities, including another famous Yankee, Babe Ruth, as well as Greta Garbo. The castle was often featured on local postcards.

    Now at its new asking price of $12.75 million, the estate is listed with Mary Lovera of Wright Brothers Real Estate. Check out more photos of it below:

    The kitchen. 

    Photo: Wright Bros./ TopTenRealEstateDeals.com

    The main dining room. 

    Photo: Wright Bros./ TopTenRealEstateDeals.com

    Another view of the expansive compound. 

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    $34.5 Million Penthouse In New York, New York (FLOOR PLANS)

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    LOCATION: 56 Leonard Street, New York, New York
    SQUARE FOOTAGE: 5,489
    BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS: 5 bedrooms & 6 bathrooms
    PRICE: $34,500,000
    This luxurious full-floor penthouse occupies the entire 58th floor of 56 Leonard Street in New York, New York.

    It features approximately 5,489 square feet of living space with 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, great room, gourmet eat-in kitchen and a library.
    Outdoor features include 2 terraces.
    It is listed at $34,500,000. More

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    $65 Million Townhouse In NYC (FLOOR PLANS)

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    LOCATION: 8 E 62nd Street, New York, New York
    SQUARE FOOTAGE: 14,825
    BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS: 6 bedrooms & 8 bathrooms
    PRICE: $65,000,000
    This 6-story limestone townhouse is located at 8 E 62nd Street in New York, New York.

    It features approximately 14,825 square feet of living space with 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, foyer with staircase, elevator, 2-story formal living room, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen, library, wet bar and more.
    Outdoor features include a rooftop terrace.
    It is listed at $65,000,000. More

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    Jeffrey Epstein’s Palm Beach & NYC Homes Listed For Sale! (PHOTOS)

    Jeffrey Epstein’s former homes in Palm Beach, Florida and New York City have just been listed.
    Home #1 – This waterfront home is located at 358 El Brillo Way in Palm Beach, Florida and features over 8,000 square feet of living space with 6 bedrooms & 8 bathrooms. There is a main house, staff house and pool house. Outdoor features include a patio with pool. It’s listed at $21,995,000.

    Home #2 – This historic 50′ wide mansion was designed by Horace Trumbauer and built in the 1930’s for Herbert N. Straus, an heir to the Macy’s department store fortune. It is located at 9 E 71st Street in New York, New York. Jeffrey moved into the home back in 1996. It features over 28,000 square feet of living space. It’s listed at $88,000,000.

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    $38 Million Duplex Penthouse In New York City (FLOOR PLANS)

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    LOCATION: 15 E 69th Street, New York, New York
    SQUARE FOOTAGE: 6,241
    BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS: 4 bedrooms & 7 bathrooms
    PRICE: $38,500,000
    This duplex penthouse is situated on the top 2 floors of the former Westbury Hotel located at 15 E 69th Street in New York, New York.

    It features approximately 6,241 square feet of living space with 4 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, foyer with staircase, formal living room, gourmet eat-in kitchen, library and more.
    Outdoor features include over 3,000 square feet of terraces with a greenhouse.
    It is listed at $38,500,000. More

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    $45 Million New York City Penthouse (FLOOR PLANS)

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    LOCATION: 157 W 57th Street, New York, New York
    SQUARE FOOTAGE: 6,240
    BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS: 4 bedrooms & 6 bathrooms
    PRICE: $45,000,000

    This full-floor penthouse is situated atop the One57 skyscraper located at 157 W 57th Street in New York, New York.
    It features approximately 6,240 square feet of living space with 4 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half bathrooms, foyer, great room, gourmet kitchen and a breakfast room.
    It is listed at $45,000,000. More

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    Luxe Rentals in the Hamptons Skyrocket as the Wealthy Look to Quarantine Away From the City

    “People were calling on a Wednesday and wanting move in by Friday. They’d sign the lease, wire the funds and be on their way,” says Gary DePersia, noted Corcoran broker who has specialized in Hamptons’ luxury real estate for over 25 years. “It started in mid-March when people realized there would be a shutdown. The calls haven’t stopped.” […] More

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    Calvin Klein Co-Founder Lists New York Equestrian Estate For $100 Million

    Main House Exterior Calvin Klein Inc. co-founder Barry K. Schwartz has just listed his 740 acre equestrian estate for a whopping $100 million. Dubbed “Stonewall Farm”, the estate is located in Westchester County, New York and boasts a main house, guest house, 8 staff residences, caretaker’s residence, pool pavilion and more. The main house features […] More