Retired New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter listed his waterfront home in Tampa, Florida in 2020. The property that the baseball icon, nicknamed “St. Jetersburg ”was built especially for him and his family in 2012. Realtor recently reported that a new owner has the option to customize the lavish place after buying it for $ 22.5 million.
The seven bedroom mansion sits on 1.25 acres, spans 30,875 square feet, and is closed with a six foot high gate that the baseball star’s neighbors refer to as “The Great Wall of Jeter.” Despite this barrier, enjoying the scenery is a breeze as there are terraces around the house with breathtaking views of Hillsborough Bay.
The living room.
Jeter was responsible for the design, which includes a gym, movie theater, outdoor kitchen, two three-car garages, and an 80-foot saltwater pool. In addition, there is a club room off the main communal area with a fully stocked bar and pool table ideal for entertaining.
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This house even caught the attention of none other than Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady, who had previously rented it with his wife Gisele Bündchen. Although the amount the soccer star and supermodel paid was never officially disclosed, the house was valued at around $ 75,000 a month. A listing agent confirmed that the two athletes, long-time friends, had also reached an agreement whereby Jeter could offer, market, display and sell the property while Brady was there. Brady and Bündchen have reportedly moved on and bought a $ 17 million home that they plan to demolish and rebuild.