Derek Jeter has left his Greenwood Lake Castle


Derek Jeter Finally Sells His New York Castle for Less Than Half of What He Wanted

By Erik Gunther, provided by 

On the field, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter exuded a cool confidence. As team captain, he was the heart of five World Series-winning teams for the Bronx Bombers. In short, he's a guy who's accustomed to winning.

But off the field, Jeter has had a few missteps in retirement. In 2022, he left his job as Miami Marlins CEO and was blasted for his mediocre results building a team in South Florida. And just last week, Jeter was forced to accept a massive discount on the sale of his ritzy castle in Greenwood Lake, NY.

That sale wraps a six-year saga that included numerous price cuts and a failed auction. Initially listed in 2018 for $14,750,000, the fortress finally found a buyer last month for just $6.3 million. It's unclear who the new owner is, but they scored an opulent home for 57% off the original price

The castle's backstory

Jeter purchased the place known as Tiedemann Castle for $1.2 million during his playing days in 2005.

Located on the shore of Greenwood Lake, near the New Jersey border and west of the Hudson River, the castle is about a 90-minute drive into New York City.

Built in 1903, it was purchased by the Tiedemann family in 1952. Jeter even had a family tie to the castle. His maternal grandfather, William “Sonny” Connors, grew up there after he was adopted in the 1950s by John and Julia Tiedemann.


Derek Jeter's castle finally sells.
Derek Jeter's castle has finally sold, and the buyer scored it at a massive discount.

The captain's castle

Post-purchase, Jeter had the castle restored to its former glory. He joined two parcels of land together, making the total lot a robust 4 acres with 700 feet of shoreline.

When the home was on the market, listing details stated the Hall of Famer had "lovingly restored" the castle to a state "beyond its original grandeur."

Highlights of the six-bedroom home include a spacious living area, formal dining room, an exercise room, a game room, as well as a wet bar and lounge.


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