He has relocated to Florida, where he serves as CEO and co-owner of the Miami Marlins.
The property comes with a main house, pool house and lake house that make up the 12,000 square feet of living space, plus an additional boat house for storing watercraft. Jeter’s grandfather was raised there after being adopted by the Tiedemann family; the property still is sometimes referred to as Tiedemann Castle, according to Architectural Digest.
The property had fallen into disrepair before Jeter purchased it in the early 2000s; he refurbished it during the 15 years he has owned it.
The main house follows a medieval castle theme on the outside with stone walls, a tower, oversize candelabras and entry ways with heavy oversize doors fit for a fortress. Inside, the decor relies on natural woods, vaulted ceilings and earth tones to transition the medieval feel into a more rustic vibe.
“It’s quite a magical property,” says listing agent Diane Mitchell of Wright Bros. Real Estate. “It’s grand but comfortable.”
With six bedrooms in the main house, two of which are master bedrooms, the property is designed for guests and entertaining. A spacious great room, with a curved wall, can easily fit a dozen people and the nearby game room can accommodate a pool table. The pool house is another space for hosting a large crowd. With a wall of doors, it can convert into an indoor/outdoor entertaining space adjacent to the infinity pool. An outdoor kitchen with a wood-burning fireplace adds to the entertainment factor.
A dining room off the great room has one of the home’s more ornate chandeliers. High wainscoting gives the room an old lodge feel. The kitchen maintains the rustic feel with a farmhouse sink and vintage-style cabinetry and drawer pulls.
A reading room with private balcony has a subtle dome ceiling to create a cozier feel.
The tower, the home’s signature feature, is accessed by a vintage-inspired spiral staircase complete with tiny lookout windows as you climb to the top. Another unique feature is the small-scale copy of the Statue of Liberty that greets guests who arrive by boat.
A steep hill to the property with landscaping and a rock waterfall provide a buffer between the lake and access to the property. Dense foliage at the rear of the property adds an extra layer of privacy.