Derek Jeter Lists Tiedemann Castle


Derek Jeter, former shortstop for the New York Yankees, has listed his upstate castle for just short of $15 million.

Tiedemann Castle was built in 1915, and was later purchased by the Tiedemanns, the adopted parents of Jeter’s grandfather. Derek then purchased it in 2003 for $425K, and began a full restoration process for the century-old home.

Despite extensive renovations and restorations, the sense of history remains intact.  

The 12,500 square foot home is constructed mainly of stone and timber. A few of the standout unique rooms in the castle are the turreted family room with second-floor gallery, the kitchen which features dark subway tile and raw wood cabinets embellished with Gothic arches, the tower of the main house, and the lighthouse of the guest house.

There is also a library with a stone fireplace, and a great room complete with an open-trussed ceiling, numerous sets of French doors, and an antique wood bar.

The castle grounds include a  lagoon, multiple terraces overlooking the lake, a waterfall, walking paths, an infinity pool and pool house, a boat house, and a total of four acres of land.

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Infamous Helmer Castle in Jackson Michigan Now On The Market

7300 South Draper Road
Jackson, MI

Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3
Lot Size: 20 acres
Year Built: 1920
Price Upon Request

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Step into the castle and step back in time to a home modeled after a fifth-century castle built near Nuremberg, Germany. Crafted in the 1920s in Jackson, Michigan by eccentric concert violinist Max Helmer, the local Liberace of his day, the Castle’s fascination, history and folklore are legendary.  Situated on a private 20-acre estate, with nearly a mile of scenic driveways through a beautiful hardwood forest, the legendary “Castle”, as it’s known in the state is located on the highest point in south central lower Michigan.

The Castle, constructed with over 500 tons of fieldstone and steel reinforcement include a dungeon below grade which is accessed through a trap door. The walls of the home are over three feet thick at the base with a lookout/sundeck on the top of the massive 7 story tower which is accessed by an iron spiral staircase. In total, the Castle has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and five fireplaces.

Located not far from metro Detroit, it is near the Michigan International Speedway and the college towns of Ann Arbor and Lansing. This beautiful rolling hills property in the Great Lakes state is surrounded by countless inland lakes and countryside, perfect for the outdoor enthusiast. The estate itself offers extraordinary hunting, hiking and year round nature lover opportunity.

Although this unique estate has been a primary residence for the past 35 years, the future offers unlimited possibilities. For example, these include but are not limited to; vacation home/rental, new single family home development, golf course development, special event venue, lodging for visiting NASCAR race enthusiasts and U of M or MSU activities.

Castle Tour