Baseball great Derek Jeter and his wife Hannah have listed their Tampa home with Smith & Associates Real Estate agent, Stephen Gay, for $29 million. The stunning, one of a kind, custom-designed private estate was completed in 2012, on 345 feet of open bay on the largest ever assembled waterfront property on Davis Islands.
According to Gay, “This is the most impressive home to ever hit the market in the Tampa Bay area. It is the perfect fit for the luxury-minded buyer who wants the utmost in quality and impeccable attention to detail in conjunction with the security and privacy that this 1.25-acre walled estate provides.”
The expansive residence, the largest in South Tampa at just under 22,000 square feet, was built with the finest materials available; from the hand-carved Connecticut granite and limestone facade to the state-of-the-art home automation that controls almost every aspect of the home including the security, lighting, window treatments, climate, and entertainment systems.
Painstaking detail ensured that this masterpiece showcased all that bayfront living in Florida has to offer with waterfront views from most rooms, almost 9,000 square feet of picturesque outdoor covered porches and balconies, a dock with two boat lifts, a heated spa, and an 80-foot saltwater lap pool. Expertly maintained grounds with lush tropical landscaping give the home a serene feel while also providing privacy.
Gay says “What makes this home so unique is the mix of large entertaining areas as well as more intimate rooms for private family gatherings. You can get lost in most homes of this size, but even with all of its grandeur, this house is a perfect fit for today’s modern lifestyle.”
Passing through the gates of this stately property and walking up the limestone steps, the splendor of the first impression is further augmented by entering the double hand-crafted solid hardwood doors leading to a soaring 24-foot foyer with floor to ceiling glass windows, overlooking the bubbling fountains, spa, and pool, and expansive bay views.
Immediately, you are wowed by the artistry and brilliance of the talented local craftsman that expertly fashioned the fine details including the solid hardwood millwork, hand-polished Venetian plaster, tailored silk draperies, marble mosaic tiles, and others too numerous to mention.
One of the most unique features of the home is the expansive clubroom that has a full-service bar, billiards & game table, multiple TVs, and a sitting area. The glass corner wall of this room completely opens up to take advantage of its outdoor porch overlooking the water.
The 7 bedroom 8 full and 8 half-bath home boasts an intimate owner’s retreat, with a seating area and fireplace, two spacious custom closets, a spa-like bath with steam shower, and opens to a private balcony where you can enjoy the breathtaking vista.
As one would expect of a home of this caliber there are some very special features that help to differentiate it: wine cellar, in-home movie theater, professional gym, in-law suite, an au-pair wing complete with a living area and kitchen, outdoor kitchen, and grilling area, full home generator, air-conditioned garage to accommodate 6 cars, scullery, and additional laundry room, and more.
Jeter says, “Davis Islands provided a quiet, safe, and friendly lifestyle that we will always cherish.”
Jeter and his family now reside in Miami, Florida where he is part owner and CEO of the Miami Marlins baseball team.
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