We recently listed two lovely homes on Greenwood Lake in Orange County. Greenwood Lake is an extremely popular summertime retreat. No main street, but lots of resorts, marinas and some very special homes on the lake's shores. One of these is the home at 127 Woods Road. This property started out years ago as a three property compound, put together by a group of friends looking for a place on the lake for summer living.The home is on the lakefront, built on the original rocky outcroppings that frame this lake, together with an A frame guest house next door.
The whole premise of the property is enjoying the lake. A dock on the deep water side spans 150 feet, allowing for large watercraft to tie up to a landing leading up to the main house. A second pier for shallow-drafting vessels is available around the corner. The current residents make full use of these amenities, using the docks as embarkation points for kyacks and a large motor boat. The main house has three guest suites, two with private entrances, and a luxurious master. A large great room features a stone fireplace, picture windows, and a skylit ceiling. There's another fireplace in the formal dining room. A chefs' kitchen, several spacious stone patios and walkways and large flat lawns add to the pleasure of a summer getaway. The guest cottage has two to three bedrooms and its own private patio. You can have it all, available fully furnished (Call for details). Included are all their water toys (ski-boat, kayaks, canoe etc.) to jump-start the summer fun.
Our second listing on Greenwood Lake 1 Anthony Court on the Western shore, is a little less extravagant but eminently as livable. Currently the home of a well known chef/caterer it comes with a full commercial kitchen, outdoor kitchen and all the bells and whistles you'd expect from such an owner. The pool overlooks the lake, and the property meanders down to the lakefront, where lake fun starts at the dock.
After taking off-shore photos of the Woods Road property, our clients gave us a tour of the lake in their power boat. If you’ve never seen it, Greenwood Lake is a beautiful body of water stretching twelve miles through Orange County, surrounded by woods, with the foothills of the Catskill Mountains in the background, and populated by a seemingly endless stream of high-end vacation homes.
One such vacation home is owned by New York Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter. It is an impressive, if somewhat anomalous stone castle, complete with medieval rooftop battlements and a tower. It’s part Downton Abbey, part manicured parkland and part homage to what a successful career in major league baseball can buy you. Jeter and his parents restored what was once the stone and slate “Castle” know as the Tiedemann Estate after purchasing it in 2003 for $425,000. Soon after, workers began restoring the main building, as well as a stone walking bridge, a guest house, a caretaker's house, a garage and a boat house.
Work was also done to improve the 2.7-acre lot (including a model Statue of Liberty), dredge the lagoon and restore the dark slate exterior which had deteriorated over the home’s 100 year history. Inside, the remodeled residence now has eight bedrooms – including two master bedroom suites – six bathrooms, two kitchens, a game room, a bar, a media room, two sun porches and several other living and meeting rooms.
Enough, one must conclude, to satisfy the every need of an all-star short stop. But it occurred to me that there is something wrong with this picture. Think about it. How could any baseball player USE a fabulous summer home on the shores of an upstate New York lake? When would he go there?
My point is, Jeter's baseball schedule completely guts his availability to take advantage of a summer lakefront property on Greenwood Lake. Why? He’s NEVER HOME in the summer!
The Yankees 2013 schedule, which stretches from April 1 through September 29, has a grand total of nine days when no games are played, plus the three day stretch for the All-Star Break. All the rest of the time, Jeter is working. How could he possibly enjoy a cool iced tea on one of those sun porches, or take a stroll across the newly-renovated stone bridge to check out his lagoon? HE’S NEVER THERE!
But wait a minute. Isn’t Jeter injured? Something about an ankle keeping him on the bench? And hasn’t he been on the Disabled List most of the season so far? And didn’t I just read that last week, that just days after being put back in the line-up, Jeter pulled a quadriceps muscle, putting him out of action yet again?
I smell a rat.
I think I know where Mister Jeter is spending all those days of recuperation. I think I know why he's gone so often from the new Yankee Stadium. I think the draw of Greenwood Lake's placid waters and peaceful woodland surroundings have make him long for a life outside the baseball spotlight. Perhaps he’s IS enjoying that iced tea and admiring the lagoon at his lovely castle on Greenwood Lake after all. I theorize that Mister Seventeen Million Dollar Contract has found a way to have his cake and eat it too!
Well, Captain, your secret is out. Somebody give me the phone number for ESPN. I’m calling this one in!
originally posted at Derek Jeter's Secret Injury Scam Revealed