Published by The New York Times, September 15, 2020
“This is the most impressive home to ever hit the market in the Tampa Bay area,” said Stephen Gay, the Smith & Associates Real Estate agent who has the listing.
It’s also the most expensive and largest-scale property to ever be built on Davis Islands, a residential archipelago located directly south of downtown Tampa. Nicknamed “St. Jetersburg” by locals, the 30,875-square-foot estate was custom-built in 2012 and sits on 1.25 acres overlooking Hillsborough Bay. The seven-bedroom house has eight full bathrooms, eight half-baths, and nearly 9,000 square feet of outdoor space including a series of covered porches and balconies, two boat lifts and an 80-foot-long saltwater lap pool.
Mr. Jeter recently rented the house to his longtime friend, Tom Brady, who made his debut on Sunday as quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Mr. Brady and his wife, Gisele Bündchen, rented the palatial home from the Jeters knowing that they planned to sell the property.