Derek Jeter’s 30,875 square foot mega mansion, which is located on Davis Islands in Tampa, FL, has finally been completed after over a year of construction. The house boasts seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, two three-car garages, an entertainment room, a billiard room and a memorabilia room.

FROM TAMPA BAY ONLINE:

After more than a year in the making, the House That Derek Jeter Built, the biggest home in Hillsborough County, is finished.

On Wednesday, Tampa’s building department issued a certificate of occupancy for the famed Yankee shortstop who calls Tampa his permanent home.

The $7.7 million house dwarfs surrounding homes on Bahama Circle in Davis Islands. Construction began on the 30,000-square-foot, seven-bedroom, nine-bath mansion early last year. Jeter bought up the adjacent lots on which the home sits for $7.7 million in 2005 and 2006.

The mansion is nearly the size of a Best Buy electronics store and currently is the biggest house, square-footage-wise, in the county.

Jeter is in town this week for his charity golf tournament, but it was unknown if he’s staying at the new waterfront home or if he’s staying in his quaint $1 million home in Avila.

  • Daniel

    I love the land its on. I love the size and width of the home. I hate the style of it. It is incredibly cold looking. Looks like it should be in Canada and not Florida. The exterior stonework is terribly somber, and the porte-cochere would be appropriate for a marble-clad 10-story bank. It’s almost as ugly as Tiger Woods’ new monstrosity on Jupiter Island:

    http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/.a/6a00d83451c3cb69e2012875f3dbf2970c-800wi

    Had this been your oh-so-common Florida Mediterranean I probably would have fallen in love.




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    • Venom

      Lol, it reminds me of a mausoleum.




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  • Grrrowler

    Well, I have new least favorite house. Ugly ugly ugly ugly. I can’t find anything about the house itself that I like. It’s looks like a bad British government building. It’s in a beautiful location, but that’s it. If it weren’t huge, no one would pay any attention to it. I know I’ve used this type or reference already this week, but at least we now have a good idea of the size of Derek Jeter’s penis.

    Did I mention that it’s ugly?




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    • Chance

      You have a disturbing fascination with the penis size of rich guys with poor taste. It’s also a reference I don’t quite understand, so every guy with a huge house has a small wang?




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    • Barney

      B-I-N-G-0, Venom, AND HOW!

      I just told my partner about this entry about Jeter’s monstrosity and I said to him “it’s over THIRTY FREAKING THOUSAND SQUARE FEET for ONE person!!!” And he then said “No, he’s married”…….well THAT explains the size…..15,000 square feet for him & 15,000 square feet for her….OF COURSE!!

      If I live to be a thousand years old, I’ll NEVERRRRRRR be able to stomach such psychotic materialism, greed, EGO and worst of all…………………….abysmally BAD taste! It looks just like a 100 year old Roman inspired MASOLEUM.

      And YEAH, that’s the only “song” I know when it comes to uselessly oversized “homes”, ’cause I feel pretty confident in saying that most architects with truly accurate & GOOD senses of proportion, style & “reality of use” (thank you…a brand new “Barneyism” 🙂 would write this monstrosity completely OFF.




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  • Grrrowler

    It’s not disturbing to me, although I’m really quite picky about which penises I’m fascinated by. It’s actually a reference to the common joke that the size of a man’s house/boat/car/etc is inversely proportional to the size of his penis.




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    • Chance

      So it’s just a way for guys without money to feel in some way superior because they are being outclassed in every other way. I just find it funny when people use that reference.




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      • Grrrowler

        You have stumbled upon my secret. In my miserable life as a poor person I only find pleasure in thinking that people who might have more money than me have small penises. Plus we get to talk about penises on a blog about houses. Don’t forget about that.




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        • Stewie

          LOL




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        • Chance

          Ah that was good, gave me a belly laugh 😀




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  • Al Robinson

    I like it. I like the bricks and their colors, I agree that it doesn’t belong in that neighborhood, but I like it. Derek Jeter seems to me to be one of those kind of guys that doesn’t look like he’s “dangerous” on the outside, but when he swings the bat, he’s very dangerous, in other words, he’s unassuming. My analogy means that I can only assume that the interior is very nice. He probably has a room just for all his trophies, awards, and championship rings.




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  • Stewie

    Somehow it doesn’t look like 30,000 sq ft. to me. So what do I think of the home? I’m not sure. Not the best, not the worst. I can’t decide whether I like it or not for some reason




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  • Nalin

    i really want to like it, but i just can’t. it looks too industrial. there is literally no grass anywhere, every surface is paved/brick. the architecture also seems a little odd.




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    • Nalin

      it looks like a school.




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  • Iemand

    Well, this could have been (and could be!) something very nice.
    As Grrrowler said: it does look like a British government building.
    (It reminded me of Windsor Castle in London which I visited with my class some years ago; it’s highly recommended to visit it!)

    And I agree with Nalin about every surface being paved.
    Only the sides (where you’ll hardly be) are not paved.

    So what should they do:
    – Remove a lot of the pavement. Fill it with grass or plants.
    – Let a meteor fall on that ugly porte-cochere and replace it with something less in-you-face.
    But most of all, grass, plants and trees. I think if you put some large trees in the front yard it has the potential to look incredibly good.

    And it’s good you probably won’t see the roof because that sure isn’t good looking.




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    • Iemand

      But the back is the worst part; that’s going to take a lot of work to make it looks good.




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  • Mak

    Reminds me of houses built like around the turn of the 20th century like this: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/40/Waveny-front.jpg

    Of course, they were much more beautiful than this place.

    Derek. You’ve made some great plays on the field, and are a great catch, but damn dude…you have absolutely no taste at all.




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  • KEV

    http://www.zillow.com/homes/45110832_zpid/

    Overhead shot of the neighborhood. Waaaaay overbuilt in terms of value. My main problem with it is what everyone else has said; it’s a cold looking home that belongs somewhere far north from Tampa.




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  • SCGIRL

    I NEVER EVER BLOG, BUT I COULD NOT RESIST THIS TIME. THIS MAN HAS PLAYED PROFESSIONALLY FOR ALL OF HIS ADULT LIFE. BASEBALL IS DAMN NEAR 7MONTHS OUT OF 12. WHO THE HELL R WE TO JUDGE HIS HOUSE. WHEN HE RETIRES HE IS GOING TO ENJOY HIS HOUSE. IT’S NOT FOR ONE PERSON. HE HAS A MOM, DAD AND A SISTER. WHEN BASEBALL IS OVER HE MIGHT SETTLE DOWN AND HAVE A FAMILY. DEREK JETER COULD HAVE BUILT HIS HOUSE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. HE CHOSE TAMPA NO HE DOES’NT HAVE A NINE TO FIVE BUT HE WORKS HARD FOR HIS MONEY. I GUESS WE SEE THINGS DIFFERENT HERE IN SC. I LOVE THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND THINK THAT THE HOUSE IS BEAUTIFUL. GO YANKEES




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    • KMART

      THIS IS SO TRUE




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  • Rocco

    He built a cold Conneticut house in sunny Florida! It doesn’t fit the neighborhood, the town or Florida!




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  • Will

    I’m a real estate appraiser and I’d bet the farm that it doesn’t have 30,000 heated square feet. Looks like there might be 8-10k square feet of covered porches. An additional 6,000 SF is probably in the garages and storage. I’ve appraiser several 10,000 SF homes and this one doesn’t look far off.




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  • matthew

    i like the house it looks awsome some day i’ll meet derek jeter




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  • Donna

    Good Luck to you Derek. I am a huge Yankee fan and an even bigger Derek Jeter fan. What matters is that Derek likes it. It is his home. Who cares how big it is. None of you are paying his bills. My sons have met Derek and he is a genuine person, and an excellent ball player. God Bless.




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