The home of Tampa Bay’s two most famous sports residents has a new owner.
Baseball great Derek Jeter and his wife Hannah’s Davis Islands mansion, which Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady had been renting, closed on Friday for about $22.5 million, according to Smith & Associates, the realty firm that handled the listing.
That price tag represents the most expensive sale ever in Tampa Bay, the company said.
The house, which is at 58 Bahama Circle, was listed in September at $29 million.
The nearly 22,000-square-foot custom home has seven bedrooms, eight full bathrooms and eight half-baths, as well as a clubroom with a full-service bar, and a billiards and game table. The clubroom has a glass corner wall overlooking the water.
It also features a wine cellar, a movie theater, a gym, an in-law suite, an au-pair wing, an air-conditioned six-car garage, a scullery and a full-home generator. Its sweeping outdoor area includes 9,000 square feet of covered porches and balconies, a dock with two boat lifts, a heated spa and an 80-foot saltwater lap pool.
It’s the largest home by square footage ever sold in South Tampa, Smith & Associates said.
According to the listing, the home represents the “largest ever assembled waterfront property on Davis Islands,” with 345 feet of open bay. The walled estate sits on 1.25 acres.
It wasn’t immediately clear who purchased the doubly star-studded home. It can take several days for deeds to be published into the public record.
Jeter, a Yankees superstar and hall-of-famer, is part-owner and CEO of the Miami Marlins, and he and his family now live in Miami.
Brady and his wife Gisele Bündchen, according to multiple news reports, have purchased property on Miami’s highly exclusive Indian Creek Island, dubbed the “billionaire’s bunker,” to build a new home. For now, he has remained in Tampa, according to the news release announcing the sale.
But the closing suggests they may be relocating from the Jeters’ home to somewhere else locally.
During the process of showing the home, Smith & Associates Realtor Stephen Gay said Brady and Bündchen were accommodating and didn’t turn down any requests to get the property “show-ready” when a prospective buyer wanted to take a tour.
Since it was listed, the property has captured the imaginations of real-estate buffs and sports fans alike, which meant Gay needed to weed out tourists from serious buyers. He and his team used backgrounding software to research people who inquired to see if they had enough wealth to make the purchase, he said. His colleague, Katie Glaser, was also a listing agent on the sale.
Interest in the home reached its peak when Brady led the Buccaneers to win Super Bowl LV in February, according to the release.
“The Tampa Bay region had been quietly ramping up as a top city regarded for its high quality of life and fun-in-the-sun lifestyle, and then the Super Bowl came and the secret was out,” Gay said. “A home like Jeter’s shows an evolution of what is possible and what is to come as Tampa continues to attract attention and luxury buyers.”
Times staff writer Rick Stroud contributed to this report.
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