Inside Yankees legend Billy Martin's 84-acre New York lake house, tailor-made for relaxed rustic living
Late baseball legend Billy Martin enjoyed a long career playing with the New York Yankees and then got into a managerial position for them and for other teams: the Minnesota Twins (1969), the Detroit Tigers (1971-73), the Texas Rangers (1973-75) and the Oakland Athletics. The combative baseball manager was killed in a traffic accident near Binghamton, New York, at 61 years of age. The incident took place on December 25, 1989, while he sat at the passenger seat in his own truck. Interestingly, the truck was at the foot of his own driveway at his luxurious lake house. The home was listed for auction this year.
Billy Martin's home is spread across 84 acres and the bid for it started at a whopping $500,000. Built in the year 1960 outside the town of Fenton, the lake house served as an outlet for Billy to release all the exhaustion that came along with the responsibilities of playing the competitive sport and then managing the teams. The property features a lake that is spread across 8 acres and is laced with trees on all sides.
The 5,187 square feet home has a rustic charm to it with exposed brick walls both on the exterior as well as major parts in the interior of the house. It is a four-bedroom and four bath house that also comes with a spacious office and a living room with a stone fireplace. The master bedroom too has a similar fireplace and adding to the cozy aesthetic of the room is low ceilings.
The house also boasts a bedroom suite that Billy named for Mickey Mantle — one of his closest friends. The house is designed in a way that people from every room can enjoy the view of the lake with glass walls, large windows, and multiple decks. The lower floor of the house features a bedroom, a bath as well as the kitchen and the laundry as well.
The kitchen also features a decently sized island, perfect for entertaining a moderate group. Right next to the kitchen is a sizeable dining area that overlooks the patio that stands right above the lake. Also, present on the property is a 1,120-square-foot barn and the forested grounds include wildflower meadows along with the lake. The bidding for Martin's Upstate New York home ended yesterday, July 27, 2020. The listing brokers were Michael R Franklin of Franklin Ruttan Unique Property Specialists Syracuse, NY, and Michael DeRosa of Michael DeRosa Exchange LLC. New York, NY.