Great Spaces: Yankees Bad Boy Billy Martin’s Lake House up for Auction

Posted on Jun 24 2020 - 4:22pm by Jameson Doris
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One of the greatest hot heads in the history of baseball, Billy Martin, was in the major leagues for 27 years—11 years as a player and 16 as a manager. During that time, he gained a reputation for his on- and off-field antics, a frequent starter of bar fights and a womanizer, until his untimely death, in 1989, at the age of 61. Now you have the unique opportunity to own Martin's lake house in Port Crane, N.Y, which was recently listed at auction with a starting bid of $500,000.

The house sits along its own body of water; included on the sweeping property's 84.58 acres is an eight acre lake. Built in 1960 outside the town of Fenton, N.Y., this home is where Martin found balance in his life. He escaped to the property to get away from the stresses of baseball. The lake house is a quiet place where he could enjoy serene forest views.

At 5,187 square-feet, the 4-bedroom, 3.5 bath house includes a 1,600 square-foot master bedroom suite, a large office, fireplaces in the master suite and living room, as well as another bedroom suite named for Mickey Mantle—one of Martin's closest friends.

Other features were built to highlight the incredible views surrounding the property including: multiple decks, walls of glass and oversized windows. Additionally, a 1,120 square-foot barn sits on the property, as well as forested grounds and wildflower meadows surrounding the lake.

Listed by: Michael R. Franklin of Franklin Ruttan Unique Property Specialists

Listed for: $500,000 starting bid (plus 10% buyers premium)

Photos by: Franklin Ruttan Unique Property Specialists