Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Greystone Manor to be Auctioned

Greystone Manor is locally known as “the house that Bob Turley built.” Bob Turley was a former Major League Baseball pitcher known as “Bullet Bob.” He played for the Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees. In addition to starting the team’s first game of the Orioles’ maiden season in 1954 and later leading the Yankees to the 1958 World Series title, he won the prestigious Cy Young honor and was named the year’s top professional athlete. He spent 12 years in the American League mostly with the New York Yankees, pitched in five World Series.  Greystone Manor has an impressive baseball provenance.

With its impressive appearance it could be a private Tuscan villa, a retreat or even a museum. “Bullet Bob” built this mansion for his family, friends and his insurance business functions. He called it Casa Nel Sole (Our House in the Sun).  Islanders fondly refer to it as the “Turley Mansion.”

Located on 1690 Copeland Drive in the prestigious Estates area of Marco Island, it is on nearly three acres of lush tropical gardens complete with a lighted tennis court, adjoining gazebo and a yacht-sized dock. With the main floor at 24 feet above sea level, it is geared for large scale entertainment or a coastal retreat with a tranquil vista of the pristine waters of Roberts Bay.

The Grand Salon is a 52×52-foot space and has a 25-foot barrel ceiling. The impressive Renaissance-style ceiling was masterfully created by Italian artisans. Ten marble Corinthian columns anchor the lofty spaces of the Grand Salon.

According to Elite Auction of Naples, this property is being offered turnkey.

Owner, Tim Ferriss has lived in Greystone Manor for 20 years and has finished two major renovations. Tim Ferriss is an American podcaster, author, entrepreneur and early-stage tech startup investor. Tim Ferriss has penned several books including “The 4-Hour Workweek,” which is a New York Times bestselling business book. Tim also hosts a podcast called The Tim Ferriss Show, which has exceeded 300 million downloads.

Greystone Manor is being sold through a live auction on February 9, 2019. The auction has no reserve, which means, the property will sell to the highest bidder with no minimum bid or reserve price, in contrast to a “reserve auction,” where the item for sale may not be sold if the final bid is not high enough to satisfy the seller.

Previews begin January 12 and 13 from 1 to 4 PM; January 19 and 20 from 1 to 4 PM; January 26 and 27 from 1 to 4 PM; and February 2 and 3 from 1 to 4 PM. The auction will take place on February 9 at 11 AM, onsite.

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