Glamor and comfort

Buster Posey was one of Major League Baseball’s all-time greatest catchers. Having spent his entire career with the same team, Posey retired in 2021 at just age 35 and is moving back to his native state, Georgia, to be closer to family. After recently selling the family home in East Bay for $9.28 million, Buster has now listed his Northern California hunting compound for $3.9 million.

Playing for the same team over the years gave Buster the chance to frequently enjoy the hunting property, located about 150 miles from the Giants’ home ballpark. Filled with wildlife, the ranch is flush with dove, quail, turkey, bass, catfish and blacktail bucks, easily making it a hunter’s/fisherman’s paradise. With large acreage, two creeks and a lake, each hunting or fishing expedition can be left fallow while other sections are being hunted.

Built in 2008, the 3,340-square-foot main lodge is constructed of white cedar with five bedrooms, two of which are master suites plus a bunk room for spill-over guests, and six bathrooms. The lodge is sited at the edge of the property’s lake with vaulted ceilings and gabled glass walls offering stunning views from the great room. Other structures on the ranch include a caretaker’s house and a large two-story red barn that not only houses equipment but also serves as an entertainment center with guest quarters. It houses a game room, five additional bedrooms, mudroom, storage, a full bath and a fireplace.

Listing agents are Charlie Engs and John Ward of California-Nevada Outdoor Properties, Vacaville, California.

Holmby Hills for Williams’ family
After splitting from the popular British boy band, Take That, Robbie Williams has become one of the all-time, best-selling British singer-songwriters, selling over 75 million records worldwide. As most of the mega-wealthy have been doing, Williams and his American-actress wife, Ayda Field, have been sinking their fortune of approximately $300 million into some of the most glamorous real estate on the planet. The Faring Estate, their most recent purchase, was the former home of Fannie Brice, the original Funny Girl. Totally updated, and at one time listed as high as $70 million, Williams purchased the Holmby Hills home for $49.5 million.

The main house, with an attached and two separate guest houses, is found behind the double-gated entry, located on just under two private acres. There is a circular motor court and a second gated motor court with a garage, which will accommodate 15 or more cars. The two-story house has a light-paneled foyer with a spiral staircase and inlaid wood floor. It opens into a large main living room, where many Old World artisan touches are still evident. The formally paneled wide entry into the library currently shows its whimsical side with a large piece of artwork hanging between the two entry doors. The formal dining room will seat 12 comfortably.

Encompassing 18,925 square feet, the compound has eight bedrooms and 11 baths. There is a chef’s kitchen with breakfast nook, a book-lined study with views over the grounds and a comfortable family room with fireplace.

In addition to a spacious lawn, the family will enjoy the pool and pool house with its fitness center. A game of tennis can be played on the court and for those who like to grow organic, there is a brick-paved, raised-bed, vegetable-and-flower garden. There is also a long koi pond with tiny fountains along the sides.

The Holmby Hills mansion isn’t the first US home Williams has owned. After selling his last home to Drake in early 2022 for $75 million – almost $43 million more than he paid for it in 2015 – he has now captured one of LA’s most storied and lovely homes for his family of six. F

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