Putting his $100 million contract extension to smart use, Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager recently purchased a $4-million waterfront estate in Salisbury, NC, that affirms his stature as one of the game's brightest young stars.
The 28-year-old Seager, a North Carolina native, is an All-Star alum and Gold Glove winner. In his four-year tenure with the Mariners, he's been a consistent performer mired in a mediocre team.
His new five-bedroom, 5,000-square-foot-plus pad is "ideal for [an] equestrian or gentleman's farm," says the listing. But even without an equine inclination, the 82-acre spread is the perfect homestead. Its French-style interiors are refined without being pretentious -- like the wood-paneled study and wrought iron entryway staircase -- but the home's real glamour comes from its waterfront location.
If he's into boating, he'll enjoy the 1,200 feet of direct access to High Rock Lake, including a boat slip and pier. Not a lake person? He can take a swim in the pool, with its backdrop of stunning views of the reservoir. And if Seager doesn't saddle up, now's a good time to start -- the land is equipped with a barn and equestrian facilities.