David Faust


David Faust started a Ranch Real Estate career in college at Southwest Texas State in San Marcos is the 70’s. After graduating from the school of business in 1977, he founded a commercial construction company and resided in his home town of Houston. Selling that business after a successful 30 year career, he turned his attention to buying and selling ranches throughout the state of Texas and has held his brokers license for over 40 years.
$5,450,000  •  445 acres
LOCATION: The impressive Circle Bar Blue Ranch is located in south-central Gonzales County, less than 5 miles south of the historic town of Gonzales. The front gate is a 75 minute drive from both Austin and San Antonio with Houston being about 2 hours to the east. Entering through the ranch's custom front gates you are welcomed by a pastoral feeling courtesy of grassy, oak-studded hilltops that descend into dark blue lakes. Overlooking this manicured front pasture is an envelope of first-class building improvements consisting of a ranch office, main home, horse barn with apartment and a covered arena. Main Home The 2500 sqft 3 bedroom/3 bath main home is a modern farmhouse that is comfortable and cowboy chic while possessing a subtle elegant flair. The home was built and designed by an accomplished interior designer whose skill and talents are showcased within its charming walls. Perhaps the most interesting feature of the home is the formal dining room. It was crafted from a grain bin that was moved to the ranch and is now attached to the house. It boasts a massive iron chandelier salvaged from a Philadelphia train station complimented with Venetian Crystal sconces. The large master bedroom and bath create a comfortable retreat and include a soaking tub and steam shower. Horse Barn w/ Apartment Centrally located on the top of a hill is where you will find the well-planned, site built horse barn with 20+ concrete stalls. Multiple large roll-up bay doors and wide drive-through aisles allow for a spacious feel. There is also a centrally located tack room as well as a dedicated vet area with a hot/cold horse washing station. Attached to the barn is a +/-1,000 sqft 1 bedroom/1 bath apartment designed and constructed in a similar fashion as the main home and finished out entirely with reclaimed materials which gives the space a western elegant aura. Arena Adjacent to the barn are cattle pens and a covered cutting horse training arena designed and currently utilized by a Hall of Fame cutting horse trainer. You can rest assure knowing no detail was overlooked in the thoughtful design of this facility. LAND: This area of Gonzales County is not typically known for its topography, yet traveling the ranch from one end to the other you will experience nearly 100 feet of elevation change. Cottle Creek traverses the ranch creating an expansive canyon that serves as prime, un-touched wildlife habitat. Throughout the Cottle Creek valley you will also find an impressive array of towering hardwoods including Live Oak, Post Oak, Burr Oak, Cedar Elm, Pecan and Sycamore. There is over 45 acres of grass field on the ranch that could easily be put in hay production or row-crop production. Currently these fields produce a remarkable amount of under-utilized forage without any application of weed killer or fertilizer. Having been rarely hunted in the past 20 year the Circle Bar Blue is teeming with wild game. A mature native whitetail buck in excess of 150 b/c has recently been spotted along with, hogs, bobcat and other native species in huntable quantities. There are a total of 4 lakes/ponds on the ranch, several of which are stocked with bass. The Circle Bar Blue Ranch has over 1.5 miles of Guadalupe River frontage. This frontage is a mixture of accessible gravel beach as well as high river bank allowing for awesome fishing fishing and recreation. MINERALS: The Seller owns approximately 1/2 of the mineral estate and will convey 1/8 of owned minerals at closing. Property is subject to an oil & gas lease. There is no oil & gas production , activity or surface equipment on the property. Please call Listing Broker for more information. FINANCIAL: $5,450,000. Seller to provide standard owners title policy and existing survey. This Property is co-listed with Bluestem Ranch Group- John Lynd, Broker 830.446.6145 Buyers brokers must be identified on first contact, and must accompany buying prospect on first showing to be allowed full fee participation. If this condition is not met, fee participation will be at sole discretion of Listing Brokers, Bluestem Ranch Group and David O. Faust. **Information contained herein is deemed reliable, but is not warranted by Broker or Sellers, and is subject to change, errors and/or omissions, prior sale and withdrawal from market. Buyers are urged to verify representations on their own regarding the usefulness and value of the property for a given purpose. Property is sold as is where is, with all faults and without warranty other than that of title.**
$4,879,000  •  820.28 acres
Located in the sweet spot of South Texas lies one of the finest combination ranches in all of the state. Deep grass, fat cattle and big bucks thrive under high fenced management surrounded by live oaks, post oaks, bull mesquite and prime native brush. An 800 GPM irrigation well provides all of the water needed for pasture irrigation, hay field, lakes and ponds. Four other domestic wells serve the native stone home, pool, guest house and foremans house. A 10-stall horse barn, lighted arena and round pen, cattle working pens and miles of pipe fence make working cattle and/or equestrian activities a pleasure. With ten electrical gates on the main roads, checking fences is easy. One of those gates leads to the deep holes of the Medio Creek. This offering is surface only. There is no existing production on the ranch. Current survey and appraisal are available. Priced at $5,500,000.
$2,995,000  •  1,567 acres
Location: The ranch is well located approximately 12 miles southwest of Menard, Texas and 20 miles northwest of Junction, Texas in Menard County. Ellis Road is a well-maintained county road providing a very private entry into the Rivers Ranch. General: The sellers have owned the ranch since 1982. This portion of the ranch (which is comprised of 1567 acres with a new survey now complete) is being offered by The RIVERS FAMILY PARTNERSHIP. The Headquarters are about a mile from the gate and contain a very comfortable Main House of approximately 1600 square feet and the Rock House for guests of approximately 900 square feet. Several old barns and small buildings with an excellent set of working pens lie within the compound. A strong water well serves the headquarters with a nice pila that would make a great cowboy swimming pool and a separate concrete storage tank. Hunters Cabin: Located about mile from the Headquarters lies the Hunters Cabin of approximately 1800 square feet. It is designed to accommodate 16 to 18 overnight guests. With a fenced compound and separate water well, it is far enough away from the Headquarters to provide privacy to both areas. In addition, there is a small 2-bedroom cabin in the adjacent Brown Pasture that overlooks a seasonal dove tank watered by a windmill. Water Wells: The. Ranch is well watered with 4 total water wells, one at each house and one distributing water to concrete troughs throughout the ranch. All of the wells have held up well even during tough drought conditions. Minerals: The sellers believe they own 1/2 of the minerals on the 1145 acres and all of the minerals on the remaining acreage. They will convey 25% of all minerals owned at closing. Wildlife and Habitat: The ranch has been well-managed for wildlife and provides excellent hunting for whitetail, turkey and hogs. The dove and quail hunting can be very good on wet years. The habitat for wildlife is ideal with cover provided by live oak, spanish oak, shinnery oak, persimmon, agarita, mesquite and hackberry. The cedar has been well-maintained through the years and is left in certain spots for cover. Prickly pear, blue stem, indian grass, switchgrass and grama grass complete the landscape.
$2,695,000  •  44.67 acres
Located on the High Bank of the Brazos River at the end of a lightly used well paved road, this 44.67 ACRE Ranch is quiet and very private. Giant native pecan trees scattered throughout the pastures covered in tall grass for the cattle and horses. A very nice well built one story ranch style home of approximately 2500 sq ft with heated pool and hot tub, outdoor cabana, with kitchen and pool bath. Beautiful landscaping completes the fenced yard area. The Morton horse barn has three interior stalls, office, tack room, and overhead mezzanine. The adjacent arena has deep sand and is 140x280 plus return alley and holding pens. A strong water well and large diesel generator with its own fuel tank powered the entire ranch for a week while remaining high and dry during hurricane Harvey with no flooding. Please call to schedule your appointment to see the incredible property
David Faust

David Faust
PO BOX 340080
Austin, TX 78734

Office: 512-940-3300