Mark Harman


HEART

Life’s just too short, so do business with people of character.

After a life in the oil fields, and a childhood growing up on ranches, Mark learned about land. But his passion is really people, so why not combine the two, and start introducing people to their little parcel of Texas (or “The Alamo of America” as Mark likes to call it)?

“But, you can’t do it just like anybody else, you’ve got to treat people right, make it easy on everyone and give everybody the same experience. You can’t put a price on personal relationships.”

So the heartbeat for Mark Harman is pretty simple. Bring Character by listening and speaking the truth, clearly. Bring out the character in the land itself, bring people of high character together, be a man of high character, make the character of the transaction smooth and straightforward.

Mark Harman

Broker, Principal

You know Mark’s heart, and his history with land through his childhood and early career in the oil and gas business. What you didn’t know is that he’s a diehard shotgun enthusiast and wine aficionado. You’ll find him up at 5am every morning on his ranch porch just northwest of Fredericksburg, sipping his “magic” coffee and enjoying the sunrise while he corresponds with folks. Ranch life isn’t something he just likes, it’s something he lives.

Contact for Price  •  124 acres
Please note: Prospective buyers must be qualified and provide supporting documentation in the form of a Pre-Qualification letter or providing other proof of funds. This is refined living in the Texas Hill country. Situated at the end of a paved road, Springhaven Ranch is a private Hill Country Oasis offering elegant estate-style living just 15 miles east of Fredericksburg, Texas in the center of the wine corridor. Main House The main home is 2,743 sf Texas Hill Country Modern home overlooking a patio and pool. The design is built around the Marvin Integrity windows which provide natural light to nearly every side of the house. The beauty of owning a nice ranch is that you don’t have to worry about neighbors peering in, and the landscape is something you own, so it’s worth enjoying at all times. The house has 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms divided by a door into a main home and an attached 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom guest area. It’s located just 15 miles east of Fredericksburg Texas, just outside of the 290 wine corridor. It’s 70 miles from both Austin and San Antonio. The patio was oriented to capture the prevailing southerly breeze which keeps it shaded and cool during the summer months. The guest room has its own exterior entrance to allow for ideal privacy when the in-laws are around, or give them the option of staying in one of the separate buildings. The three-car garage was especially designed to accomodate large trucks and ATV-type vehicles, with a unique passthrough that allows you to drive straight through and out into the open range. It’s fully insulated and has a floored attic for all the gear you seem to be collecting. Outbuildings All the buildings are connected to each other and to the main entrance by a paved roadway. The walking distance manufactured home is a recently remodeled 2 bedroom with a single bath. It has a small kitchen for the early birds to keep the egg-cooking to themselves. The bunkhouse structure stands beyond the manufactured home near the equipment barn. It has its own bathroom, 2 bunk beds and an outdoor shower. It’s nice enough to house the family, but fully embraces the rustic aesthetic needed to capture the imaginations of small hunting party. If the walls could tell stories, most of them would be about big antlers and the one that got away. Water Water water everywhere and only 30,000 gallons to drink (if you like the taste of rainwater). The roof grabs and stores the rain in a collection system that has never been below 80% full. There are two main ponds which gather the runoff from surrounding fields. The largest is 3.5 acres in size and the smaller is under one acre, but feeds from a natural spring. Both have populations of largemouth bass and bluegill. The ranch has two water wells (14gpm and 32gpm) to provide subsidy to the rainfall, if needed. If swimming in the pond isn’t your thing, then there’s the pool just off the patio which has a motorized cover to keep it clean. Landscape & Wildlife Because there’s water, there’s wildlife. Between the deer feeders, the hunting blinds, and livestock pens, domestic and wild animals are both options. There are two large herds of Axis deer which roam the property on a daily basis, whitetail deer, wild turkeys, dove and a recently stocked population of quail. Predators like bobcats and grey foxes have been spotted as well, a good signal of a healthy ecosystem in the area. The elevations on the property range from 1600 to 1700 feet above sea level with a mix of wooded and open field terrain. The juniper has been selectively removed to allow the healthy growth of the Live Oak, Cedar Elm and Red Oak tree populations. There are plenty of homes for the local songbirds to find their nests! Sustainability Beyond the rainwater collection, the home features a solar array of 25 panels which are net-grid tied to the regional power supplier. The house means minimizing overheating in the summer and keeping the prevailing breeze running through the patio and pool areas. The majority of the lighting is LED to preserve power usage and spray foam insulation keeps the home tight and the cool air inside where it belongs. Disclaimer This entire Offering is subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, change or withdrawal without notice and approval of purchase by the Seller. Information regarding land classifications and acreages are intended only as general guidelines and have been obtained from sources deemed reliable; however, accuracy is not warranted or guaranteed by the Seller or Mark Harman, broker/owner Harman Ranches, LLC. Prospective Buyers should verify all information to their sole and complete satisfaction including but not limited to verification of taxes, accounts, descriptions, schools, zoning, restrictions, easements and square footages. SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY – DO NOT TRESPASS. Please contact Mark Harman in advance for all showings which are subject to property limitations. Buyer’s brokers/agents must be identified on first contact, and must accompany buying prospect on first showing to be allocated full fee participation. If this condition is not met, fee participation will be at the sole discretion of Harman Ranches, LLC.
$5,725,000  •  2,616 acres
Carpenter Day ranch is located 22 miles Southeast of Sonora, on the western edge of the Texas Hill Country, and encompasses 2616 acres of beautiful, sprawling landscape. Surrounded by larger ranches, and with county road frontage, this ranch is accessible yet private. A mixture of oak savannas, native grasses and mesquite flats are a testament to the ranch’s good soils and provide ideal habitat for a variety of native and exotic wildlife. Much of the cedar has been removed and the flat to gently rolling terrain makes navigating the ranch easy. Ideally suited as a recreational hunting property, this low-fenced ranch is a sportsman’s dream. Native wildlife includes whitetail deer, Rio Grande turkey, ducks, dove and quail, and numerous exotic species abound including Axis deer, Blackbuck antelope and feral hogs. The large herds of free-ranging Axis deer provide world class trophy potential and year-round hunting opportunities for the finest of game meats. A 385+/- acre pasture has been high-fenced in the NE corner of the ranch and contains introduced genetic whitetails of superior quality. The property has been intensively managed under MLDP for the past 10 years. Ranch improvements include a tastefully designed and well-crafted ranch headquarters comprising a 5,600 +/- sf lodge, twin guest casitas and an outdoor entertainment area. The rustic style lodge features 3 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, commercial kitchen, living and dining areas, full bar, and a towering stone fireplace. Other amenities include a metal equipment barn outfitted with a new, electric walk-in cooler and game processing facility. The separate guest casitas located near the lodge are single bedroom, each with their own bathrooms. Rounding out the improvements is a well-maintained 3/2 foreman's home and a rock water storage tank, locally known as a pila, that serves as a swimming pool. The ranch has excellent water for the area boasting 5 water wells fed by the Trinity aquifer. Surface water includes numerous ponds, three of which are water well supplemented, a 3-acre lake that is water well supplemented, and watering troughs for wildlife and livestock. A rare, natural cave system is also located on the ranch providing a unique feature for the intrepid explorer. Containing numerous rooms and traveling for an indeterminate distance, the cave is believed to be a part of the same system as the famed Caverns of Sonora. Don’t miss this opportunity to own this remarkable Texas hunting ranch. Call today to schedule your own private showing. This ranch is being exclusively co-listed by Bryan Ray with Whitetail Properties Real Estate and Mark Harman, Broker of Harman Ranches. Location & Access: The Carpenter Day Ranch is located approximately 22 miles Southeast of Sonora, TX in Sutton County with frontage along paved CR 320. The county road dead-ends not far past the ranch entrance, providing tranquility and privacy. Large neighboring ranches also add to the solitude. While private, the ranch is less than a 3-hour drive from San Antonio International Airport. For the more discerning travelers, the ranch is located just 30 minutes away from the JL Bar Ranch, Resort and Spa which provides luxurious, world-class amenities and a private corporate FBO airport. The JL Bar Ranch is a destination resort unique to West Texas, whose 5-star spa, indulgent comforts and amenities offer a convenient getaway. For more information on The JL Bar Ranch and Resort please see https://jlbar.com/ Land: The ranch offers a variety of beautiful and unique landscapes ranging from meticulously maintained savannas dotted with oak trees to native scrub brush and mesquite flats that provide cover and browse for wildlife. Pastures intersperse the landscape, opening the terrain and allowing for livestock. The ranch is perimeter fenced with all perimeter fencing and cross-fencing in good condition. Improvements found throughout the ranch include watering troughs and pilas, water wells and navigable roads traversable by vehicle. Water: Surface water is found throughout the ranch. There are multiple ponds, several of which are supplemented by water wells, and a fishing lake approximately 3 acres in size. The lake is stocked with bass and catfish, and catfish can also be found in certain ponds. Water wells dot the ranch providing water to the improvements as well as supplemental water to ensure the lake and ponds remain full. Improvements: The Carpenter Day Ranch boasts an array of meticulous improvements highlighted by the 2-story, 3-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom lodge. Sitting on a small rise with gorgeous sunset views, the lodge features an upstairs master suite, 2 downstairs guest rooms with en suite bathrooms, large covered porches, and ample space for entertaining and fellowship. The interior of the lodge offers stained concrete floors, rustic wooden walls with cedar and mesquite finishes, 2-story vaulted ceilings, and a majestic fireplace. The lodge also features a roomy kitchen with commercial grade premium appliances, dining room, pool table and shuffleboard table, and full cantina-style wet bar with sink, ice machine, display shelves and storage. Surrounding the lodge is an outdoor entertainment area framed by native landscaping. Amenities include a covered outdoor grilling area, stone fire pit, outdoor fireplace and dance floor. Pruned, mature mesquite trees provide ample shade and a nearby supplemented pond is stocked with catfish. A short walk from the lodge is the pila, an open-top, stone water storage tank, that doubles as a swimming pool. For the ranch foreman, a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home is included to allow for full-time staffing of a ranch hand and family. Rounding out the improvements are twin guest casitas with en suite bathrooms, a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom foreman’s house, and an equipment barn on a concrete slab that houses a new game processing facility with walk-in cooler. All executive blinds, bow blinds, protein and corn feeders, and ranch equipment convey with the sale. Carpenter Day Ranch is Co-listed with Bryan Ray of Whitetail Properties Real Estate (903) 780-2600 bryan.ray@whitetailproperties.com Disclaimer This entire Offering is subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, change or withdrawal without notice and approval of purchase by the Seller. Information regarding land classifications and acreages are intended only as general guidelines and have been obtained from sources deemed reliable; however, accuracy is not warranted or guaranteed by the Seller or Mark Harman, broker/owner Harman Ranches, LLC. Prospective Buyers should verify all information to their sole and complete satisfaction including but not limited to verification of taxes, accounts, descriptions, schools, zoning, restrictions, easements and square footages. SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY – DO NOT TRESPASS. Please contact Mark Harman in advance for all showings which are subject to property limitations. Buyer’s brokers/agents must be identified on first contact, and must accompany buying prospect on first showing to be allocated full fee participation. If this condition is not met, fee participation will be at the sole discretion of Harman Ranches, LLC.
Contact for Price  •  168.44 acres
Refined Living in the Texas Hill Country Situated on a sloping ridgeline in the scenic terrain of the Texas Hill Country, Bluff Creek Ranch has it all--elegant estate living, wide-open spaces, beautiful live water, magnificent hilltop views and excellent location equidistant from Austin and San Antonio being only 50 miles either way and in the epicenter of the wine corridor. Please note: this is a private listing. Prospective buyers must be qualified and provide supporting documentation in the form of a Pre-Qualification letter or providing other proof of funds. Elegant Estate The Bluff Creek Ranch compound, as a whole, was custom designed to take advantage of the surrounding Hill Country views. A total of just under 6,000 sq. ft. of living space is divided into three main elements: Main Ranch House - a 3,663 sq. ft. Texas Mediterranean home with views of the 100-foot Grape Creek cliffs on one side and wide-open pastures and the winding upstream North Grape Creek on another. Highlights of the design include Mexican terra cotta roofs, deep overhangs, ipeˊ-exposed roof rafters and beams, locally-sourced stone walls, large open-concept great room, 2-sided stone and stucco fireplace, tall windows, sloped ceilings capped with 24-foot-high clerestory, and cut travertine floors. In addition, the spacious master has a sitting porch off the master bedroom that overlooks the beautiful creek below. This home was engineered to withstand hurricane winds, being constructed of masonry construction exterior with steel concrete reinforcement. Both the outside and inside were all stones sourced from the ranch. Bunk House - a perfect place for family and guests, this 1,926 sq. ft. house has an entertainment area, 3 bunk rooms, and 3 baths--with enough room to sleep 14 people. Attached Double Garage with ½ bath The main elements of the compound are connected by 2 loggias. The loggia between the main house and bunk house is designed for outdoor living and features a fireplace, sloped wood ceiling and outdoor shower. The second loggia connects the main house and garage and provides a second outdoor living area with an outdoor kitchen. The built space of the estate forms a “U” that surrounds a landscaped courtyard with stone walls and 4,000 sq. ft. deer-proof garden. Along the back of the house lies the Creek Terrace, a large outdoor patio that overlooks North Grape Creek and has an expansive 180-degree view of the property. The terrace includes an outdoor kitchen and dining area, perfect for watching the spectacular sunsets. Miles and Miles of Texas The 168.44+/- acre Bluff Creek Ranch defines Hill Country living at its finest. The well-maintained, diverse property ranges in elevation from 1,200 to 1,380 feet, affording stellar views of the countryside. The ranch has over 1,590 feet of frontage along North Grape Creek, highlighting the crystal clear water that runs beneath limestone ledges and is surrounded by majestic cliffs. Mature trees of American Sycamore, Live Oak, Pecan, Ashe Juniper, and others intermingle throughout the property among native grasses and bush. Carefully-groomed areas around the site create private, park-like areas. A 4.25+/- acre pasture on the west side of North Grape Creek has deep sandy loam soils perfect for a small farm or food plots for the abundant wildlife, including Whitetail deer, Rio Grande turkey, grey fox and many species of birds. Green/Sustainable Design The original owners of Bluff Creek Ranch had a goal of becoming carbon neutral with the property. The architect incorporated several Green/Sustainable design and construction features to reduce the ranch’s carbon footprint, including: Passive Solar Energy Design Comprehensive Thermal Insulation Radiant Barrier Low Air Infiltration Building Skin Landscape and Irrigation Systems to Support the Wildlife Habitat Property Highlights 168.44+/- secluded acres in the rolling terrain of the Texas Hill Country Elevation ranges from 1,200 to 1,380 feet, affording stellar views of North Grape Creek Over 1,590 feet of frontage on both sides of North Grape Creek Year-round clear water creek runs beneath limestone ledges surrounded by majestic cliffs Located equidistant from Austin and San Antonio only 50 miles either way and in the epicenter of the Texas Wine Corridor Estate features just under 6,000 sq ft of heated and cooled living space Total of 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms Well-managed, well-maintained diverse property featuring mature trees (American Sycamore, Live Oak, Pecan, Ashe Juniper, etc.), native grasses and groomed private park-like areas 4.25-acre pasture with deep sandy loam soils perfect for a small farm or wildlife food plots Abundant wildlife including Whitetail deer, Rio Grande turkey, grey fox and many species of birds Main Ranch House - 3,663+/- sq. ft., Texas Mediterranean style Bunk House - 1,926+/- sq. ft., 3-bed/3-bath, entertainment room Attached double garage with ½ bath Houses are connected by two loggias designed for outdoor living Built space surrounds a large landscaped courtyard with stone walls and deer-proof garden Outdoor terrace offers 180-degree views across creek and countryside Estate was carefully designed to maximize views 2019 Property Taxes: $21,730
$1,489,000  •  12.23 acres
Live the high life! Located in the prestigious Preserve at Chula Vista Ranch, this property lies on 12.23 acres hill top surrounded by outstanding long range views, mature trees and abundant wildlife. The modern, sophisticated home features an open-concept layout, high ceilings, oak floors, rock fireplace. Designer kitchen with large island, wine fridge, built-in coffee bar and high, butlers pantry. Master suite has a majestic view over the ridge and large master bath with freestanding tub, dual entrance shower & oversized walk in closet. Large back porch with outdoor kitchen and fire pit. Please visit www.chulavistatx.com More acreage tracts available with premium building sites. Contact Mark Harman 214.733.4239 or John Gould 512.422.4377 for a private tour of The Preserve at Chula Vista ● New 3,107+/- sq ft custom home in the prestigious Preserve at Chula Vista Ranch gated community ● Outstanding hilltop views across the Texas Hill Country ● Located just 10 minutes from Fredericksburg and under an hour to San Antonio ● Luxury home with modern sophisticated finishes ● Home features open-concept layout, high ceilings, oak floors, and rock fireplace ● Tons of windows that let in natural light and amazing views ● Massive designer kitchen with large island, wine fridge, built-in coffee bar and high-end stainless appliances ● Butler’s pantry with second dishwasher and lots of storage ● Master suite looks out over the ridge and has large master bath with freestanding tub, dual-entrance shower and oversized walk-in closet ● Both guest rooms have their own full bath ● Large back porch with outdoor kitchen and firepit, perfect for entertaining ● 12.23+/- acres with large, mature trees affording refuge for abundant wildlife ● Residential community in a private ranch setting ● Ag exemption in place for reduced property taxes ● Paved streets and underground utilities ● Reasonable restrictions Live the high life! Located in the prestigious Preserve at Chula Vista Ranch gated community, this new luxury home lies on a 12.23+/- acres hilltop site surrounded by outstanding, long-range views, large, mature trees and abundant wildlife. The modern, sophisticated home features an open-concept layout, high ceilings, oak floors, rock fireplace and tons of windows that let in natural light and amazing views. The designer kitchen has a large island, wine fridge, built-in coffee bar and high-end stainless appliances. A butler’s pantry, just off the kitchen, has a second dishwasher and lots of storage. The opulent master suite features a series of large windows that add a modern touch to the room and take advantage of the majestic view over the ridge. The master bath has a freestanding tub, dual-entrance shower and an oversized walk-in closet. Step outside the living room to a massive covered porch that leads down to a seating area with fire pit. The porch has an outdoor kitchen with 42” gas grill, perfect for entertaining or outdoor meals with the family. The Preserve at Chula Vista Ranch is a 365-acre gated community developed out of the sprawling 1,750-acre Rutledge Ranch, the legacy Hill Country ranch owned by legendary cattleman, JD Rutledge. The Preserve is located about 10 minutes from Fredericksburg, affording everyday peace and quiet, but with quick access to local entertainment and amenities. San Antonio, Kerrville, Boerne and over 50 wineries are within an hour’s drive of your home. The residential development features paved streets, underground utilities, reasonable restrictions and an existing ag exemption that keeps property taxes low. Enjoy the simple life in your new ranch home, within easy reach of all the best of the Texas Hill Country! For additional information please visit www.chulavistatx.com
Harman Ranches, LLC

Mark Harman
112 E Austin St. Suite B
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Mobile: 214-733-4239
Office: 830-202-2002
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