$3,250,000 • 79.95 acres
407 B Upper Sisterdale Rd. Comfort, Texas 78013
A True Resort Experience! Valentina Ranch is located in the heart of the Texas Wine Country offering 79.95 acres. The ranch has a 1540' elevation change with the crown jewel custom built Spanish Old World inspired compound in the center of the property. The strategic orientation of the home, commands a surrounding view of the countryside with extending views as far as 30 miles. You arrive to Upper Sisterdale Rd. off pavement, the access continues across a concrete bridge to the chip seal driveway. The high quality driveway leads to an automated, solar powered gate made of cut stone and metal construction. The 8 ft. game proof perimeter fence starts at the entrance. The driveway is approx., .9 miles of peaceful scenic views. You will arrive at the main home through an arched entry of cut stonewall to arrive at the hilltop compound's circle drive and 3 car detached garage. Upon arrival and rising from her pedestal with outstretched hands is a sculpted figure of "Zenith"; her graceful appearance evokes the sense of skyward direction sharing her hilltop vantage point.
The main home & two semi-detached casitas are joined together by a covered flagstone patio breezeway and are designed in a rustic style to match the surrounding countryside. The entire exterior of the home is warm, red colors of wood beams, earth tone walls, cut stone, brick, and stucco. The cherry on top of this majestic home is the red standing seam metal roof that is joined with earth tone concrete tiles. The living residence of the main home is 3,941 sf. with 2 bedrooms//2.5 baths on the first floor layout. This spacious and cozy central common area has 17' ceilings, with 2 grand chandelier and pendant lighting, with 18'x14' living area, 19'x14' formal dining, gourmet kitchen, and wood-tread and wrought iron stairway to a half-story with a 14'x14' media/bonus room.
The kitchen, measuring 23'x13' is a focal point of the home and will delight a true chef in every regard. The views of the kitchen window offer blue sky and distant hills. There is a large island with a solid wood top and extra storage, extensive granite counters and custom cabinets; commercial grade Wolf double oven and 6 burner stovetop with griddle (gas); built in wine rack; and separate Subzero fridge and freezer with custom wood paneling to match the cabinetry. The adjoining butlers pantry has an arched brick ceiling; custom swing out pantry organizers and spice racks; wet bar; icemaker; additional Wolf oven (electric) and microwave; and R/O filtered water dispenser.
The family room is located in the southern wing, which adjoins the formal dining space. Featuring a cut stone fireplace with wood stove insert; 17' ceilings; twelve 6' windows with a view to the South & East, with alder wood access doors to both the front patio & pool deck and rear screened porch.
The Master Bedroom, measuring 23'x19' is bright and airy, with 15' ceilings with fan; hardwood floors, transom windows near ceiling for ample light, cut stone fireplace with mantle, beautiful built in desk and cabinets, and two sets of French doors to a private covered back patio and manicured lawn. The views are breathtaking off the patio! Relax at the end of the day in the Master Bathroom with travertine floors, walk in shower, separate soaking tub with brick surround and accent walls, dual sink vanity with custom lighting, linen cabinets, French doors to master patio, and two huge walk in closets with built in dressers.
There is a 2nd bedroom down the hall measuring 14'x12' and is well appointed with a 10' ceiling with fan; en suite bathroom with walk in shower and custom linen cabinet; and walk in closet with built in dresser.
The utility room is 11'x9' with a farmhouse sink and folding counter and a pair of roomy storage closets located across the hall with central vacuum system and more storage + office area.
Make your way outside the patio doors to find the two casitas that are 1,354 sf of semi detached living space. They are connected to each other and the main home by a covered breezeway. Casita #1 is 686 sf and is designed as an efficiency home with bedroom, en suite bathroom with laundry area and walk in closet, and living room with fireplace and wet bar. (Bedroom: 14' x 11', Living Room: 15'x14') Casita #2 is 667 sf and provides two private bedrooms, with small writing desk and walk in closets, that are connected by a central bathroom and laundry area, making it the perfect space for visiting family members or vacation rental gusts. (Bedrooms: 15'x14'); both casitas feature walk-in showers, high end finishes in keeping with the home and 18" tile flooring.
The main house and casitas have countless high end unique touches, which include: custom lighting, alder wood doors, rich wood trim and accent beams, 7" baseboards, custom cabinetry, travertine tile inlay, surrounds and floors, native cut stone elements, ceramic tile, hardwood plank floors, custom windows, and three cut stone fireplaces. The exterior of each dwelling enjoys access to covered patios, breezeways and encourages residents and guest to meet outdoors and enjoy the magnificent scenery whether rain or shine!
Entertain your guests and family with the extensive flagstone pool deck that surrounds the immense 60,000-gallon pool & spa, pool ranging to 12' in depth. Whether seated around the cut stone fireplace, sunbathing on the deck or preparing BBQ dinner at the outdoor kitchen, the entire outdoor entertainment space is a relaxing destination for all. These features have been well maintained and improved since construction.
The property offers a 3 car detached garage with open-air 3 bay and includes convenient storage room for tools and lawn equipment. There is additional chip seal parking area available behind the garage and in the circle drive. A vine covered breezeway with cedar post roof leads from the garage to the side of the home, where two charming Dutch doors grant interior access.
Separate from the compound and just down the road at the 0.7 mile mark from main entrance is a separate guest quarters or foreman's home that is 1,620 sf.
The guest home is 42'x'12.5' in size and features a front and back covered patio. The exterior of the guest house is cut stone with wood beams and columns, standing seam metal roof, stone built raised garden beds, and a large open parking area. Inside the 34'x30' great room with stained concrete floors is the perfect flex space for living, gaming, home office or workshop. It is complete with 1 bedroom (13'x12'), 1.5 baths, a full kitchen (12'x10') and a walk in closet. The well crafted cut stone stairs lead up from the guest house to the compound, creating an eye catching connection between the two points. Guesthouse is serviced by its own traditional septic tank system.
The property has a tasteful balance of rugged natural habitat and pristine grounds. There are native plants species on the ranch which include: live oaks, post oaks, blue lacy oak, mountain cedar as well as a variety of native shrubs and brush. Native grasses and scattering live oak trees occupy the 3-acre hilltop, which is conveniently watered by an automatic sprinkler system to maintain the lush grounds. The property has had extensive yet select cedar clearing contributing to the estates high manicured finish while still leaving ample habitat for the wildlife herd of Axis and White-tail Deer and other small game that freely roam the property's game fencing. The ranch has three intermitent ponds, a wet weather creek, and intermittent springs. Rainfall conditions do affect the amount of water held by or flowing through these points. (Property owners have recently upgraded the water tanks and floats for wildlife.)
Other Systems of Features:
Five zoned HVAC systems: 2 at the main house (main area, master bedroom) 2 at casitas, 1 at the guest house- Main house air conditioner was recently replaced in 2020; the house is all sustain-ably supported by a 20 kW Solar Power System (More info found in attached packet)
Three traditional hot water heaters: 1 at the main house, 1 at casitas, 1 at the guest house
One tank less hot water heater for the main home kitchen
Automated sprinkler system for 3 Acre compound (4 Zones and 22 stations)
Water well with 50 gallon pressure tank and 2,000 gallon holding tank, these are located within the fenced compound in a separate cut stone storage. The well house also features a water cascade into a stone built fishpond. New reverse osmosis and water softener was added in 2021
Aerobic treatment system for waste water (main house & casitas)
Traditional septic tank system for waste water (guest house)
Two 500 gallon underground propane tanks
Two shipping containers
60,000 gallon pool with new crushed glass filter and pool pump
Major appliances in the home have been repaired or updated in 2020 & 2021, ask Broker for details.
Property is wildlife exempt. Taxes are approx. $22,240.00
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