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$3,625,000  •  420.76 acres
$4,200,000 • Under Contract
Old Thomas Ranch can be found just 60 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Austin and features the highest end of authentic Texas ranch lifestyle. Established in 1880 by early Texas pioneers, the stewards of this historic Hill Country ranch have lovingly restored its sprawling period ranch house and transformed it with the very best in modern amenities. Sitting on the porch carries the owner and guests to a simpler time, while offering extensive comfort and convenience. The additions of two wonderful guest homes, equipment barn, arena and multiple other amenities make this ranch one of the finest offerings to be found in Texas. The original owners had wisely placed the headquarters at the bottom of a hill to catch the heavier cool air, and next to a flowing spring for water, with massive oaks and pecan trees providing cool shade. Made of huge limestone blocks and adobe brick, the ranch house stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Large rooms with high timber beam ceilings accent this antique home. There are three bedrooms and two full baths and one half bath in the main house, while the two guest homes each have a single bedroom, kitchen, living area and full bath. The main house includes large entry hall, den, spacious dining area, office area, a chefs kitchen, separate pantry room , and full utility room. The main house also has numerous porch/patio areas to enjoy the lush native landscaping. Such features are the cool and inviting screened-in Texas-size patio with outdoor kitchen, big shady front porch, flag stone patio overlooking the spring and a fenced-in outdoor court shaded by massive oaks. One might believe that only in an Austin Historical District could you find this fine of a home. The ranch itself is located 4 miles west of Burnet, on top of Back Bone Ridge which overlooks the rugged red granite hills of the Llano uplift and sky-blue Highland Lakes off in the distance. The Highland Lakes are home to some of the best boating, skiing and championship Striper Bass fishing in all of Texas. Being over 420 acres of spectacular rolling topography, trees, 3 natural springs, abundant native game and scenic views. The property is low fenced and is sanctuary to an abundance of native wildlife. It is heavily wooded except for pastures and natural glades of native grasses. There are interior ranch roads suitable for ATVS, hiking and horseback riding. The headquarters and outdoor arena are accessible by an all weather paved road. This is an exceptional ranch property with a lot of appeal and diverse options for recreation. In the morning catch the serenity of nature and the world coming to life and, in the evening guests can marvel at the spectacular sunsets at the overlook, then gather around the fire pit before bedding down in the main home or one of the guest houses. If you are looking for a truly special place to create unforgettable memories, the Old Thomas Ranch is just the place for you and your family. Come visit this Hill Country jewel and experience its magic.
$9,500,000  •  275 acres
Phenomenal luxury ranch with large home and lake, all just minutes from Texas A&M University. Workman ranch spans over 275 acres of prime ranch and hunting land dotted with large, scattered oaks and complemented with pristine pastures, thick woods and plentiful lakes. The main home is a spacious 7,135 square foot, with approximately 3,500 square foot of balconies and covered porches. It boasts 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths. The exterior of the home is built with Austin stone and covered with an elegant metal roof and is accentuated with many large windows and french doors filling the home with natural light. The main house/outdoor kitchen & pool are on an engineered pier & beam concrete foundation. In the interior, the large floor plan on the first floor provides ample living areas, a bar/office area, workout room, and large kitchen. The second floor is comprised of a game room, master and guest bedrooms along with a theatre room. You can also enjoy lake and pool views from several balconies. The flooring inside varies from mesquite wood to stone. The home also boasts an elevator, four gas fireplaces, a 4-car garage, and backup generator. An iPad or phone can be used to control the entire home’s lighting, temperature, fire places, and more than a dozen TV’s. The front of the home features an irrigated lawn with beautiful landscaping, colorful flowers, accent lighting, fountains, and a meandering creek that flows into a lily-filled koi pond.
$13,900,000  •  251.23 acres
This "Tuscany meets Texas" exquisite inspired villa is nestled behind the trees of 251 gorgeous acres just 6 miles from Fredericksburg. The home emanates luxury and comfort in the Texas Hill Country with an overall sense of quiet escape. With its stunning, one-of-a-kind Italian inspired architecture, the home flows from room to room where the attention to every detail has been mastered and the marvelous panoramic views over Honey Creek are seen from multiple rooms and patios. Its truly a taste of Italy in Fredericksburg.
$4,900,000  •  168.42 acres
OVERVIEW Rancho Mareeba is ruggedly handsome and lies in the scenic, rolling terrain of northern Blanco County in the Texas Hill Country. The crown jewels of this ranch are the commanding views of North Grape Creek and its continuous live water, privacy, an elegant estate home, and excellent location relative to Fredericksburg, Austin, and San Antonio. LOCATION & ACCESS Charming Fredericksburg, TX (great restaurants, music venues, wineries, shopping, hospital, grocery stores, full service 24/7 airport) is a scenic 30-minute drive from the front gate. Austin is a 1 hour 15 min drive via US-281 & US-290 and San Antonio is 1.5 hours away via US-281. The ranch sits in a convenient location between Fredericksburg and Johnson City. WATER North Grape Creek Featuring over 1,590' of both sides of North Grape Creek, typically one of the better perennial streams found in Blanco County. Cold clear water runs from beneath limestone ledges bordering a beautiful deep blue hole full of fish, which the owner says maintains its current depth even during dry hot summer months. Colorful cliffs soar around and above it, and the owners have constructed a zip line for the adventure minded thrill seekers. The North Grape Creek Sub-Watershed North Grape Creek rises one-mile east of TX-16 in central Gillespie County. Intermittent in its upper reaches, the stream follows an easterly course for 26 miles to its mouth on the Pedernales River, northwest of Johnson City in western Blanco County. Rising in the hills of the eastern Edwards Plateau and crossing into the Central Basin, North Grape Creek passes through an area of flat to rolling terrain surfaced by sandy to clayey loams that support grasses, scrub brush, and open stands of live oak, mesquite, and Ashe juniper. Water Well One water well, located near the house, was drilled in February 2009. The well was drilled to a depth of 485’, hitting water at 102’ with a yield of 35 GPM. LAND & WILDLIFE Rancho Mareeba exemplifies what a well-managed, diverse Texas Hill Country ranch should be. A 4.25-acre pasture sits on the west side of North Grape Creek with deep soils and is ideal for creating a wildlife food plot or for growing high-quality hay. The creek bottom is dotted with American Sycamore, Live Oak and Pecan trees. Native grasses, mixed brush, and Live Oaks cover the higher elevations of the property. The owners have carefully groomed areas around the ranch creating a private, park-like feel. The upper-section of the ranch is dominated by two impressive hills that provide beautiful views of the valley and water below. The elevation ranges from a low of 1,200 along the creek up to 1,380 at the north end of the property. Abundant wildlife includes: White-tailed deer, Rio Grande turkey, feral hogs, and grey fox. If birding is your hobby, Rancho Mareeba will brighten your day with its many species. The riparian corridor ecosystem of the ranch provides habitat to many species of birds including owls, hawks, ducks, and dove. A heavy mix of native songbirds can also be found due to the distinct habit types on the ranch. Even with the vast landscapes of the Texas Hill Country, it is a challenge to find the ideal property that encompasses all of the criteria most often cited by buyers including convenient access, live flowing water, abundant wildlife, onsite sporting and recreation, private access, proximity to urban conveniences, topographic diversity and gorgeous scenery.   IMPROVEMENTS Architectural Description (written by Mark Canada-the architect) DESIGN PARAMETERS Situated on a sloping ridgeline facing west 60’ above Grape Creek on the owner's 168-acre ranch, the primary design intent of this ranch compound was to take advantage of the Hill Country views. This design goal was complicated by the desire at the same time to shield its views and visibility of the ranch house of its only neighbor. It was decided that the building program would be divided into 3 main elements: The Main Ranch House, the Bunk House and the Garage/Auto Loggia. The Bunk House would primarily be used during visits by the Owner's extended family. The 'U' shaped compound surrounds a landscaped courtyard that is further defined by a stone courtyard wall enclosing and protecting the 4,000 square foot deer-proof garden. GREEN/SUSTAINABLE FEATURES Rancho Mareeba employs Green/Sustainable features to reduce the carbon footprint and it is thought that the project will eventually become carbon neutral. The green/sustainable design and construction features include: 1) Passive Solar Energy Design Techniques 2) Comprehensive Thermal Insulation, Radiant Barrier and Low Air Infiltration Building Skin 3) Landscape and Irrigation planning for Wildlife Habitat status DESIGN SOLUTION The Main Ranch House comprises 3,663 square feet of air-conditioned space. It enjoys the dominant view of the 100-foot Grape Creek cliffs to the south, the creek and distant ranch pasture views to the west and the winding upstream Grape Creek view to the north. The 'styling' of the complex is Contemporary Texas Mediterranean. Characterized by a gently sloped roofline, Mexican terra cotta roof tiles, deep overhangs, ipe' exposed roof rafters and beams, locally harvested stone walls, stucco and steel railings. Rancho Mareeba nestles comfortably into its ridgeline. The Bunk House comprises about 1,926 square feet and contains a lounge, 3 bunkrooms and 3 baths. The 3 elements of the complex, {The Ranch House, The Bunk House and the Garage,} are separated by 2 Loggias. The Bunk Loggia is designed for outdoor living and features a fireplace, sloped wood ceiling and an outdoor shower. It has views of both the Garden Courtyard and the creek views to the north. The Auto Loggia serves as a carport and owner's entrance, as well as a second outdoor living area, also adjacent to the garden courtyard. The Creek Terrace is the primary and largest of the outdoor living areas besides the courtyard garden. It reaches in an arc towards Grape Creek and has a commanding 180-degree view of the ranch views below. There is a Summer Kitchen and outdoor dining area within the Creek Terrace. TEXAS HILL COUNTRY VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE Texas is blessed with a rich cultural architectural heritage. German, Czech, Spanish and early Texas pioneer influences can be seen in contemporary residential architectural design today. With the design of Rancho Mareeba, we relied primarily upon Spanish vernacular building styles along with incorporating passive solar energy techniques to give us a distinctive aesthetic. Texas limestone was harvested from the creek bed, as well as recycled from the necessary excavation, and reused as a veneer for the walls, pavement for the walkways and retaining walls. Harvested large limestone shelf rock was used as a work counter for the potting station in the garden and the outdoor Summer Kitchen at the Creek Terrace. THE GREAT ROOM Rancho Mareeba features one open space that contains the Living Area, Dining Area and Kitchen. This open plan concept allows all three spaces, arguably the primary spaces of the house, to all benefit from the spectacular views of the cliffs, pasture and creek. A stone and stucco 2-sided fireplace helps to divide the spaces and give each its own identity. The two sidewalls are built from the site's stone. The 3 arched glass windows are 12'-6" tall and are shaded by deep overhangs and a trellis, which extends 12' towards the west onto the Creek Terrace. The sloped ceilings are capped with a clerestory 24' above the floor. Cut limestone floors finish the space and give it an allure of rustic elegance. THE ARCHITECT'S ROLE It was thought, while designing and building this project, that the architect's input could not improve this beautiful property, only work with it and make it more hospitable on which to live. While taking inspiration from his forbearers, and employing ancient knowledge of the sun and wind, the architect hopes to gently nestle an aesthetic structure along the beautiful ridgeline from which its inhabitants can enjoy nature's God given views. Building with care and craft so that the results survive a hundred years may be the most green/sustainable feature that we as architects can employ. It is hoped that the Owner's great, great, great grandchildren will be enjoying the same ranch views, breezy loggias and interior perspectives through arched stone openings in 100 years that are being built today. A responsible stewardship of this land, by Owner, Architect and General Contractor through the use of green/sustainable building techniques, should guarantee use of this structure with minimal negative impact upon our environment. VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE Texas is blessed with a rich cultural architectural heritage. German, Czech, Spanish and early Texas pioneer influences can be seen in contemporary residential architectural design today. With the design of Rancho Mareeba, we relied primarily upon Spanish vernacular building styles along with incorporating passive solar energy techniques to give us a distinctive aesthetic. -Mark Canada FINANCIAL / TITLE RANCHO MAREEBA, as described herein (168.42 ac), is offered at $4,900,000 Cash or at Terms acceptable solely at the discretion of the Seller. The conditions of sale are as follows: 1. Offers to purchase or letters of intent must be in writing and accompanied by 1.00% of the purchase price to the escrow account at Guardian Title Co. of Blanco, TX. 2. All Prospective Buyers must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Seller, absolute financial capability to purchase the Ranch prior to scheduling an inspection of the Ranch. 3. The Seller will provide and pay for a standard owner’s title insurance policy. Title to the real property will be conveyed by a general or special warranty deed. 4. The Seller will provide a new survey. 5. Mineral rights which the Seller owns will be conveyed to the Buyer at Closing. 6. The 2019 ag-exempt property taxes were $21,731.23. 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 Anders Ranch Realty. Prospective Buyers should verify all information to their sole and complete satisfaction. SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY DO NOT TRESPASS. Buyers 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 Anders Ranch Realty.
$1,250,000  •  54.54 acres
A true oasis in this wide-open West Texas desert. The setting and style of this amazing property will make you feel as if you have stepped into your very own sanctuary every time you drive through the entry gate, the ambience truly feels like paradise as giant cottonwoods and oaks surround the lovely pond. The pond is filled by two of the property’s water wells, which are on timers, and is very low maintenance as the pond is lined with an aerator and is full of fish…wonderful swimming hole. The charming stucco home will make you feel like you are in the breathtaking Davis Mountains with its energy efficient solar powered panels that provide 100% of the home’s electricity except for the months of December and January; however, there is electricity to the water wells, pond, and for the watering of the trees which, average about $175 per month. The home has a recirculation radiant floor heating system for a wonderful, even warmth throughout. The bathtub is an aroma/color therapy air tub and the shower also serves as a wonderful steam bath. Also included is an outside cedar wood, soaking tub that is heated by a wood fired snorkel heater! The garage is foam insulated and heated by radiant base board heaters and is plumbed for water. There is an attic that could easily be made into an additional bedroom with a private outdoor staircase entrance. This magnificent property is easily accessed 20 miles south of Midland off of HWY 349 and FM 1379…quiet and serene. Please contact Caleb Matott at 432-349-3330 for questions, concerns, and showings.
$1,125,000  •  54 acres
Great location and both sides of seasonal Rawls Creek. White Tail deer, turkey, Axis Deer, and other native game. House, barns, pens.
$650,000  •  50 acres
Private 3 bed, 2.5 bath ranch on 50 acres w-large shop, West of Sulphur Springs on Interstate 30! Move into this freshly updated home that keeps the charm of the 70's. Loaded with modern touches & character, the kitchen includes granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, ceramic flooring, & chic built-in hutch in formal dining rm. Easy to clean ceramic flooring with wood look enhances the living & dining areas. Chat with family & friends while cooking & entertaining with the open floor plan. Split bedrooms also allow privacy for the master suite. Sit by the fireplace & enjoy the award-winning views of your cattle or wildlife from the picturesque windows. All of this on I-30 frontage is a bonus!
$675,000  •  21 acres
Under Contract
Travel down the tree canopied drive and you are immediately impressed; turn the corner to the European ranch home and it really sinks in--you could be home. The home, pool, guest house and barn are nestled on the private 21 acre parcel. With a view of the pool from almost every room, this home is designed for entertaining, or you can have it all to yourself. Split, open floor plan with guest wing, private master suite w/fireplace and large bathroom, oversized laundry/mud room, movie room, open kitchen concept, opening to keeping room and dining room. 4 fireplaces w/double fireplace between the great room and dining room. Cathedral ceiling great room w/"wall of glass doors" opening to covered patio and pool patio. Guest house has its own separate electric meter and septic, which could be used for a tenant or guest. Barn currently has 4 stalls & 3 additional stalls could be added under roof. It also has an office area and large loft for storage. Riding trails along property perimeter.
$1,875,000  •  12.47 acres
EXCEPTIONAL AROYO SECO HOME FOR SALE BY OWNERS Respected Dallas architect Jack Nottingham designed spacious Territorial Farmhouse-style home and guest house on 12.47 acres,. Stunning views of the snowcapped Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the east and 100-miles of uninterrupted vistas to the west.
$1,299,000  •  9.5 acres
Location.Charm.Timeless Elegance. A gated entry and paved drive leads to a classic, luxury home on 9.49 level acres.
$1,299,000  •  2.54 acres
Incredible home designed for this secluded lot. Just off of FM 3351 in a quiet section of this incredible neighborhood. Walk in to the foyer of this incredible home to high ceilings with exposed beams. Large bar and kitchen make this an ideal home for the holiday entertainers. Dual island kitchen makes for amazing counter space. Back porch veranda with a built in outdoor kitchen. Two large fireplaces make winter nights much more enjoyable.
$1,735,000  •  2.5 acres
A luxurious and unique New Mexico estate featuring a 10,000 Square Foot primary residence in the verdant Mesilla Valley. This private and expansive sanctuary has extensive features. The main two-story residence was completed in 1998 with library, bedroom and garage additions in 2010. The spacious five bedroom, 6 bath home features exterior walls nearly two feet thick; brick, concrete and steel truss construction are throughout. Energy efficiency starts with radiant floor heating, Pella windows and continues to the roof with a 63 panel 15.12 KW solar photovoltaic system. With a master ensuite including an exercise area, hot tub and sauna, comfort surrounds you. The primary residence sits conveniently on 2.5 acres of desert gardens with a tennis court and paddock.