The 153+/- acre, David Ranch, is a Hill Country treasure. The main home sits atop one of the highest spots on the ranch and combines award-winning architecture and nature to create a relaxing, bright and airy retreat. Flowing springs divide into several ponds, abundant wildlife roams the terrain and ample hardwoods and Blue Lacey Oaks are at every turn.
The David Ranch is a 153 +/- acre, perimeter fenced, spectacular Hill Country treasure. With long-range views from the many vantage points in the home, the Main Home sits atop one of the higher spots on the ranch. The inspiring home fits perfectly into the Hill Country landscape and was designed by Mell Lawrence, an award-winning architect. The David Ranch Home is one of Mr. Lawrence’s showcase properties. Through the middle of the property are flowing springs that divide into several ponds providing a private park-like setting.
The ideal location of this property is a major attraction located approximately 5 miles from IH-10 and within minutes to the quaint town of Boerne. Premiere shopping areas, The Rim and La Cantera, are approximately 25 miles away.
Once a part of the 11,000+/- acre renowned 711 Ranch, the David Ranch has been well taken care of and it shows throughout the property. With elevations ranging from 1,730’ +/- to 1,960’ +/-, the property has a large size feel and roll to it. The extreme care the owners have implemented to manage the water resources, land and wildlife extensively are evident. Under a wildlife management program for ag valuation, the owners practice good land stewardship. Numerous springs start on the ranch and run throughout, eventually into Cibolo Creek. There are many fern grottos with seeps and other stronger springs that feed several nice ponds stocked with fish. The land is spectacular and feels like you are in a wildlife park as you traverse the well-groomed roads.
The David Ranch is located in the renowned Champee Springs Ranch area, the ranch is minutes from IH-10 and 12 minutes to the heart of downtown Boerne. Abundant wildlife roams the terrain and sightings are very common. The property has some of the best hardwoods we have seen with various species and an abundance of Blue Lacey Oaks. The recreational aspects are endless with opportunities to hunt, fish, hike, explore or take a relaxing dip in the pool.
Perched on the top of one of the highest elevation points sits the awe-inspiring 3,856+/- sf industrial-Hill Country rustic style home where nature and estate meet. Soaring ceilings, warm woods, shiplap, cool concrete, native limestone and full floor-to-ceiling glass windows combine and provide a constant connection to the outdoor landscape and sky creating an airy and bright atmosphere. A large gathering room with stone fireplace provides ample entertaining area. The gourmet kitchen and open dining area provide plenty of room for family and guests. A walk down the picture-window glass hallway leads to the the spacious master bedroom and spa-like master bath retreat. The guest quarters with bedroom and bath as well as loft area bedroom and bathroom complete the home. The inviting, spacious back patio overlooks the pool where the endless views welcomes you outdoors.
Near the main home is a three-car garage with spacious guest apartment. Shiplap walls, vaulted, beamed ceilings, industrial touches and plenty of natural light create a welcoming retreat for friends and family. A separate 690+/- sf mother-in-law quarters is located near the main home and pool area. The meticulously designed building with floor to ceiling windows can also serve as an office with its kitchen, full bath and large storage area. The private patio off the quarters has a large and welcoming patio and outdoor kitchen area.
Garages and Barns
A short distance from the home is an 1,810+/-sf climate controlled 3-car garage ideal for collector cars and motorcycles with three glass pane roll-up doors. For other equipment and tools there is a 1,450+/- sf equipment barn with three glass pane roll-up doors. Another building that is currently being used as a plant workshop/greenhouse could easily be converted into another guest quarters, workshop or studio.
The ranch has been extensively managed for wildlife with Axis, Blackbuck, white-tail deer and turkey. The ranch is under a wildlife exemption and the owner has installed numerous birdhouses throughout the ranch to enhance the bird population.
With the many springs and several ponds on the ranch, the water is a special asset. A grotto filled area on one of the springs has a dam and makes a tranquil spot for exploring. A water well supplies water to the improvements, garden areas and water troughs for the wildlife.
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