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Second Chance Ranch

5950000
|
108
± acres
Tremendous Views | Impeccable Spanish-Style Home | Infinity-Edge Pool
Contact Ken Hoerster

830-859-6256

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Property Details

Summary

Second Chance Ranch is a sprawling 108± acres in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, conveniently located just 5± miles north of Stonewall and 15± miles east of Fredericksburg. The focal point of the ranch is a beautifully crafted 3,530± sf Spanish-style home resting on a large hilltop overlooking tremendous Hill Country vistas. The tastefully appointed home is an architectural masterpiece and includes amenities such as multiple guest quarters, an infinity-edge swimming pool, and turf putting green. For the equestrian enthusiast, a well-kept four-stall horse barn is located nearby as well. Impressive craftsmanship, a private atmosphere, and a desirable location elevate this ranch into a category of its own.

OVERVIEW

Upon arrival, a well-maintained granite gravel road meanders through the ranch, passing a beautiful pond that rests beneath an old windmill. A thick array of native grasses and rolling pastures dotted with live oaks surround you. As elevation continues to rise, you will enjoy incredible views of the distant hilltops. A small Spanish-style chapel rests amongst beautiful trees and is encircled by an old rock fence. As you continue to the main house, equestrian enthusiasts will appreciate the four-stall horse stable, which is in prime condition, outfitted with water and electricity, and includes three connected turnout pastures.

The stunning Spanish-style home is the centerpiece of the estate, greeting you at one of the highest elevation points on the ranch, encompassing unmatched views of the Texas Hill Country. A flagpole stands tall in the front of the residence, and a concrete driveway leads you to the immaculate improvements. The grounds are irrigated and meticulously landscaped with beautiful flower beds, along with bur oaks, monetary oaks, and cedar elms, which have been planted around the residence.

A large back patio designed for entertaining guests transitions into large stone pavers that guide you to a perfectly positioned infinity edge pool with majestic views.

A top-notch 2,100± sf five-hole putting green gives the ranch a resort-like feel for any golf enthusiasts wishing to perfect their game.

In close proximity to the main residence and connected with stone pavers is a marvelous 1,400± sf man cave. The exterior has the appearance of a quintessential pioneer homestead look and feel, with a large front porch capturing long-range views.

Status
New
List Price
5950000
County
Gillespie
Acreage (±)
108.0
Waterfront
Fencing
Electric
Topography
Water Source
Utilities
Listing Status
Days on Market
Annual Tax ($)
Zoning
Possible Use
Possible Use

The ranch is centrally located between Fredericksburg and Johnson City. It is about 11.5± miles east of Fredericksburg and 21± miles west of Johnson City, and it is only 5.5± miles north of Stonewall.

Gillespie County Airport (T82) is a 15.5± mile drive.

39± miles from Horseshoe Bay

70± miles from San Antonio

65± miles from Austin

225± miles from Houston

250± miles from Dallas/FortWorth

270± miles from Midland/Odessa

The landscape is breathtaking and extremely diverse, with beautiful rolling hills, valleys, and long-range vistas of the Texas Hill Country. Live oaks and post oaks dot the countryside, and a thick array of native grasses cover the terrain. The vast majority of the cedar has been removed, allowing native vegetation to flourish. Elevation ranges from 1,660’± asl to 1,720’± asl.

The ranch has served the current owners as a recreational and equestrian property. The perimeter is low fenced with two main pastures cross fenced out for livestock that have water troughs servicing them. A third house pasture has all of the improvements fenced out. The property is currently under a Wildlife Exemption.

Main Home

The impeccable 3,530± sf Spanish-style home includes two bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. The home showcases superior craftsmanship and tasteful details throughout. The exterior of the home has beautiful elements, which include textured walls, archways, wooden beams, and a Spanish-style tile roof. Enter the residence through a lovely courtyard with brick pavers and a custom-made front door with an antique iron grill. Throughout the majority of the home, you will find stained concrete floors. Many of the interior doors are antique, along with predominantly custom-made fixtures.

The attention to detail indesign and architecture is magnificent. Massive windows, found throughout the home, allow natural light to enter.

The kitchen and dining area are spacious and await a fantastic culinary experience. Enjoy top-of-the-line appliances and a large walk-in pantry with custom sliding doors. A colorful backsplash and tile countertops radiate the room, and large wooden ceiling beams provide warmth.

A spacious utility room is nearby and includes a large sink, a washing machine, a dryer, a refrigerator, a wine vault, and ample cabinet space.

Near the kitchen is a lovely gallery with a brick-barrel ceiling. The gallery includes a custom-built tile bar with an iron and glass bar shelf. The bar area also includes an ice maker and a beverage refrigerator.

The great room has beautiful archways, massive wooden beams, and large windows that showcase captivating views of the Hill Country. A large covered back patio off the great room has a tremendous seating area, allowing guests to enjoy views of the tranquil infinity-edge pool and the breathtaking landscape. Off the great room is also a powder room that includes a beautiful custom sink.

The guest bedroom is spacious, with courtyard access and a tremendous amount of natural light entering the room. The ensuite bathroom has beautiful tile countertops and plenty of storage space.

Before retiring in the master wing, a nice-sized study has a charming wooden antique door upon entering. The study has wood floors, and a kiva fireplace is positioned in the corner of the room. There is also private access to the courtyard from the study.

The main wing is spacious, with a large bedroom and access to a private porch overlooking the stunning countryside. The main bedroom has a his/her closet, a spacious bathroom, a custom-wooden bathtub, and a large walk-in shower.

Screen Porch

A 285± sf screened porch is located off the kitchen. It includes a gas grill and fireplace that has access to the front and back of the home.

Four-Bay Detached Garage

A 1,550± sf detached garage has four bays with automatic roll-up doors. The garage also has an attached climate-controlled shop that includes a half bath.

Bunk House

The Bunk House is 1,344± sf, features two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and is connected to the main residence by a covered walkway. This space is ideal for overflowing guests, children, or grandchildren. It has a nice-sized living room and a large back porch with access to the backyard and pool area. It also has a microwave, beverage center, sinks, and dishware cabinets. Both bedrooms are currently outfitted with two full beds, and each has ensuite bathrooms with ample cabinet storage.

Man Cave

The man cave is 1,340± sf and features two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Completed in 2014, the man cave has a stone and wood beam exterior, giving it a historic look and feel. A large, covered wooden porch captures great views. The inside has beautiful wooden floors throughout, and a large fireplace is the centerpiece of the living room. There is a nice wood-top bar with limestone siding. The bar also includes a beverage center, sink, and microwave. Both bedrooms inside the man cave are spacious, and each has ensuite bathrooms.

Foreman’s House

The foreman’s house was built in 2011 and is 782± sf, featuring one bedroom and one bathroom. The living room and the kitchen have an open floor concept with stained concrete floors throughout. The exterior of the house has a metal roof. A detached single carport with a concrete slab is in good shape and near the house. The foreman’s house has been very well kept since being constructed. It is located on the north end of the ranch and is not visible from the main improvements.

Horse Barn

The horse barn is 1,764± sf and outfitted with four horse stalls, a storage room, and a tack room. Three turnout pastures connected to the horse barn and a back alley facilitate horse movement between the two larger main pastures on the ranch.

Equipment Barn

A 1,000± sf equipment barn rests in close proximity to the foreman’s house. The barn is ideal for storing ranch equipment out of the elements.

Abundant native wildlife, including axis, whitetail deer, turkey, dove, and other animals native to the Texas Hill Country.

Upon entering the ranch, a stunning pond greets you. One stock tank provides water to livestock and native game.

WATER WELLS

Two operational water wells provide water to the improvements, and several troughs that are strategically spread across the ranch. According to well log data, one water well yields 22± GPM, and the second well yields 33± GPM. Several additional water wells that have been drilled and capped are not being used at this time.

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Property Details

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Property Features

County
Gillespie
Acreage
108
Waterfront
Fencing
Electric
Topography
Water Source
Utilities

Investment Considerations

List Price
5950000
Listing Status
Days on Market
Annual Tax ($)
Zoning
Possible Use
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