When people imagine property in Texas, million-acre spreads and large ranches spring to mind. This week Lone Star Listings, the TM Daily Post‘s new real estate feature, looks at four such quintessential Texas properties, from a formal Fredericksburg ranch house in the French Caribbean style to a 5,000-acre $11 million hunting lodge at the northern edge of the Edwards Plateau.
Hill Country Horse Ranch, Fredericksburg
44.7 acres with a 3,168 sq. ft. home
1. The two-story, two-bedroom ranch home is built in the French Caribbean style, which means one thing: porches, porches, porches.
2. Guest apartment with two beds and one-and-a-half bathrooms.
3. Five-stall horse barn, four-stall mare barn, and three-stall hay barn.
5. A stone’s throw away from Texas’s finest Fredericksburg wineries.
Skipper Ranch, Brooks County
812 acres with a 3,000 sq. ft. historic house (built in 1936), a 3,275 sq. ft. custom residence, and a 728 sq. ft bunkhouse
1. Established in the 1930s as a working ranch and hunting retreat by “the Longview Oil Prophet” Barney Skipper for his son, the judge and famed horse exhibitor, B.A. Skipper.
2. White-tailed deer, exotics, dove, javelina, turkey, and quail live on the land.
3. Sleeps 24 comfortably.
4. Four wells, and eight ponds and lakes, including a half-acre fishing lake, stocked with bass, tilapia, panfish, and adorned with a palapa and deck.
5. Walk-in cooler and game cleaning area.
Rustic Family Ranch, Argyle
26.5 acres with a 3,506 sq. ft. home
1. Remodeled interior is the definition of rustic luxury.
2. Swimming pool and guest home.
3. Four-stall barn with hay storage, stock tank, and creek.
4. Located within Argyle I.S.D., a Recognized School District.
5. Wood-paneled bedroom is like sleeping in a tree house.
1. Is your dream to run a hunting lodge? Or to teach gun safety classes? This property has a rifle range with life-size silhouettes and paper and steel targets to 400 yard.
2. Just north of the Edwards Plateau, the 5,000-acre property feature canyons, deep draws, and more than two miles of escarpment face.
3. During the Texas Archery and Black Powder seasons, you can hunt deer with rifles one month ealier and two weeks later than at other Texan venues. (Pay your thanks to fifteen years of monitoring by a resource game biologist.)
4. Three bedroom “owner suite” with a private kitchen area; five guest bedrooms off of two large dens, a commercial kitchen, satellite TV, and a game room with an antique pool table.
5. Indoor game processing area with a walk-in refrigerator and a walk-in freezer.
6. Land rich with deer, rabbits, and native quail.