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83.4 Acres -1724 Ross Road

1724 Ross Road, Tarpley, Texas 78883 - Bandera County
$899,000 83.40 Acres
3 beds 2 Bathrooms 1597 Sq.Ft.
Property ID 3012799




83+ acres where all the hard work has been done! Custom Ranch-style Home w/standing seam roof, 25x45 garage/workshop, custom horse barn matches home, 36x36 equipment barn and land that hasn't been hunted for at least 10-years!!!


83.4 (1-d-1) acres has been cleared of the majority of cedar so majestic native oaks (live & Spanish) flourish here, as well as, mountain laurels, native pecans, Texas persimmon and red bud. Native grasses and blue stem are plentiful in the valley pastures and provide good forage for livestock as well as for the abundant wild game (Texas Whitetail, Rio Grande Turkey, dove quail, wild pigs & more) and the water provided by stock tank(s). This ranch has not been hunted since 2005, with the exception of wild pigs which have been trapped and shot by the owner, only.

Ranch Home:

The Custom Ranch-Style home is frame construction, wrapped in custom milled, East Texas aromatic cedar with a copper-colored standing seam roof. Approximately 1,597 SF of living area with soaring, open beamed ceilings and extraordinary finish work throughout which includes custom planed cedar beams, mesquite, long leaf pine, Pecky Sinker cypress, Idaho Quartz stone, slate, all antique & custom light fixtures, hand hewn cedar beams, custom cedar log window and door trim, log & chink work, Pancho's Mix quarried stone, stained & leaded glass and antique doors throughout, including an Eastlake! Custom built, the original cabin was completed in 2006 and an expansion and renovation was completed in 2012, giving the home approximately 1,597 SF of living area, plus 192 SF screened porch off the Master Suite and 192 SF covered front porch.

The living room is bathed in natural light from the large windows and dormer during the day and a beautiful cast deer mount chandelier, by night. The corner Poncho's Mix stone fireplace-look with inset gas parlor heater, is built with Poncho's Mix turquoise, rose & quartz quarried stone with pieces of melted glass. Enjoy the views of Texas Mountain and the surrounding hills from the couch or any chair in the room!

Ease over to the dining area, with Idaho Quartz stone floors and an east-facing bay window to drink your morning coffee and bask in the morning sun.

In the kitchen are modern conveniences tucked into custom cabinets with Z-Bar fronts, a porcelain corner sink with 2-corner windows and beautiful, antique light fixtures. Open to the living area with a breakfast bar between, insures you don't miss any conversation while you are fetching the hors d'oeuvres!

Amble up the stairs to the Loft where you can wile away the afternoon reading by the sun-lit dormer or reserve this peaceful space for your overnight guests. There is plenty of room for bedroom furniture and seating, as well as a closet.

For the convenience of your guests, the full bath was just revamped in 2015. The new custom ceramic shower has a river stone floor, surface mounted rainwater shower head and hand-held shower wand. The vanity has a magnificent stone vessel sink mounted atop a colorful cabinet with an oil rubbed bronze pitcher-pump style fixture.

As you enter the hallway, leading to the master suite, you encounter long-leaf pine wainscoting finished with a beautiful mesquite trim board and artist applied rock breakout plaster walls with bougainvilleas winding their way around an antique inlaid stained glass window which can be backlit for soft lighting at night. Just before the Master Suite entry, through the antique door, is the large walk-in master closet with built-in shoe rack, a vintage, drop-in dresser, abundant overhead storage and room for a center bench if you care to use it as a dressing area.

As you enter the Master Suite through the antique, stained glass door, it will feel like the retreat it was designed to be, with custom brick breakouts in the plaster walls and a Dimplex realistic flame electric fireplace built in at eye level while you lounge in bed. The Idaho Quartz stone floors glisten as the natural light streams in from two windows trimmed in Pecky Sinker cypress with blue glass corner block and antique iron filigree overlay. In the summer, you will appreciate the wall mounted antique fan. A hidden gem is the 14' x 4' closet at the west end of the room behind an antique door which would be perfect for your gun safe or to tuck away seasonal decor.

Escape through the antique, stained glass door, into the Master Bathroom to lounge in luxury where the high ceilings frame the one-of-a-kind, hammered copper angel claw foot slipper tub, overhung by a shabby chic chandelier and surrounded by 2 large Anderson leaded glass windows. The vanity is a work of art with upright beams holding a piece of wood reclaimed from an old cistern out of Hunt, Texas, with light sconces dripping in crystal on either side, framing the onyx vessel sink. The antique wall fan cools you after a long, hot soak as you enjoy the light streaming in through the cathedral window laid with colorful agates above the vintage toilet.

Walk through the Eastlake stained glass door, pour a glass of wine and relax on the private screened porch, directly off the Master Suite. The Poncho's Mix custom rock wall lends warmth with the special effect wine bottle recessed in the rock pouring out molten glass and featuring a sunrise design above a large fixed glass window. Another wall is log & chink and the front wall is wainscoted with an antique embossed tin "Longbranch Saloon" sign, hand-hewn cedar beams frame the 150-year old Mexican mesquite patio doors as picture-framed stain glass transoms brush the ceiling. Gaze out at the mountains as the windmill creeks and moans its steady rhythm - it will sooth your soul as it draws up the water that finds it's way into the stock tank. A water outlet was left inside the room for a future wet bar, fountain or to water your plants.

Yard Area:

Planted in the yard are a Chinese elm, Monterrey Oak, Pomegranate, Twin Burr Oak, Pinon Pine, Redbud and a Native oak, as well as beautiful, Knock-Out rose bushes along the front of the home. Regular feed and water over the years has many species of birds flocking to the area, including hummingbirds, painted buntings, cardinals, bluebirds, and many other native & migratory species.


25' x 45' 2-car Garage/Workshop, Steel-framed, wrapped in 2-tone metal on a concrete slab, is insulated (blanket wrapped) with soffits and gutters, ready for a rain catchment system. The 2-car garage has 2-rollup doors and a walk-thru door. The workshop is around back (for security), has a rollup door and a walk-through door. The garage and shop are divided inside by a solid wall for separation from dust and added security.

24' x 24' Post & Beam Timberframe-style barn is custom designed & built of East Texas custom milled aromatic cedar beams wrapped in the same aromatic East Texas cedar, center-aisle styled with hand-built 12' and 4' sliding doors, topped with a cupola for looks and air flow. The 2 horse stalls (12' x 12') are powder coated Rockin J Stalls from Oklahoma. Each stall has rubber mats, corner feeders, water buckets mounts, corner hay racks and Dutch-style doors leading to a 10' x 24' covered turnout and 2- 10' x 20'runs. There is a 8' x 7' feed/tack room on a concrete floor with a solid door to keep out varmints - 2-legged & 4-legged - as well as a sidewalk around the majority of the barn. Gutters on the north side catch dew and rainwater that is collected into the water trough.

Well house matches home, houses the well head, water conditioning system, is insulated and equipped with freeze temp controlled lighting.

36' x 36' Equipment/Hay Barn constructed of metal pipe and corrugated tin - use it for your ranch equipment, stock trailer and RV OR close it as a property barn.

Additional Information:

Ranch Home was built by Cecil Freeman of Bandera, (the late) Bill Lester of Bandera, Larry Allen of Rio Hondo and Josh Chappel of Fisher, Texas; Barn Built by Josh Chappel.

This ranch backs up to the Conn Ranch (3,000+ acres) which is a high fenced game ranch.

There are 2-water wells on the property: a 540' deep well (drilled in 2005) supplies the home and is conditioned by a water conditioning system (new pressure tank in 2015).

The windmill well is approximately 80' deep, offering up crystal clear water that feeds into 2-1,500 gallon water storage tanks then on to a water trough in the livestock pen then into the earthen stock tank beside the pens.

Seller believes to be in 100% ownership of the mineral rights/estate and will convey all owned to a buyer at closing.

Bandera Electric Coop holds a credit of over $5,000 (+/-), issued to this property, which will be transferred to the buyer at closing. This credit will be issued by Bandera Electric Coop as a reduction in the new owners monthly bill of 10% a month, if it is a part time residence, or 100% per month, if you are a full time resident of the property at 1724 Ross Road, Tarpley, Tx.

***Current owner leases adjoining 125+/- acres and the adjoining land owner has offered to entertain the same relationship with a new owner, giving a new owner access to over 200-acres!***

This property is ready to walk in and enjoy! Close to the State Natural Area (5,500 acres of state land dedicated to public use exclusively for the equestrian, hikers and nature lovers), Garner State Park, Lost Maples, Kerrville and Fredericksburg. 5-minutes to the renowned Mack & Ernies Eatery, 15-minutes to Bandera - The Cowboy Capital of the World and the famous 11th Street Cowboy Bar. Less than an hour to Sea World, Fiesta Texas and about an hour to San Antonio International Airport..

***Photos are from several seasons***

Photos can't capture this property! Call Rene' (210.844-6910 cell - 830.589-3028 home)for additional details or to make an appointment.


From Bandera: Hwy 16 N to FM 470 - drive 12-miles to Tarpley; turn left on FM 462 - drive 1 miles to Ross Rd.; Turn right on Ross Road, drive 1.7 miles (yes - thru Hondo Creek). Gate on the right. There is no sign on the property.

If you don't want to drive thru the creek, continue on FM 462 to CR 211 - turn right, cross the "bridge" and turn right on CR 121. It's 3-4 miles to CR 211, then approx. 3-4 miles to the property (which will be on the left). There is no sign on the property.

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