The Big Sky Ranch is a spectacular 400+/- acre ranch, 7 years in the making and about 1 hour northwest of Austin. It is rare to find acreage so highly improved and having such an abundance of surface water.
The topography has dramatic elevation changes, yet is all usable. There are tremendous vistas from the higher elevations and the western views provide some of the best sunsets to be seen. The rolling terrain is very diverse, having high elevations and productive bottom land. Most of the cedar has been cleared, leaving scattered hardwood cover of Live Oak, Spanish Oak, and Elm. Areas have been left untouched for game cover and there is approximately 44 acres of coastal fields. Approximately 300 acres are under an 8 foot game fence.
The signature feature and the crown jewel is the spectacular main house. The stunning home is a tribute to the home builders art. Built on the highest point and overlooking the entire ranch, it has a rock exterior, standing seam roof, 14 foot ceilings, 25 tons of HVAC, a single story design and very tastefully decorated.
There are too many features to list here but some of the highlights include; 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3 half baths, a kitchen that will rival most restaurants, an indoor smoker that will cook up to 55 briskets at a time, a massive great room with an enormous free standing bar and a dining area and a heated 4 car attached garage. When it comes to entertaining and impressing guests, this home cannot be outdone.
Convenient, but not too close are two apartments for guests. Both apartments have 3 bedrooms, a kitchen and 2 1/2 baths. With all of the features and quality that the house boasts, the barn will not disappoint you. An insulated metal building 60 feet by 120 feet, air conditioned and heated, it houses the office with 3 bathrooms, wood working shop, fire-proof safe room, metal working shop and an enormous equipment storage area.
There is no shortage of water on the ranch. There are 8 lakes scattered over the ranch, most of them being stocked. Catches of 8+ pound bass have been reported. In addition the surface water the ranch has 3 prolific electric water wells and 2 windmill wells. All roads in the ranch are all weather with a graded base.
300 acres of the ranch is been high fenced and has an MLD permit from Texas Parks and Wildlife. Genetically selected does were brought in to compliment the selected native strain already found on the ranch.
Experience and an intensive feeding program have created a superior whitetail deer herd of about 50 deer on the ranch. In addition to the excellent whitetail population, there are Axis Deer and Black Buck Antelope. There is also turkey, dove, and ducks for hunting options.
This executive ranch is easy to get excited about because it has so much variety, beauty, and character. The owner will sell most of the homes furnishings, ranch equipment and supplies. An inventory with descriptions and prices are available to qualified prospects.
Options are numerous- family/corporate retreat, horse/cattle ranch, home place, events center, and future development. One thing is for sure- this premier ranch will put a smile on your face every time you drive through the gate.
One hour north of Austin and 5 minutes north of Lampasas, fronting Hwy 281.
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