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James L. Ahern, Jr.
Ahern Ranches

Brown Ranch

$11,900,000 960.72 Acres
Property ID 3162044


The 950 acre-Brown Ranch, ideally located between Fredericksburg and Kerrville, is the pinnacle of Hill Country living. The land, with its plentiful live water, rolling terrain, native game and majestic live oaks, provides the perfect backdrop for memory-making getaways with family, friends and business associates. The top-of-the-line improvements, including six homes, were designed to enhance the experience.

Secure, electric entrances from Hwy. 783 and Fielder Road provide easy access to the high-fenced ranch, which features paved roads throughout. The extensive public road frontage enhances the propertys investment value even more by providing an opportunity for sub-division in the future.

The land, which includes both native range and improved Coastal bermuda patches for hay production, has been managed to support a genetically improved white-tailed herd as well top-notch registered Charolais cattle. The deer herd, which has produced bucks measuring 160-170, has benefited from a year-round feeding program. Superlative habitat management has ensured the presence of a host of other native Hill Country species ranging from turkey and bobcat to the occasional mountain lion.

Crystalline water is plentiful in the Kline Branch and Stevens creeks, which converge near the main house, creating a large dammed lake. (Premier dam builder Edmond Jenschke has constructed several dams on the property.) The co-joined creeks leave the lake flowing as one large stream, which is fed by a strong, year-round spring. The creeks flow inside the ranch for miles providing an exceptional amount of frontage. In addition, there are 3 Trinity Aquifer water wells and 5 Edwards Aquifer water well situated throughout the ranch.

No expense has been spared to create and maintain this ultimate Hill Country destination. Throughout the 8,000 square-foot-main residence, unique touches abound, including: the great rooms soaring 30-foot ceiling, a huge deck overlooking the lake, custom-made chandeliers, ironwork and fireplaces, and the Wild West grandchildren's suite.

The immaculately landscaped headquarters compound also includes a nearby guest house and a state-of-the-art equestrian barn complete with turnout paddocks and horse-safe fencing.

Family and friends can also be housed at the Ranch House, a brand new 6000 foot ranch style house with all the latest amenities.

Then, there is the Pool House, located in a beautifully landscaped, park-like clearing that boasts sprinkler and lighting systems, and provides direct access to the uniquely built, natural, rock-bottom swimming pool. The Original Ranch Headquarters House and its accompanying barn have been refurbished to exacting standards of modern taste and luxury.

To keep the fun going, the owners have repurposed an old rock home into an air-conditioned party palace showcasing a huge bar and entertaining area. If the celebration needs to move outside, the Lookout Pavilion, which provides a perfect view of the sun setting behind the hills is available.

In addition, there are two homes suitable for a foreman and staff as well as an expansive new barn featuring an office, a bunk room, bath room and completely outfitted workout center as well as space for storing equipment. All ranch equipment will convey with the sale.

The Brown Ranch offers the rare combination of proximity and privacy with all the amenities of a dream destination. It is a chance to live life at the pinnacle.

To see the Brown Ranch for yourself, call James Ahern Jr. at (210) 827-0505. The property is available for $14,400,000.

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James L. Ahern, Jr.

Ahern Ranches

P.O. Box 153
Alpine, TX 79831

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