Bluff Creek Ranch
Johnson City, Texas
168.44 +/- Acres
Home & Bunk House
Main Home: 3,663sft, 2Bed, 2.5 Bath
Bunk House: 1,926sft, 3 Bed, 3 Bath
Bluff Creek Ranch, this home, this ranch, this bluff, all represent something rare and special about the Texas Hill Country. Here is a place that invites you (and everyone you want to welcome) into spacious quietude and daily beauty. There’s just so much space here, everything is “sweeping” and wide. From the water, to the grasslands and flowers. This is one of those iconic “hilly” places, with old limestone cliffs making a statement, providing a firm foundation for a home that was designed by the architect to maximize the outdoors inside every space. It feels like every door and window open onto some unique and beautiful aspect of the property. If you’d like to see this place, feel free to ask for some time to be quiet on the porch, only then will you begin to understand it!
Home & Estate
Situated on a sloping ridgeline in the scenic terrain of the Texas Hill Country, Bluff Creek Ranch represents elegant estate living in a wide open space that accentuates beautiful live water. The Bluff Creek Ranch compound, as a whole, was custom designed to take advantage of the surrounding Hill Country views. A total of just under 6,000 sq. ft. of living space is divided into three main elements:
Main Ranch House –
A Texas Mediterranean home overlooking the 100-foot Grape Creek cliffs on one side and wide-open pastures and the winding upstream North Grape Creek on another. Highlights of the design include Mexican terra cotta roofs, deep overhangs, ipeˊ-exposed roof rafters and beams, locally-sourced stone walls, large open-concept great room, 2-sided stone and stucco fireplace, tall windows, sloped ceilings capped with 24-foot-high clerestory, and cut limestone floors. This home was engineered to withstand hurricane winds, being constructed of masonry construction exterior with steel concrete reinforcement. Both the outside and inside were all stones sourced from the ranch.
An inviting place for family and guests, this 1,926 sq. ft. house has an entertainment area, 3 bunk rooms, and 3 baths. There’s enough room to sleep fourteen people.
Attached Double Garage
With room to keep the hobbies tidy and tucked away and a half bathroom.
The main elements of the compound are separated by two loggias (a gallery or room with one or more open sides). The loggia between the main house and bunk house is designed for outdoor living and features a fireplace, sloped wood ceiling and outdoor shower. The second loggia connects the main house and garage and provides a second outdoor living area with an outdoor kitchen.
The built space of the estate forms a “U” that surrounds a landscaped courtyard with stone walls and 4,000 sq. ft. deer-proof garden. Along the back of the house lies the Creek Terrace, a large outdoor patio that overlooks North Grape Creek and has an expansive 180-degree view of the property. The terrace includes an outdoor kitchen and dining area, perfect for watching those daily marvels we call Hill Country sunsets.
Bluff Creek Ranch really epitomizes Hill Country living. The well-maintained, diverse property ranges in elevation from 1,200 to 1,380 feet, affording stellar views of the countryside. The ranch has over 1,590 feet of frontage along North Grape Creek, highlighting the crystal clear water that runs beneath limestone ledges and is surrounded by majestic cliffs.
Mature trees of American Sycamore, Live Oak, Pecan, Ashe Juniper, and others intermingle throughout the property among native grasses and bush. Carefully-groomed areas around the site create private, park-like areas. A 4.25+/- acre pasture on the west side of North Grape Creek has deep sandy loam soils perfect for a small farm or food plots for the abundant wildlife, including Whitetail deer, Rio Grande turkey, grey fox and many species of birds.
Designed to be sustainable
The original owners of Bluff Creek Ranch had a goal of becoming carbon neutral with the property. The architect incorporated several Green/Sustainable design and construction features to reduce the ranch’s carbon footprint, including:
- Passive Solar Energy Design
- Comprehensive Thermal Insulation
- Radiant Barrier
- Low Air Infiltration Building Skin
- Landscape and Irrigation Systems to Support the Wildlife Habitat
This is offering is being co-listed with Fredericksburg Realty, Justin Cop, Broker, 830.997.6531.
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