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This magnificent 4,000 + sq. ft. Mediterranean-influenced country estate is set gracefully among 171 acres atop a 1400-foot Texas hill, commanding panoramic views of rich fertile valleys, 3 ponds, native trees, and rugged hills and has been designed with detailed attention to sophistication and style. Some of the most luxuriant features are: an expansive 35 foot tall rotunda and two-story great room with cedar plank ceiling, custom wrought iron details, tasteful art niches, unique designer windows, lighting fixtures, & doors, double gas-wood fireplace between Great Room and Den, sunken custom inlayed hard wood plank floor, Italian ceramic tile, double elegant hardwood staircase, twin octagon-shaped towers, amazing wood molding & pillars, gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and maple-topped island, hexagon-shaped dining room, fully equipped cantina-bar with Brazilian granite counters and awesome views, 2 luxurious offices framed by tower windows with dramatic hill country views, 5 tile & wrought iron balconies offering breathtaking scenic views, an opulent master suite with marble fireplace, jetted garden tub, his & her vanities, & massive steam room shower, custom built-ins and window treatments throughout, a large salt water system in-ground pool with spa, 2 waterfalls, swim grotto with seating and beach entrance, pool gazebo with bar and private outdoor bathroom with shower. This fabulous ranch offers many improvements and is high game fenced featuring exotics such as black buck antelope, red mule, and white tail deer. Many more features too numerous to list in this paragraph! Call us or see our site for details. Rancho Paraiso (Paradise Ranch) is remotely located in the northeast part of Lampasas County near the beautiful community of Izoro.
RANCH DETAILS & IMPROVEMENTS:
BARN, 30 X 50, native limestone, metal roof, with 10 x 50 concrete center hallway, five 10 x 10 stalls with paddocks, one 10 x 10 wash rack area, three 10 x 10 feed and storage areas. Stalls are pipe design and paddocks are pipe and net wire. Ceiling 11.5 ft. high. Set up for roping. Separate well
BARN UPSTAIRS LOFT + LIVING AREA, storage throughout except for 8 x 20 enclosed living area with bathroom and small kitchen. Steel & wood exterior stairs to loft. Electric, water, & septic available for upstairs living.
LIGHTED ARENA, net wire, calf roping chute and holding pen
PUMP HOUSE on hill, stone exterior with pressure pump, well designed in stone wishing well
DETACHED WORKSHOP / EXTRA GARAGE, 24 x 30, all metal, wood work benches, partially cemented floor
PUMP HOUSE, stone exterior, pressure pump inside, well. Located by barn.
WELL, 540 ft. deep with new pump to the trinity bed, 8 to 10 gallons per minute, provides water to barn, troughs, and corrals
FENCE, pasture wire tall game / exotic fencing around ranch, wrought iron & brick with lights around house yard, 6 ft. fence around pool
PASTURE PENS & CORRALS, 1 fenced area for exotics with troughs & faucets, designed for breeding & corralling
TROUGHS, 4 pasture
GATES, 2 work gates, one grand entry decorative gate of white stone & wrought iron, solar panel operated with key pad / remote access, & automatic departure sensor, built-in mailbox
ROAD, partially paved & chip & seal drive to home
CIRCULAR DRIVE with brick-style concrete curbing
3 PONDS, one is stocked with fish and has a gazebo and a paddleboat
6 Red Mule, 2 stags & 4 females
20 Antelope, 4 Blackbuck, 16 does
4 Spanish Goats
Native Whitetail Deer
Stocked Pond with Bass, Catfish, Perch
River Rock Brick
40 Year Composition Shingle Roof
Cement Slab Foundation
5 Wrought Iron Balconies
2 Round Towers
4 Units AC/Heat Pumps
INGROUND GUNITE POOL, 16 x 32, Salt Water System with custom cover, 16,000 gallons, Whirlpool Spa with waterfall that is 7' round and 42" deep, 5 ft. deep swim-in grotto with seating inside, beach entrance with steps, crystal stone & midnight blue finish, specialized lighting that alternates colors, sports package, large finished deck area, 3500 sq. ft, with French drains. Polaris Sol 1000 auto remote from house that runs lights, heater, pool, Polaris. Auto Water Miser, Freeze Guard, Propane heating system. Minimum 40 gallons of propane to run heater, 400,000 LP Heater. 1 ft. thick walls in pool, 8' center rebar, 318 inches bar on 16' center on deck. PUMPS include 1 waterfall, 1 jets & spa, 1 pool. Multi Pool Light System. Pool built by Blue Crest Pools & Spa in Belton, Texas.
PROPANE TANK, 200 gallon for cook tops, pool heater, 3 fireplaces and water heaters
PAVILLON, 17 X 17, shaved cedar with synthetic thatched 20 year roof, water, electric, refrigerator
BACKYARD HOT TUB, 1996 Morgan Spa, 8 x 8 with 42 jets, ozone system, new cover, cedar exterior
POOL GAZEBO, raised with built-in bar, sink, cabinetry, an enclosed bathroom & shower.
HOUSE FENCE, 3 ft. wrought iron & brick with lights in front and 6 ft wrought iron and wood in pool area
ATTACHED GARAGE, 24.5 X 23.5 + 6.5 X 11.5, automatic double car door, water softener system for home, utility sink, workshop alcove area with 220 plug, ceiling fans specially equipped fuse boxes with lightening protection device, built-in work bench, wall tool storage area.
SPRINKLER SYSTEM, 12 - station automatic irrigation system for yard
LANDSCAPED, Zoysia grass surrounds home
SIDEWALKS AND WALKWAYS, 124 s.f
EXTERIOR SOUND SYSTEM IN REAR
COVERED BACK PORCH, 20 x 5 with 12 x6 circular extension
PATIO, 324 s.f.
HOUSE INTERIOR FEATURES:
WIRED SOUND SYSTEM THROUGHOUT HOUSE
CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENTS
WALL ART NICHES
BULL NOSE CORNERS
MONTEREY DRAG WALL TEXTURE IN DESIGNER COLORS
CROWN MOLDING THROUGHOUT
Closets have automatic lighting
Propane Heated Water heaters
ROTUNDA ENTRY, 12 ft diameter, 35 ft tall, custom wrought iron window grills, stained concrete floor with lone star design, double Mahogany front doors
GRAND ENTRY, 21 X 6, 35 ft. tall ceiling, Onyx Italian ceramic Tile floor, alabaster & pewter swan chandelier with gold filaments, 2 coat closets, double staircases featuring wood with carpet runners and brass rods.
GREAT ROOM, 20 X 25, 35 ft. cathedral cedar plank ceiling, designer ceiling fans, recessed lighting, sunken custom inlayed hardwood floor, see-thru double fireplace burns propane or wood, French doors to back patio overlooking pool and gorgeous views
GUEST ROOM or Optional Parlour, 15 X 9, carpet, ceiling fan, located off of Grand Entry, closet in entry
PARLOUR / GUEST ROOM ADJOINING BATH, 5.5 X 9.5, ceramic tile floor, clawfoot tub, pedestal sink, bead board wainscoting
KITCHEN, 16 X 17.5, Italian Ceramic Tile Floor in black & white checkerboard pattern; Granite Countertops; Custom white-wash Ash cabinetry including wine and plate racks, appliance garage, lazy susans, drawer pull cabinets; large island with maple top, gas stove top, warming drawer, and vegetable sink; built-in refrigerator, self-cleaning convection wall oven, microwave, trash compactor, dishwasher, and garbage disposal; custom pewter faucets and fixtures; baking center/buffet with lighted glass upper cabinets & large picture window; double porcelain sink with open pass through to Great Room.
DINING ROOM, 15 X 15, unique hexagon-shaped room full of light from surrounding windows with magnificent views, designer recessed ceiling with custom wrought iron and pewter chandelier, hard wood flooring. (Custom made 6 ft. round granite dining table is negotiable)
PANTRY/ LAUNDRY/ MUD ROOM, 6.5 X 16, stained & scored concrete floor, plumbed for extra refrigerator or freezer, floor to ceiling built-in pantry shelves, custom oak cabinets, unique arched medieval-style Maple door to kitchen
GAMEROOM / DEN, 16 X 22, scored & stained cement floor, 2 ceiling fans, 10 ft. ceiling, double see-thru fireplace (gas or wood) with mantle, hearth, and mantle art niche, built-ins, under stairs storage area, plus 8.5 x 4.5 ALCOVE area with built-in storage window seats.
CANTINA BAR, 15 X 15 hexagon shaped with 5 windows with views, ceiling fan, saloon doors, full bar with Italian Granite counters, brass bar sink, refrigerator, customized cabinets, Bistro style tables & chairs negotiable. Located off the Den, scored & stained concrete floor.
DEN BATHROOM, 5 X 5, glass shower, pedestal sink, toilet
EXERCISE ROOM, 15 X 9, carpet, ceiling fan, picture windows with great views, built-in TV shelf, mirrored wall, storage area closet, 10 ft. ceiling. Optional Bedroom. (exercise equipment negotiable)
9 foot ceilings
SECOND FLOOR LANDING, 2 art niches with lighting, French doors with window light to large center balcony, combination Italian marble and carpet
MASTER BEDROOM 17 X 16, carpet, cozy marble fireplace with mahogany surround & mantle, wainscoting, coffered ceiling with elegant ceiling fan, Jacuzzi bathtub in Bay window in 12 x 12 dressing area, huge walk-in closet, 11 x 8, with double built-in dressers drawers and shelving.
MASTER BATHROOM, 15 X 12, double His & Her vanities with cultured marble counters and custom oak cabinetry, coffered ceiling, double shower & Swedish steam bath with cultured marble enclosure with benches & double heads, toilet alcove with cabinets & phone connection, double French doors leading to balcony.
His OFFICE TOWER, 15 X 12, octagon shaped, tray ceiling, lots of windows with views, ceiling fan, French door to balcony, carpet, customized oak built-in bookcases & cabinets
BEDROOM #3, 15.5 X 11.5, carpet, ceiling fan, large closet with ample shelving
HALL BATHROOM, 8 X 9, Tile floor, glass surround tub/shower combo, double vanity
Her OFFICE TOWER, 15 X 15, octagon shaped, tray ceiling, custom built-in oak bookcases and cabinets, ceiling fan, carpet, amazing views from 4 picture windows, French door to balcony
BEDROOM #4, 12 X 15, carpet, double closets, ceiling fan, French door to balcony
*SPECIALIZED HOME FURNISHINGS NEGOTIABLE
HAMILTON ELECTRIC CO-OP
PRIVATE WELL WATER
TRASH PICKUP IS AVAILABLE
PROPANE (TANK OWNED)
2009 TAXES: $6,500
This beautiful ranch is centrally located approximately 24 miles from Lampasas, 20 miles to Lampasas Airport, 20 miles to Gatesville, 35 miles to Killeen Regional Airport, 32 miles to Killeen / Fort Hood, 88 miles to Austin, 139 miles to Dallas, 143 miles to San Antonio, and 220 miles to Houston.
Lot Size: 170.93
Type: Farm/Ranch for Sale
Floors: Two or More Stories
Square Feet: 4006
Year Built: 2001
School District: EVANT ISD
BEAUTIFUL TEXAS HILL COUNTRY: 170.93 ACRES
TOP OF A TEXAS HILL: TOP OF THE LINE QUALITY
BEAUTIFUL HOME: MEDITERRANEAN STYLE ESTATE
BREATHTAKING VIEWS: REMOTE & PRIVATE
From Lampasas take U.S. Highway 281 North for 10 miles. Turn right (East) on FM 1690 for 11.5 miles. Turn left on Blakely Road for 2.3 miles. Ranch entrance on left. See Ranch Paraiso on gate.
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