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This breathtaking 157 acre estate, located 13 miles outside Fredericksburg, is a combination of hills and valleys along Devils Creek. This year round creek is dammed in 3 places and pools alongside the home in an approximate 300 x 60 beautiful body of water where you can fish and enjoy its beauty from the patio/pavilion. The property has an agriculture exemption on its 30 acre Kleingrass hay field, while the remainder is under a wildlife exemption, allowing the ranch to be used for both wildlife beauty and livestock.
The award winning home was redesigned and rebuilt by Richard Laughlin in 2014. It won numerous state and national awards and was featured in both Western Art & Architecture Magazine and Spectacular Kitchens of Texas. The setting around the 6,000 home is both private and serene. The home features a large master suite, including a sanctuary room that offers incredible views of the creek and ranch, a guest room, his and her offices, and a fabulous chefs kitchen with full butlers pantry.
The main home is constructed of beautiful stone and stucco exterior with metal roof. The interior features American Clay neutral walls, hand scraped oak flooring, 20 ceilings and many architectural features. The builder used reclaimed wood from Iowa for the beams and wood finishes both inside the home and on the patios, recreating the desired historic Hill Country estate. The game room includes an exercise room/gym and bath that could be converted to a king bedroom suite, with a living area, game area and kitchen. The separate garage is connected to the home by a beautiful covered breezeway. There is an additional 3 car garage in an insulated metal building, plus 2 hay and implement storage barns.
The exceptionally restored log cabin serves as a guesthouse, sleeps six and is beautifully decorated in Ralph Lauren style. Across from the main house is a fully fenced, raised bed garden with quaint garden house and chicken coop. Up the hill at the top of the ranch is a charming gazebo with stone fireplace and dining table that offers incredible views of the entire ranch. Close by on the hill is a skeet shooting station with automatic thrower.
A 30,000 gallon rain water collection system fully supplies the home with healthy, delicious water, allowing the 4 wells on the property to be used for landscaping, agriculture or livestock.
The house features 100 Mbps fiber optic internet and a 12 zone, 4000 watt RTI home audio system controlled by over half a dozen in-wall touch panels or from any tablet or smart phone. These panels also control two video zones and the entire home's state-of-the-art Lutron smart lighting system.
Crow Fair is a fully equine-ready property with full size arena and round training pen. It features a Richard Laughlin designed barn constructed of stone and HardiePlank that includes office/breakroom, full bath, tack room, wash room, feed room and four inside/outside stalls with automatic waterers and Priefert panels. Adjacent to the barn are three 10-15 acre fenced grazing paddocks with irrigated water troughs. The balance of the ranch (~100 ac) remains available as grazing pastures.
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