The Oak Crest Ranch
Beyond simple living. Beyond casual entertaining. Amidst a vast Texas prairie, the Oak Crest Ranch invokes a distinctly different experience.
This unique showcase estate invites with the regal beauty of Spanish Revival-style architecture, embraces with unique plays on undefined space and natural light, impresses with high-quality construction and overwhelms with possibilities.
Encompassing 400± acres in Central Texas, the ranch features an expansive landscape highlighted by a verdant blanket of rich ranching and farming land dotted with majestic oaks. Once a thriving peanut farm, the highly productive land extends for miles, broken only by trees, spring-fed lakes the welcoming gates of the Oak Crest Ranch. Beyond the private electric gates, the 11,500-square-foot estate features a wealth of custom designed details, such as extensive paved concrete driveways, a lighted entry fountain and a professionally landscaped garden with a variety of colorful, drought-tolerant plants.
As you step through the custom front door, the impressive great room defies expectations, as well as modern conventions. Throughout the home, defining walls are almost completely eliminated, instead showcasing a wealth of open space that freely moves from living room to dining room to upstairs library. The moment one enters, the 1,500-square-foot area welcomes you inside only to highlight all that lies beyond its 18-inch concrete walls.
Across from the front door, a wall of windows frames a panoramic view of the rear courtyard and the ranch beyond. Sunlight softly filters within, reflecting off the polished tile beneath your feet and illuminating the warm, unique space highlighted by rustic, country-style furniture and lighting fixtures, a 20-foot vaulted ceiling and warm wood detailing. Above, an 800-square-foot library invites you to read and relax amidst the glowing rays of the afternoon sun. Accessible via a spiral staircase, this uniquely designed retreat overlooks the great room and adds additional windows, custom bookcases and access to the upper outdoor deck.
Moving into the left wing through the great room, the kitchen beckons to the chef, the entertainer or even the casual cook with its elegance and numerous specially designed features that transform a simple kitchen into so much more. Decorated with custom ironwork, granite, stone and wood, the gourmet, granite island kitchen features such amenities as high-end all-electric appliances, a custom pantry, writing desk, breakfast bar and a stereo speaker system.
Adjacent to the kitchen, a gorgeous master bedroom is, in itself, a work of art. Featuring a sitting area with television and fireplace crowned with a double-recessed ceiling with a chandelier, the spectacular suite flows into a bathing area. Partitioned only by column- and stone-enclosed areas for a two-head shower and jetted tub, the room extends via a short tiled hallway to a large walk-in closet with plentiful storage.
Once again, the absence of walls allows for the flow of both design and light as one relaxes at the day’s end. Connected to the home via a breezeway, the luxurious administrative center/guesthouse offers 1,600 square feet with enough amenities to work, relax and entertain. Some of these include fully equipped workstations, a conference room, full bathroom, utility room, wood-burning rock fireplace and a large living area.
On the opposite end of the estate, the right wing offers two guest rooms (the East and West rooms) with full baths, a large three-car garage with plentiful storage space and a 1,600-square foot entertainment building with an extra-large rock fireplace, full bath, food service area with cabinets, stereo speaker system and extra-large windows. Perfect for large gatherings, it offers access to the covered veranda that wraps the entire back of the home.
This spacious outdoor area offers shade while enjoying the view of the large rear courtyard with a plethora of possibilities. Lovely as is or perfect to develop, the courtyard provides a blank canvas for the master entertainer, hobbyist or recreationist. Imagine an outdoor recreational area with a swimming pool and water features, additional garden space, putting green or gathering space for special occasions. It is the perfect place to host memorable events, such as a Cattle Baron’s Ball or wedding reception, showcase prize show horses, art or plants or even install a helipad for private access.
Currently used as a small-scale cattle ranch, the Oak Crest Ranch also includes many high-quality ranch amenities, including a three-bedroom ranch manager’s home with detached two-car garage, a 2,500±-square-foot stable with pipe fencing, a 4,800±-square-foot heavy equipment building (tractors, RV, trailers, boats, etc) with six electric doors and metal pipe corrals with a squeeze chute.
With its history as a peanut farm, the ranch also boasts excellent sandy loam soil, perfect for raising horses.
Just 15 miles from I-20, the ranch offers easy access to big-city amenities in Dallas/Ft. Worth (125 miles east) and Abilene (65 miles west) with a variety of high-end shopping, dining and entertainment venues, theater/ museum districts, as well as access to airports and medical facilities. After a day in the city, small-town
Gorman welcomes you home for the utmost in private, quiet country living, but nowhere else in Central Texas does "coming home" feel like this.
Beyond the city. Beyond your expectations. The Oak Crest Ranch can be your legacy.
Offered for $6,900,000 fully furnished.
(Just reduced from $10,000,000. The seller's have already relocated out of state).
For more information, or an appointment at the Oak Crest Ranch, contact the exclusive listing agent Vanessa Andrews at 817-399-1119 .