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Cypress Mill Retreat

177 Acres    ·    Blanco County, Cypress Mill, TX    ·    $3,400,000
The neighborhood around the village of Cypress Mill is one of the most prestigious and beautiful places to own land in the Texas Hill Country.  This 177-acre property is no exception.  The improvements consist of a 3 bedroom/2 bath home that was extensively remodeled in 2015.  The house features an open kitchen with modern appliances.  Natural light floods the kitchen and great room through the french doors that lead to the patio and crushed granite courtyard.  A guest cottage with 1 bedroom and full bath is detached and remodeled to match the house.  A large enclosed metal barn has been converted to a gym, and the irrigated, high-fenced garden is ready to be planted this spring.  All are served by a good water well that has never failed to flow – even in the 2011 drought.  The sellers are moving out of state for a business expansion – they are offering their home furnished and ready to enjoy right away.
The improvements sit on a 16-acre  headquarters tract of land that is unrestricted for development purposes.  The balance of the land (161+/- acres) is protected with a conservation easement (from the Hill Country Land Trust) that allows for 2 additional 2-acre building envelopes where  2 more homes/barns/etc could be constructed in the future.  Commercial use is also a viable option – the unrestricted headquarters tract is the perfect site for a B&B/hotel, restaurant, tasting room, or all of the above.  Hiking and horseback trails for guests through the interior of the property are abundant and very scenic.  The spring wildflower bloom can be spectacular on the property as well as the surrounding area.  
Shovel Mountain Road is a quiet, paved road that leads to the hand crafted stone columns marking the property’s entrance.  Inside the gate, an all-weather crushed limestone road winds through a fertile, spring fed valley covered with native prairie grasses and shaded by large live oaks.  Almost all of the cedar trees have been removed, leaving hundreds of mature live oaks interspersed with grasslands.  The native grass community is impressive – dominant species include little bluestem and side oats grama (the state grass of Texas).  Many other shrubs and forbes create fantastic wildlife habitat.  The beautiful spring-fed lake is visible to the south as you enter the gates. 
As the entry road winds uphill to the ranch house, guest house, converted gym, and garden; the 360-degree views across the Pedernales River basin are impressive. Deer and turkeys visit the corn feeder near the house most mornings and evenings.  The crushed-granite patio and fire-pit area is shaded by a grove of oaks, and clear night skies here can provide incredible stars.  Located less than a 30-minute drive out Hamilton Pool Road from the Hill Country Galleria, and less than one hour from downtown Austin, this property is the perfect easily-accessible weekend retreat or permanent residence.


Agent(s): Wallace Nichols, Sales Agent
(713) 253-6021
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