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Riverhaus on the Pedernales

26 Acres    ·    Blanco County, Johnson City, TX    ·    $2,100,000
Riverhaus is a beautiful custom-built 4 bedroom/4 bath home consisting of 4,500 square feet on 26 acres.  Located 3.6 miles east of Johnson City, Texas (Blanco County); the property has 517 feet of manicured riverfront on the Pedernales. Less than an hour drive from Austin (and less than 2 hours from San Antonio), this spectacular property is perfect for a weekend retreat in an area where land values continue to benefit from the growth that Austin and the Texas Hill Country are experiencing.  Built to the highest standards of quality, Riverhaus has been meticulously maintained and is in excellent condition.  With no deed restrictions against future development on these 26 acres, this property could provide an excellent investment opportunity that is ready to be enjoyed immediately.  Water is provided by a well that is rated to produce 100 gallons per minute – more than enough to add additional homesites with sprinkler irrigation.  A four-stall horse barn with pipe-rail fenced turnouts is just west of the main residence.  Other amenities include a tree house, zip line, and a ladder-access wine cellar under a trapdoor in the master closet. The user-friendly river frontage is perfect for weddings and family gatherings.  The land is gently rolling, and the vegetation is a mixture of live oaks and post oaks, with native grasses like little bluestem, sideoats grama, and many others for ground cover.  French doors in the great room open to a large patio where you can hear and see the river.

Local attractions within a 30-45 minute drive from Riverhaus are numerous – many wineries, restaurants, antique stores, coffee shops, live music venues like Luckenbach, and other popular destinations west of Riverhaus (like the town of Fredericksburg) are too numerous to list.  To the east, the city of Austin is an easy day trip as well.  The annual Christmas light display in Johnson City is so popular that it attracts visitors from across the nation.  

Pedernales River: The Pedernales is an iconic part of central Texas – it is a tributary of the Colorado River, approximately 106 miles long.  Rising from springs in southeastern Kimble County, it flows west to east across the Texas Hill Country toward Austin.  In total, the watershed encompasses about 812,000 acres. The name “Pedernales”, first used in the middle 18th century, comes from a Spanish word for the flint rocks characteristic of the riverbed.

The river has a close association with the Texas Hill Country, it is tied to the history of the region and representative of its geography.  Along its route it flows over numerous rugged limestone escarpments as it winds eastward.

Traditionally inhabited by Lipan Apache, the first permanent European settlement along the river was in 1846, when the town of Fredericksburg was established by German immigrants. The threat of raids from Apaches restricted settlement in the area until the 1880s.  Signs of a bygone era, Native American artifacts can still be found along the riverbank and surrounding areas.

There are five protected state parks along the Pedernales, and numerous conservation organizations work with private landowners to ensure that this valuable natural resource will be enjoyed for generations to come.

     

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Agent(s): Wallace Nichols, Sales Associate
(713) 253-6021
nichols@republicranches.com
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