|This stunning 142-acre Hill Country property has just become available. Owned previously by President Lyndon B. Johnson, it has been in the family of the renowned Italian artist Benini since 1999. Benini is well known for his breathtaking paintings, as well as his sculptures, some of which grace this property. If you know the Texas Hill Country, you know the land that stretches out west from the Hwy 281 & Hwy 290 intersection is one of the most beautiful sections of it. As the crow flies, the property is about 7 miles west in that direction. The location is excellent, as you are roughly an hour away from both Austin and San Antonio via Highway. You are also near Johnson City and just 25 minutes from Fredericksburg.
The ranch is very private and tucked away on a very scenic country road. It has some of the most fantastic 360 degree Hill Country views in Central Texas, with the main 3 bedroom home perched on a hill with unencumbered views in every direction. It is on an elevation of over 1,800 ft. The 2,840 sq ft hilltop home has a stone and cedar finish, and some very nice updates inside. The kitchen has been updated with granite countertops, gas range stove, and stainless appliances. Three stone fireplaces are within the home, and it also has multiple outdoor porches, with one having an outdoor shower.
Very much a quintessential Hill Country piece of land— there are mature oaks throughout, rolling hills with native grasses, and classic Hill Country terrain. There are two intermittent-weather stock ponds that could be utilized in the future.
Also on the property is an 12,000 sq ft hangar showcase building with rock facade that has served for a popular showroom and event center, constructed with highly valued Centria panels. There is unlimited potential for this building, including wine and craft beer operations. You are right in the region of the burgeoning vineyard scene that stretches to Fredericksburg.
Also of note is an original charming 1,140 sq ft ranch house on the property, that could make an additional AirBnB scenario or foreman’s house. All-in-all, this ranch is one of the most aesthetically strong ranches in the Texas Hill Country, and its strategically placed location 1 hour from both Austin and San Antonio really make this something special.