Thursday, September 12, 2013

An Opportunity As Big As Texas - Live Auction Oct. 8, 2013


New York-based Concierge Auctions is holding a live auction on October 8th for the Riven Rock Ranch which was named "Top Ten Best New Places to Stay" by Texas Monthly.

Originally offered for $13.5 million, the Riven Rock Ranch will sell to the highest bidder at or above a $2.5 million reserve. Contact Carol.Dintelman@SothebysRealty.com for registration details.


The estate is perched atop a ridge and its vineyards, olive trees, native Texas plants, soft green hay fields and 4,500 feet of Guadalupe riverfront provide a natural backdrop to the outdoor restaurants and living spaces. Complete with a farmhouse from the 1890s that has been perfectly and elegantly restored, a picturesque barn ready for horses, and a master house built in the 1930s featuring breathtaking craftsmanship and robust with period details and luxury restoration, the ranch kept every aspect of comfort and luxury in mind when constructing the newer cottages, restaurants, and pavilions on the property.

Complete with seven homes totaling 21 bedrooms and 20 full and one half bathrooms — including a farmhouse, a 10,000-square-foot main house and five beautifully-appointed guest homes and cottages, three luxury event centers, an 80-seat restaurant and cafe, three horse barns, established vineyards and olive trees, 100 acres of irrigated and tillable land, 92 feet of adjudicated river water rights, and ample room for expansion, the Riven Rock Ranch would be ideal as a family homestead, gentleman's ranch, vineyard, bed & breakfast, event/wedding venue, destination restaurant or corporate retreat.

The main house is a marriage of old and new. More than 3,600-square-feet have been meticulously restored from the original home built in the 1930s and then seamlessly connected with 6,400 square feet of glorious new space, all surrounded by more than 2,800 square feet of covered porches. Grounded in quarter-sawn oak floorboards throughout the original home and topped with an expansive warm heart pine ceiling in the great room, the main house is the centerpiece of the Riven Rock Ranch. 

Every detail is finished in the most elegant and respectful of ways. Outside, enjoy a beautiful pool including a 500-square-foot cabana with a full bathroom and dressing area, full kitchen, outdoor kitchen, fireplace, and 400 square feet of covered eating area. The estate also includes a 1,280-square-foot luxury game room.

The Riven Rock Ranch is only 45 minutes from San Antonio, 1.5 hours from Austin, and 3.5 hours from Houston, and it's just around the bend from other popular towns — only 16 miles from Boerne and 22 miles from Fredericksburg. Known for being one of the most beautiful areas of the Lone Star State, the entire region is filled with bluebonnets and peach orchards. The vineyards, the river frontage, the hay fields, the horses, the olive trees — these take this supreme collection of Hill Country architecture and elevate the experience well beyond any city parcel of land.

The auction of the Riven Rock Ranch, located at 390 Hermann Sons Road in Comfort, Texas, will be held live on October 8, 2013.  




Carol Dintelman is the creator of SanAntonioSavvy.com and a Realtor at Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty. 

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1 comment:

  1. Nice website Carol. Thanks for posting this. I hope you can find us a bidder!

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