LOCATION: Rancho Viejo is a beautiful community perfectly situated between the South Texas cities of Brownsville and Harlingen. LIVE WATER: Beautiful resacas, or oxbow lakes, only present in very small numbers adorn the property WELL & TANKS: 2 water wells IMPROVEMENTS: 9000+/- sq ft 6 bedroom, 5.5 bath home Additional guest quarters Four car open air garage Horse barn includes 6 horse stalls...
LOCATION: Rancho Viejo is a beautiful community perfectly situated between the South Texas cities of Brownsville and Harlingen.
LIVE WATER: Beautiful resacas, or oxbow lakes, only present in very small numbers adorn the property
WELL & TANKS: 2 water wells
IMPROVEMENTS: 9000+/- sq ft 6 bedroom, 5.5 bath home Additional guest quarters Four car open air garage Horse barn includes 6 horse stalls and full tack room with secondary guest quarters Land bridge provides access to outdoor equestrian arena with show jumps and courses
TERRAIN: Rich alluvial soil is host to the Texas Ebony Rainforest covering part of the property, with sandier soils further away from resacas
TOPOGRAPHY: Flat to slightly sloping towards waterfront
WILDLIFE: A multitude of nesting/breeding/migrating birds find home on this major flywayDeer, varmints, cats, and hogs
MINERALS: Of record
TAXES: Of record
COMMENTS: Located within Rancho Viejo sits an oasis all to itself. This impressive 135+/- AC waterfront estate encompasses an Ebony Tree Rainforest, Spanish style hacienda, horse stables, equestrian arena, pastures, and native habitat surrounded by a resaca. Resacas are bodies of water left from when the Rio Grande River changed riverbeds over the course of the last 100 to 10,000 years. These bodies of water are unique to the Rio Grande Valley and home to many species of flora and fauna, from native Mesquite, Ebony and Palm trees to exceptional birds, fish, and butterflies. A private, gated entry welcomes you into this birdwatcher’s paradise. As through the abundance of spectacular trees emerges a majestic Spanish home with a carved Cantera stone entry, white stucco facade, custom-crafted brass and iron entry doors, and a striking red-tile roof. This 6-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom home features soaring ceilings, stunning spaces, and light-filled rooms. Upon entering the home, you arrive in the fabulous foyer with old-world Saltillo flooring and grand iron and brass staircase. The formal living area, with capacity for dual sitting areas, is adorned with a Cantera stone fireplace and columns providing an open separation of space. Custom crafted wood ceilings provide a unique visual contrast to this spectacular room. Spacious, arched windows welcome bright natural light into the area. The formal living area opens to the library with stunning mahogany wood paneling, custom built-in bookcases and a coffered box beam ceiling which brings warmth to the exquisite space. The spacious dining area is capable of accommodating a table for 12+/- guests in addition to offering a dry bar area. Accessible thru a discreet swing door, the adjacent chef’s kitchen features glass-front display cabinets, Spanish detailed backsplash, oversized stainless-steel sink plus prep sink, and stainless-steel Viking appliances including a 6-burner + griddle gas range, double-wall ovens, warming drawer and more! The kitchen opens to the serene, light-filled brick walled breakfast area/sunroom with a continuation of the impressive arched windows, allowing immersive views of the lush green space beyond. Just past the kitchen is a butler’s pantry with generous storage area, an extra built-in commercial grade refrigerator and freezer, housekeeper’s quarters and more. The marvelous primary suite offers a sitting area, high-ceilings, spacious master closet, and two private ensuite bathrooms with soaking tub, glass enclosed shower and white marble surround. Four roomy, secondary suites with timeless ensuite bathrooms can also be found on the second level surrounding a game room/den with lovely built-ins providing study stations plus a well-sized office beyond. Outside the majestic hacienda, an additional guest quarters with ensuite bath sits adjacent to the four-car open air garage. A stately horse barn with elegant red arched doors houses a secondary guest suite/quarters, an office, 6 horse stalls and full tack room. An enchanting land bridge provides access to the outdoor equestrian arena nearby with show jumps and courses. This magnificent property is truly one of a kind! Once you arrive you will feel the peace of mind it brings, while still being close to all the modern conveniences one would want. The gardens and native flora alone will have you in awe. The 9,000+/- sq ft home is spectacular with thoughtful details and finishes beyond description in each of the superb spaces. Make this Texas treasure your own. -Mar 31 2023 4:00AM