Ranch property located just west of Houston

December 16, 2018

Located just 40 west of Houston in Simonton, the iconic Berger Ranch spans more than 91 acres and is a functioning cattle and cutting ranch that features a French county-style manor with more than 11,000 square feet of living space. Listing agent Karla Miller of John Daugherty, Realtors says the property is truly one of a kind, with a home that showcases high-end finishes, luxury features and intense attention to detail.

The beautiful property includes two detached apartments, a full cutting arena with mechanical cutting, a 15-stall barn equipped for breeding, 11 loafing sheds for winter and summer, a 1,000-gallon propane tank, two water wells, additional hay storage, two ponds and below-ground wiring so that the property has unobstructed views.

A circular paved driveway leads to the main entrance to the home and enhances its elegant style complete with a European-inspired fountain, expansive windows and molded balustrades that surround the main entrance.

Inside, a curved staircase showcases antique salvaged wrought iron dating back to the 1800s. The home also includes an elevator.

The parlor features hardwood floors; antiqued, hand-painted walls; and custom drapes. Designed around the antique imported light fixtures, the two-story room is a true work of art.

Birch paneling and slate floors exude a comfortable and sophisticated style, while the stunning 16.5-foot x 17-foot hand-laid fireplace is a focal point.

The master suite includes an en-suite gym/flex space, sitting area, multiple fireplaces, hardwood floors and adjacent safe room. Double doors from the master suite open to a direct path to the pool/patio area.

The master bath is described more like a spa, with floor-to-ceiling windows viewing a private French garden, separate vanities, a soaking tub and separate shower, hand-painted columns and dome accents, marble floors, hand-painted columns and dome accents, a wet bar, refrigerator, bidet and more amenities.

Hand-painted by a New Orleans artist, the kitchen features vignettes and details. The kitchen is complete with a six-burner Viking gas range with griddle, Viking double ovens, Sub-Zero refrigerator, separate ice maker, vegetable sink, a fireplace, an island, white pine beams and statement lighting. A solarium is located off the kitchen and is surrounded by views of the pool and gardens.

There is a home theater with stacked seating, surround sound and built-in equipment; and a game room that was fashioned after an authentic British pub complete with a full-service wet bar and separate sitting area.

The home also features large secondary bedrooms and an upstairs hobby desk/flex space with built-ins.

To the rear of the home outside is a 300-foot arbor with mature vines, separating the recreation/pool area from the professional acreage. Arched columns highlight the rear patio and full-service outdoor kitchen that overlooks the huge resort-size pool area.

Located at 8419 FM 1489 Road, this property is priced at $10,400,000.

Further details

For more information, visit www.JohnDaugherty.com.

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