Equine enthusiasts and wine lovers alike will be intrigued by Sky West Ranch on the outskirts of Fredericksburg. New to the market and listed by Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty, the nearly 74-acre property hosts vineyards, 2,000 feet of Pedernales River frontage, and an all-around modern feel.
Listed at just under $17 million, the ranch offers a nearly new, 8,595-square-foot home with natural elements showcased throughout. The four-bedroom residence overlooks a resort-style swimming pool that was built with attention to detail. It also has a chef’s kitchen, theater, and a game room. “This is for someone who is wanting that country feel with all of the modern flair,” says Bridget Rainey, who represents the seller. A guest house adds another two bedrooms.
Sky West Ranch’s location in the charming, old German-feeling town of Fredericksburg offers close proximity to the town while still being secluded, as it sits on a low-traffic back road.
“When you drive into the property, you’re just embraced with this sense of peace, but it’s combined with grandeur because you see the great big riding arena, then you see this magical house,” Rainey tells D CEO. “But then you also see the horses and the charm of the pond that’s granite lined, so you really have everything you need.”
There also are multiple development sites available on the sprawling property.
“Since the pandemic, a lot of people are requiring a little more space,” Rainey says. “They don’t want to be in the central confinements of the city.”
Other amenities include a bass pond, a covered riding area with six paddocks with shelters, and one large pasture for horseback riders to practice their craft. The property is also home to two wells, which produce 150 gallons of water per minute, per well. The pond is granite-lined and stocked with largemouth bass, catfish, and other fish and is equipped for paddle-boarding or kayaking.
The ranch’s soil has been tested and is “ripe for a vineyard build-out on the premises, should the buyer be interested,” Rainey says. Because of this, the property can take on the identity of a vineyard, wedding venue, or even a family home or compound.