Life was sure sweet this weekend (July 2-3, 2011) out at Tejas Ranch in Anna. This amazing property has “Texas” written all over it, so much it was under consideration as a shooting locaton for the now-defunct Fox TV series Lone Star (starring Jon Voight) when the series was shooting last summer. Voight played a modern day J.R. Ewing-type oil tycoon. I recall the scouts were looking long and hard for a ranch. Small wonder they picked Tejas.
Perched on 90+ acres, Tejas Ranch has multiple luxurious living facilities, a 10 acre lake, stocked tanks and, even in these bone-dry times, year-round live water. Talk about ease of access, it’s an hour north of Dallas and you can even jet right in to the ranch on your own 2,500-foot private runway.
The main home, built in 2000, underwent about $300,000 of renovations last year. It is about 4000 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and features three custom- decorated children’s rooms. There are so many extras – granite counters even in the closets, and wide-plank hardwood floors recycled from a barn in Maine. Rugged fireplace mantles were also made from that Maine barn wood. Talk about a party up here 24/7: recreational activities available include swimming, fishing, water-skiing, volleyball, shuffleboard, trap shooting, hunting, and more! There is a new horse barn, stable and upscale living quarters for a caretaker.
The guest house has 1 bedroom, 1 bath — but room for more in the downstairs cardio room or gym; the barn also has a full bedroom, bath, and kitchen efficiency apartment also recently redone. Some might consider this a second home ranch getaway, but most might want to make this a primary home considering the excellent Anna school district. Price for the whole enchilada — the homes, the land — is $4,450,000. The owner, a young couple who made big bucks in construction, actually wants to move further north in the boonies. They will consider selling off the house and guest home with smaller slices of dirt:
House/guest house on 10 acres: $1,900,000
House/guest house on 20 acres: $2,300,000
Oh, and this you will love: Taxes on this spread run about $8,000 a year because most of the acreage is ag exempt. What a perfect home for a fiscally shrewd celeb, athlete or gadzillionaire … someone ought to show this to Glenn Beck and Warren Buffet!