Welcome to the iconic Berger Ranch, a 91+ acre functioning premier cattle and cutting ranch housing a 11,200+ sq ft French-country manor.
Tucked away just 40 miles outside Houston, the property is fully fenced and gated. Notice the power lines along the road; the only visible lines on-site. All wiring on the ranch is underground for unobstructed views.
The circular paved drive leads to the elaborately landscaped front facade and European-inspired fountain.
The dignified formal front entrance features plentiful intricate windows to capitalize on the amazing views.
The elegant molded balustrade sets the slate vestibule off from the drive. Notice the extensive durable pipe fencing in the background, no expense was spared on this working ranch.
To the rear of the home lies the 300-foot grand arbor with mature vines, separating the recreation/pool area from the professional acreage.
Reflecting French tradition, the symmetry of repeating shrubs and planting schemes punctuate the extensive exterior recreation space.
Behind arched columns, the romantic patio exudes warm, welcoming Old-World charm with a relaxed feel.
The 30’ x 20’ fully-equipped outdoor kitchen sits adjacent to the resort-size pool area, perfect for entertaining large groups.
The outdoor kitchen is full-service with ceiling fans, a wet bar, gas grill, and built-in sound system.
With a nod to traditional French symmetry, the residence personifies antique elegance with quality modern construction.
Detailed pavement continues from the front of the home to surround the large pool and spa while towering mature landscaping accents the exterior.
Step away from the elegance of the home sits some of the premier features of the working ranch.
The 225’ x 100’ fenced cutting arena features 18’ roof, lights, and two holding pens.
Ready for a full breeding operation (foaling stall in addition to stud turnout), the barn has 15 stalls, wash rack, tack room, feed room, and more.
For comfort and convenience, the barn features custom wood ceilings with fans and an on-site restroom.
No detail has been overlooked; the barn even features a built-in pest-control spray system and in-ground water drain which flows to on-site retention pond.
The property has two ponds, 11 loafing sheds for winter and summer, two water wells (280 feet below ground), additional hay storage, a 1,000-gallon propane tank, and two detached apartments.
The elegant parlor features hardwood floors, antiqued hand-painted walls, and custom drapes
Great views and organic light bounce off high ceilings into the hall off the parlor.
The stunning curved staircase showcases antique salvaged wrought-iron, dating back to the 1800s. There is also an elevator to all 3 levels for your convenience.
The second-story landing overlooks the great room and affords spectacular views of the grounds. White pine beams, imported from Vermont, accent the ceiling.
Designed around the antique imported light fixtures, the 2-story grand room is a true work of art.
Birch paneling and slate floors exude a comfortable and sophisticated style while the stunning 16.5’ x 17’ hand-laid fireplace commands attention.
French-country icons including columns, iron work, arched windows and doors, elevate the space.
Arched lit grottoes in the hallway are perfect for displaying art and collectibles.
The large Master bedroom features an en-suite gym/flex space, sitting area, and an adjacent safe room.
Multiple fireplaces, hardwood floors, an intricate tray ceiling, and plantation shutters add to the grandeur.
Just through double doors (stained glass doors excluded from sale) lies a direct path to the pool/patio area.
The Master’s separate sitting area showcases the secondary Master fireplace.
The Master spa is unlike anything you’ve seen before. Floor-to-ceiling windows look out onto a private French garden, tucked away behind privacy walls.
With separate vanities, oversize soaking tub and separate shower, hand-painted columns and dome accents, wet bar and refrigerator, marble floors, bidet, and more; this is truly a retreat.
The secret garden off the Master Spa adds to the relaxing and secluded oasis.
The elegant formal dining room features hand-painted walls, wood floors, and amazing views through a triplicate of arched windows. (Chandelier is excluded from the sale).
The Chef’s kitchen is complete with a 6 burner Viking gas range with griddle, Viking double ovens, Sub-Zero refrigerator, separate ice maker, vegetable sink, and a fireplace.
Just off the dining room, the adjacent wet bar area is ideal for entertaining.
This view of the kitchen showcases the imported white pine beams and statement lighting. An oversize island allows for additional storage and seating.
Hand painted by a New Orleans artist, the kitchen features stunning vignettes and details throughout.
The solarium sits off the kitchen areas and provides unbeatable views out to the gardens and pool.
An alternate view of the solarium highlights the great flow between the spaces.
The home theater is ready to entertain with stacked seating, surround sound, and built-in equipment.
Featuring dark wood wainscot paneling and trim and architectural details; this game room was fashioned after an authentic British pub.
The game room is complete with a separate sitting area, wet bar, and access to an oversize 600+ sq ft balcony overlooking the pool and grounds.
A full-service wet bar with granite counters, built-in bottle storage, and separate refrigeration/ice makes are ready host a pint in this British pub.
A secondary bedroom features more energy-efficient double-paned picture windows and plantation shutters.
Natural light and stunning views abound in another secondary bedroom.
A built-in desk and shelving set this bedroom apart.
One of five bedrooms, this room offers plenty of space.
Adjacent to the upstairs bedrooms is a hobby desk/flex space with custom bookshelves.
An alternate view of the hallway shows the intuitive design of the upstairs rooms.