Wallets out, high-rollers! A Texas-size chunk of luxury and rugged charm is up for grabs as one of Waller County’s poshest and most prodigious ranches, the Brightside Ranch, just sidled onto the market with an asking price that'll have you reaching for a second mortgage—a cool $11.3 million. Nestled a mere 45-minute horseback ride from the Houston hustle, this Hempstead haven is roping in the well-heeled with more than just acreage, according to the article in Chron.
What's really easy to fall in love with is the 11,000-square-foot limestone palace designed by none other than architect Tom Wilson, a homestead rife with amenities Tom Jones would envy—yes, including a gourmet kitchen and home theater. Yet, outdoors is where the Brightside Ranch truly earns its spurs, according to a Chron report, showcasing a naturalistic pool that's anything but par for the course, complete with its own limestone waterfall and head-turning plunge pool.
The luxury doesn't rein itself in at the main house either. As Chron.com rides on, a spacious 2,000-square-foot guest house adds to the lodging lineup, not to mention expansive porches front and back for those sunset soirees or plain ol' Lone Star state contemplation. And if you're in the market for a bit more than relaxation, Gibson of Republic Ranches, the listing agent pulling the reins on the sale, suggests you roam over to the tennis and basketball courts or saddle up for some prime deer, hog, or bird hunting across the property's sprawling acreage.
For those who can't resist a bit of grand design, both indoors and out, LandandFarm.com details the property’s embellishments like the Bob Anderson-designed pool and the Kirk Craig kitchen, both of which thread the needle of opulence and heartland hospitality seamlessly. The residence stands as a paragon of landowner splendor, and to sweeten the pot, all the furnishings could be up for negotiation, with farm equipment to be sold separately.