Imagine elevating your lifestyle beyond your hopes and dreams in this stunning, one-of-a-kind Mediterranean 4 level lakefront estate located in the prestigious private gated community with 24/7 security of The Ranch at Possum Kingdom Lake! This architectural masterpiece by D.C. Broadstone II, boasts 9,416 square feet of the finest construction and engineering in the cliff resting on over 2 acres. A lavish bounty of natural splendor wraps this gorgeous masterpiece with unprecedented forest-like grounds. Nestled against one of the Best Lakes in Texas, you can enjoy 1,100 undeveloped, protected wooded acres within The Ranch as its backdrop. This distinctive estate exemplifies a livable forest and is conveniently located near the DFW metroplex making this the perfect getaway, vacation home, primary residence or corporate retreat! An airstrip is minutes from The Ranch and a helipad is located on The Ranch property! This stunning fully furnished mansion will captivate your soul from the minute you lay eyes upon it. The walls of windows paint breathtaking views, offering a spa-like resort setting. Magnificently appointed rooms include seven bedrooms with large walk-in closets, six living areas, six fireplaces, eight bathrooms, and two half baths. Each of the five master bedrooms were designed as a private space for guests and owner alike. A detached 1000 square foot divinely appointed Casita retreat includes a large master bedroom, sitting area, fireplace, ensuite, refrigerator, microwave, washer/dryer, and a private patio to enjoy the breathtaking view. Separate large boys and girls bunk rooms allow kids to invite plenty of friends!
The gourmet granite-laced Chef’s kitchen has all the needed elements: a Wolf commercial gas range, dual warming drawers, two microwaves, two dishwashers, Subzero refrigerator and freezer, an extra refrigerator in the large walk-in pantry, two refrigerated drawers in the island designed with plenty of custom cabinetry and storage throughout. The oversized island and bar area provide additional sitting areas for entertaining. The dining room is surrounded by folding glass doors to enjoy captivating views and opens to the massive lakefront cliffside patio. This estate encompasses it all including a wine cellar, media room, game room, upstairs clubroom retreat with its own kitchenette and 2 Murphy beds for even more guests. The estate features an elevator designed and installed to access 3 of the levels and escorts you to the bell tower for grandeur must see panoramic views! The outdoor entertainment areas include a custom built in grill, fire pit, wrap around porches, rock-climbing wall, and multiple seating areas. Each provide exceptional settings where lifelong memories are created.
Whether you want to enjoy the extraordinary landscape by horseback, ATV, foot, or boat, this grandiose property and the amenities it offers will leave you spellbound. Visit the Equestrian center for a trail ride, or to the roping pen, or practice some shooting at the skeet range as you take an awe-inspiring ride on your four-wheeler up to the top of McAdams Peak (the highest elevation in North Central Texas). Relax at the resort style award winning infinity pool and enjoy the privacy of one of the four heated hot tubs and romantic moonlit decks to reflect on the day. All is steps away from Ranch owners’ private boat docks! If that is not enough, there is a sand volleyball court, picnic areas, baseball/soccer field, hiking and horse trails, lighted tennis, pickle ball, and basketballs courts, and fitness center. Let go of life's everyday details and take advantage of the unique concierge service to ensure your boat is cared for, your horse is saddled or your party or event is planned! Deer are protected and seen everywhere amongst the lush grounds along with mountain goats who love the cliffs and live at The Ranch. No matter the family, the Ranch has all the amenities one could want. It’s more than a home, it’s a Lifestyle!
This engineering marvel, designed by the family along with architect D.C. Broadstone, was carved out of the limestone cliffs of Possum Kingdom Lake. It was meticulously planned and designed over a one-year period ensuring no detail was neglected. The construction took three years, with the discerning craftsmanship required to tastefully layer the home into the cliffs. Constructing the great room required layering seventy tons of steel for support. In addition, an estimated fifteen concrete piers were drilled into the cliffs to anchor the home! This is undeniably the ultimate lake house retreat on Possum Kingdom Lake.
The Ranch on Possum Kingdom is located in the northern-most extension of the famed Texas Hill Country and consists of only 160 building sites. In the spirit of the historic cattle ranch owned by the J.K. Weldon family, The Ranch was developed in 1998 and carries forward the ranch aesthetics that lend themselves to ranch-style homes. The Hill Country atmosphere provides an exceptional setting where lifelong memories are created spending quality time taking in the rustic beauty of the vast ranchland and crystal-clear lake with loved ones. The 65 mile long lake surrounded with majestic cliffs is unspoiled for fishing, scuba diving and water sports affords your family the ultimate Texas living experience! Fishing enthusiasts bask in the sun while searching the lakes shallows and coves for prized bass. Multiple marinas offer first class facilities to house your boat. Families have the best of both worlds, whether being on the water to cool off in the lake or in the Ranch community, surrounded by the beautiful landscape it offers.
This exclusive, low-density community is like no other - where your RANCH HOUSE is also your LAKE HOUSE.
https://www.theranchonpk.com -HISTORY OF THE RANCH- WHERE IT ALL STARTED
In 1913, the J.K. Weldon family invested the money earned from cotton and cattle sales in the purchase of a ranch near McAdam's Peak. Today, this land located in the northern-most extension of the famed Texas Hill Country is called The Ranch On Possum Kingdom. The original homestead and barn built in 1913 still stand and are in use today. Plows, wagons and other farming equipment used by the Weldon family remain here as a reminder of how the “good old days” must have been. For over 90 years, this land has remained a working cattle ranch. Hills once inhabited by Indians now are called home by many families.
Just as The Ranch has a spirited past, so does the scenic region of Texas of which it is a part. Known as the cradle of the cattle industry in America, its wooded hills and valleys were home to Oliver Loving and Charles Goodnight, the pioneering cattleman who inspired Larry McMurtry's legendary tale "Lonesome Dove". Running right through the middle of this famed cattle country is the Brazos River. Legend has it that the Brazos River got its name from early Spanish explorers. Exhausted and close to death after running out of drinking water, they came upon the river and christened it "Brazos de Dios", meaning "Arms of God", in Thanksgiving. Another tale says it was named this because of the great spread of its tributaries - far reaching like the "Arms of God".
In the 1930s the damming of the Brazos River created Possum Kingdom Lake. The official name of the lake project was Morris Sheppard Dam and Lake Possum Kingdom. Sheppard, a Senator from Texas who had supported the project during the Depression, was given the naming honor for ensuring the project's completion. But spunky residents in the area resented the lake being named after a highbrowed Yale graduate and insisted on a name that would better fit the local area. Hence, the shortening of the name to the more popular Possum Kingdom Lake - a name coined by local fur trader Ike Sablosky who dubbed the area "possum kingdom" because it was his best source of possum hides.
Today, the area's lively history is still an integral part of modern life at The Ranch. Herds of longhorn cattle still roam the pastures, and arrowheads and limestone fossils are a special reminder of bygone days. The integrity and traditions of those who came before are honored and preserved for new generations. Now you can embrace this timeless piece of Texas history, available for just a select few to enjoy.