The Lucky Penny is a spectacular 533+/- acre ranch, less than 1 hour northwest of Austin. It's rare to find acreage with so much character and having such an abundance of surface water. The topography has elevation changes of 120 feet, yet is virtually all usable.
There are tremendous vistas from the higher elevations and the western views provide some of the best sunsets to be seen. The rolling terrain is very diverse-having high elevations and productive bottom land. Much of the cedar has been cleared, leaving a good hardwood cover of live oak, Spanish oak, pecan, and elm. Areas have been left untouched for game cover and there is approximately 100 acres of coastal or klein fields.
There is no shortage of water on the ranch. There is over 1.5 miles of, aptly named, Clear Creek frontage. Clear Creek meanders through the ranch and a dam impounds a long stretch of clear water that is 6-8 foot deep in places. The creek is shaded by huge native pecans. The signature feature of the land is a beautiful 8 acre lake that reaches depths of approximately 40 feet. The banks are clear of brush and there is a rock jetty and a concrete pad, for a picnic area.
This blue water lake is made for swimming, canoeing, fishing, or jet skiing. It is stocked with bass, catfish, crappie, and perch. Catches of 8+ pound bass, 2 lb. 9 oz. crappie, and catfish weighing 35 pounds have been reported. In addition the surface water the ranch has 3 wells and rural coop water (Kempner Water Supply).
Improvements are not lacking either. The main house is a single story 3 bedroom, 3 bath home that is perfect for entertaining. The kitchen/dining/living area is open and has lots of windows to view the sunsets and surrounding country. There is a den with wet bar and a shower in the utility/mud room. The master bedroom has 2 large walk in closets and a neat sitting area with views of the ranch. The master bath has a Jacuzzi tub and large walk in stone shower. Out the back door is a 2,000+/- square foot deck that can host a large group of folks.
A stones-throw from the main home is a neat 1 bedroom, 1 bath guest house. The home is built on the edge of a bluff and overlooks the entire ranch. There is a full kitchen and a large, open living area. A wrap around porch and deck provide breathtaking views. There is a massive built in barbeque/smoker/grill/fish fryer.
Between the two homes are two 2 car garages- each with an attached carport. All improvements in the compound have brick exteriors and a paved drive from the county road to the homes is approximately 2,400 feet in length.
Across the creek is relatively new foreman's house. The house has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and a covered front porch. Nearby is a barn with an apartment and workshop area, pole barn, working pens, corral, new 8 stall horse barn, and lighted riding arena.
The ranch has been high fenced for about 11 years. At that time three breeding bucks, from Kansas and Iowa, and three genetically superior bred does, from South Texas, were brought in. The ranch has an MLD permit from Texas Parks and Wildlife.
In addition to the excellent whitetail population, there are approximately 17 Oryx and 10 Black Buck Antelope. There is also turkey, dove, and ducks for hunting options.
This executive ranch is easy to get excited about because it has so much variety, beauty, and character. Options are numerous- family/corporate retreat, horse/cattle ranch, home place, and future development.
If you are looking for a ranch that will knock your socks off, then you need to take a look at the magnificant Lucky Penny.