Home on just under 5 acres


Home on just under 5 acres

Posted on: March 21st, 2023 by Mike Barbour

Always dreaming about a home in the country?  We have an ideal home, perfect for family.  There is plenty of room in the main house which has four bedrooms, and two bathrooms.  If that isn’t enough, it has a separate guest home with three bedrooms and two baths.

It’s tucked away in the trees, on a private road, off a Farm to Market Road.  The word “homesteading” totally comes to mind.  Home office, check. Home fitness center, check. Small barn, check. Storage buildings, check.  Fully functioning chicken coop, check.

This home has been remodeled over the last several years.  It is functionally sound, and esthetically awesome.  Just shy of 5 acres, the home is listed at $525,000.

The living room was remodeled in 2017.  It has a lovely wood burning rock fireplace and a small entry alcove.   The upstairs addition was added about 2013. Easy to climb stairs lead to the bonus room.

The square footage of the main home is 2988.  There are 4 bedrooms and 2 baths with a large upstairs addition, currently open.  Plenty of room to partition more bedrooms if you choose, or leave it open as a large game room for teenagers, play room for little ones, or media room for the entire family.

The bedrooms are split design.  The master and one other bedroom are on one side of the home.  The Master has carpeting, ceiling fan and walk-in closet.  The master bath has just been remodeled.  The kitchen was also remodeled in 2023.  Awesome cabinetry, granite countertops, and a restaurant style kitchen sink fixture.

The guest house has also been remodeled and has 3BR and 2BA.  It has granite countertops and plank flooring and all the amenities of a full blown second home.  It would make an awesome home for a parent who still wishes to be semi-independent or an opportunity for extra income from a renter.

The property has City of Brady water.    The entire home is rural electric, currently Pulse/Oncore except for the kitchen range which uses gas.  The main home has a metal roof, smart board siding, and two water heaters.

There is a 65’ x 25’ shop with 220 outlets.  A small barn, and storage building also convey with property.  There are other small buildings on property as well.  Pecan trees, Live Oak trees, circular drive, two car carport, property fenced as well as the backyard being fenced to help contain those youngsters or pets.

Please call to come out and take a look.  Home is occupied, so a little notice would be very appreciated!

319 Sutton-Edwards Counties

Posted on: January 26th, 2023 by Mike Barbour

Summary.   A great secluded retreat for sportsmen and families.  This ranch is very gamey !!  Free range big trophy Axis deer, plus sika and blackbuck along with barasinga and Aoudad, and plentiful native game including whitetails, hogs, quail and turkeys. With 3 cabins, power and water, and year-round hunting, it’s a prime choice for a recreational ranch. No wind turbines or power towers in sight, and there are large ranches in the area.

Location.    This ranch is southwest of Junction, on the Sutton-Edwards County line.  It is well away from city lights, in the scenic and tranquil Texas Hill Country.

Terrain.      The countryside has rolling hills and many trees.  There are a number of locations with beautiful long range views of the hills.  Numerous shin oak trees provide excellent food sources for the deer.  Other trees include juniper or cedar, live oak, a few red oaks and some mesquite.

Improvements.     There are 3 cabins fully furnished, with 3 refrigerators and 3 stoves and 2 laundry rooms with appliances. All three cabins have Central HVAC.  There are 5 bedrooms and a loft total, 4 bathrooms.  10’ x 52’ covered porch on the main cabin.  A detached carport shades the vehicles, two RV hook-ups, 8’ x 16’ storage building, walk-in cooler, skinning rack, fenced and shaded dog pen.  Satellite tv reception in all cabins. So it is a well equipped ranch headquarters.

Water.         Water supply to the cabins is from a well with good quality water.  It is 360 feet deep, 5 gpm, and has an 1,150 gallon poly storage tank.  The well also supplies a water trough for the wildlife.

Wildlife.      Many kinds of wildlife are plentiful here !  Big Trophy Axis bucks and  trophy blackbucks are seen often. Sika and aoudad are seen occasionally. There are many whitetail deer, plus turkeys, barasinga, quail and hogs as well.

You can hunt year round on this ranch !

Price.           Listed at $1,545,000.

Comments.     Only hunted by family or friends for 14 yrs.  Owners have found a number of artifacts in multiple locations.  It has a phenomenal dark sky with views of the milky way and innumerable stars.  The owners state that their neighbors are amazing.  They support and watch out for each other.


Cabin on 4.59 +/- Acres

Posted on: January 25th, 2023 by Mike Barbour

An affordable cabin on over 4 and a half acres within walking distance of Lake Ivie is now available.  Actually, when the lake is full, it is a lake view lot with no private ownership between this property and the water.   Lake Ivie is renowned for its bass fishing, multiple lunkers have been caught there recently. 

The acreage has native brush and mesquite trees, and deer live in the area.  The cabin is barndominium style, metal exterior and roof.  It has a full kitchen, bathroom and one bedroom.  Water is provided by a well on the place.

One end of the cabin is a large shop, 512 square feet, which could be finished out for another bedroom or 2.   A big covered porch, 10 feet wide and 48 feet long, faces the lake.

This nice weekend retreat is located in an acreage subdivision, quiet with very little traffic.

Reasonably priced at $159,000.  Come out now and get ready for the spring fishing season !


110 Acres McCulloch County with Lake View

Posted on: December 12th, 2022 by Mike Barbour

Summary.   This is attractive Hill Country acreage, with a beautiful view of Brady Lake.  The acreage is as close as about 400 feet from the lake, and no more than approximately half a mile from the shore.

The City of Brady has owned the acreage since 1963, and there are no structures on the property.  The property has approximately three quarters of a mile of road frontage on State FM 3022.

Terrain.      The terrain is gently rolling, and has mesquite and live oak trees, along with native brush and grasses.

Improvements.     The City has an 8 inch water main crossing the acreage, and power lines are at the front and back of the property.

Wildlife.      Whitetail deer and free ranging Axis deer inhabit this place.

Minerals.    Mineral ownership will not be known until title work is completed.

Price.           A recent appraisal put the value at $640,000.  The City cannot accept a bid for less than that amount.

Comments.           This is zoned as a Lake Recreation District, which has property use limitations for residential purposes. The City is amenable to rezoning, which should remove those limitations. The City of Brady has subdivision regulations.  Approximately 5.571 acres is within the 1,762 foot emergency spillway elevation of Brady Lake. Great development potential  !!

The deadline for offers is December 19, 2022 !


26 Acres McCulloch County

Posted on: November 4th, 2022 by Mike Barbour

Summary.             This is one of the nicest homesites in the area.  It has over 70 feet of elevation change, with appealing long range vistas.  Excellent privacy; it is located at the end of a County road.  Water available, power on site, ready to build on.

Location.    Your next home could be here, just 4 miles from Brady, “The Heart of Texas “.  Airport, golf course, and major retailers and restaurants within 5 to 10 minutes.  This is 2.5 hours northwest of Austin, and about 3.5 hours southwest of the metroplex. We won’t be affected by urban sprawl here.

Terrain.      The acreage is hilly, and is well wooded.  There are quite a few live oaks, a few shin oaks, and some juniper and mesquite trees.

Water.         A good stock pond is that has held water during recent droughts is on the acreage.  Drinking water is available from a shared well.

Price.           $260,000.

41.94 Acres +/- in Brown County

Posted on: September 27th, 2022 by Mike Barbour

Summary.   A pretty piece of property that is ready to go for a choice homesite or for deer hunting, or both. It has water, electricity, lots of oak trees, paved frontage, and yet it is in a very quiet and peaceful area.

Location.    You can find this acreage 14 miles southwest of Brownwood, or about 3 hours southwest of Ft. Worth.  It is also about 3 hours northwest of Austin.

Terrain.      The countryside is rolling hills that are mostly wooded, typically with live oak and some elm trees.  Other native brush including persimmon and sumac provide good browse for the wildlife. Not much prickly pear or cedar on this place.

Improvements.     Good fencing surrounds the property on all 4 sides.

Water.         2 stock ponds enhance the property.  One appears to be a year round water source, the other one is seasonal.  A community water line for drinking water is right in front of the gate at the road.

Wildlife.      Whitetail deer, dove and other native species.

Price.           $6,500 per acre.

Comments.           You can build your forever home or your hunting cabin here in a pretty location, out of sight of neighbors and out of sight from the road.

70 Acres McCulloch County

Posted on: August 10th, 2022 by Mike Barbour

Summary.   This acreage is well suited for a homesite for enjoyable country living.  It is on a quiet country road and has peaceful ranch country on all sides.  There is very little underbrush, yet the backside is huntable.

Location.    It is located in McCulloch County, about 18 miles north of Brady.

Terrain.      The ranchland is gently sloping, and has nice Hill Country views.  There are a number of live oaks, yet almost no cactus or cedar.

Improvements.     The property has good fences on 3 sides, and a couple of goat sheds.

Water.         A community water line runs along the road frontage.

Wildlife.      Whitetail deer and occasionally Axis deer are seen there .

Price.           $5,000 per acre.

Luckenbach Ranch 1035 Acres in Menard County

Posted on: August 4th, 2022 by Mike Barbour

Summary.  This ranch has multiple elevated homesites with beautiful vistas.  It is rugged Texas Hill Country, the green hills and limestone bluffs are very appealing.  Power and water are there, so it’s great for a hunting ranch, and it has all the ingredients for customizing a quiet peaceful retreat for your family. 

History.      The Luckenbach Ranch has been in the same family over 112 years, since 1909. It was named after Fritz and Anna Luckenbach from Fredericksburg, who settled in old “Menardville” in 1888. Fritz started a barb wire fencing company, and eventually opened a hardware store in Menard. Then he opened Luckenbach Ford Motor Company. The current owner is the great grandchild of Fritz Luckenbach.

Location.    In one of the prettier areas of the Texas Hill Country, it is within 3 miles of Menard and 35 miles west of Mason.  That puts it about 2.5 hours northwest of Austin and 1 hour from San Angelo or Fredericksburg. The ranch has paved frontage on FM 29.

Terrain.      The terrain is very scenic, with 210 feet of elevation change. It has some terrific panoramic views. The ranch is very well wooded, with live oak and juniper or cedar, and some shin oak and mesquite. In addition, there are pecan trees in the ravine.  There are limestone bluffs, and elevations with beautiful homesites that have appealing scenery overlooking the ravines on the ranch.

Improvements.    The west and north fences are new and are built with good tight lock netwire. The east fence is fairly new. Electric power is on the ranch.

Water.         A water well on the ranch has an electric submersible pump and is powered by a solar panel.  It provides water to a large concrete cistern and 2 water troughs.  There is also a seasonal stock tank at the north end of the ranch.

Wildlife.      Wildlife are plentiful here, whitetail deer, turkeys, dove, and occasionally hogs. Foxes and other natural predators inhabit the ranch as well.

Minerals.    A substantial portion of the mineral estate will be conveyed with an acceptable offer.

Price.           $3650 per acre.

Comments.           A number of fossils are found at the “sea shell tank” on the place.  This area also contains a supply of good caliche for road base and building pads. A wood pole electric transmission line crosses the north end of the ranch.



209 Acres McCulloch County

Posted on: June 14th, 2022 by Mike Barbour

Summary.    This is a ranch that is absolutely great for entertainment !  It has 2 houses and an apartment ( 7 bedrooms total ), a 60 x 30 party barn, a ranch swimming pool, outdoor kitchen, hunting opportunities, and more !

The entrance is attractive and the front pasture has a well manicured appearance.

Location.    The ranch is located 17 miles north of Brady, The Heart of Texas. Brady hosts the annual World Championship Goat Cookoff in September, and the Country Music Festival annually in March. Ft. Worth is about a 3 hour drive, Midland is 3 hours to the west and Austin is about 2.5 hours to the southeast.

Terrain.      The surrounding terrain is gently rolling.  The houses have some elevation, and there are beautiful views of the Brady Mountains to the south.  Some wind turbines are in view about 8 miles or more distant.

Improvements.     Improvements include :

  1. 2,106 sq. ft. brick 3/2 built in 2000, with 1,000 sq. ft. of covered porches
  2. 1,100 sq. ft. frame 3/2 guest house
  3. 60 x 30 ( 1,800   ft. ) party barn with ½ bath, 20 ft. bar, etc.
  4. Ranch swimming pool with filtration system
  5. Very strong and deep Hickory Sand water well and 5,000 gal. storage tank
  6. 9 bay machinery shed
  7. 30 x 40 shop on concrete
  8. Good fencing throughout, plus a number of other assets.

Water.         There are 2 water wells and a stock pond on the place.  The main well is a 2,800 foot deep Hickory well, a very valuable well.  The other well is not in use presently.

Wildlife.      There are good populations of native wildlife, plus Axis deer and quail.

Price.           $1.35 million


Comments.           This ranch is tidy and well kept.  There is very little prickly pear and little or no cedar.  There are a number of oak trees, and some oak and other brush attracts game.  A Willman lovegrass field yields hay income or feed for your livestock.  This is certainly a choice property to own.



700 FM 3022 Brady, Tx

Posted on: May 23rd, 2022 by Mike Barbour

Summary.   New to the market is a property ready to hunt, or ready for you to build your forever home.  It is within 2 minutes of Brady Lake, a quiet fishing lake.  The acreage is largely brushy, with oak trees making nice build sites on the west side.

Location.    Just 10 minutes west of Brady, with paved frontage on lightly traveled FM 3022, it is 1 hour east of San Angelo and about 2.5 hours northwest of Austin.

Terrain.      The ground is fairly level with one small draw, and it is nearly rock-free. It’s good for horses, livestock and wildlife with a healthy stand of grass. Structures can be placed almost anywhere.

Improvements.     Power is on the place, and it has a water well. A small cabin is used by the owners for a hunting cabin.

Water.         Water is piped to a water trough from the well.  The well produces about 4 gpm, and is 80 feet deep.

Wildlife.      The new property owners will enjoy the wildlife here.  It has whitetail deer, Axis deer, quail, dove, and a few turkeys.

Price.           $5,000 per acre

Comments.           No neighbors are living nearby, making this a great place to get away.  With the game populations and the lake so near, it’s a gem of a property to own.