The incomparable Board Oaks Ranch in Hempstead, includes 1,305+/- acres of 3.5 miles of Brazos River frontage with beaches, ponds, 8+ acre stocked fishing lake, 5 water wells, improved/extensive open pastures and thick woods providing natural habitat for wildlife. Aerial view shows exquisitely appointed 4 bedroom/5 full bath/6 half baths main house, pool/hot tub/water features, remodeled 3 bedroom/3 bath guesthouse, barndominium, 8 stall horse barn and so much more!
View of the guest and main houses situated on both sides of the complex's heated/over-sized pool with infinity edge/water features/hot tub, fire pit and covered outdoor kitchen and dining areas - all surrounded by open pasture areas with native Pecan/Mixed Oak/Mesquite trees!
Less the an hour's drive from Houston, enjoy ranch living at its best!
A truly unequaled high fence hunting ranch. It is also the site of one of the first plantations in Texas, Bernardo Plantation, which was settled from of the original Austin 300. It was also the staging area for Houston's troops prior to the Battle of San Jacinto.
A grand motor court ENTRY to the Main House with its covered stained wood planked pitched portico ceiling with recessed lighting, hanging chandelier, stone pillars, stone tile flooring, handsome glass/wood front door/flanking windows with decorative iron design, noteworthy light sconces, outdoor speakers - all surrounded by well maintained rock gardens and stone benches.
A handsomely appointed and brightly lit two story FRONT ENTRY (18 X 13) is welcoming with its 2nd level windows with two light sconces, metal/wood chandelier, textured/painted walls, staircase (painted risers/wood treads/iron railing) to 2nd floor landing, hanging wood/metal chandelier, patterned wood flooring. The Entry Foyer gives access to the fully equipped and elegantly designed WET BAR and nearby WINE ROOM.
The spacious two story LIVING ROOM (20 X 32) features pitched ceiling with clerestory dormer windows, recessed lighting, decorative wood rafters/carved beam supports, central hanging chandelier, recessed lighting, wide plank hardwood flooring, textured/painted walls, glass/metal doors/glass transoms overlooking patio, over-sized gas log fireplace with carved wood mantle and stone surround.
A closer view of the centrally located gas log FIREPLACE with its intricately and masterfully carved wood surround and mantle.
The well-planned DINING AREA with nearby KITCHEN and its two CENTER ISLANDS with SEATING - so created to encourage family and friends to gather casually amidst a spacious area with several seating arrangements. The DINING AREA (22 X 15) includes hardwood flooring, decorative wood planked ceiling/hanging light fixture, floor to ceiling windows overlooking outdoor landscape. The KITCHEN (27 X 28) includes two center islands with bar seating (stone counters, stained wood cabinets).
Shown here is the KITCHEN and two CENTER ISLANDS - wide planked hardwood flooring, 12 foot ceiling with exposed wood beams, recessed lighting, wood cabinets/drawers, stone counter-tops with decorative stone backsplash, top of the line appliances!
The FAMILY ROOM (25 X 22) is relaxed in design with its 17 foot pitched ceiling (exposed beams/recessed lighting), massive eye-catching round metal chandelier, wood paneled walls, hardwood flooring, built-in TV framed niche with wood shelving, metal-framed windows with custom Roman shades/drapery overlooking to the nearby lake.
The generously sized STUDY (20 X 15) includes wood paneled walls, hardwood flooring, wood blocked ceiling with hanging glass/metal chandelier and recessed lighting, built-in book shelves with cabinets below, metal framed windows with Roman shades/drapery, TV niche, walk-in closet with built-in filing cabinets/drawers/4 metal/glass light sconces along shelving, metal framed windowed wall with Roman shades and custom drapery, en suite bath.
The elegant PRIMARY BEDROOM SUITE (22 X 18) is just off the formal Living Room and includes carpeted flooring, 16 foot pitched ceiling with exposed wood beam/recessed lighting/built-in speakers/ceiling fan, windows with auto-controlled drapery, softly painted walls and adjacent SITTING AREA (12 X 8) with its carpeted flooring, glass/metal hanging chandelier, gas log fireplace with slate stone surround/decorative carved wood mantel.
Exquisite describes the PRIMARY BATH (23 X 21) with its marble tile flooring, granite counters/backsplash, dual sinks with cabinets below, vanity seating, two TV niches, mirrors with built-in light sconces, Bain Ultra spa tub (granite surround) with three mullioned windows (shades overlooking private patio), pitched ceiling with exposed wood beam/recessed lighting/hanging chandelier, two private water closets, glass front walk-in steam shower with stone surround, spacious dual clothing closets.
Another great asset to this well-planned home - an additional PRIMARY BEDROOM (20 X 15), this one upstairs and includes pitched ceiling (exposed wood beam/hanging chandelier/recessed lighting/built-in speakers, carpeted flooring, window with designer drapery, coffee bar and en suite bath.
EN SUITE BATH (15 X 16)) to the upstairs Primary Bedroom - beautifully appointed with marble tile flooring, marble counters/backsplash, dual sinks with painted cabinets below, vanity seating, four light sconces on mirrors, hanging chandelier, Jason soaking tub with marble surround, frameless glass front walk-in shower (marble tile surround/decorative accents/corner bench), walk-in closet (carpeted flooring, built-in drawers/cabinets/hanging compartments/shelving, attic door access.
The second of three upstairs GUEST BEDROOMS (20 X 16) includes carpeted flooring, pitched ceiling with exposed wood beam/antler hanging chandelier/recessed lighting, mullioned windows with decorative Roman shades/valence, two walk-in closets (shelving/hanging compartments) and en suite bath.
A conveniently located 2nd floor GAME ROOM (27 X 24) with its carpeted flooring, pitched ceiling with exposed wood beam/ceiling fans/recessed lighting/built-in speakers, dormer windows with built-in window benches (storage underneath), windows with Roman shades, two notable "big horn" light sconces, electronics closet and fully equipped WET BAR (marble counter/backsplash, bar seating, sink, wood floating shelves, cabinet front Scotsman ice maker, GE cabinet front mini refrigerator, stainless GE microwave).
View from the Main House Backyard showing the great FIRE PIT with its stone surround, stone flooring and raised circular half wall.
The covered OUTDOOR DINING is located just off the Main House, Pool and Patio areas. Stone tile flooring, pegboard stained wood ceiling with exposed beams/ceiling fans, built-in speakers, stately gas log fireplace (stone surround/mantle) create a relaxed but elegant space to enjoy meals with family and friends. The nearby SUMMER KITCHEN includes stainless Viking gas grill, Elkay stainless sink, griddle space, granite counter.
How relaxing is the infinity edge, spa, four water features and bubblers of the BACKYARD heated Pool! Seen here is the 3 bedroom Guest House with the outdoor Kitchen and Dining areas. Not seen to the right of the covered Dining is the Main House. Notice the numerous seating areas, both open and covered, afforded in the complex's carefully planned design.
Another view of the BACKYARD POOL looking outward through the majestic trees to the lake beyond. What a great spot to relax and enjoy all the fabulous scenery and vistas!
View from the three bedroom GUEST HOUSE with its charming covered patio, stone walkways and landscaped yard overlooking the Pool areas.
The GUEST HOUSE is the original house to the ranch - restored in 2001- and beautifully appointed with an inviting stone walkway and gate entry, wood fencing, ageless stucco exterior and handsome tile roof - all surrounded with native plants, canopied trees and rock gardens.
Upon entry through a stately wood/glass front door, the GUEST HOUSE'S LIVING ROOM (21 X 22) features saltillo tile flooring, pitched ceiling with exposed wood beams, gas log fireplace with metal screen/wood mantle, painted walls, mullioned windows with drapery, recessed lighting/art lighting, built-in shelving with cabinets below. Notice the DINING ROOM beyond (19 X 14) with its metal/glass chandelier.
The adjacent SITTING ROOM (14 X 16) includes Saltillo tile flooring, recessed lighting, doors to covered patio overlooking Pool, window with Roman shades raised ceiling, pantry closet, stainless Viking wine refrigerator.
The KITCHEN (17 X 11) provides ample storage space with its stained wood cabinets/drawers with granite counters/stone backsplash. The center island features a butcher block counter. A wood framed bay window adds a charming coziness to the space while the stainless Viking appliances provide state of the art appliances for use by the cook!
Sophisticated elegance describes the Guest House's PRIMARY BEDROOM (20 X 16) with its Saltillo tile, painted walls, central gas fireplace with metal arched screen, pitched ceiling with exposed wood beam supports, wood framed glass doors opening to back patio overlooking the lake, cedar walk-in closet, walk-in closet with built-in drawers/cabinets, en suite bath with spa tub/glass front walk-in shower/dual sinks/vanity seating/private water closet/linen storage.
Aerial view of the BARNDOMINIUM with nearby storage buildings.
Just off the Broad Oaks Ranch's main entry gate is the Barndominium with its great open event center and housing facility. Its MAIN ENTRY follows In the same design tradition as the Main House with its impressive covered entry/stone pillars/stone walkway/wood planked ceiling - all bordered by a notewothy rock garden.
A closer view of the BARNDOMINIUM with its series of four car bays on one side of the building and two car bays on the other side. The main entry is seen at the far end of the building.
The INTERIOR (100 X 58) includes an over-sized industrial fan, exposed wood beams, metal roofing, concrete flooring, fluorescent lighting, Wet Bar with seating for 6/stone counters and mirrored backsplash/2 stainless sinks/2 Monogram stainless mini-refrigerators/Hushizaki stainless ice maker, 3 TVs, three entrances to the attached housing/dining/kitchen facility, doors to several storage lockers.
View of the building's commercial KITCHEN - opening to the Bar area - includes concrete flooring, 2 center islands with sinks/stone counters/overhead lighting fixtures, built-in wood shelving, Hushizaki stainless ice maker, W/D connection area, GE stainless wine chiller, 2 stainless GE dishwashers, GE stainless mini refrigerator, GE Stainless microwave, GE 6 burner gas/griddle range with two ovens below, Zephyr vent hood with decorative copper and wood surround.
The housing portion of the Barndominium includes a spacious LIVING ROOM (38 X 25) to accommodate large groups visiting the ranch. It features hardwood flooring, 10 foot ceilings with exposed wood beams/recessed lighting/ceiling fans, picture windows with Roman shades/privacy screen overlooking backyard, gas log fireplace (wood mantle, stone surround/base)
View of the open floor plan from the LIVING ROOM facing toward the DINING AREA (19 X 14) and nearby KITCHEN (19 X 19). The Dining Room includes the same hardwood flooring, exposed beams and windowed area as the Living Room. The Kitchen features tile flooring, center island, wet bar with hammered copper sink, breakfast bar seating, stone counters, stained wood cabinets/drawers, 2 stainless sinks, stainless Zephyr/GE/Dacor/Scottsman appliances - everything needed for the visiting chef!
One of two GUEST BEDROOMS on the Barndominium's first floor - this one (34 X 15) features hardwood flooring, 2 dual fold closets with shelving, window with shades, recessed lighting, ceiling fan and en suite bath (granite counter/tile flooring/wood framed mirror/dual sinks with cabinets below/walk-in frame-less glass shower with tile surround/light sconces.
The second floor includes four bedrooms and a MEDIA ROOM (23 X 13) with its hardwood flooring, ceiling fan, recessed lighting, sliding wood entry door and en suite bath.
An EIGHT STALL HORSE BARN including an office, conference room and workshop.
Interior of the HORSE BARN with its low pitched ceiling with fans/lighting fixtures, wood/metal stall doors and windowed office room.
RIFLE RANGE with covered facility and hillside targets beyond.
Great locations for the HUNTERS' BLINDS and DEER FEEDERS - at the edge of the forested areas and overlooking the expansive pastures!
One of the BLINDS - luxuriously appointed for the hunter with comfortable seating and tastefully appointed walls, flooring and windows!
View from the Guest House and Main House looking across the grassed area to the lake beyond.
View from the Lake to the Main House - massive trees line the shoreline with their extensive limbs providing canopies of shade to the surrounding grassed areas.
One of the flowing CREEK bottoms located on the 1,408 +/- acre ranch.
The ranch includes 3.5 miles of BRAZOS RIVER frontage! The ranch includes two wetland units for duck hunting. Waterfowl hunting is great within the Brazos River valley and is a major flyway for ducks.
With its high fencing, the ranch maintains a great hunting area which includes multiple exotics such as black buck, oryx, addax, buffalo, red lechwe, waterbucks and Pere Davids.
Numerous open pastures within the high fenced ranch provide for the introduction of improved genetics!
Example of white tail genetics.