California Ranch

Own a part of Texas ranching history with the 172+/- Acre California Ranch. This ultimate family compound has an impressive 8,000 square foot main home, Garcitas River frontage with access to nearby Lavaca bay, gorgeous oak covered terrain, and an Olympic-sized pool with adjoining pool house. Located just east of Victoria, Texas and approx. 1.5 hours from Houston, this historic property is the heart of the original California Ranch settled by Captain John Newbanks Keeran in the 1860s.

The historic 8,000 square foot main home was made for entertaining. The home was built in the early 1900s, remodeled in the 1960s after Hurricane Carla, and recently renovated in 2005. The main living area boasts huge crystal chandeliers, antique Italian tile floors and great views of the pool and pool house. Host amazing dinner parties in the expansive dining room that seats 16 guests and has breathtaking views of the oak covered lawns. There are 6 bedrooms and 6.5 baths as well as a sizeable master suite with fireplace and marble covered bath.

The entertainment possibilities don’t stop at the main home. There is an impressive Olympic-sized pool that is best viewed from the deck of the 2,000 square foot pool house with full kitchen and fireplace. Compound grounds include 2 hunting cabins and an underground concrete bomb shelter with several rooms. The old bomb shelter could make an excellent wine cellar.

The majority of the 172 acres is high-fenced with the exception of the river frontage. The property has various terrains; areas scattered with huge live oaks, open native pasture, as well as heavily wooded areas along the river. The ranch is populated with native game such as deer, turkey, hogs and bobcats.  The acreage includes deer working facilities, 12 breeder pens, and a fawning barn.

The brackish waters of the Garcitas River is what really makes this ranch so unique. The Garcitas River is one of the few rivers in this area that is navigable year around with access to Lavaca Bay. Enjoy excellent salt and fresh water fishing from your boat or from the oak-covered banks of the river.

An additional 245 acres available.

 

California Ranch Details

Acres:  172+/-

Price:  $1,986,100

County:  Victoria

Address:  2083 Keeran Rd

California Ranch

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