COMFORT, Texas, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New York-based Concierge Auctions is pleased to announce the October 8th auction of the Riven Rock Ranch – named "Top Ten Best New Places to Stay" by Texas Monthly and "One of the South's Coziest Inns" by Southern Living. Perched atop a ridge with vineyards, olive trees and native Texas plants winding around the property, soft green hay fields and 4,500 feet of Guadalupe riverfront down the hill below provide a natural backdrop to its outdoor restaurants and living spaces. Complete with a farmhouse from the 1890s that has been perfectly and elegantly restored, a picturesque barn ready for horses, and a master house built in the 1930s featuring breathtaking craftsmanship and robust with period details and luxury restoration, the ranch kept every aspect of comfort and luxury in mind when constructing the newer cottages, restaurants, and pavilions on the property. Originally offered for $13.5 million, the Riven Rock Ranch will sell to the highest bidder at or above a $2.5 million reserve during a live auction in cooperation with Rick Kuper of Kuper Sotheby's International Realty.
"In my 28 years of selling fine real estate, I have never encountered a property that has rivaled the beauty, the benefits and the future opportunities that make up the Riven Rock Ranch," stated Kuper. "Every aspect of the ranch captures the essence of the valuable resources that are available to the savvy purchaser who wants this extraordinary lifestyle. Duplication is not an option when it comes down to true value."
Complete with seven homes totaling 21 bedrooms and 20 full and one half bathrooms — including a farmhouse, a 10,000-square-foot main house and five beautifully-appointed guest homes and cottages, three luxury event centers, an 80-seat restaurant and cafe, three horse barns, established vineyards and olive trees, 100 acres of irrigated and tillable land, 92 feet of adjudicated river water rights, and ample room for expansion, the Riven Rock Ranch would be ideal as a family homestead, gentleman's ranch, vineyard, bed & breakfast, event/wedding venue, destination restaurant or corporate retreat.
The main house is a marriage of old and new. More than 3,600-square-feet have been meticulously restored from the original home built in the 1930s and then seamlessly connected with 6,400 square feet of glorious new space, all surrounded by more than 2,800 square feet of covered porches. Grounded in quarter-sawn oak floorboards throughout the original home and topped with an expansive warm heart pine ceiling in the great room, the main house is the centerpiece of the Riven Rock Ranch. Every detail is finished in the most elegant and respectful of ways. Outside, enjoy a beautiful pool including a 500-square-foot cabana with a full bathroom and dressing area, full kitchen, outdoor kitchen, fireplace, and 400 square feet of covered eating area. The estate also includes a 1,280-square-foot luxury game room.
"The Riven Rock Ranch is a one-of-a-kind property and a legacy in the Texas Hill Country landscape," stated seller Chris Havens. "Built up from the River Bottom Land, this ranch has nurtured generations of migrants to the area, each adding to the history of the land and the legacy of the place. Our family is proud to have shared the stewardship of the ranch with those owners who came before us, as well as to have welcomed hundreds of resort guests into the family of people whose lives have been enriched by the magic of this very special place. It is our sincere hope that, come auction day, a new owner will develop the same passion for the Riven Rock Ranch and Comfort, Texas that we have enjoyed, and will make it a treasured part of their family history."
The Riven Rock Ranch is only 45 minutes from San Antonio, 1.5 hours from Austin, and 3.5 hours from Houston, and it's just around the bend from other popular towns — only 16 miles from Boerne and 22 miles from Fredericksburg. Known for being one of the most beautiful areas of the Lone Star State, the entire region is filled with bluebonnets and peach orchards. The vineyards, the river frontage, the hay fields, the horses, the olive trees — these take this supreme collection of Hill Country architecture and elevate the experience well beyond any city parcel of land.
"The Texas market has been a stronghold for our auctions, as evident from our sales of Champ d'Or and Grand Gables at Kings Gate, as well as our recent announcement of Dallas' The M Mansion auction later this month," stated Laura Brady, President of Concierge Auctions. "Our auction method introduces unique, luxury properties to qualified buyers on a global scale. With its extensive amenities, sprawling acres and unlimited possibilities, the auction of the Riven Rock Ranch presents a tremendous buying opportunity, and we look forward to finding the next owner of this amazing estate."
The auction of the Riven Rock Ranch, located at 390 Hermann Sons Road in Comfort, Texas, will be held live on October 8th. A 3% commission is offered to the buyer's representing broker. The property will be open daily by appointment. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. For more information, visit RiverRanchAuction.com, call 888.953.1310 or join the social discussion at #RivenRockRanch.
About Concierge Auctions: Concierge Auctions is the preeminent luxury real estate auction firm serving high-net-worth sellers nationwide through an accelerated marketing process that obtains fair market value for unique, high-end properties in a 60-day timeframe. The company has executed auctions in 25 U.S. states from New York to Hawaii, typically valued between $2.5 million and $20 million, and hosts a database that includes more than 100,000 luxury real estate buyers and agents from all U.S. states and 109 countries and territories. The principals of Concierge Auctions have been involved in the transfer of more than $2 billion in luxury properties over the past 10 years. The firm has sold over $400 million in properties since its founding in 2008. For more information, call 888-966-4759 or visit ConciergeAuctions.com.
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