The expansive +/- 100 acre Croft Estate is thoughtfully planned out and meticulously cared for, 45 mins outside of Houston just south of Needville, Texas with frontage on the San Bernard River. It would take many years to perfect a ranch to this level of enjoyment. This estate is custom built to entertain and enjoy!
As you make your way to the main house down the trap rock drive, you can’t miss the attention given to every detail. Beautifully manicured grounds lead to the 4800 sq ft main residence. The home is fully furnished with high end furniture. All will convey except for a few select items.
There are four bedrooms, three with a private bath and the fourth with a half bath. The master bedroom suite features an oversized walk in closet, a large custom walk in shower with three shower heads, bench seat, and glass surround. Exit to the outdoor patio to access the sauna and/or other outdoor features. There is a second bedroom suite across from the master that is also furnished with a large walk in closet, spacious shower with bench seat and two shower heads and granite countertops. The exercise room is found on the opposite wing from the bedroom suites. It is a large room with a half bath that could easily function as a fourth bedroom.
The kitchen space in this home is nothing less than a chef’s dream. With an eat-in kitchen and additional dining area it includes custom knotty alder cabinets, granite countertops, a five-burner gas cooktop with griddle, built-in dishwasher and a copper apron front sink. Tucked aside the kitchen is the butler’s pantry complete with granite countertops, French door oven, warming drawer, microwave, a second built-in dishwasher, a Kenmore Elite all refrigerator/all freezer, wine cooler, granite sink and tons of built in cabinetry for organized storage. This bright and airy space, lit by recessed lighting, island fixtures, and a solar tube, is anchored by an oversized island featuring granite counter tops with recessed plugs, cabinets, drawers and cookbook shelving. This makes for a great prep space that is easy to hide from guests.
The kitchen opens into the living area capped with a vaulted ceiling of exposed knotty alder beams and crown molding. The custom wood beam staircase leads up to a large loft area for a second living space with stunning balcony views. The second floor houses the guest bedroom with walk in closet and private bath.
The outdoor living space feels like an extension of the main house with a full kitchen equipped with 2 gas cooktops, built-in microwave, French door oven, warming drawer, glass drink refrigerator, beautiful custom copper farmhouse sink, and can entertain up to 14 people at the eating bar. A built-in custom pit with gas starter, regular burners and a recessed burner for larger pots make any pit master excited to have this addition. After taking a dip in the pool and hot tub you can relax in the dual infrared/steam sauna. Adjacent to the outdoor kitchen, a warm stone fireplace provides a nice nook to unwind at the end of the night.
The second residence, the Manager’s House, is 1680 sq ft and boasts three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Although originally built in 2007, the bulk of the home including windows, roof, spray insulation, flooring throughout, and master bathroom was remodeled in 2015. The kitchen features LG appliances and built in storage that carries over into the living space. The large porch wraps around two sides of the house and is the perfect place to enjoy the beautiful views of the estate.
The horse stables, built in 2016, sit on an elevated and sloped concrete slab with drains in each stall. The stables consist of 4 lighted cement stalls plus a wash bay. There are 2 turnouts with walk gates and drive gates. Two hose bibs make cleaning easy. In addition, there is a built in pressure washer, automatic deer lift, and automatic night lights. Attached to the stables, is the climate controlled tack room.
A metal building adjacent to the horse stables includes a 15x20 climate controlled storage space, 60’ of concrete slab covered parking, a wood workshop area, and a 1700 sq ft apartment with two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a large open concept kitchen and living area. Newly built in 2012 with a walk in pantry, granite countertops, and modern stainless appliances.
Across from the climate controlled storage is a 35’x 57’ greenhouse. Complete with a double door entrance and roll top doors on three walls. It is the perfect storage vessel for all your garden and landscaping needs. The sprinkler system for the garden beds and landscaped driveway is controlled here.
There is a spacious 60’ x 35’ equipment barn with 12’x35’ tool shed with most of the items housed therein conveying with the property. For convenience, it is plumbed for grease, air, water, and electric. The surface consists of both concrete slab and trap rock. A wash bay plumbed to spray wax, water, and soap on a sloped concrete slab are close by to make detailing easy.
Additional structures on the property include:
88’ x 10’ Equipment Pole Barn
25’ x 60’ Equipment Pole Barn with roof mounted Solar Panels
18’ x 24’ Portable Carport
10’ x 8’ Well House
40’ x 27’ Manager’s House Carport
40’ x 35’ Historic Barn
There are 2 hunting locations each with a tower blind. Calder Slough runs through the ranch and is well traveled by the wildlife. Several ATV trails sketch through the property, one of which travels along Calder Slough and San Bernard River with is the the west property line to this property.
Trees on the ranch include a variety of oaks, mesquite, and cedar elms. There are 8 ponds on the property two of which are strategically located to accommodate for drainage. Per the owner, none of the ponds have gone dry during his ownership.
Topography: Mostly flat with lower lying areas along the creek system.
Water: A water well is located on the property.
Electricity: Power is provided by CenterPoint.
Minerals: No minerals will convey.
Taxes: Property currently has Ag and homestead exemptions
Easements: Utility Easement
Leases: Verbal cattle lease (can terminate with 30 day notice)
Fencing: Perimeter and cross fencing
Barbed wire, Smooth wire, Wood and minimal game fencing
Asking Price: $3,600,000.
NOTE: The information herein has been assembled from sources deemed reliable. It is provided with no guaranty or warranty express or implied by Armstrong Properties. It is subject to change in price, condition, prior sale, errors and omissions and withdrawal without notice. Listing broker is happy to pay commission to any buyers agent. Buyer’s agent must be identified on first contact and must be present at initial showing of the property in order to participate in real estate commission. If this condition is not met, fee participation will be at the sole discretion of Armstrong Properties.