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Volume 10, Issue 1


January/February 2017







Robert, Travis and the Great Homes team at their new offices within the Schwarz Homestead Immediately across the street from the Boerne Post Office

TEAMWORK The collaborative effort of our experienced team brings critical thinking, creativity and value to the homebuilding process that is beyond compare. We build pure custom homes - always specifically designed to meet your needs, and always very site specific. If you’re in the market just ask our current or former clients, and along with rave reviews of quality and creativity you’ll learn the intangible reasons for the success of Great Homes. Thank you to each of our 85+ friends and clients of Cordillera Ranch for allowing us the opportunity to be a part of your team.


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SAN ANTONIO STOCK SHOW & RODEO: A LEGACY OF GIVING It’s entertainment for sure, but for the thousands of volunteers, providing student scholarships is their true goal.


PICKLE BALL BOOM! As the fastest growing sport in America, it’s popularity is booming at the ranch.


DUCKHORN VINEYARDS: A NAPA VALLEY JEWEL Seven estate vineyards provide the backbone of quality and consistency in each bottle among the Duckhorn family labels.



THE SILVER LINING For Clint and Roxie Orms, their successful silver engraving business and lives with their children on the ranch are golden.


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Welcome to the 50th issue of Cordillera Ranch Living Magazine. Back in 2008, Chris Hill started the magazine as a way to share stories about Cordillera Ranch residents and, particularly, the path they traveled to find the community. The magazine was an opportunity to communicate about activities and events occurring in the expanding Ranch, but it didn’t stop there: the content would expand well beyond the gates of Cordillera to cover news, events, arts and history of the surrounding region. Over the years the magazine has featured a diverse mix of families that have traversed nearly every continent, professional athletes, authors, a pastor, the inventor of the Post-It note, an African safari guide, an ultra-marathoner that tackles 150-mile races over a week in 100+ degree heat, and too many others to even mention (go to and click on Archived Issues to see them). While the lives and careers of these feature stories may sound widely varied, one consistent theme among them is that they are self-driven, self-made individuals and families. Sure they had mentors, coaches, friends and family guide and support their paths, but the self-drive, ambition and vision is what pushed them to their successes, in both careers and life pursuits. This issue further expands the horizon as we feature Clint and Roxie Orms and their world-renowned silversmith and engraving business: Clint Orms Engravers and Silversmiths. Although this feature may be highlighting a unique craft, it continues the common thread of how personal ambition and a deep passion to excel can carry people to the highest level of their trade. If you’ve seen Clint’s craftsmanship and detailed work, you quickly understand how his brand has become so highly regarded. Between the diversity of the residents that have been covered by the magazine and the mixture of area interest stories, the magazine has grown to draw a much larger audience which now has a circulation of over 10,000 magazines printed every two months that are delivered to 48 states around the country. We hope you enjoy this 50th issue and that your passion for whatever fuels your fire continues to burn strong in 2017. Have a Happy and Prosperous 2017!

Charlie Hill President Cordillera Ranch


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MEMBER TRADITIONS Our Ranch Menu is available every day with great new features! Tuesdays


Wednesday Evenings

Come to The Club on Tuesday nights from 5:00 to 9:00pm for our popular Mixed Grille! The menu includes salad, a variety of meats and dessert. It’s perfect for the whole family!

Every Wednesday we draw a member’s name from our membership roster. If that person or anyone in their immediate family is in the main Clubhouse at the time of the drawing, they will be awarded the current Club credit. $50 is added to the next week’s drawing if the winner is not present.

Our Prime Rib Buffet is a perfect accompaniment for Manny’s wine picks of the week! Sample new wines to purchase and enjoy that evening or to take home.


Friday Evenings


Join us for dinner at The Club as we spotlight our chef’s finest steak and seafood creations, delivering an unparalleled fine dining experience.

This elegant dining experience includes live music and our chef’s finest creations. Live entertainment is featured from 6:00 to 9:00pm. Advance reservations are strongly suggested.

Remember when Mom used to cook Sunday family meals? We do! Join us at The Club for some home-style cookin’! $15.95++ for adults and $8.95++ for children ages 10 and under, from 11:00am to 8:00pm.


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EVENTS January


January 1 New Year’s Day

February 7 Duckhorn Winemaker’s Dinner

The Clubs will be closed.

Time: 6:30 to 9:30pm Price: $159.95 Members, $127.95 Cellar Club Members

January 2

The Clubs will be closed.

January 13 Golf Comic Dinner and Comedy Show

Time: 6:30pm Cocktails, 7:00pm Dinner, 8:00pm Show Price: $85.00++, includes dinner and show Please join us for The Golf Comic Dinner and Comedy Show featuring TP Mulrooney! Limited seating is available. Reserve your seating with The Club receptionist.

February 10-12 MGA Cup Qualifying

Format: Individual stroke play Entry Fee: $10

February 11 Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Menu

Format: Stableford Entry Fee: $10

Indulge your taste for romance! Join us for a romantic evening at The Club featuring live entertainment and a special Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe menu. Treat your sweetheart to a fabulous four course dinner and enjoy the music and vocals of Bernie Martini on piano. Specially selected wines and champagnes will be available to complement your dining experience. Reservations are strongly recommended and are available starting at 5:00pm.

January 13-15 Winter Clearance Sale

February 18 Callaway “EPIC” Fitting Event

January 13-15 MGA Cup Qualifying

Stop by the Golf Shop and find great deals on golf equipment, apparel and accessories as we make room to usher in the new 2017 lines.

January 28 MGA Kick-Off Event Time: 9:00am Shotgun Format: TBD Entry Fee: TBD

Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm Come out and try the new Callaway line of woods.

February 25 Cordillera Ranch Putting Championship Time: 9:00am Shotgun 7:30am Breakfast and Bloody Marys Eligibility: 2 men, 2 ladies or a Couple Call the Golf Shop for more details.

February 27-28

Greens Aerification The golf course will be closed.

For information on all golf events, contact the Golf Shop at 830.336.4653. For information on dining and other activities, contact The Club reception desk at 830.336.9000.


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SILVER LINING By Cheryl Van Tuyl Jividen :: Photography by Mark Humphries

For the Orms family, life has always had a silver lining. This trajectory began long ago when junior high schooler Clint Orms was a budding entrepreneur in his native Wichita Falls, making Western belts and selling them to a local retailer. It occurred to him that his leather goods wouldn’t stand the test of time and become treasured family heirlooms, and thus began his love affair with sterling silver. Clint’s leather tooling skills transferred easily to silver which he began to hone at age 16. | 33

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Following high school, Clint was off to college and work as a silver engraver, first in Reno, then California and four years in Australia before returning to his beloved Texas in the fall of 1991. In early 1992, Clint formed Clint Orms Engravers and Silversmiths, focusing on handmade, jewelry-quality belt buckles. That same year, while selling his wares at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo with Fort Worth-based M.L. Leddy’s, he met his wife Roxie, a native Houstonian who had studied two years in Switzerland before graduating with a degree in finance and international business from the University of Texas in Austin. Sixteen months later they were married. Roxie was integral in the organization of the business. “Clint was off to a Quarter Horse Congress and handed me the makings of his business at the time — a box full of papers!” Roxie put her education to good use, formatting the business and creating the back office. Their combined efforts took off like a skyrocket,

finding an enthusiastic (some might call them fanatical) following during their 10 years in Houston — all which led Clint to be widely recognized as one of, if not the best, engravers in the world. Clint Orms has in fact outfitted celebrities, world-class athletes, Presidents and rock stars all the while growing fans and clients worldwide. But as importantly are those clients who have saved up with anticipation for a special Orms’ piece be it a buckle, cuff links or a money clip. “We are a small business and it’s really rewarding that people allow us to commemorate special events and accomplishments in their lives with something they consider so special,” says Roxie. It is for Clint, says Roxie, the fulfillment of a dream. “He wanted artistry that would last — that gets handed down through generations.” In recent years, Clint’s portfolio has expanded to include jewelry pieces such as cuff bracelets for men and women as well as other custom requests. Bracelets with initials, ranch brands, horses’ names and other personalized designs are very popular. Roxie proudly acknowledges her husband’s talents. “Clint, throughout his career, keeps raising the bar and revolutionizing our industry through his own innovation.” Working together since the beginning of the company has been important to the success and cache of the business. “We contribute in such different ways and work collaboratively,” says Roxie. “I’m thankful that I can do a lot of work remotely, allowing me to be home with our children.” The growth of Clint Orms Engravers and Silversmiths included leaving Houston and relocating operations to the Hill Country hamlet of Ingram in 2003. The business decision was largely driven by their personal aspirations and a quest for a different lifestyle. “We have always liked the Hill Country. There came a time with our boarded horses when it would take an hour in traffic to get to them. Houston was so important to us, but we wanted to raise our children in a smaller rural community where they could experience living outdoors.” That meant buying property in Kerrville and eventually commuting son Clayton, now a junior, and daughter Mary, a sophomore, to a private school in Boerne. Eventually, the commute had the Orms buying a second | 35


home in Fair Oaks Ranch. The couple was aware of Cordillera Ranch from its very beginnings as Clint and Roxie knew Mac and Carla Northington, one of the original land owners of the development, through the Tejas Vaqueros. “Over the years, many of our friends built in Cordillera Ranch and we watched it grow and become a beautiful community. Cordillera Ranch had always appealed to us and when we realized we wanted to stay in Boerne for our kids’ high school years, we bought a home here. We wanted to be part of the Cordillera Ranch community.” The Orms moved into an existing home this summer. “The home was built by Robert Thornton who we knew to have an excellent reputation. This was actually a pretty big selling point for us.” The move has been ideal. “We love the friends we’ve made here, and the kids enjoy spending time with their friends here, too. It’s a great environment for teenagers; it’s far enough from town that they’d rather spend time at Cordillera Ranch going to the park and hanging out at each other’s homes.” The family takes advantage of many of the Cordillera Ranch amenities. “We all enjoy the Fitness Center. I had a knee replacement in July and Ann-Kristin Allen has been very helpful with post rehab workouts. Our daughter Mary works out with her, too, and also practices yoga. We all enjoy the parks and hiking trails. The kids enjoy cooking out at the river park with friends. We have been kayaking multiple times and we are looking forward to going fishing. Clayton is a shooter and frequently uses the Gun Club.” The Orms’ children, both Champion high schoolers, don’t spend all their time in the neighborhood. Clayton has spent the last five summers staying with family friends in Italy and attends a sailing camp in Sardinia, becoming an accomplished sailor. Younger sister Mary is a talented actress who has performed for years at the Cailloux Theater in Kerrville and during summer breaks attends a fine arts training camp in New York state called Stage Door Manor. Even though they are new residents to Cordillera Ranch, Roxie recognizes the serenity and long-term potential. “We love how quiet and pretty it is here. It might just be our forever home.” | 37

CORDILLERA RANCH FAQ’s, Myths, Rumors and Answers to Such In response to a growing number of questions about Cordillera Ranch real estate, development and memberships, we’re going to periodically address common FAQ’s in the magazine. Below are a select few that hopefully provide helpful insight and answers. Does Cordillera Ranch Realty sell homes and resale lots in the community or just developer lots? CR Realty is a FULL service brokerage company that DOES list and sell spec homes, resale homes and resale lots in addition to developer lots. Historically, CR Realty has listed and sold 50% of all resale homes and 80% of all resale lots in Cordillera Ranch. I hear that The Springs of Cordillera Ranch is all smaller lots and will be populated with smaller homes than the rest of Cordillera Ranch. Is that true? FALSE. The first phase of The Springs of Cordillera Ranch consists of 65 lots out of the 1,000+ that are planned in The Springs of Cordillera Ranch. One enclave incorporates 15 lots that range in size from 0.70 acre to 1+ acres and have a minimum square footage requirement of 2,600 square feet. The remaining 40 lots of The Springs range in size from 1 acre to 3.65 acres and have minimum square footage requirements ranging from 3,000 – 3,900 square feet. To put that into perspective, roughly 800 of the 1,300 previously developed lots in Cordillera Ranch have a minimum square footage requirement of 2,200 – 3,000 square feet. To further clarify, the minimum square footage for homes in The Springs are more closely aligned with Clubs Village than with the 800 lots previously developed outside of Clubs Village. Lot size average in The Springs is ~2 acres. Homes will be spaced similar to the Riverwood and River Crossing areas of Cordillera Ranch, but will have the street scape of Clubs Village. Can I get a Golf Membership without buying property? Yes, you can get either a Conditional or Non-Recallable Golf Membership without buying property, but in order to get a Master Golf Membership, you need to purchase property. To learn more about the importance of getting a Master Golf Member-


ship and making sure to identify a property that has the right to a Master Golf Membership, contact Debbie Pepper (Director of Membership at The Club) at 830.336.3570. If I buy property in The Springs of Cordillera Ranch, can I get a Master Full Golf Membership? ABSOLUTELY! (While they last) Properties in The Springs have the same rights, privileges and access to any amenity and membership as any other lot or home in Cordillera Ranch. Current owners and residents of Cordillera Ranch will be happy to know that they will have equal access to the sports fields, walking paths, parks and any future amenities being developed in The Springs. Is there any time requirement to build once you buy your lot? Not anywhere except the Di Lusso Villas which require starting your home within 12 months of purchasing your lot. Otherwise, you can purchase a lot and take as much time as you want designing your dream home. When will home construction begin in The Springs? The first home is under construction! Garner Custom Homes began construction of a model home in November of 2016 and will break ground on a Spec Home in early 2017. Homes by other builders should commence in early 2017 as well. Is there additional Guadalupe River frontage in The Springs of Cordillera Ranch? Yes. As a matter of fact there is more Guadalupe River frontage property in the future areas of The Springs than in the existing part of the community. Further, there are more creek frontage and bluff view home sites in The Springs than in other areas of the existing community. Lastly, Panther Creek, which flows through the first phase of The Springs, has the most reliable and consistent spring water source feeding it than any other creek on the 8,700 acres of Cordillera Ranch. Live water has flowed in Panther Creek consistently for at least the last 10 years straight, providing a beautiful setting for the Panther Creek Park and some of the home sites that back up to it. If you have a question about the community, please submit via email it to

STAFF PROFILE Rich Braune Locker Room Manager

Hometown: West Des Moines, Iowa Family Status/Members: Buffy (wife), RJ (26 - son), Nick (22 - son), Sadie (36 - daughter) How did you get into your field? I had retired and was looking for some part-time work at a golf course when I saw an ad in the Bulverde News. Cordillera Ranch was looking for cart staff. I started in ’07, and when we built the new Clubhouse and the Fitness Center, I transferred to the Men’s Grille as the Locker Room Attendant. What do you like most about working at Cordillera Ranch? I have been fortunate to meet a lot of great people and play a great, great golf course. What has been your greatest challenge in your business? Providing the ultimate member experience even when life deals a few low blows. I want members to say, ”Rich, he’s the best.” What has been your most rewarding experience in your business? Playing at one of the top golf courses in the state with some of the nicest people. What are your hobbies/ interests? Golf, college football, college basketball and major league baseball. I’m trying to learn fly fishing and some of the members have been gracious enough to take me under their guidance. I’m not sure what they got themselves into. What is your favorite aspect of working/living in the Hill Country? It has to be some of the most beautiful

sunrises and sunsets one can imagine — truly stop-you-in-your-tracks beauty. Favorite quote? Have to be one of Yogi Berra’s quotes, “Cut my pizza into four pieces…I don’t think I could eat eight.” Favorite Movie? That’s a toughie. I’d say it’s between Shane, High Noon, Bridge over the River Kwai, and My Way. Loved the ending of Shane, the music with High Noon, the whole story in the Bridge over the River Kwai and the ending of My Way. What is your favorite sport? I’d have to make that two, golf and baseball.

Favorite sporting event you’ve attended? Game 5 of the World Series between the Yankees and Diamondbacks just after 9/11. Scott Brosius hit a home run with two outs in the bottom of the 9th to tie the game, and then they won it in the bottom of the 12th on an Alfonso Soriano base hit. I never saw so many people cry due to the emotion of the game and what happened in NYC on 9/11. That stadium rocked like I’d never, ever seen before. It was electric. Anything else you would like to share about yourself? I love pasta. My Mom was Italian and would make spaghetti and meatballs every Thursday and another pasta on Sunday. I still make pasta every Sunday at home. | 39


A Legacy of Giving I t ’s t h a t ti me o f ye a r a ga i n. The annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is getting ready to saddle up for 18 days of events, exhibitions, competitions and top-flight entertainment at the Freeman Coliseum/AT&T Center from February 9-26, 2017.

For thousands of dedicated volunteers and countless sup“We have a lot of events,” says Nancy Loeffler, vice president porters, however, those 18 days are just part of a year-round of S.A.L.E.’s executive committee, who adds that whether you labor of love in carrying out the educational and agricultural attend the rodeo, enter the grounds, buy at the concessions or goals of the rodeo — also known as attend a fundraiser, “the same end result the San Antonio Livestock Exposition occurs. The net profit goes to helping (S.A.L.E.) — for Texas students in the kids fund their higher education goals.” form of scholarships. Since the proOne of the most popular events is gram’s inception in 1984, the organizathe Cowgirls Live Forever Scholarship tion has committed more than $171.4 Luncheon and Fashion Show, February 2, million through scholarships, grants, 2017, at the Mays Family Event Center at endowments, junior livestock auctions, the Witte Museum. youth western art auctions and more. One of Cordillera’s own is being hon“Investing in the precious commodity ored at this year’s luncheon. Carla Hull of our Texas youth is very special to us,” Northington is the 2017 honoree, who said Keith Martin, executive director and embodies the traits described on the roCEO, at the San Antonio Stock Show & deo website of “independence, courage Rodeo’s annual meeting in May 2016. and resilience as a women whose life “The volunteers work so hard during exemplifies all the characteristics which the Rodeo and conducting fundraisers preserve our western heritage and help Carla Hull Northington throughout the year to make it happen.” to shape Texas agriculture and the youth



of Texas.” She joins a distinguished lineup of former honorees including Jimmie Ruth Evans, Olive Anne Kleberg, Nancy Loeffler, Charline McCombs, Julianna Holt, Carolyn Johnson and more. “I am very honored,” says Carla. “I look at the women who have been honored before me — many of them are my dear friends. They have a giving heart and an inner beauty that comes from the Lord. It is very humbling to be a part of this special group.” Carla and her attorney/rancher/developer husband of 48 years, S.A.L.E. board member Harold “Mac’ McCann Northington, Jr., have been “involved in the rodeo for a long time, ever since the 1970s when we used to compete in the cutting horse competition.” Carla’s grandparents were Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Thomas “J. Ray” McDermott, who owned 7,400 acres outside of Boerne near the Guadalupe River, named the Elmax Ranch. In 1968 Carla and her brother received the Elmax from their grandfather. Then in 1996, after dividing the ranch with her brother, the Northingtons formed a development company with their dear friends from University of Texas days, David and Barbara Hill, and called it Cordillera Ranch. Carla is the co-founder and former president of the Cordillera Ranch Shindig, a 501(c)(3) organization that has given over $1 million to benefit Kendall County ministries. Of their work with S.A.L.E., Carla says, “Mac and I have a heart for the rodeo, a heart for the children and their going to college. These kids have worked so hard. It’s all about the scholarships and I am honored that I am able to play a part in helping to give them opportunities they may not have had otherwise.” “One of the things we look for in an honoree is someone who has that background of the spirit of the west, so to speak,” says Nancy Loeffler. “Carla came from a family that had an active ranch and look what she and Mac turned it into. Carla is an independent woman, she’s smart, she’s a lady, and a perfect example of what we want our young girls in Texas to grow up to be.”

January 2 :: Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum Features top entertainment, food, fun and dancing (must be 21+ to attend). WINE EVENTS

Champion Wine Auction January 19 :: Mays Family Event Center, Witte Museum Champion Wine Garden February 9-26 :: San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo STUDENT WESTERN ART AUCTION

January 26 :: Briscoe Western Art Museum Consists of top ranking artwork judged in the Student Western Art Contest (free entry with museum admission). BAR-B-QUE COOKOFF AND FESTIVAL

January 27-28 :: 2201 Pace Picante Place A championship event sanctioned by the International Barbeque Cookers Association. COWBOY GOLF CLASSIC

For more information and a complete listing of San Antonio Livestock Exposition fundraising events, LUXURY LIMO VAN SERVICE TO THE RODEO

The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch provides members a van shuttle to, and from, San Antonio and Austin utilizing The Club vans in fleet — two 12-passenger Mercedes Benz Limo Vans. Whether you are headed into town for an evening dinner, off to the airport on an early morning business trip or going to watch the Spurs, this service is a great opportunity for you to sit back and relax while leaving the driving to us. The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is our busiest time of the year for van rentals. Be sure and get your reservations in early as this service is extremely popular with our members! For reservations, contact Shane Reynolds at 210.616.6051.

February 21 :: Quarry Golf Club Supports the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund and the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. RANCH RODEO

February 26 :: Expo Hall on the Freeman Coliseum grounds Puts teams of real working cowboys in competition performing tasks they face in their jobs. | 41

FINANCIAL OUTLOOK the deficit. According to Tax Policy Center, the top 1% of taxpayers account for almost 30% of tax revenues. That’s a big nut to crack. Trade - Trump’s fightin’ words on trade will likely turn out to be more tweet than bite. He has backed away from tariffs on Mexican and Asian goods. Instead, he may use the promise of future tax cuts and the threat of lost government contracts to retain industrial jobs, as he did with Carrier air conditioners in December. That negotiation saved about a thousand jobs. By contrast, goods exported to Mexico under the North American Free Trade Agreement help support a million jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Economist Ray Perryman estimates the four U.S. states that border Mexico and the six Mexican states that border the U.S. By Kevin Thompson equal the world’s fifth largest economy. NAFTA is critical to our region. Trump still wants to forego the Trans-Pacific If the unemployment rate really was under 5%, Donald Trump Partnership, a pending Asian free trade agreement. But his prowould never have been elected, says economist Gary Shilling. tectionist rhetoric will likely subside as the benefits of globalizaShilling puts the effective unemployment rate at 13% after contion and technology continue to outweigh their drawbacks. sidering disenfranchised workers who have left the workforce. Trump rode to an unlikely victory largely on the backs of Regulations - Obamacare, the Dodd-Frank financial reform middle-aged Midwesterners whose earning and purchasing Blanco County Courthouse legislation and environmental orders have stifled business expowers have eroded in an age of globalization and technologipansion and job growth. cal advances. For example, some companies, dubbed “forty-niners,” have The economy drove the election, not racism or misogyny as purposely stayed below fifty employees to avoid additional reDemocrat post-mortems claim. After years of tepid growth unquirements of Obamacare. Local banks are subject to the same der heavy Obama regulation, voters had simply had enough. labor intensive portfolio stress testing as their too-big-to-fail As markets, businesses and taxpayers now look to see what counterparts. Between Trump executive orders and swift actions Trump campaign bluster passes governing muster, four categoby a Republican Congress, regulatory burdens should ease. ries are worth watching:


Spending - Twenty trillion dollars in existing federal debt haven’t stopped Trump from calling for a trillion dollars of infrastructure spending. Why would it? The man has spent a career building huge projects with other people’s money. Markets have responded to Trump’s plan. The prospect of stimulus spending on border walls, roads, bridges and defense has pushed up construction-related and other stocks. Despite the wishes of fiscal conservatives who supported him, President Trump will not likely shrink the federal government or its massive debt. He may push through fiscal stimulus with Democrat support and tax cuts with Republican support. Taxes - Trump’s tax plan calls for slashing both personal and corporate tax rates. But don’t look for a windfall in every mailbox. Trump’s pick for treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, says only middle class taxpayers will benefit after deduction rules change. Upper income earners will see a wash. Mnuchin’s view acknowledges there may not be enough savings from closing deduction loopholes — or enough new revenues through economic growth — to keep from deepening


As for other macroeconomic signals, banking consultant Ed Krei predicts rates will remain relatively low for an extended time despite likely Federal Reserve short-term rate increases in 2017. He believes we will face a mild recession in 2018 as China and Europe drag down growth. By then, we would be almost ten years into the present recovery; long after pent-up consumer demand for big ticket items has run its course. On the other hand, Krei notes that housing starts, which have flattened this year in Kendall County, are only half their national high water mark from 2006. Dr. Perryman believes we will likely see market volatility. He notes the swings after the populist-driven Brexit vote last summer and expects wider swings here since our economy is eight times the size of Britain’s. Given the volatile nature of the man in the White House, Perryman is probably onto something. If so, hang on for the ride. Kevin Thompson is a graduate of the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Centennial Bank in Boerne.




AT CORDILLERA RANCH Coming off a successful Ryder Cup and in an effort to better prepare male junior golfers in the United States for match play tournaments, PGA Champion Jimmy Walker partnered with the AJGA to host his first event, the Jimmy Walker Challenge. This unique event featured 32 of the best junior golfers in the world in a team match play competition which was held in October. The field featured players from 14 states. Two teams squared off in morning and afternoon Foursome matches on the first day with the tournament concluding with Four-Ball matches on the second day. When all the matches were completed, Team Cordillera defeated Team Baltusrol with 16 of the 24 possible points and took home the inaugural Jimmy Walker Challenge with a score of 16 – 8. While the tournament was great competition, there was much more that came out of the event. It was such a great event for all of us here at The Club to be involved with, not only to support Jimmy, but also Junior Golf. The involvement from Jimmy and Erin over all three days was absolutely incredible and truly showed how much they cared about the kids who played. They were both out with their two boys watching golf and I know how proud Jimmy was to be hosting the event. He competed in AJGA events growing up and this was a great way to continue to give back to the game. The Q&A session with the 32 juniors was very personal and it definitely was one of the big highlights of the week. It gave Jimmy a chance to share his insight and some of the reasons for his success on the PGA Tour to some of the very best junior players in the country. The comments from all of the participants and their parents could not have been any better. We enjoyed showcasing The Club and the entire community of Cordillera Ranch, and we are looking forward to this being an annual event. Marc DeWall, PGA Marc DeWall is the Director of Golf at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch. He can be reached at or 830.336.4653.

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T.P. Mulrooney The Golf Comic Dinner

&Comedy Show Please join us on Friday, January 13th for The Golf Comic Dinner and Comedy Show at the Cordillera Ranch Clubhouse. T.P. Mulrooney was recently featured in Sports Illustrated as “The Man for Golf Comedy.” His talents have been showcased by HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central and The Golf Channel, and he’s written, produced and performed for Fox and PBS television. The Chicago Sun-Times called him, “The best observational comedian in the business,” and as The Golf Comic, he’s entertained at The Masters, Ryder Cup, PGA Championship and US Open. T.P.’s motto, “To be funny about the game without making fun of the game,” has allowed him to capture the soul of golfers from 30-handicappers to Mr. Arnold Palmer. Dinner and Show tickets are $85.00++. 6:30pm Cocktails, 7:00pm Dinner, 8:00pm Show Call 830.336.9000 to make your reservations. Limited seating is available!


The Golf Comic

Dinner FIRST

Grilled Asparagus-Baby Spinach Salad Toasted Pistachio, Shaved Mimmolette Aged Modena Balsamic Reduction

SECOND Akaushi Filet Crostillant Buttered Leeks, Carrots and Shitakes Whipped Sweet Potato Puree Port Cherry Demi Glace

SWEET ENDINGS “Bucket of Balls” House-Made Misterio Chocolate Donut Holes Kahlua Coffee Cream


IMPROVEMENT Meister Painting & Remodeling specializes in custom renovation projects. Whether it be a simple re-paint, addition or full remodel, we provide clients with the best construction experience and superior quality. Our team focuses on great communication, attention to detail and a sense of pride to strive for excellence. Our clients have peace of mind that their projects are in good hands.


PICKLE BALL BOOM! By Glenn Barton :: Photography by Kelsey Grudle

Blanco County Courthouse

Pickle Ball was invented in 1965 on

Bainbridge Island close to Seattle Washington. Three dads, whose kids were weary of summer time activities, created the game to relieve their boredom. Legend has it that Pickles, the resident Cocker Spaniel, would chase the errant ball in the early formative days of the sport. It was “Pickles’” ball, thus the game was named. Since then, the rules and equipment have been refined and now the sport is the fastest growing in America. The USA Pickle Ball Association has more than 200,000 registered members with an estimated eight million playing worldwide. Pickle Ball is most commonly played in a doubles format on a court one third the size of a tennis court. The action is fast but not overly stressful on the knees and other joints. Its popularity and growth are due to the baby boomer population looking for something more exciting than bingo but less time consuming and easier on the body than other sports. The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) recently hosted the 2016 US Open Pickle Ball championships in Naples, Florida where hundreds of competitors competed for thousands of dollars in prize money.


The game is played on a court 20 feet wide and 44 feet long. The net is 34 inches high in the middle and 36 at the net poles. You strike a plastic Wiffle® Ball-looking ball with a smooth surfaced paddle over the net to win points. A unique feature of this sport is an area seven feet from the net called “the kitchen” or the “no volley zone.” You are not allowed to enter the kitchen unless the ball has bounced in this no volley area. This unique design allows for multiple strategies to be employed and is partly what causes the game to be so player friendly. Pickle Ball is addictive, fun, fast paced and people friendly. Cordillera Ranch has recently joined in on the fun by adding Pickle Ball to its social calendar, as well as offering lessons, court times, and competitions. Pickle Ball is the fastest growing sport in America and also at Cordillera Ranch. Glenn Barton is the Tennis Director at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch. He can be reached at or 830.336.4660.



INDOOR CYCLING aka “Spinning”

Hop on a bike without a helmet? Mom would definitely shake her head. But there’s an exception to every rule: Indoor cycling, or “spinning,” is a cardiovascular, butt-kicking workout that takes us on a stationary but sweaty ride of our life. The Club has recently added a new spinning class with state-of-the-art Precor® spinning bikes. More intense than a stationary bike, indoor cycling keeps things cool with bumpin’ music and a killer class atmosphere. Expect to sit tight for 30 to 65 minute sessions, which can burn up to 900 calories. The intensity varies throughout the class, thanks to changing body position, pedal speed and resistance. And get ready to listen up: The instructor will yell out instructions to imitate a real ride of climbs, sprints and coasts. In some special classes, the pedaling is even mixed with upper body workouts, resistant bands or a themed adventure. Spinning is definitely no ride in the park, though. It guarantees to amp up your VO2 max (the rate oxygen is carried to the muscles), a sign the body is being pushed. All that pedaling will tone up muscles, too, working the quads, hamstrings, glutes, calves and core. Studies have found that indoor cycling can help shed unwanted pounds and potentially ward off migraines, while keeping impact on the joints to a minimum. Now that’s a winning combo. | 49

DUCKHORN VINEYARDS: A Napa Valley Jewel By Julie Catalano :: Photography courtesy of Duckhorn Vineyards

Even in a storied area synonymous with winemaking and home to hundreds of wineries, the Duckhorn name stands out as a premier producer of California’s Napa Valley wines. Part of it is longevity — Duckhorn Vineyards was established 40 years ago by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn — but the real secret to their success is a belief that great wines begin in the vineyard. The Duckhorn Portfolio’s seven vineyards in Napa, three in Sonoma County, three in Anderson Valley and one in Washington State provide the backbone to all of the company’s wines, allowing control over the quality and consistency in each bottle across six waterfowl themed labels — Duckhorn Vineyards, Paraduxx, Goldeneye, Migration, Decoy and Canvasback. Each winery also has its own dedicated winemaker to give each bottling its signature style and focus. Paraduxx was founded in 1994 and garners acclaim as the only area winery solely devoted to Napa Valley blends. Winemaker Don LaBorde calls Paraduxx “a winemaker’s dream.” It all started, he says, “with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon at Duckhorn Vineyards in 1978, and over time, Dan and Margaret expanded into new varietals and regions. The first Paraduxx


blend was produced in 1994 as just a single wine inspired by the great blends of the world but with a California twist. Since that first vintage of Zinfandel blended with Cabernet, we now make 14 different blends, using almost a dozen different varietals, and I get to work in a beautiful area that makes amazing wines.” The Houston-born, Louisiana-raised LaBorde will present wines from Duckhorn’s impressive lineup at the Cordillera Ranch wine dinner on Tuesday, February 7. After a greeting wine of Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, the first course pairing with Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Chardonnay, and a second course pairing with Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, guests will be treated to what LaBorde says is a rarity at a wine pairing dinner — the pouring of three red blends with the main course:

PARADUXX PROPRIETARY NAPA VALLEY RED WINE “This is my baby — mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with a bit of Zinfandel, so it has those really elegant characters like Cabernet gives you, but with this friendly, juicy kind of spicy character from the Zinfandel.” DUCKHORN VINEYARDS HOWELL MOUNTAIN NAPA VALLEY RED WINE “Howell Mountain is a sub-appellation of Napa Valley, on top of a western facing hillside. The wines up there are really big, dark and rich —the kind you pair with heavy, rich, gamey kinds of dishes. It’s a monster of a wine.”



DUCKHORN VINEYARDS THE DISCUSSION NAPA VALLEY RED WINE “This is Duckhorn’s pinnacle wine — a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, aged in 100 percent French Oak chateau-style barrels for 24 months. It’s a rich, elegant style of wine, soft, very balanced, that drinks well with food or by itself.” Dessert will be accompanied by Duckhorn Vineyards Knights Valley Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc. “These wines are called stickies or sweeties, from grapes left on the vine for a long time, full of pretty floral aromatics with a rich, sweet structure that pairs well with most desserts. LaBorde will also talk to Cordillera diners about what makes Napa Valley so special. Like real estate, winemaking is all about location, and Napa, says LaBorde, “is filled with these little pockets of microclimates, each with its own character and its own terroir, so Cabernet from the high elevation of Howell Mountain tastes different than Cabernet from Coombsville in the very south or from Calistoga in the northern end of the valley.” “There are so many things to discover within Napa. I think you can visit Napa a hundred times and find a new little area or a new favorite wine, every time you visit. We’re very lucky to be able to work and live here.” LaBorde also describes Duckhorn as a Don LaBorde pretty amazing place to work as well, a family vibe, a spirit of closeness and collaboration among its winemakers, and a broad range of wines “is rare for a company our size. We’re not small and boutiquey, but we’re not one of the big corporations either. It’s rare to have a company our size be as homegrown as we are and to have built these brands from the ground up.”

DUCKHORN WINEMAKER’S DINNER Tuesday, February 7th 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM $159.95 Members $127.95 Cellar Club Members Menu TBD DUCKHORN VINEYARDS

866.367.9945 :: PARADUXX

866.367.9943 ::



800.208.0438 :: www.goldeneyewinery | 51


Valentine’s Day Dinner 2017

When the time came to create the perfect menu for a romantic and delicious Valentine’s Day dinner, what better ingredients to include than those that ‘turn up the heat’ a bit? You probably recognize some of these long-considered aphrodisiacs, but others might surprise you.

The myth about oysters being an aphrodisiac actually has some truth to it. They are rich in amino acids which have been found to increase levels of sex hormones, and testosterone production is increased because of their high zinc content. Caviar, an indulgent delicacy, is also high in zinc and amino acids, as are parsnips and carrots. The Greeks and Romans knew what they were doing. Early writings refer to white root vegetables that are believed to be parsnips and certain types of carrots. Truffles can also be considered a rare treat, but it could be their price tag that makes them luxurious. Grapes have long been associated with love and fertility. The Romans were also the first to cultivate grapes, but it was the Egyptians who created wine. The Greeks would give grape clusters to newly wedded couples to ensure many children. Other fruits make the list. Cherries are known to stimulate pheromone production, and their color is simply lovely for Valentine’s Day. Bananas contain potassium, magnesium and B vitamins which are said to enhance the male libido, while their dessert partner honey is a great source for boron which helps the body use estrogen. What would Valentine’s Day be without chocolate? Not only does it release dopamine for a feel-good moment, it’s the perfect pairing for vanilla whose rich scent conjures sweet memories. And finally, mint is often used for its calming properties on both the mind and body, but its use as a breath freshener is perfect for kissable closeness. So whether the effects are psychological or physiological, enjoy every morsel of this specially prepared dinner with your special someone. Valentine’s Day dinner at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch will be served on February 11, 2017. For reservations, contact The Club receptionist at 830.336.9000.


Hill Country Loving Valentine’s Day Menu 2017 First Choice Of: “Fine” Oyster Chowder Sage Essence, Crisp Yukon Golds Poached Golf Oyster (Oyster) ~ Oven Roasted Red Pepper Soup Vodka Crème Friache White Sturgeon Caviar Toast (Caviar) Second Cordillera “B.L.Q.” Crisp Applewood Bacon, Truffled Frisee Lettuce, Seared Texas Quail Breast Tomato and Blackberry Preserves Toasted Brioche (Truffles) Third Choice Of: Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass Agave-Carrot Coulis Crisp Morels, Confit of Parsnip Tarragon Seafood Nage (Carrot/Parsnip) ~ Grilled Akaushi Filet Mignon-Parsley Gremolata Roasted Garlic Pomme Puree Napa Cabbage-Root Vegetable Purse Port-Cherry Demi Glace (Cherry) ~ Slow Basted Boneless Rack of Lamb Herb Butter-White Cheddar Grits, Glazed Wild Mushrooms Smoked Grape Natural Jus and Jalapeno Mint Jelly (Grapes/Mint) To The Heart Choice Of: “Kiss of a Rose” Expresso-Mascarone Filled Crisp Chocolate Vanilla Bean Bombe (Vanilla) ~ Honey Cake-Banana Gratin Madagascar Vanilla Anglaise, Sesame Seed Brittle (Honey/Banana) Isaac Cantu is the Executive Chef at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch. He can be reached at or 830.336.9000.

Chet B. Hawkins, DDS

Master in the Academy of General Dentistry, FACD, Pankey Graduate

As we Welcome in 2017,

wouldn’t you love to feel more confident about your smile and appearance this year? We would love to help you achieve this goal. Please call our office at 830-331-7355 to schedule an appointment.

1677 River Road, Suite 103


Next to Champion High School.




FEBRUARY OF 2017 By Shane Reynolds

For the first 10 years of The Clubs’ existence, the Outfitter Center has operated out of the historic Sueltenfuss homestead at the end of Swede Springs, just above Swede Creek Lake. The old place has sold to a family that intends to fully restore and preserve it, and we are thrilled that the Sueltenfuss homestead will continue to be part of the ranch’s rich history. The new Outfitter Center will be located just off FM 3351on the east end and north of Rio Cordillera. The primary member entrance will be off of Rio Cordillera near the mailbox pavilion. With a deep respect for nature’s beauty on the ranch, it is the sporting lifestyle and the Guadalupe River that makes Cordillera Ranch wonderfully unique. We hope the new Outfitter Center will set the tone for our members and their guests venturing onto the Guadalupe River and the outdoors. The location was chosen with long consideration of what Cordillera Ranch will look like in 15-20 years. This location will be at the center of the community near the river. It is a short two minute drive to the river crossing at Edge Falls Road. Around 90% of our river club trips end at Edge Falls Road, and it’s much more ef-

ficient for an outfitter to be near the take out compared to the launch site. In classic Hill Country fashion, the new Outfitter Center will blend local materials and aesthetics into a space that captures the imagination of the outdoor lifestyle. Dig a bit deeper, however, and you’ll discover a ‘home base’ for one of the finest outfitter programs in Texas. From the Outfitter Center, our staff will coordinate and conduct guided fishing excursions of all forms, from fly fishing for reds on the Texas coast, to catching bass on the Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake, to heading south to the Devils River for smallmouth bass, and beyond. Should you prefer to fish on your own, the Outfitter Center will offer a private storage and launch service for your personal kayak and will have plenty of fishing gear and supplies — giving all Cordillera Ranch members access and use of our most precious resource, the river and Swede Creek. Many homeowners have discovered the rejuvenating and cardiovascular attributes of kayaking the river. Miles upon miles of river await exploration for those inclined to engage this natural wonderland.

New Outfitter Center



Whether for pleasure on an evening sunset paddle or for sport as a programmed exercise event, kayaking offers a unique form of fitness in a setting that will inspire you to uncover your best self. Toobing is also a popular pastime in the Hill Country and we’ll certainly have plenty of toobs on hand for those family gatherings. The new Outfitter Center will not only be the home for all The Club river and fishing equipment, there will be a Pro Shop with retail sales of select outdoor equipment designed to make your outdoor experience much more enjoyable. The shop will offer fishing and kayaking equipment as well as some small outdoor sundry items. The Outfitter Center will also serve as a dealer for several top kayak, kayak equipment and fishing equipment manufactures. Additionally, our outfitter staff is trained to offer rigging and repair services for all your kayak needs. We will also offer some services to take care of your fishing and hunting equipment that includes repair and maintenance of guns and fishing rods and reels. Beyond outstanding golf and dining, The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch offer an adventurous outdoor pursuits program encompassing nearly any outdoor activity under the sun or moon. Spend an afternoon kayaking, shooting, riding horses, practicing archery or fishing just minutes away from your home. The new Outfitter Center will be the hub for all things outdoor on the ranch! Outfitter Center: 830.336.4823 (GUAD) Shane Reynolds is the Outdoor Recreation Director at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch. He can be reached at outfitter@ or 210.616.6051.

8603 US Hwy 281 North, Suite 401 • Spring Branch, Texas • 830.885.2273





By The Cordillera Ranch Social Club

When the neighborhood was new and in its early stages of development, the Cordillera Ranch Social Club was formed with the primary mission to offer social gatherings for the benefit of the Cordillera Ranch residents, never forgetting that the sole purpose was to foster a neighborhood sense of community and to simply have fun. So it began. These early neighbors wanted to make this beautiful 8,700-acre ranch have a small town atmosphere. They drafted guidelines and activities they hoped would help make neighbors feel connected even though their homes were far apart. They also knew that residents would need ways to stay in touch and communicate with each other easily so the Cordillera Ranch Newsletter came into being to communicate information for each month’s activities. Just like it has been all along, the newsletter is produced by a resident volunteer with the major difference from the old to new is that now a variety of ads are included in each issue. Revenue from these ad sales funds the large-scale Cordillera Ranch Social Club neighborhood activities and the publications. Currently there are no dues collected nor is any money received from the POA for the operations. In addition to the Newsletter, a neighborhood Directory is published and provided at no charge to all home/ property owners who wish to be included. In keeping with the times, there is now a neighborhood website (www.lifeat-

56 | JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2017 maintained by a resident volunteer webmaster. Information on all of the activity groups and a monthly calendar is always at your fingertips. While all activities and groups are organized and scheduled by individual group leaders, the Ladies’ Social Club Board takes care of the planning and orchestrating of several large events during the year, all of which are provided at little to no cost to residents. Family fun activities during the year include both the Memorial Day and 4th of July Pool Parties. Ladies always enjoy the Annual Summer Social in September, the Ranch Holiday Market in October and the Annual Baked Potato Social in January. A wide variety of groups and activities are available to all residents. Whether you want to learn something new about nature, explore the world of wines, play games, discuss the latest movies, enjoy social outings or just go dancing, there is most likely a group for you. Some of our monthly groups are so popular, they have both daytime and nighttime gatherings. The Men’s Group meets monthly in

different residents’ homes where speakers cover a wide variety of topics of interest such as men’s health, local government and even residents who’ve had interesting careers. The Nature Club is a large co-ed group that has speakers on subjects of interest regarding local flora and fauna, including area wildlife and other inhabitants before people invaded. The Garden Club loves to go on field trips around the San Antonio/Hill Country area and invites experts to speak about which plants will grow with little water as well as the ones deer won’t eat. If you’d like to brush up on your cooking skills, the Cooking Group is for you. Local chefs are invited numerous times throughout the year to teach classes to small groups in a resident’s home. Twice a year there are hosted Progressive Dinners; this is a great way to meet new neighbors and visit with old friends. Caring and providing food when sickness or loss touches a neighbor’s family is just another way we make our community feel like home. There are also several Bible Study groups for men and women that meet regularly. While the group’s original mission was to foster a neighborhood feeling among residents and to have fun, it has developed to also become a conduit to reach out to the many charities in our surrounding area. Our groups readily volunteer in many arenas sharing our manpower, ideas and finances for the benefit of the greater Kendall County community. All of these groups are just the tip of the iceberg of activities available to residents and are what make Cordillera Ranch such a special place to live. As new people move into the neighborhood, they bring with them activities and interests that they feel others will enjoy. For further information and to see just what groups and activities are available to residents, please visit to find both group descriptions and contact information for each. Please note that the neighborhood Social Club is independent from The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch and that there is also a ‘Social Club’ as part of The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch.








By Julie Catalano Photography courtesy of Boerne Performing Arts

A funny thing happened to Greg and Sue Talford on their way to retirement. The former band director at the University of Houston and the former elementary school music teacher/principal had successful careers in education and business, produced well-received shows for Kerrville Performing Arts, and were ready to leave all that behind and officially relax when they got the call.

“We were asked to come to Boerne to help start a performing arts organization,” says Sue, board member and marketing/publicity manager. “We said, ‘Sure. We love Boerne.’” And Boerne loved them back. The town was eager to add a theatrical component to the charming small town mix of toprated attractions, historic landmarks, retail, dining and a solid visual arts community. “The performing arts were a missing piece of the puzzle,” says Sue. The Talfords and local forces mobilized, and the volunteerdriven Boerne Performing Arts (BPA) was born in the summer of 2011 with a plan, a board, a logo and a check from the Boerne-Kendall County Economic Development Corporation. It launched its first season with the Vienna Boys Choir, TAO: The Art of the Drum, and Bowfire. Every one of them was a sellout — a record that continues to this day, through five seasons that included such diverse acts as Canadian Brass, New Shanghai Circus, Celtic Nights, Drumline Live and Stepcrew, as well as special events like the Voca People and the Ten Tenors.


“It’s true,” confirms Carol Schultz of the five-year, 100 percent sellout streak, an accomplishment that is a testament to overwhelming community support. But Schultz, a former music educator and president of the BPA board from the beginning, never took anything for granted. “I remember wondering if we could break even with our ticket sales, or maybe get some sponsors and not be in the red.” She needn’t have worried. “People came out of the woodwork wanting to support us, even before they had seen a single show.” Cordillera Ranch, for example, has been a Silver Sponsor from the start, this year sponsoring the Vocalosity show that kicks off BPA’s sixth season. The outpouring of local support “proved that this community was hungry for that kind of thing right here in their own backyard.” Luckily it was a backyard with a boffo venue. The 985-seat Champion Auditorium at Boerne-Samuel V. Champion high school is a state-of-the-art showcase for every BPA season, hailed for its acoustics as well as its design. Nearby are rehearsal

BOERNE PERFORMING ARTS 2017 SEASON Champion Auditorium 201 Charger Boulevard, Boerne VOCALOSITY :: FEBRUARY 14

Photo by Linda Rukavina of Rukavina Photography. Seated (L-R): Sandy Mattick, Cathie Meadows, Carol Schultz, Cheryl Ladd-Russell, Kirsten Cohoon Standing (L-R): Mary Colacurci, John Mowrey, Jim Sims, Greg Talford, Kevin Arnott, Sue Talford, Lynn Richter facilities for band, orchestra, dance, choir and drama. “It’s beautiful,” says Schultz. “Even the artists say that this is not your typical high school auditorium.” The Boerne Independent School District’s robust partnership with BPA has turned out to be a cornerstone of the organization’s success, and the basis for a joint effort that has brought sheer joy to thousands of area students through the FOR KIDS programs. “That’s the part of Boerne Performing Arts that we really want the world to know about,” says Sue Talford. “My husband and I have a real soft spot for kids.” As artistic director, Greg Talford plans each season, works with agents and books the performers for not only the evening performance but also a one-hour matinee version for students, bussing in basically every third- fourthand fifth-grader each year. This includes students from the same grade levels from Boerne, Comfort and Bandera, along with special needs students from all grades. As delightful as the shows are (“the kids are just riveted,” says Sue), they’re not just a free pass out of class. Lesson plans are created by BISD music teacher Dawn Adamek for pre-show study. “Afterwards, the students have to write a letter about the show,” explains Sue. “Not just that they liked it, but what they liked about it. It’s amazing what we get back from some of these kids.” More than 15,000 students have enjoyed BPA’s extensive outreach programs at no cost to the students, which include master classes, art exhibitions and performance interactions. “These kids get to talk to and have contact with these artists, something that they may have never experienced in their lives,” says Greg Talford, “And that’s priceless.” It also builds audiences for the future and generates buzz for Boerne’s rising status in the performing arts world. “If you look at our mission statement,” says Sue, “it says ‘Bringing the world of performing arts to Boerne.’ With our international performers and shows, we bring the world to our little community, and in turn it attracts worldwide exposure for us.”

Taking a cappella to a whole new level, this high energy production transforms today’s biggest hits featuring 10-part vocal harmonies, beatbox and hip choreography. RUSSIAN SEASONS DANCE COMPANY :: FEB. 27

An exhilarating trip through international folk dances, from the Hopak of Ukraine to the Gypsy music of Eastern Europe to the Spanish Flamenco and Argentinean tango. TAJ EXPRESS :: APRIL 7

Bollywood rules in a dynamic celebration of film, joyful dance and thrilling music that takes audiences on a live cinematic journey through modern Indian culture and society. For more information: Tickets by phone, 830.331.9079; online at; in person at Greater Boerne Chamber of Commerce, 121 South Main Street. | 59



Traditional &Timeless By Mauri Elbel :: Photography by Gustavo Arredondo

When it comes to home design, Gary and Lynn Waring have always gravitated to the more traditional style –– a preference that amplified during the several years they spent living in Europe.


“We fell in love with the architecture and timeless feel of the homes there,” says Gary whose Cordillera Ranch home he built with his wife was inspired by their shared admiration for European residential architecture.

A design departure from most of the homes that belong to the exclusive master-planned community, the Waring’s regal home evokes an elegant old world feel. The couple turned to builder Ray Stadler of Stadler Custom Homes and Gustavo Arredondo of A-Design to incorporate some of their favorite European-inspired elements into the design. “We wanted a home that was warm and welcoming, and one that felt as if it had been there for many years,” says Gary. “Timeless was the word we used throughout the design process.” Nestled on a secluded, tree-filled 10-acre lot, the Waring’s 6,243-square-foot Cordillera Ranch home with an additional 1,500 square feet of outdoor living space was designed to fit them both now and into their post-retirement years. Clad in stucco and gray Lueders limestone, the home’s exterior features

the look of a slate tile roof, shiny copper accents and generous windows, while its enviable interior is rife with rich woods and detailed accents. “They showed us many pictures of a home they loved and we used many elements from that home in the design and décor so we knew they would be pleased with the finished product,” says Stadler. “We paid close attention to what they saw and liked and made sure we stayed true to that style instead of trying to gravitate their home to more of what you would traditionally see in Cordillera Ranch. This was true for the inside and outside of the home.” With heavy moldings and beautiful trim details, the Waring’s home embodies the warm and inviting space they were seeking in both look and feel. The couple’s style shows through unique | 61

design details such as the heavy trim encasing all interior doors and pass-through openings, the study finished out in rich wood walls and ceilings, and custom trusses and Douglas fir beams found throughout the house. The expansive grand entrance features soaring 25-foot ceilings while generous floor-to-ceiling windows allow sunlight to pour in and offer beautiful backyard views. But the design did bring a few challenges. “It was a bit more work to find the right products and materials to put in the home but well worth the extra effort as their vision really turned into something stunning and unique for this area,” says Stadler. “There are details at every turn to look at and they are all beautiful. The work they did with the decorator and on their own to choose the finishes and furnishings is remarkable.” There was also an effort to introduce some local flavor –– signature Hill Country elements were incorporated into the design such as hand-hewn beams and interior stone which create a more relaxing feel throughout the home while providing a sense of place. While primarily designed to serve as a retirement home for the couple, with five bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, an office, game room, refreshing pool and fabulous covered screened-in patio, the home easily accommodates their grown children and grandchildren when they come to visit. “We tried to be thoughtful in the design process to include fun and cozy spots in the house for our grandchildren,” says Gary. “We have some ‘secret’ rooms, a walk-in closet that we converted into a bunk bed hideout, and a fun sports pool outside.” | 63

The home impresses with four fireplaces featuring hand-crafted surrounds, a climate-controlled wine room, a pool featuring a hot tub and swim-up bar, an elevator and a wood-wrapped bar perfect for sitting and sipping. When asked about their favorite space in their new home, the couple has a difficult time choosing. “There are many aspects of our home that we love, but one of our favorite places is the screened-in porch,” says Gary. Located directly off the kitchen and hearth rooms, the outdoor space provides a lovely extension of their living and entertaining areas. Because the couple was relocating from the Bay Area, Stadler thoughtfully incorporated elements into the design that would keep them comfortable in the harsh and hot Texas climate –– the screened-in porch, equipped with heaters and a cooling system that makes the space enjoyable year-round, serves as a prime example. No strangers to the home building process and the challenges that it sometimes brings, the couple remains impressed with their most recent experience. “Building a custom home is always a challenging process,” Gary says. “We have built a number of homes throughout the years so we knew this going in. We can say with no hesitation that we have enjoyed everyone we have worked with at Stadler Homes. They have all had our best interests at heart, and they


have been committed to helping us achieve our dream home. We have gotten to know Ray through the build, and we now consider him a friend as well as a neighbor.” Throughout the design, the couple remained extremely involved, working meticulously with Arredondo on the design, Stadler on the construction side, and Class Covers and Colors on the interior selections to solidify the exact look they envisioned. “They were very involved in every aspect of choosing the details and finishes of the home from the beginning,” says Stadler. “I specifically remember our final plan meeting before finalizing the plan –– we sat in Gustavo’s conference room for literally nine hours straight with no food or drink breaks so we could finish.” But in the end, it seems the time and effort were well spent. “So much of the home is a reflection of both Lynn and myself,” says Gary. “We both feel like we contributed to the process and we feel very much at home.” STADLER CUSTOM HOMES


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Real Estate Review

SWEET ‘16 By Barry Denton

What a difference we saw in 2016. What started off as “slow ’16” turned into “sweet ’16” with a flurry of activity the last half of the year, especially in the fourth quarter. The sales in the second half of the year led to $107 million in total real estate activity in Cordillera Ranch for 2016, surpassing the $100 million mark for the second consecutive year.

Historically, we have two periods of the year with moderate sales activity. The first period arrives with a post-Holidays slow-down right after the first of the new year. Early 2016 was no different than years past, and a wetter than usual spring contributed to an extended period of moderate sales. However, the second slow down (mid-to-late Summer) never occurred. The sunny skies of our Texas summer brought with it searing hot activity that continued to heat up through the end of 2016. Home sales soared in October/November with nine homes sold/closed and another five homes under contract or pending during that period. This run on homes lowered the resale home inventory in Cordillera Ranch to less than 30 homes on the market for the first time in almost 10 years. Considering we have over twice as many homes (roughly 800 total) today as we did 10 years ago, this has reduced our percentage of available home inventory down to a tight supply of under 4% of total homes. A healthy real estate market is typically around 10% of available

homes to total inventory; Cordillera Ranch has consistently had a tighter supply and thus overall stronger real estate market than industry averages. We also had two Di Lusso Villa resale homes in 2016 (not counting new construction starts), which included the first Di Lusso Villa spec home which sold prior to completion. Look for a new Di Lusso Villa Spec in 2017! The average price of resale homes sold in the last year rose from $940k to $1.11 million. That’s a 15% increase! The average price per square foot for resale homes also rose from $215 / SF in 2015 to $230/ SF in 2016. With a run on homes under $1.0 million in the last 18 months, the number of resale homes listed under $1.0 million has flipped from two-thirds of the total inventory, to now one-third of the total number of resale homes on the market. Homes listed by CR Realty greatly expanded in 2016 and on a price per square foot basis, our listings sold for 20% higher than non-CR Realty listings. By year’s end, just over 52 homes (average

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scape is equally stunning. Ultimate plans for The Springs of Cordillera Ranch call for over 1,000 future homes along multiple hilltops, spring-fed creeks and three miles of Guadalupe River frontage. If it seems like home construction in Cordillera Ranch has continued at a torrid pace for 2016, you would be correct! With 40 homes in design review, look for the number of homes under construction to increase substantially in 2017 with half of those homes under construction in Clubs Village. As our community grows, so too grows our development, construction, management and real estate entities. 2016 saw the groundbreaking of our Vista Visitors Center which will house CR Realty, the Cordillera Ranch Property Elevation view of planned entry into Springs of Cordillera Ranch Owners Association, Pasadera Builders and the DH Investments management of one per week) totaling over $60 million will have sold. That’s 10 and development operations. Consolidating these offices under one roof will provide benefits to the sales, development more homes than in 2015 and $20 million more in total volume. and POA staff, as well as community residents. We certainly live in a valued neighborhood! Thanks for your continued support and shared enthusiasm in But it wasn’t just third and fourth quarter home sales that making Cordillera Ranch the preeminent Hill Country lifestyle erupted; lot sales took off as well. The second half surge helped community again in 2016. Let us know how our full service real push lot sales to 58 for the year, which is in line with 2015 sales. estate brokerage services can help you benefit from the aforeThere was a tremendous customer focus on premium properties mentioned statistics in buying or selling your land or home. Our related to hilltop view, golf course frontage and Di Lusso Villa on-site sales team consists of Cordillera Ranch residents, property properties. Six recent Bears Ridge (our newest Clubs Village owners and members. No one represents the Cordillera Ranch promontory) lot sales leaves us with a few select remaining view lifestyle better. Cheers to a remarkable 2017! homesites in this gated enclave. Golf course frontage and off course home sites along hole #11 have been well received since 2016 REAL ESTATE RECAP inception with a 50% absorption rate. And an influx of buyers 54 HOMES SOLD looking to down size or “right size” has created a run on Di Average sales price = ~$1,111,000 Lusso Villa lots. The golf course frontage and golf course view Average price per sq. ft. = ~$230 lots along hole #3 with panoramic views to the north across the High sold price = $3,575,000 Guadalupe River Valley have been especially popular. Only one 23 Homes sold over $1,000,000 Di Lusso golf course frontage lot remains! 31 Homes sold under $1,000,000 The fourth quarter of 2016 also saw the Grand Opening of Total volume = ~$60,000,000 The Springs of Cordillera Ranch. Lot sales are well under way in this first phase. The Springs is a continuation of the Riverwood/ Sunriver/River Crossing neighborhoods with the streetscape and utilities of the Clubs Village. It offers a diverse mix of 1-acre to 3-acre+ wooded, view, equestrian and creek-front properties ranging in price from $100k to $300k+, all with central water, wastewater, propane and curb and gutter streets. In addition, interconnected walking and bike trails, nature trails, horse trails, Panther Creek Park (similar to Swede Park) and The Springs Sports Park featuring sports fields and basketball court are all in store for 2017. If you haven’t done so already, venture out the Rio Cordillera/3351 gate and take a drive through this just-completed neighborhood. You’ll be impressed with the dramatic arrival created for both the new and existing community entrances. The nighttime illumination of the intersection’s landmarks and land-


Average sales price = ~$260,000 High sold price = $650,000 Total volume = ~$15,000,000 27 NEW HOME STARTS

Average Price = ~$1,185,000 Average Size = 4,500 Average Price per Square Foot = $270.00 Total Volume = ~$32,000,000 2016 TOTALS = 139 TRANSACTIONS = ~$107,000,000 | 67


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Cordillera Ranch Realty Homes for Sale



1 - 2612 Rio Cordillera 2 - 47 Swede Springs 3 - 200 Riverwood 4 - 528 Cordillera Trace 5 - 2866 Clubs Drive 6 - 24 Di Lusso 7 - 28 Bella Collina 8 - 307 Augusta 9 - 1205 Cordillera Trace 10 - 108 Spring Ridge 11 - 239 Greystone Circle 12 - 237 Santa Fe Trail 13 - 103 Wood Glen

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2612 RIO CORDILLERA $826,000


3,431 Square Feet

MLS# 1187014

Designed and built by Authentic Custom Homes, this newly renovated single story traditional ranch style home sits on 3.84 acres. The gourmet island kitchen features stainless Bosch appliances, double oven, gas cooktop and granite counters. An open great room features large windows and a wood burning fireplace. Conveniently located near the East gate, nature trail, Swede Creek Park and Guadalupe River. • • • • • • •

3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 3 car garage Hardwood and tile flooring throughout home Screened porch and covered patio Canyon Creek pool and spa Study/piano room finished with extensive hardwood shelving Plantation shutters and custom cabinetry Master Full Golf Membership available for purchase


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47 SWEDE SPRINGS $1,197,000


4,515 Square Feet

MLS# 1205126

Inspired by the Santa Barbara style, this open concept design features multiple flex spaces offering a variety of uses, five bedrooms, five bathrooms and additional space above the garage prepared for a game room or additional bedroom and bath installation. The flexible spaces can either host a nursery, an exercise room, an additional home office or a home theater. The rear sunroom offers additional space for eating or a second office space, and the kitchen overlooks a spacious outdoor area where young children can play safely. The front entry courtyard provides a serene and welcoming entry to the home. With 4,515 square feet of living space and nearly 1,000 square feet of outdoor space, this home fulfills the practical needs of a modern family. • 5 bedrooms, bathrooms, 3 car garage • 3.43 acres • Bonus room above garage • Entry courtyard / Rear veranda with grill

• Jenn-Air appliances • Central utilities • Simple lines and details • Golf Membership available through The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch

200 RIVERWOOD $1,195,000


4,521 Square Feet

MLS# 1211452

This beautiful custom home seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living with serene views and privacy! Intricate finishes and attention to detail abound in this custom home by Burdick & Christofilis. Exceptional windows and French doors lead to inviting outdoor living and views from virtually every room. Hand troweled walls complement travertine and wood flooring, the stone fireplace surround and vaulted ceilings with rough-hewn beams. The kitchen showcases furniture-inspired glazed cabinetry and commercial grade appliances featuring a Wolf gas range, Sub-Zero refrigerator and Bosch dishwasher. The owners’ retreat features a spa-like bath, coffee bar and spacious areas. The downstairs suite-inspired guest retreat includes a sitting area, private patio and direct access to the pool. An upstairs bonus room is large enough for a game room or entertainment area and the home office/study/library is the epitome of wood craftsmanship. An outdoor oasis includes living/dining area, fireplace and custom salt water pool with hot tub. • • • • • •

4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 3 car garage Intricate stone and woodwork Multiple covered porches and outdoor living Resort-style pool with spa Outdoor kitchen Master Full Golf Membership available for purchase

528 CORDILLERA TRACE $1,499,000


6,012 Square Feet

MLS# 1172899

Limestone, stucco and barrel tile adorn this stylish home featuring a covered patio, outdoor fireplace, summer kitchen, pool and spa. Indoor styling includes inlaid marble, travertine and wood flooring in the living and master areas. The recently remodeled kitchen, baths and Master Suite provide latest in luxury. A split level media room could also serve as a wine cellar. Walls of glass reveal stunning views of the 10 acre surrounds. This is a great estate for the equestrian enthusiast. A seven-car garage provides ample space for all the toys. • • • • • • • • •

4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 7+ car garage Burdick & Christofilis Custom Home 10 acres – perimeter fenced and gated Luxurious master suite Large secondary bedrooms Pool/patio area includes outdoor kitchen and fireplace Beautifully landscaped Close proximity to Hwy 46 entrance and The Clubs Master Full Golf Membership available for purchase


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2866 CLUBS DRIVE $1,250,000


3,834+/- Square Feet

MLS# 1187458

Now under construction by Stadler Custom Homes! This stunning single story Hill Country Traditional home fronting the 9th hole of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course has all of the conveniences of Clubs Village living — access, proximity to The Clubs and refined living. This home showcases views to the north of Twin Sisters from the guest suite and study. The rear of the home provides soothing views of the golf course, clubhouse and beyond, with refreshing southeast breezes and the comforts of a large covered outdoor living space and outdoor kitchen. The spacious master suite includes a luxurious bath, oversized closet and convenient utility room access. Open living areas seamlessly transition from kitchen to dining to great room. Natural light fills the home and the surrounding natural beauty is showcased from every room. • • • •

3 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3 car garage Efficient, single story living Bedrooms isolated for privacy Secluded guest suite with private garage access

24 DI LUSS0 $950,000

• Available for October move-in • Optional pool designed and available • Golf Membership available through The Clubs at Cordillera Ranch


2,751 Square Feet

MLS# 1195796

Tuscany meets Texas in this fabulous, gated hillside enclave of Di Lusso. 24 Di Lusso provides the finest selection of materials and finishes embodied in this downsized home experience. But don’t be fooled by size as luxury abounds with an imported clay tile roof, cave stone veneer and clay paver courtyard inviting you into an interior experience featuring wood floors in living areas, carpeted bedrooms and travertine kitchen and baths. The kitchen features stone counters, custom cabinets and stainless professional grade appliances. The large home office can double as an additional bedroom, and flex space provides an opportunity for a craft room, workshop or conditioned storage. Outdoor covered patios at the rear of the home overlook beautiful Live Oaks and native landscaping while welcoming cool, prevailing breezes.

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2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 car garage Walled courtyard entry with access to dining room Pantry and utility provide secondary access to kitchen and butler’s pantry Master suite has direct access to its own covered patio Aluminum clad, wood windows complement the warm, wood finishes throughout High ceilings with varied treatments throughout Adjacent to Di Lusso’s private path to The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch Golf Membership available

28 BELLA COLLINA $1,599,000


4,862 Square Feet

MLS# 1196426

Rarely available, a Tuscan-inspired, hillside villa overlooks #3 green of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course and 20 mile views of the Guadalupe River Valley beyond. This finest selection of materials and finishes embody this luxury home, including an imported clay tile roof, stone veneer, clay paver drive and a courtyard with fountain. Interior features include wood floors in the living areas, carpeted bedrooms and stone baths, and a kitchen with stone counters, custom cabinets and stainless professional grade appliances. An exceptional outdoor living area includes a summer kitchen and fire pit. This provides the closest proximity to The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch clubhouse and the conveniences of golf, dining, fitness, pools, tennis and social. • • • • •

4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 2+ car garage High ceilings with solid, wood beams Rotunda provides circular staircase to below, both inside and out Direct access to the outdoors from every room Large living area downstairs that can serve as additional living room/game room/ media room • Second master suite downstairs • Window coverings throughout • Master Full Golf Membership available for purchase


307 AUGUSTA $2,385,000


5,734 Square Feet

MLS# 1180423

NOW IT CAN BE YOURS! This stunning home fronts the 16th green of the Nicklaus Signature Golf Course — voted the MOST beautiful golf hole in Texas, and perhaps THE most sought after golf course frontage lot in Cordillera Ranch. Views of the 16th from every major room and outdoor living area. The finest of finishes throughout include stone and wood flooring with hand-troweled walls, a gorgeous great room, gourmet kitchen and wine cellar, a game room with a full bar, spacious bedrooms, each with an en-suite bath, and tremendous storage. The outdoor living includes a dual fireplace, outdoor kitchen and spa with a waterfall. Impeccably appointed! • • • • • •

4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 3 car garage Spacious, covered outdoor living and additional terraces Travertine flooring throughout most indoor/outdoor main level living Fabulous ceiling features and lighting Views of 16th Hole from most rooms Master Full Golf Membership available for purchase

1205 CORDILLERA TRACE $1,995,000


8,469 Square Feet

MLS# 1184355

Timeless Mediterranean architecture set on 5.46 hardwood studded acres with rear orientation to the north and commanding, long views across the Guadalupe River Valley. Open floorplan with spacious rooms including stately master suite, great room concept encompassing living, dining, kitchen and breakfast and a trophy room to die for. Attached casita includes galley kitchen, living area and bedroom with en suite bath. Resort-style pool area with attached spa, LED lighting, fire pit, and beautifully landscaped, spacious covered and open air entertainment areas provide the perfect exclamation point to this rare, must-see estate. • 6 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, 5 car garage • Floorings of stained concrete, travertine and wood • Wood elements throughout include Douglas Fir architectural beams, mesquite floors and alder cabinets • Resort-style pool area with great access from all areas of the home • Wolf, Sub-Zero and Bosch appliances • Large windows for generous natural light and beautiful view corridors • Fireplaces in great room, master suite and trophy room • Additional spaces include kids’ playroom, media room, two home offices and oversized pantries • Centrally located for great access to all Cordillera Ranch amenities and access points Golf Membership available through The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch

108 SPRING RIDGE $729,000


3,539 Square Feet

MLS# 1205062

Hill Country views, big Texas sunsets and spacious indoor and outdoor living provide for relaxation and entertaining. Recent interior renovations include new kitchen appliances, flooring rehab, plumbing hardware and paint throughout. Warm, earth tone interior colors with ceiling treatments are in specialty rooms. Fabulous, scenic views are the inspiration for this Hill Country pleasure. A Southern exposure off the rear of the home and a covered back porch lead to an outdoor living experience that includes an extensive patio, beach entry pool, hot tub, water feature, fire pit and pavilion with outdoor kitchen. • • • • • •

4 bedrooms, 3+ bathrooms, 3 car garage 3.48 acres End of cul-de-sac solitude Versatile bonus room upstairs Crown molding, custom cabinets and plantation shutters Convenient to miles of nature trails


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239 GREYSTONE CIRCLE $2,250,000


6,769 Square Feet

MLS# 1205922

This award-winning hilltop home with fabulous Hill Country views from virtually every room was totally renovated in 2011 by Garner Homes. Hand-scraped wood floors, the finest of custom cabinets, leather finished granite counters, chef appliances, a spacious pantry and dual islands featuring a breakfast bar punctuate the kitchen. The relaxing master retreat has a sitting room overlooking the pool and the Hill Country beyond, with a cut stone fireplace and luxurious bath. Spacious secondary bedrooms each have an en-suite bath featuring unique patterns in travertine floors and walls. The entire home features cut stone fireplace surrounds, custom built-in cabinets, dressers and shelving, custom ceiling treatments and walls of glass. The outdoor living area has a pool, hot tub, Endless Pool Spa, summer kitchen and vast covered patios. A spacious casita has two bedrooms each with its own bath, kitchen, laundry and storage. The garage includes an upstairs apartment, room for four vehicles and a work space. • • • • • •

7 bedrooms, 7.5 baths, 4 car garage • Gated entry and circular drive Intricate wood and beamed ceiling treatments Interior stone archways and walls • Oversized, resort-style infinity edge pool Large exercise room • Crestron all-house lighting, sound and security Adjacent 10 acres available for sale to combine into ~20 acre estate Master Full Golf Membership available for purchase

237 SANTA FE TRAIL $539,000


3,177 Square Feet

MLS# 1187021

This beautiful, cozy home is strategically located to take advantage of ample privacy and views from its heavily treed 4.07 acres. It has good proximity to the Equestrian Facility and the West Gate for convenient access to Boerne. A new roof is currently being installed. The island kitchen features stainless appliances and extensive quartz counters. • • • • • •

4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2 car garage Wood burning fireplace Plantation shutters Hardwood and tile flooring Rock-faced breakfast bar Unique alcove for wine storage

103 WOOD GLEN $1,335,900


4,468 Square Feet

MLS# 1183098

Live a true Tuscan hilltop, resort lifestyle every day! Robert Thornton’s classic craftsmanship features stained concrete floors and interior stone elements, and a functional floorplan with multiple, sizeable patios to enjoy panoramic views in every direction. The finest finishes inside are complemented by the ultimate in outdoor entertainment featuring a wine room with a 650 bottle cellar, pizza kitchen, large outdoor fireplace, covered patio, pool and hot tub. Extensive landscaping and lighting complete this Italian dream! • 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 3 car garage • Stained concrete and Hickory wood floors • Spacious bedrooms each with own bath • Outdoor living includes pool with spa and waterfall, upper terrace with fireplace, wood fired pizza oven and detached Wine house • Great views from this hilltop retreat • Golf Membership available thru The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch



808 Hwy 46 East Boerne, Texas 78006


Cordillera Ranch Living January/February 2017  
Cordillera Ranch Living January/February 2017