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PICOSA RANCH

543± AC.

Wilson County, Floresville, TX


Table of Contents Property Descriptions................................................................... 3 History...........................................................................................4 Location Maps...............................................................................5 Aerial Photos..................................................................................6 The Main House........................................................................ 7-8 The Guest House.......................................................................... 9 The South Range Lodge...............................................................10 The Suites......................................................................................11 The Pool.......................................................................................12 The Pit..........................................................................................13 Animals........................................................................................14 Luxurious Amenities & Activities.................................................15 Hunting........................................................................................16 Photos...........................................................................................17 Notes............................................................................................18

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Ranch nestled on 543+/- lush acres, located in Floresville, close to Seguin, Pleasanton, Kenedy and San Antonio.

10,000,000

$

Rick Kuper

Lauren Haass

Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty 6606 N. New Braunfels San Antonio, TX 78209 KuperRealty.com c 210.240.8282 d 210.477.9279 t 210.822.8602 f 210.822.6646 Rick.Kuper@SothebysRealty.com

t 210.822.8602 f 210.822.6646 c 210.294.2728 d 210.477.9322 Lauren.Haass@SothebysRealty.com

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Picosa Ranch

Floresville, Texas

Price:

Offered at $10,000,000.

Improvements: Main house- 8,200+/4-Suite Guest house 3,400+/Party Barn 2,400 +/Horse Barn and Facilities Rodeo Arena Main House Pool Tennis Court Acres:

Hunting Lodge and Suites Resort Pool and “Pit” Shooting Pavilion and Wobble Trap General Store Ranch Foreman’s Quarters Skeet Range Private, Lighted Airstrip

543+/- acres, Ag Exemption (Additional 1,670+/- acre land lease is utilized for hunting)

Location:

The land:

Just 30 minutes south of San Antonio in Wilson County, Picosa ranch is an easy 8 miles off of I-37 and Loop 1604. This ideal location provides easy access to amenities in San Antonio as well as drilling sites and towns on the Eagle Ford Shale. Set in picturesque, exotic South Texas, Picosa Ranch is discretely nestled among centuries-old Oak trees and boasts expansive Texas landscapes. As the original homestead of Governor John Connally, the property is brimming with history, charm and elegance.

Water: Value of Water Convey 25% Minerals: Value of Minerals Convey 2/16%

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History Former Texas Governor John B. and wife Nellie Connally called Picosa Ranch home throughout his tenure as the Governor of Texas, Secretary of the Navy under President Kennedy and Secretary of the Treasury under President Nixon. During his time in the political arena, “Big John” Connally hosted a glittering coterie of world leaders, movie stars and dignitaries at the ranch. Guests included President and Mrs. Nixon, President Johnson and family, Nelson and Happy Rockefeller, President Ford and family and more. Connally’s presence is still felt in many areas around the property and memorabilia from his days in office still remain at the ranch. The Kowalskis acquired Picosa Ranch in the mid-1990s and have maintained it as a working operation; raising cattle, horses and exotic game. Hunting is at the core of this property. As avid hunters, the Kowalskis along with the help of Governor Connally’s grandson have successfully built a full-service hunting operation where hunters enjoy chasing white-tail deer, upland birds, doves, turkeys and an array of exotic animals.

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Location Map Downtown San Antonio 10

281

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Nixon

37 Stockdale Picosa Ranch 181

Floresville

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Pleasanton

410

Falls City 181

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Karnes City 37 16

181

Kenedy

Picosa Ranch is located just 30 minutes South of downtown San Antonio. With a location on the northern edge of the Eagle Ford Shale, the ranch is within close proximity to Karnes City, Kenedy, Falls City and more.

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aerial views

The Oaks

This area of the property features the Main House and Guest House, which has four well appointed suites each with their own ensuite bathroom. The Oaks is also home to the Party Barn, a large structure with space to entertain. Other areas include a tennis court, beautiful herb garden and amazing skeet range with pictureque views.

Orange: The Oaks (Main House, Guest House, The Fish Camp Tennis Courts, Skeet Range and more) Complete with a dock for fishing and

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The South Range Lodge Features six luxurious suites and a main Lodge with common area. The

suitesRange open Red:handsomely The appointed South Lodge and Suites

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onto a luxury pool and outdoor bar area.

Gate 3

Private Air Strip

Aerial view of Main Area

Aerial view of The Oaks

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The Main House The 8,200-square-foot luxurious main house features four bedrooms, seven bathrooms and three halfbaths, a dining room that comfortably entertains up to 16 people, a top-of-the-line country kitchen with walk-in refrigerator, grand main living area, den and library. The richly appointed master bedroom boasts his and her separate bath suites complete with a Jacuzzi tub in the ladies suite. The 800-square-foot sunroom connects to the master suite and features antique stained glass windows and a cozy fireplace. The views from the sunroom overlook the expansive property, making it the perfect setting for your morning coffee or a glass of wine to finish the day. The library sits at the top of the historical wrought iron staircase overlooking the great room. Memorabilia from the era of the late Governor John Connally, a six-year Governor of the state of Texas, the Secretary of the Navy under President John F. Kennedy and the Secretary of the Treasury under President Richard M. Nixon fill the shelves in this impressive space. Next to the Library is the Governor’s office, designed with gleaming hardwood floors and walls, wood beams that accent the ceiling and a large window where you can enjoy a view of the lush property. Enjoy leisurely afternoons of reading about the ranch, the Governor’s life and career and reflecting on the treasures that have been collected.

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The Main House Cont.

The Great Room

The Governor’s Office

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Master Suite

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The Guest House Situated behind the main house lies the guest house, a 3,400+/- square-foot cottage designed by celebrated architect O’Neil Ford. Featuring four oversized suites, spectacular views of the gardens and a main lounge area which opens to the outdoors bringing the refreshing Texas air inside, this is the ideal place for relaxing, enjoying the beautiful surroundings and catching up with friends. Oversized wooden doors flank the main living area, sliding open on both sides to bring the countryside to you. Each of the four suites features 22-foot ceilings, a cozy brick fireplace, a private bathroom with separate his and her washbasins, a 42” high-definition television with satellite, plush bedding and more. The suites are designed to open into the main living area of the guest house creating a feeling of connectivity and comfort. A private pool awaits as you step out of the guest house - an ideal place to sit back, relax and enjoy the scents of the magnificent magnolia tree planted by Nellie Connally and grown from a clipping brought from the White House by the Nixons. Beautiful landscapes surround the area created exquisite views of the gardens and ranch landscapes.

Guest House

Main Living Area

Bedroom

Bedroom

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The South Range Lodge The South Range Lodge was once a barn on Governor Connally’s cattle ranch. It has been fully renovated to provide you with the ultimate in comfort and style. The South Range Lodge is an excellent meeting place for you to enjoy activities such as shuffleboard, pool and horseshoes. The stone fireplace is ideal when you need a cozy spot to enjoy your favorite book or good conversation; catch up on the latest news on the numerous flat screen televisions; or enjoy a nice meal at the beautiful dining table, the centerpiece of the multifunctional space. The full-service kitchen and bar round out the abundant amenities within this facility. Retreat outdoors to the spacious rock fire pit, the perfect spot to reminisce, tell stories, catch up with friends and family and enjoy s’mores - all under the Texas stars in the night sky. Directly beyond the fire pit, outside the South Range Lodge lies the luxurious lagoon-style pool and lounging area as well as six finely appointed suites.

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The Suites The ranch provides six handsomely appointed suites which open to a luxurious pool, complete with a swim up bar and walk-down eating area appropriately named The Pit. The suites maintain similar styles, but feature differing combinations of furniture. Each suite is detailed with hand tooled leather accessories and plush beddingand feature luxury en-suite baths with double copper sinks and an oversized river rock shower. Step outside to the attached wrap around porch and relax in a rocking chair overlooking the captivating scenery, take a dip in the enticing pool or enjoy ranch activities. The suites are the ideal guest quarters when hosting your annual family reunion, overthe-top event or just having friends out for the weekend to hunt and enjoy the ranch!

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The Pool An extraordinary feature of Picosa Ranch is the luxurious lagoon-style pool located at the South Range Lodge. A swim up bar and walk down eating area ensure everyone will enjoy the hours spent lounging, basking in the Texas sun and catching up with loved ones. The pool is surrounded with native flagstone and lush landscaping. Relax in lounge chairs while reading or watching TV on the three outdoor televisions. When it’s time to eat, swim up to the bar and enjoy a meal while staying cool in the water or stay dry in the pit while keeping up the conversation with your water-loving friends. The pool features a shallow sun shelf allowing you to soak in the rays while staying cool in the shallow water. With the deepest point only reaching 4.5 feet, the pool is perfect for any age. The relaxing cool spa includes eight Hydrotherapy Jets, the perfect balance to the warm Texas summers and mild winters.

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The Pit The Pit features a full outdoor kitchen and spacious eating area. The 1,900+/- square foot metal roof pavilion boasts a spacious flagstone deck and provides seating for up to 40 between tables, bar seating and benches. The Pit is set down into the ground giving you a unique eye-level view of the pool and swimmers. The full kitchen includes a cooktop, fryers, coolers and plenty of room to prepare meals outside. The entire area is outfitted with top-of-the-line technology. Three large flat-screen televisions are ideal for watching the game, a movie under the stars or even the kids favorite shows. The surround sound system is also a great way to listen to your favorite music while you’re enjoying the outdoors.

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Animals The ranch currently runs a 120-head heard of Santa Gertrudis, Black Angus and Longhorn cattle. It is home to cattle, horses and exotic animals including: Zebras, Oryx, Addax, Waterbuck, Blackbuck, Elk, Eland and more. You can easily find them on a photo safari or when touring the property on bicycle, polaris or even horseback.

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Amenities & Activities Enjoy the ultimate in privacy and convenience with access to our private 4,300+/- ft. lighted airstrip on property. The activities and amenities at Picosa Ranch are endless and include: a full tennis court, a picturesque skeet shooting range, two swimming pools, horseback riding, a full rodeo arena, a wide array of hunting, fishing, hay rides, biking, relaxing and much more!

Skeet Range

Private Air Strip

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Hunting Hunting at Picosa Ranch is an experience to remember. Everything from dove and upland to white tail deer, hog, turkey and even exotics are found here. The ranch is ideally located in a flight path of many bird species creating the ultimate hunting experience. The animals thrive here with lush landscape and natural surroundings. The type of hunting available is dependent of the season: Turkey: Mid March through Early May Hog: Year Round White-Tail Deer: Early October through Mid January Dove: Mid-September through end of October; End of December through Mid-January Upland Bird: Year Round Exotics: Year Round

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Photos

Full Size Rodeo Arena

Master Ladies Closet

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The Pit, South Range Lodge and Pool 17


Notes

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