Featured Listing: Monolith Ranch

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Monolith Ranch is featured in the Fall 2020 issue of Texas LAND magazine. Click here to find out more.

Monolith Ranch is located in southern Llano County, Texas, and is two gates down from Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, one of the state’s most visited parks. With stunning views, dramatic granite outcrops, over a mile of Crabapple Creek and a beautiful custom lodge overlooking a seven-acre lake, this ranch is one of the most unique ranches on the market today.

Monolith Ranch is located 21 miles south of Llano, 25 miles north of Fredericksburg, 91 miles north of San Antonio and 93 miles northwest of Austin. The ranch is accessed off Ranch Road 965, known locally as Enchanted Rock Road. The topography of the ranch goes from 1,200 to 1,500 feet. From the high points, vistas of several miles can be had. Enjoy views of surrounding prominent area landmarks such as Enchanted Rock, Dutch Mountain, Watch Mountain, Graze Mountain, Cedar and Riley Mountains.

A large portion of the ranch is fertile sandy loam or a variety of it. The granite outcrops and areas around them are naturally shallow, rocky soil. The creek has bottomland-type fine sandy loam. There are several habitats that are conducive to supporting both a variety of plant life as well as animals.

The ranch is approximately 90-percent high fenced with a short portion on the east side remaining low fenced. The owners report having seen sika deer, fallow, aoudad, hogs, turkey, whitetail deer, dove, ducks and various varmints common of the area.


The ranch has a little over a mile of both sides of Crabapple Creek. It would be best described as perennial live water. According to the seller, over the five years that he has owned the property to the best of his knowledge from his eyewitness observations, Crabapple Creek has continuously flowed (except during 2015). Broker has visited the property often between December 2019 and June 2020 and broker observed water flowing in the creek each time.

The Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is the regulatory authority for all surface water streams in Texas. They are a possible source for further information about the flow in Crabapple Creek. The Texas Water Development Board may also have information about the creek. The USGS Real Time water data site has flow data on many creeks in Texas but does not show a flow monitoring station covering Crabapple Creek nor apparently has any historical data available about the creek.

Seller and broker make no representations as to the current or future condition or water level or flow of Crabapple Creek.

A stunning seven± acre lake sits just outside the back porch of the ranch house and is chock full of largemouth bass and sunfish. Another pond in the north portion of the ranch is approximately one-and-a-half acres.

There are two water wells on the ranch, one that serves the house (according to drillers log, it is 25 gallons per minute) and is pumped to a storage tank near the home via an electric submersible pump. Another water well is in the northeast portion of the ranch (unknown flow rate) near an abandoned homesite that has been cleaned up (all that remains is a slab for possible future building).


The house is a custom designed, 4,990-square-foot (air-conditioned) industrial ranch-style home with an additional 2,700± square feet of non-air-conditioned space. Furman+Keil Architects designed the home, and the construction was performed by Dagleish Construction in 2009. The house is LEED Silver certified and oriented toward the southeast, not only to take in the surrounding views, but also to minimize solar heat gain and capture the abundant breezes from that direction. The design features reclaimed interior siding, passive ventilation and a HERS rating of 54.

The main portion of the home has a master bedroom, roomy walk-in closet along with two additional bedrooms, each with their own full bathroom. This part of the home has a large open-air kitchen and dining area, living area, screened-in porch, office, utility, room, gunroom and grill. Walking a couple steps across the dog run, there is another section of the home that has two guest quarters. These are each made up of two bedrooms and a bathroom.

The whole compound is made for entertaining and enjoying the surrounding scenery of this beautiful and majestic ranch. The improvements are first-class and serve their purpose very well.

1,375± Acres in Llano County, Texas
Offered at $13,700,000

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Stillwaters Land Co.
512-656-2930 • Clayton@SWLandCo.com

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