Many of us spent the last few months, sheltering in place with loved ones. For those who long for a bit more room to breathe, a remote ranch property combines comfort and seclusion.

A recent Dallas Morning News article highlighted the sudden surge in popularity of ranch dwellings among those with means.

“I think that there are so many families and individuals that, looking back over the last couple of weeks, really wish that they had a place to retreat to right now,” said Harlan Ray, an agent with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

Among the escape properties featured was Sebastian-built Estancia on the Brazos, a 400-acre property on the Brazos River.

“The main house was built by John Sebastian and designed by Ford, Powell and Carson and features a master suite, with five additional bedrooms and bathrooms. A large wine room, a chef’s kitchen, a screened in porch, a pool and two additional guest houses (one is intended to house the ranch manager) provide plenty of space for entertaining.” [Dallas Morning News, 04/04/20]

Brazos Ranch bears the hallmarks of the Ford, Powell & Carson’s signature style: living in harmony with nature. (Want to see more of the interior of this remarkable property? Check out this video from Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s)

Luxury estate Brazos Ranch project uses recovered materials, reclaimed timbers.