Marfa House and Property - Please inquire with agent on price. 2,400 acres with premier residence. Marfa, Presidio County, Texas Location Five miles west of Marfa, Texas fronting on paved Pinto Canyon Road or FM 2810. Just minutes into Marfa, but with the privacy of being on your own ranch. Acreage 2,400 acres in Presidio County, outside of Marfa, Texas
This amazing house ranked by Architectural Report as one of the top seven home designs in the world in 2004. Inspired and executed in the Minimalist style established by artist Donald Judd, a former resident of Marfa, the house sits on 2,400 acres of rolling grasslands west of Marfa fronting on scenic Pinto Canyon Road. It is located on one of the highest hills in the area that provids commanding views of the surrounding grasslands and mountains including, the Davis, Chinati, Sierra Viejo, Puertocitos, Haystack, and Cathedral Mountains.
Constructed in 2001 and designed by architect Carlos Jimenez, Carlos Jimenez Studios of Houston, the house is 8,000 sq. ft. of climate controlled interior space and 5,000 sq. ft. of covered porches,courtyards,pool, pavillion, outdoor grill, fireplaces and firepits; six bedrooms, 7 full baths, 2 half-baths.
The house has a guest wing of four bedroom suites, each with own private bath, and a guest laundry. The kitchen has stainless steel countertops,informal breakfast area, granite countertop island and installed espresso maker. A large pantry, laundry and food prep area is adjecent to the kitchen. The rest of the house includes a formal dining area, library, media room, and a bar serving area. A dramatic entryway with skylight and curved walls leads to living room area also with high ceilings. A large window frames views of the blue Davis Mountains and golden Marfa grasslands. Private side porch areas, recessed lighting, sliding door access to the courtyards and exterior spaces that accentuate the open, dual character of indoor/outdoor living spaces.
The south courtyard is highlighted by a large rectangular heated pool with Jacuzzi, and fantastic, unobstructed views of surrounding area. Ample outdoor dining and relaxation areas are in the courtyard and a covered pavilion with storage area above,the pavillion is open on three sides with a seating area and outdoor fireplace. Bathroom/pool dressing area and food/storage pantry under pavilion. There is also outdoor grill, food and bar service area; perfect for large outdoor entertaining occasions or quiet guest weekends.
Construction amenities include hardwood floors throughout the house, carpeting in bedroom areas, mason block exterior of Trendstone Plus, steel insulated windows and doors,Fireplaces in Library and Master Bedroom, His/Her bath and dressing areas in Master Bedroom. Ten foot ceilings and landscaped grounds with 300 trees on house property and outdoor lighting. Extensive grounds, separate gardens from house with flower and herb beds, more trees,covered arbor for relaxation and entertaining includes fire pit and picnic areas. Three bedroom, two bath Caretaker/Housekeeper residence is located on the property. A Portion of front drive serves as landing strip for private aircraft.
The land where the house is located is part of a million acre Chihuahuan Desert Grasslands called the Marfa Grasslands and is home to many species of birds, both raptors, songbirds, and upland game birds as well as Pronghorn and Desert Mule Deer. This property has a conservation easement with The Nature Conservancy and can be split into three tracts with three headquarters in the future. There are several pastures and new fencing as well as a water distribution system that provides water for livestock and native wildlife. There are several pasture roads for access as well as a oil topped runway which is the main entrance that is over 6,000 feet long and could be used for prop planes or small jets. Pinto Canyon road is a 35 mile long ribbon of asphalt meandering toward the famous Pinto Canyon and its scenic vistas. This road leads to Chinati Hot Springs, a hidden rustic resort, as well as rugged Chinati State Natural Area.
This is truly a unique and beautiful home that harmonizes with and is reflective of the landscape of where it has been constructed.
Five miles west of Marfa, Texas fronting on paved Pinto Canyon Road, (FM 2810).