Dripping Springs, Hays County | 7.79 Acres & Luxury Home | Listed $1,299,000

MacDonald Farm

SOLD! | 7.79 acres | Ag Exempt

24151 RR 12 Dripping Springs, TX, Hays County

Luxury Estate • Venue • Event Center • Rehab • Rental

SOLD! - A luxurious, artistic, Texas Hill Country estate that was created by Artisans and Master Craftsman from Texas, New Mexico and Germany. The multi-leveled home is situated on 7.79 acres. An abundant amount of mature, native Live Oaks surround and shade the home, over-sized Porte Cochere and covered walkways. The property is unrestricted & ag exempt and has a very desirable Ranch Road 12 location. It's also in the Dripping Springs ETJ.

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The perfect property for an end user wanting to live among the ancient oaks in a one of a kind luxury estate or commercial possibilities include short term rentals, events, venues, rehab and more!


4 Beds | 4 Full Baths | 1 Half Bath | 2 Living | Library | 4789 SF


The Gourmet Kitchen would please any Chef with a large Viking Range, Stainless Double Ovens, Microwave and Warming Drawers, Refrigerator and Dishwasher. A large preparation island with drop-in black granite composite sink with disposal, matches the double sink installed at the adjacent counter.

Primary Suite

Knotty Alder arched double door entry, vaulted ceilings, Kiva Fireplace, architectural arches and complete wall of exquisite French Doors and wood-trimmed floor-to-ceiling windows. Fabulous Main Bath constructed of beautiful dark green granite—floors and walls, complete with two 24 karat gold etchings and artistic embellishments. All fixtures are 24 karat gold plated. The two enormous mirrors were collected from an East Indian Palace. The Main Bath includes a bathtub niche with a granite incased, jetted bathtub large enough for two. The toilet closet is over-sized with ventilation and lighting. The double Main Bath walk-in shower by Kohler has double digital programmable water features Water Tile Overhead Rain, Water Tile Squares, Body Buds and hand-held shower head. The walk-in closet includes sixteen Knotty Alder built-in drawers with a granite dresser top finish, storage cabinets, floor safe and security system.


The Library’s one of a kind, solid Travertine Fireplace is breath taking. It was crafted by German Artisans and is so massive it had to be mechanically assembled. The library also includes a gorgeous reverse painted chandelier by Catskill Mountains glass artist Ulla Darni. Every chandelier is an original.


Four unique fireplaces with gas jets, provide a warm ambiance in four aptly chosen rooms.

The home’s original 1903 white limestone fireplace still graces the Formal Living Room, even though the Living Room itself has been totally transformed. The Family Room has a beautiful limestone fireplace that matches the adjacent wall created by Mexican Stone Masons. The large Primary Suite has an incredible Kiva Fireplace bringing home the owners’ love of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Tile & Flooring

Gorgeous expanses of travertine tile, tile mosaics, inlays, hardwood and slate flooring.

Arched Plaster Hallway

An incredible arched hallway with original artistic enhancements, artist niches and a bank of beautiful wood-trimmed windows connect the lower levels of this home.

Venetian Plaster Walls & Ceilings

It is highly unlikely that one would ever come across the artistically crafted Venetian Plaster that covers every wall and ceiling in this home. A New Mexican Artisan created a unique palate of colors and a free form design specifically for this home.

Knotty Alder Doors & Cabinets

The cabinetry and interior doors were all created of Knotty Alder, with each inner door finished with a graceful arch. Ample storage was also created with this beautiful hardwood.

Granite Counters

Granite counter tops made by Artisans of Moe Freid Granite and Marble of Austin enhance the kitchen, every bathroom and each niche. Gorgeous expanses of Travertine Tile, Hardwood and Slate cover the floors.

Lighted Niches

Numerous niches with recessed spot lighting were added to provide an exhibition venue for sculptures and paintings.

Recessed Lighting

Recessed spotlights with dimmers allow the owner to control the ambiance of the entire home.

Limestone Carving

The limestone carving of a Tonkawa Indian on the north exterior wall of the Library was copied from a Dripping Springs newspaper photo from around 1901 to1903. The original Indian photo that was used by the newspaper was taken by the property owner at the time.

Exterior Deck

A Trex Deck is nestled under the Live Oak trees, providing a beautiful, cool and comfortable outdoor space to relax or cookout with family and friends. This outdoor area is easily accessible from the formal dining or family room. Just around the corner awaits an above ground hot tub.

Out Buildings

Two limestone outbuilding have slabs and metal roofs. Both also include limestone medallions.  One building is used as a well house. The other stores the above ground propane tank.


A Climate Controlled Kennel, with five stalls and a supply room, provides a comfortable place to board, bath and treat pets. Front half of home was used for short term rentals while the homeowner continued to reside in the back half of the home. Currently, the front half of home is completely furnished to function for short term rental use. These furnishing can be purchased separately.


  • This property holds an abundance of wildlife, including whitetail deer, turkey and dove.

Surface Water

  • None


  • The topography is primarily level to gently sloping.


  • The property consists of open pasture with scattered mature oaks which provides ample shade for the majority of the home.
  • Most of the pasture area is coastal and native grasses.
  • The soil is primarily black land with some caliche.


  • Pedernales Electric Coop supplies power to the property.
  • Water to the home is supplied by an existing private well.
  • Existing septic system is in place.
  • Seller has used Hughes.net for internet but was happiest with OTR Mobile. Other internet options are available. Keep in mind this is a rural property.


  • Appraised with an ag exemption.
  • 2019 property taxes, $12,118.05
  • No leases.



  • 24151 Ranch Road 12, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
  • 5 miuntes to Hwy 290 & RR12 in Dripping Springs, 12 minutes to Wimberley, 21 minutes to Hwy 290 & 71 in Oak Hill and 29 minutes to Hwy 290 & 281 in Johnson City.

Dripping Springs is known for it’s scenic Texas Hill Country topography, Pedernales River, numerous creeks & springs and unique downtown with boutiques, quaint coffee shops and breweries. Climb a limestone cliff at Reimers Ranch, float in the turquoise waters of Hamilton Pool Preserve, visit one of the many award-winning wineries in the region or get married in one of the many venues.

****No one shall enter the property without approval and all buyers must be accompanied by their agent or broker.****

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