Real Estate / Home + Design

Round Top’s Million-Dollar Farms and Stunning Second Homes

Swoon-Worthy Hill Country Real Estate

BY // 09.28.15

Round Top’s not just for antiquing. The shopping mecca also makes for a great respite from city life. Want more than just a weekend jaunt? Looking for a second home or a more country life?

We’ve curated a selection of swoon-worthy farms available for sale in the countryside, just an hour or two west of Houston.


Fayetteville Farmhouse
A fully renovated 115-year old farmhouse with vintage charm, including longleaf pine floors, and modern amenities, including a glass-front Sub-Zero fridge. The home was previously featured in PaperCity and sits on 112 lush acres with ponds, creeks and gullies.
3316 Brushy Road, Fayetteville
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Square footage: 1,960
Acreage: 112
MLS: 14693830
Contact: Lilla Blackburn, Round Top Real Estate, 713.301.3012.


An Art-Lovers Compound
This designer or artists’ paradise has a pond and seven unique structures, including an 1890 farmhouse, Dancing Bear cabin, The White House, art gallery, library, 1972 Airstream Land Yacht and turn-of-the-century untouched investment property.
Call for address,Round Top
Bedrooms: 5+
Bathrooms: 4+
Square footage: 7 structures, around 8,000
Acreage: 11
Contact: Email privatelydp@aol.com or call Lilla Blackburn, 713.301.3012.

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Rocking H Ranch
In the late 19th century, surveyor Charles Fortran was offered vast amounts of land of his choosing as payment — he selected this location. His 1896 Victorian home has been fully renovated. A pool, spring-fed pond, wet-weather creek and horse/cattle facilities create the ranch lifestyle.
658 Fordtran Road, outside of New Ulm
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3.5
Square footage: 3,364
Acreage: 114
MLS: 65870907
Contact: Steven Craig, Texas First Real Estate, 713.818.9698, scraig@industryinet.com.


The Lockhart House
This classic Greek Revival was once the center of a working plantation. Dating to 1848, the home is a Texas Historic Landmark (Sam Houston even stayed here) with native woods of cedar, pine, ash and black walnut. A guest house, pool and pasture complete the idyllic scene.
9727 FM 1371, Chappell Hill
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Square footage: 3,800
Acreage: 6
MLS: 6743030
Contact: Walter Bering, Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty 713.851.9753, wbering@marthaturner.com.


A Glass House
This contemporary three-story glass house sits atop a four-acre stocked lake and glows like a lantern at night. A pool and a manmade waterfall flow into the lake. The outdoor fireplace, skeet shooting house and separate guest quarters make it a sporting paradise.
7310 FM 954, Round Top
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2.5
Square footage: 2,700
Acreage: 24
MLS: 78282564
Contact: Renee Diehl, Round Top Real Estate, 713.401.8958, realtor.diehl@gmail.com.

In Good Company
Who from Houston is living the bucolic weekend Round Top life? You’ll be looking for excuses to borrow fresh eggs from your neighbors.
Renea Abbott and Greg Manteris • Jill Brown • Sally Chandler • Penny and Michael Cies • Laurann Claridge and William Zeitz • Julie and Markley Crosswell • Eleanor Cummings • Janie and Dick Deguerin • Jana and Richard Fant • Elizabeth and Will Galtney • Babette and Leon Hale • Babette and Leon Hale • Lisa Hardaway and Paul Hester • Paige and Smoot Hull • Joan and Jerry Herring • Beverly and Tommy Jacomini • Anita Joyce • Nancy and Eric Littlejohn • Susan and David Lummis • Libbie Masterson • Kathy and Harry Masterson • Mariquita Masterson • Bailey and Pete McCarthy • Chad Neal • Cinda and Armando Palacios • Donna Parker • Carrie and Al Pepi • Dolores and Stuart Phelps • Katherine and Bill Phelps • Ann and Bobby Rauch • Sabiha and Omar Rehmatulla • Tye and Philip Taft • Phoebe and Bobby Tudor • Adrienne and Tracy Walker • Heather and Howard Walsh • Pat and Ginny Elverson Welch • Elizabeth and Barry Young.

Home, chic home.

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