Bois d'Arc Creek Ranch
The cost of construction has increased dramatically in the last year. On top of that, you may wait months for items like windows to be manufactured because of the demand for building supplies and the shortage of workers and materials that the manufacturers face. It is estimated that we have a current housing shortage of 4,000,000 homes nationally. It's a frustrating time to try to build and things aren't likely to change anytime soon.
However, we occasionally list a ranch with the kinds of improvements we think almost anyone would like. This is one of those times. If you are in the market for an extremely well built and stylish home on 100 beautiful acres packed with unique natural features, abundant wildlife, and great improvements, then you've come to the right place. Bois d'Arc Creek Ranch is located less than 10 miles from Ada, 100 miles from OKC and 150 miles from Dallas on a rural stretch of Highway 99.
This 100-acre (more or less) ranch has a special ambience, beauty, and uniqueness to it. The Land Doctors have driven past this place for years and always hoped to get a chance to walk along this 1800 ft long stretch of creek. The creek is eye catching because the water flowing through it has slowly worn the face of the limestone outcrop smooth. In fact, in places the creek has eroded into the rock outcrop to the point that it is a "half pipe" with a small overhang extending over the creek below. Small wet weather springs drip from the ledge above to create a curtain of water drops falling into the creek. In one spot there is a whimsical natural shaft that extends down into a small cave inset into the rock face below. The clear creek water flows into the property from the north, over a low water crossing, down small rock ledges that create tiny waterfalls then onward to deep pools created by small rock dams before flowing off the property across a huge limestone rock slab. The pools have perch and small bass perfect for kids and adults alike who are looking to enjoy fishing in a beautiful spot.
As you enter off the newly, partially widened Highway 99S, you'll enjoy the classic and timeless ranch entrance complete with rock columns, steel posts, and electric gate with keypad. Constructed around 2009, the primary improvements on this ranch are magnificent. As you drive through the main gate and make your way up the concrete drive, you'll immediately be in awe of the general characteristics of the main house and barn. This custom, four-bedroom home features a rock and stucco exterior that matches the other primary improvements perfectly. The house has a large open kitchen with high end gas range, granite, and other intricate details for that classic rustic ranch look. It's obvious attention to detail were a primary consideration with this home; for example, the front doors were imported from Spain and reclaimed wood in some parts of the interior were originally from Wisconsin. These antique architectural components were perfectly blended into the look and feel of the otherwise modern home. In all, there is an extended dining room, large kitchen, two living rooms, four bedrooms, and a saferoom/walk in gun safe. The massive master bedroom has two vanity sinks, a tub, and a large walk-in tiled shower and closet.
The large monitor style barn adjacent to the main home is spectacular in its design and aesthetics. It is composed of rock and metal sheeting that perfectly matches the home. The clean and open barn has three stalls, an additional safe room, and extra tack room. The loft, found upstairs, is the perfect place for extra guests or friends, with an open area complete with bathroom and an even elevated sitting area. It is currently set up with couches and a projector for friends and family to watch movies.
The largest barn is a split section barn partially open on the southern end. This southern end is the perfect storage place for large tractors, mowers, ATV's, boats, side by sides and other heavy equipment. The pens are tied into the northern end of the barn and are set up nicely to work livestock. The property is cross fenced and has good ponds that support the livestock and provide some fun fishing.
There are two older structures beyond the low water crossing: a dairy barn and old farmhouse. The farmhouse has been partially updated and features a small kitchen, living room, bedroom and 3/4 bathroom. There is rural water and electric to this improvement, but neither is active at the present time. Just turn the water and electric back on and this would be the ideal getaway for guests and family. The dairy barn needs work but is salvageable.
Some of the most productive soils on the ranch, Okemah silty clay, are found in the area where the current seller has created a food plot for deer and wildlife, currently planted in wheat. This area, approximately 11 acres, has good cover on nearly all four sides and creates the perfect sanctuary for deer to come out and peacefully graze in the late afternoon. With the amount of large cover and woods than surround this food plot, we can only imagine the wildlife that comes through this end of the property during the year. The seller says it's quite common towards dusk to see one to two dozen deer in the plot at any point. In general, the property is mostly open pasture near the home and improvements with the wooded sections primarily located on the western boundaries.
If you've always wanted your own ranch, with no shortage of quality improvements, a beautiful creek and great wildlife, then look no further than Bois d'Arc Creek Ranch. For more information or to schedule a showing, please call Alex Leach today at 580.272.3953 or email him at Alex@LandDoctors.com.