West Pole Land & Ranch

Buttercup Ridge Ranch

A Wimberley Texas Retreat

Buttercup Ridge Ranch

This one is extra special! Buttercup Ridge Ranch presents an incredibly rare opportunity to own a stunning home/compound nestled on +/- 53.4 acres overlooking Wimberley Texas and the Blanco River Valley!

Buttercup Ridge was originally part of the Old Quarry Homestead. This unique property features hard to find sizable acreage near Wimberley Texas, known for tourism, shopping, and great dining. Wimberley also has great schools and fine communities. The term ridge is no exaggeration with the property offering some of the most breathtaking views in the area. This exquisite property is true to the unique culture of Wimberley and offers many possibilities to the new owner.

The current improvements were the dream of Fred and Barbara Stockbauer. Desiring to move out of Austin for the simpler life of Wimberley, Fred and Barbara decided to build their forever home on land that Fred had purchased years ago. Fred was an artist, goldsmith, and engineer so he had great talent to put together a plan for this incredible property. He and Barbara searched the property over for the best location and ultimately came up with the perfect homesite. In 2011, together with the help of Gary Brim, Architect and Mike Fritzler, Master Builder, they created the masterpiece that exists today. The architectural design of the home followed Frank Lloyd Wright’s philosophy that the home’s design and materials should blend in with the natural landscape.

This home is such an incredible artistic creation with superior quality and detail. Finer finishings yet cozy and comfortable throughout. Every single room of this two-story masterpiece capture the amazing views. Open spaces with abundant windows, tall ceilings, beautiful woodwork and quality construction all make this unique home a masterpiece.

Fred had a vision to utilize the stone from the old quarry on the property. The builder didn’t think there would be enough, but it turned out there was enough stone on the property to build the entire home and beautiful fireplace (Fred chose the mantle and hearth stone with care) as well as the outbuildings. One single mason did the entire project and did an amazing job. The stone on this home is so beautiful and shows excellent craftmanship.

Beautiful wood can be seen throughout the home. Authentic Texas Pecan and Hickory wood floors and custom cabinets as well as wood railings. Custom five-panel wooden doors are throughout the home with the entry door being antique reworked stained glass. Cathedral ceilings in the main living area feature Eastern Cedar beams that are beautiful.

The floorplan is unique and can offer multiple uses for the new owner. There are a total of four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. Travertine tile floors are also in the home and bathrooms with beautiful tilework in the showers and upgraded fixtures throughout. The main portion of the home features the main living area with formal dining and breakfast area. The primary bedroom is upstairs with a full bathroom and laundry. The bedroom opens to the cathedral ceiling of the living room creating a romantic feel.

A beautiful cathedral ceiling with amazing woodwork connects the main portion of the home to the garage and another room that was Fred’s goldsmith shop and could be utilized as the fourth bedroom with a half bath. That room also connects to the upstairs apartment which additionally has an exterior entrance for privacy for guests. The apartment has two bedrooms and two full bathrooms and a kitchenette. If you’re starting to think short term rental, then you are correct as it is perfect for separate living quarters. Also, every room opens to a balcony or deck that captures the magnificent views! The balconies feature reclaimed redwood and custom railing painted “mesa red” and are beautiful for outdoor entertainment and peaceful rest.

There are two outbuildings, a very nice storage building and a barn with an upstairs area Fred used as an art studio. This building has a half bathroom and can easily be finished out to utilize as living quarters. Both have matching masonry with stone from the property as well. The barn has very pretty lighting, tile flooring, and a wood-burning stove. There are many options for this space with the nice finish and plumbing in place.

All of that and we haven’t even talked about the acreage yet! The land is amazing! There is significant elevation change creating the views, but the best part is the views aren’t isolated to the home. The ridge runs the length of the property and is covered in majestic oaks and cedars creating a beautiful setting for additional uses including other homesites or subdividing etc. The property is accessed via private road which carries through the property to a neighbor so dividing the property would be very easy if desired. The land offers a very private/quiet and exclusive natural feel with abundant wildlife and nature for enjoyment. The scenery is breathtaking! The property is also under wildlife tax valuation for minimal taxes.

Sadly, Fred passed away last year, and Barbara would like to move closer to their children, so she is hoping to pass this unique property along for the next family to enjoy and steward the land as she and Fred have done. Like we said, this one is extra special and a unique opportunity. This property could be a beautiful home for a special family, a family compound, divided, or a short-term rental investment etc. The possibilities are so many!

Buttercup Ridge Ranch is offered exclusively by West Pole Partners Team, Keller Williams Realty. All showings must be accompanied by Broker scheduled with advance appointment only. Please do not enter the property unaccompanied. For appointment or additional info please directly contact Sonny Allen, Broker Associate at 512-762-2563 [email protected]

Offered at $2,950,000


  • Breathtaking Views
  • Beautiful Custom Home
  • Multiple Living Quarters
  • Blown-in insulation for conserving energy
  • Short-Term Rental Possibilities
  • Amazing Land with Natural Beauty
  • Close to Wimberley Texas
  • Private road with 2 security gates