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135.57± Acres
Taylor County, TX

1517 County Road 353, Merkel, Texas

MLS ID: 20484913
Status: Active
Price: $1,097,000
Acres: 135.57±
Type: Farm, Residential, Land
Address: 1517 County Road 353
City, State: Merkel, TX
County: Taylor County
ZIP Code: 79536
Parcel Number: 102297
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
SqFt: 5,177
Year Built: 2001


A rare gem is found in the 136 acres of sprawling hills & canyons of the Lightening Ranch. Find peace & serenity in this nearly untouched slice of Texas paradise. Property has been preserved to maximize the earths offerings with 20 acres of cultivation, water well with 3000 gal tank & irrigates over 1 acre of high fenced gardens for self sustained food source. A green house structure overlooks approx 350 yard gun range that's tucked aways between canyons for ultimate privacy. Ideal for gathering, retreat venue or hunters camp, property boasts near 3600 sqft home built with steal I beam & insulated block, full storm shelter & situated upon a 360 degree panoramic view site + firepit & views for miles. 4 car garage & workshop house farm implements & tools. Two earth built huts with utilities & are located near RV & HIP Camp sites. A serene walk from main home is a 1600 sqft off grid home & garage built with recycled materials, full solar & rain water fed cistern. Sustained living awaits!

Directions: From Merkel, FM 126, south to CR 360 & FM 1235, west on CR 353, "Lightening Ranch" sign will be on north side of road. GPS will take you straight there.

Additional Information


Appliances: Dishwasher, Disposal, Solar Hot Water
Bathrooms Full: 3
Cooling (Yes/no): Yes
Cooling: Central Air, Heat Pump
Fireplace Features: Decorative, Free Standing, Living Room, Wood Burning
Fireplace (Yes/no): Yes
Fireplaces Total: 2
Flooring: Combination, Concrete
Garage (Yes/no): Yes
Garage Spaces: 5
Heating (Yes/no): Yes
Heating: Central, Fireplaces, Heat Pump, Propane, Solar, Wood Stove
Interior Features: Builtin Features, Chandelier, Cathedral Ceilings, Decorative Designer Lighting Fixtures, Cable TV


Architectural Style: Ranch, Traditional, Detached, Farmhouse, Underground Berm Earthship
Covered Spaces: 5
Electric: Photovoltaics Seller Owned
Exterior Features: Fire Pit, Garden, Lighting, RVHookup, Storage
Fencing: Cross Fenced, Metal, Partial Cross, Wire
Foundation Details: Block, Slab
Lot Features: Acreage, Agricultural
Lot Size Area: 136
Lot Size Source: Owner
Lot Size Square Feet: 5,905,211
Other Equipment: Irrigation Equipment
Other Structures: Bunkhouse, Cabin, Second Garage, Garages, Guest House, Greenhouse, Outbuilding, Poultry Coop, Second Residence, RVBoat Storage, Sheds, See Remarks, Storage, Workshop
Parking Features: Additional Parking, Driveway, Garage, Garage Door Opener, Other, Oversized, Workshopin Garage, Boat, RVAccess Parking
Patio and Porch Features: Rear Porch, Front Porch, Covered
Property Attached: Yes
Road Surface Type: Gravel
Roof: Metal, Other
Stories: 1
Water Source: Community Coop, Rural, Well
Window Features: Window Coverings


Elementary School: Merkel
Elementary School District: Merkel ISD
Middle School: Merkel
Middle School District: Merkel ISD
High School: Merkel
High School District: Merkel ISD
Tax Annual Amount: 7005

Extra Information

Green Energy Efficient: Construction, Insulation, Water Heater
Green Energy Generation: Solar
Green Sustainability: Conserving Methods, Recyclable Materials, Recycled Materials, Salvaged Materials
Green Water Conservation: Gray Water System, Water Recycling, Low Flow Fixtures, Rain Water Collection, Water Smart Landscaping
Clay McCullar

Clay McCullar

Abilene, Texas

(325) 665-4037

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