Follow I-10 west for about 70 miles and you'll hit Columbus. There, along the banks of the winding Colorado River, you'll find 1000 River Trace Drive, a 22.5-acre estate listed for $3 million with John Daugherty Realtors.
Crafted from two 200-year-old barns from upstate New York, this 6,000-square-foot, six-bedroom ranch is dripping with southern charm. It's genuinely rustic thanks to limestone walls, hardwood floors, and tons of exposed wood beams, but it's got all the trappings of modern convenience, too: Everything from thermostats to LED lights to door locks are controlled by an app.
And while "ranch" might not read "glamorous," consider details like soaring, double-height ceilings; a commanding stone fireplace; his-and-hers dressing rooms; top-notch appliances and leathered granite with rubies; four and two-half baths (including one sprawling master equipped with built-in vanities and storage); and a wine cellar.
The rest is pure country: a pecan orchard, stocked pond, outdoor kitchen, well house (with parking for your tractor—duh), and large beach entry to the Colorado, with more than 470 feet of river frontage.
All that less than two hours outside the city means this is one estate that's tailor-made for the urban cowboy.