Modernized Old-World Masterpiece
The Reserve is located minutes from a 5,000 ft. jet landing strip and together with its self-reliant independent power, cutting edge security, fiber optic communications and independent internet stability provide a single discerning owner, guests, corporate or political world leaders the insulation of privacy, access, security, comfort and self-sustained amenities while maintaining global contact and communications in any circumstance, for every need.
In 2005, Steve Hageman, founder and chairman of the board of Indianapolis-based Hageman Group, set his sights on acquiring top-tier farmland in the Lone Star State. The land was attractively priced and in some cases the quality exceptional. One tract caught his eye: a 14,000-acre parcel at the confluence of the North and South Forks of the Sulphur River near the small town of Sulphur Bluff. From an agricultural standpoint, the property had it all: rich blackland soil, lush pastures, abundant post oak mottes, a mixture of gentle hills and bottomland, abundant surface water and proximity to Dallas. Previous owners included a European prince as well as a series of agricultural investors. The Midwest native immediately recognized the potential.
Built on the highest promontory in all of Hopkins County is the 65,000 Sq Ft., incredible and multifaceted Reserve lodge. This modern masterpiece built to exacting world class standards of quality, design, craftsmanship and practical function commands an unparalleled 360 degree unimpeded view of some 14,500 acres of serenity and security. The lodge sets protected within its own oak tree lined hillside forests, natural waterways, lakes and rolling bucolic pasture land with a commanding presence above a mix of farmland, natural vegetation and hunting marshlands. The lodge’s immediate grounds offer a tranquil Napa like setting of 17 acres of vineyard and orchard outside, with a beckoning of every modern convenience, comfort and technology inside.
In 2014, Hageman Reserve opened as a members-only club. Almost immediately, glowing reviews appeared in high-end sporting publications. Two years into the project, The Reserve had approximately 60 members and an ever-increasing waiting list. It was Steve Hageman’s hope that one or more of his children would take charge and run the family’s Texas venture, but the close-knit clan, Hoosiers to the bone, realized its future lay back home in and around Indianapolis. In July 2016, the Hagemans decided to put The Reserve on the market. Steve Hageman planned his reserve for a special membership. Likewise, the property will attract a special kind of buyer, and whoever that is will soon see that The Reserve is in pristine condition.
The family chose Bernie Uechtritz of Icon Global to bring The Reserve to market. “One of the best things about this amazing property is that it’s multipurpose,” Uechtritz says. “It could continue to be a membership-based reserve, yet it has plenty of room for homes with beautiful views. The lodge could serve as a communal area or even as a guest house. It’s also big enough, yet cozy enough, for three or four owners to share comfortably. Everyone in Texas who knows hunting says there’s nothing else like it in the state or even the nation.” Another possibility is that a foreign buyer would use the property as a private residence. In addition, the professional kitchens, wine vault, and dining areas make the lodge an ideal focal point for a corporate retreat or headquarters for concerns looking to buy more farmland in Northeast Texas. A helipad is already in place. A jet strip can be found in close proximity. And there’s plenty of room for an airstrip on the property.
“This place has its own power sources, security, internet, phone, water — everything you need to be completely independent of the grid,” Uechtritz says. “It sits off the main road on more than two miles of private, paved road. If you’re a world leader or Arab sheik, you can hunker down here as long as you need to. You’d have global internet, global phone, and global television regardless of what was going on in the outside world.”
Asking Price$Price Upon Request
Parcel Size14,500 Private Acres, 17 acre vineyard and orchard with over 17,500 vines plus a 74 tree fruit orchard, 1,000 ± Acres (600 Acres Pasture / Upland and 400 Acres Wildlife Habitat)
Sister Property to the Sulphur Bluff Ranch
Owner’s Suite – 5 Bedrooms 5 ½ Bathrooms
Presidential Suite – 2 Beds 2 Baths, Founder’s Suite – 3 Beds 3 ½ Baths, 28 Additional guest suites, Cabana & Pool House with 2 guest apartments – 4,400 sq. ft., Lake House – 4 Beds 4 Baths – 6,000 sq. ft., Range House with 2 Bedroom 4 Bathrooms – – 6,400 sq.
Wine vault and cellar with storage for 2,800 bottles and seating for up 40 for dinner
Adjacent 5,000’ jet airstrip and Heliport
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