Beautiful hilltop living without Hill Country prices! This unique and private property offers the convenient location of being 145 miles from Houston, 97 miles from Austin, 105 miles from San Antonio and less than an hour and a half from the beautiful gulf coast. DeWitt County is in the perfect geographic location of what is often called, "The Heart of South-Central Texas". Amid gently rolling hills of grazing cattle and scattered live-oak trees, its county seat of Cuero offers so much charm, culture and history only four miles away that you may never want to leave. This impressive Mexican Hacienda, that the owners named "La Finca" (The Ranch), is located on 52.497 acres of natural foliage of native mesquite, sage and oak trees overlooking the landscape of the Guadalupe River Valley running through the middle of the county.Built in 2009, the design inspiration for "La Finca," Spanish for Estate, was the traditional Mexican Hacienda, complete with protected interior courtyard, barrel roof tiles, thick stucco walls and authentic Mexican tile throughout. This 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath and three half bath home is approximately 4800 SF and built to encompass international architecture elements collected personally by the owners. As you enter the property, the first of seven intricately carved 200+ year old doors welcomes you into the lush interior courtyard with large verandas and a soothing Mexican fountain.The second set of antique doors welcomes the way to the primary living area. High beams and an oversized fireplace create a welcoming feel to all who enter. His and Hers bathrooms are nestled behind two beautifully carved doors. Entertaining in this home is free flowing, warm and inviting.The bar/game room entrance is highlighted by magnificently hand sculpted columns and corbels and has a convenient corner kitchenette.The grand dining room has two substantial, built-in buffets and picture windows that take advantage of veranda and courtyard views.The kitchen accommodates two seating areas and its own chiminea fireplace. The picture window is perfect for enjoying country vistas in a retreat-like setting. There is a pond behind the home to provide water to and attract a wide variety of wildlife including migratory birds and deer. The private master suite is self-contained. Enjoy watching TV while cozying up to the fireplace and gazing out into the interior courtyard. The master bathroom was designed around an etched triple-arch window that looks out on to a separate private patio. Master bathroom has double sinks, a walk-in shower and spa tub that are encased in handmade Mexican tile reminiscent of Old Mexico. The master closet is security coded and doubles as a safe room. Casita 1, 2 and 3 are guest rooms which are accessed from the interior garden and back veranda. Casita 1 and 2 each have their own private toilet and vanity area and share a shower. Casita 3 is a large area of living space and private bath. This private area is accessed from the back veranda and could be used as a Mother-in-law suite. With timeless world treasures etched into the architecture of the home, this property is a must see. The essence of this Texas home embraces its visitors and gives the feeling of having experienced the world! This is a rare opportunity to own a cultural icon.