On the Market: A Nearly $30M Ranch That’s Southern Arizona’s Most Expensive Property

A nearly $30 million-dollar ranch was recently listed as the most expensive property ever in Southern Arizona. The rare gem, which stands on 1,739 acres of rolling grasslands and mesquite in Patagonia, Ariz., offers an unmatched lifestyle of luxury with remarkable features and a legacy deeply rooted in the land. 

Located at 2671 AZ-82, Rail X Ranch features two barns, a casita, three apartments, three standalone homes, including the main house, plus its own private lake. In total, the prestigious  property offers 17,956-square-feet of living quarters, 16 bedrooms, 19 bathrooms and 4 half bathrooms. 

The ranch is listed by Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Associate Broker Gary Brasher for $29,950,000, making it the highest-priced residential property in Southern Arizona in the last 30 years, according to the Multiple Listing Service. 

A testament to timeless elegance and sophistication, Rail X Ranch promises extraordinary possibilities in the natural splendor of Patagonia. Outside, picturesque landscapes provide captivating views from the property. Inside, the multi-level estate is a masterpiece of design and craftsmanship, featuring a stunning blend of classic and contemporary elements. 

Constructed in 1937, the main house and casita offer 11,398-square-feet of living space, including an elegant, yet intimate, main living area that boasts vaulted ceilings and a grand fireplace. Other opulent features throughout the home include meticulously hand-painted white beams, a unique black-and-white staircase, a custom wood bar, breakfast nook and black-and-white-checkered floors leading into a floor-to-ceiling library.

Having once been owned by the esteemed Kolbe family, Rail X Ranch has an illustrious heritage, along with a rich history that is deeply rooted in the land and dates back to the late 1800s.

“Every once in a great while a part of Arizona’s history comes available on the market,” says Brasher. “A signature property that is unique and breathtaking in its beauty and as diverse as the Arizona landscape. The Rail X Ranch is such a property.”

Adding to the ranch’s significant and distinctive features is a private lake, stunning pool, multiple barns and an artesian well, which flows without mechanical intervention. The property also retains all of its mineral rights and offers an abundance of outdoor activities that can be enjoyed within its exceptional grounds, including horseback riding, hiking and bird watching. 

View the listing here.

Photos courtesy Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty

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