An romantic English inspired cottage in San Antonio, Texas dating from 1924.
A reader from Houston emailed me about her best friend who is an interior designer in San Antonio, Texas (you know, the home of the Alamo!) The designer’s house is now for sale and she thought I would like to see it. First: looking over the listing, I was thrilled at how large and beautiful the pictures are – you can get whole screen images in high-res which is shocking compared to the terrible pictures we get in Houston. Take a lesson from San Antonio - HAR! The house itself is also remarkable: a rock house, built in 1924! Wow. Was Texas even a state back then???? It’s located on a hill in Bluebonnet Hills – an area of Alamo Heights, which even I know is the place “to be” in San Antonio. The house has been completely restored and updated and has original plaster walls and hardwood floors. It’s 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms at a total of 2,582 sq. footage. There is also a 325 sq. ft. guest house, which is adorable.
The side courtyard. The master bedroom is located on the lower level where the French doors are.
The Live Oaks date over 150 years old. Amazing!!!!! I love all the curving stairs and the rock walls – details you don’t get in new houses unless you pay a fortune for them.
The dining room off the living room – what a pretty chandelier!!!
The master bedroom is so beautiful all in linen. Wonderful textile hanging over the headboard and I especially love the closets with the faux antique mirrored doors.
Huge backyard!! I love how the fence is rock and iron.
A huge thank you to the reader for sending in this beautiful house. It’s inspiring to see how romantic and desirable a house that dates from 1924 still is today. All the touches – the rock exterior, the stucco walls, the beautiful wood ceilings – make it so special and really hits home how devoid of detailing we build in our houses today.
The listing agent is Lisa Worth with Kuper Realty. To access the listing, go HERE.