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 78216, San Antonio, TX - Property For Sale
One could be forgiven for momentarily mistaking this magnificent property for a palace in Tuscany or a mansion in The Hamptons, such is its visual impact from almost every angle. Yet this regal and sophisticated estate, complete with 29 acres of impeccable surroundings, is located in the tranquil and secluded community of Hill Country Village in the heart of San Antonio, Texas - minutes from main traffic arteries, close to downtown and the international airport, yet a million miles from the stresses of everyday life.Entering via a concealed, private gated driveway winding its way to the grand entry of the home, it is immediately apparent that this property is exceptional in every possible way. From the locally quarried fossil stone exterior to the hand-scraped white oak floors and distressed beam ceilings, every detail of the property makes a bold and artistic statement. For more than three years during construction, renowned architect Roy Braswell worked hand-in-hand with the owners to create an elegant showcase reflecting their exquisite taste and passion for fine living. Finishing touches by noted artists and craftsman, both local and international, have resulted in a home that is classical and timeless; a true masterpiece of design, architecture, construction and decorative talent.Keen eyes will spot details like onyx accents embedded in wood floors, intricately hand-painted wallpaper and ceiling effects, mother-of-pearl and abalone shell tile inserts and custom wrought ironwork, as well as the use of exotic woods like knotty alder, mesquite and zebrawood throughout the house. Living areas are expansive and were designed, as was the entire estate, with entertaining on a grand scale very much in mind; the home and grounds have comfortably hosted a wedding party for 500 guests.Descending a roughhewn stone staircase off the kitchen leads to the atmospheric wine cellar, its barrel ceiling creating the feeling of being inside a giant wine cask. The cellar offers a 3,000 bottle capacity and includes a half bath and a dumbwaiter to allow selections to be sent up to the dining room. The master wing features a private octagonal bedroom with spa-style bath, dual-entry walk-in shower and wet sauna patterned after a Las Vegas spa. Dressing areas / walk-in closets must be seen to be believed! Secondary bedrooms are beautifully appointed and feature en suite bathrooms with tub and / or shower.The home also has a beauty salon / barber shop, massage room and a well-equipped workout room. Staff quarters and facilities are discreet and private, and the property has an extensive state-of-the-art security and surveillance system.Spacious, covered outdoor living areas offer virtually unlimited possibilities, and the South Texas climate permits outdoor entertaining almost year round. Truly a home for all seasons, the extensive landscaping and cultivation includes many native and exotic trees, plants and shrubs, intermingled with magnificent flower and vegetable gardens offering seasonal varietals. Balconies and patios off first and second floor living areas make the most of the wonderful surroundings with views across the negative edge stair-step swimming pool to the pastoral meadow and well-stocked pond beyond. A stone fire pit offers the opportunity for quiet reflection or kicking back with friends. Wooded surroundings offer the perfect habitat for deer and other local wildlife which is well protected within the Hill Country Village community.Miniature donkeys roam in an adjacent area in about 25 acres of natural Hill Country environment providing a partial agricultural exemption for the acreage. The property includes garage parking for 8 vehicles and plenty of additional paved parking space for visitors and guests. An absolutely stunning private estate, this home would be exceptional no matter where in the world it was located. Being in the heart of Texas makes it
505 Ivy Lane 78209, San Antonio, TX - Property For Sale
The irresistible charm and elegance of a French country chateau is faithfully captured in this magnificent stately home, designed by renowned architect Roy Braswell and inspired by the vision and imagination of the homeowners. A masterpiece of luxury living that is as stylish as it is functional, this fabulous home is fully gated and discreetly nestled behind ivy covered walls in the prestigious San Antonio neighborhood ¼ - and incorporated city - of Terrell Hills. Architectural details include intricate iron work on the gated entry and exquisite masonry on the exterior of the home which also features a steeply-pitched zinc covered roof.Inside, a gently curving staircase constructed from Texas Leuder’s Limestone rises majestically through the main hallway, while a hand-pickled antique mantel adorns the fireplace in the living room. Hardwood and stone floors were imported from a French abbey, and reclaimed antique wood doors brought over from France further complement the spacious interiors. This is a home that inspires spontaneous gatherings - and offers an endless array of spots in which to gather. The dining room invites conversation by the fireplace long after the meal is enjoyed. The wood paneled game room, with its cozy fireplace and large plasma television, is perfect for entertaining.Then there’s the custom designed Clive Christian kitchen, ideal for the serious chef - and perfect for family and friends to gather and eat together, complete with top-of-the-line appliances, granite counters and Guerin fixtures. Outside, sheltered terraces and courtyards provide a wonderful backdrop for quiet reflection or to catch up with loved ones and enjoy evening breezes. For cooling off during the long hot Texas summer, the crystal waters of the pool and its shaded patio offer a refreshing welcome.Despite its location in the heart of San Antonio, this exceptionally private estate offers complete seclusion. Lush courtyards and illuminated fountains are surrounded by vintage Monterrey oak trees and magnolias, with tall evergreen shrubs offering additional privacy. Neighboring the property to the east is a parcel of land protected from any construction.The property also includes a two-story guesthouse complete with bedroom, bathroom, living area with fireplace, kitchenette and outdoor grill. More than just a beautiful residence, the home is ecologically friendly and features a unique irrigation system, allowing the grounds to be sustained and maintained solely through rainwater collected in underground cisterns and stored in two 4,000 gallon tanks. The expansive gardens thrive, year round, while keeping water costs to a minimum. No city water is used for landscaping. Water condensation from the home`s seven zone air conditioning system is used to irrigate the greenhouse through a separate pump system.
14 Duxbury Park 78257, San Antonio, TX - Property For Sale
This elegant and sophisticated estate is located in a quiet and secluded neighborhood in one of the more prestigious enclaves at The Dominion. A showcase of exquisite taste, the home exudes a passion for fine living and entertaining, indoors and out, nestled on a double lot amid flawless surroundings. Stunning architecture and impeccable interior design infused with classical styling offer a higher level of living, with elegant appointments, tasteful finishes and meticulous attention to detail throughout. Limestone pillars, marble and hardwood floors, hand-troweled walls with lighted art niches and rich fabric wall coverings are enhanced by domed, vaulted and barreled ceilings. Daylight floods through arched windows while accordion-folding glass doors open to the custom pool and outdoor gathering spaces.State-of-the-art amenities make the kitchen a dream for the keen chef and ideal for entertaining on any scale. Professional grade appliances include a FiveStar 6 burner gas range with double ovens, dual Miele dishwashers, Wolf warming drawer, dual refrigerators, plus a Miele microwave and oven (3 ovens total). A massive granite island with vegetable sink, granite counters, custom cabinetry and a custom tile backsplash of intricate, tumbled marble complete this haven for the gourmet cook. The kitchen adjoins both the family room and formal dining room, with an adjacent wet bar and butler`s pantry. The lavish and sophisticated downstairs owner`s retreat was designed to pamper and features an elegant fireplace, separate dual baths and a boutique dressing area. Accordion glass doors open to private outdoor surroundings. Additional bedrooms, each with en suite baths, offer private accommodations for family or guest. A state of the art media room is located on the second level along with a private suite and mini kitchen. A detached two-story guest house, across the pool and courtyard from the main residence, features a large sitting / living area with fireplace, bedroom, two bathrooms, kitchenette and laundry facilities and a loft area with wrought iron railing. The jewel in the crown of this sublime home is the magnificent gymnasium and sports center, containing a complete workout facility, raquetball court and full-size professional basketball court (often used by NBA professional players). The detached and secure building in which this facility is housed also includes a fully-equipped training room, resistance pool, hot tub, steam shower and sauna, locker rooms, storage and multiple seating areas, plus a gourmet kitchen with commercial grade appliances, a second floor game room with dual-sided modern fireplace and a wall of windows overlooking the basketball court. A staircase leads to the rooftop terrace offering panoramic Hill Country views.
9525 Alva 75220, Dallas, TX - Property For Sale
In the heart of Old Preston Hollow, this French country estate designed by the incomparable Robbie Fusch, creates a fusion of grand elegance with extreme functionality. No detail has been overlooked in this 10,800 square foot masterpiece built in 2003. This stunning property features a slate roof, a stone exterior, an electric gate, a circular driveway and manicured landscaping. With a downstairs master suite in one wing and a guest suite in another, privacy can be maintained while sharing the wonderful amenities the home has to offer, including the spectacular chef's kitchen. A state-of-the-art media room is on the second floor, along with a library, a game room and a second laundry facility. A large, covered deck overlooks the backyard. Three bedrooms, each with its own bath and loft, offer plenty of private living space. Designer appliances and massive granite countertops highlight the kitchen. Two large dining areas are located at opposite ends of the kitchen. The extensive butler's pantry and storage areas provide plenty of preparation and staging space. Adjacent to the large master bedroom is a multipurpose room that may be used as an exercise room, a reading room. Marble abounds in the master bath, which is accented by an overhead stained-glass window above the luxurious tub. A steam shower and two large designer closets complete this well-appointed bath. The first-floor guest suite occupies its own wing for privacy and comfort. One of the twin offices features rich, wood-paneled walls; the other is conveniently located by the kitchen and offers significant storage space. For outside entertaining, a beautiful 860 sq ft cabana with separate living quarters offers the perfect backdrop to the gorgeous pool and outdoor kitchen, all are surrounded by lush landscaping, four garages, a porte-cochere, a motor court and a circular drive provide ample parking for any number of vehicles on the property.  
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