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It is natural to think in terms of charming small towns but not often about charming cities. Although many cities have the natural physical features that could be enhanced to make them fall into the "charming" category, not often do their leaders have the vision to guide their development in that direction. One very special city, the second largest in Texas, with an historic charm all its own was appreciated and capitalized on by its forefathers: San Antonio. Early European settlers knew from the start that the San Antonio River should be a focal point and they designed the city around it. The banks of the river were to become one of the most famous river walks in America and the predecessor for many to come later across the country. With its restored historical buildings, the Alamo, four original Spanish missions, museums, cultural venues and its tree lined river with shops, restaurants and festivals, San Antonio is near the top of the list for Southwest U.S. vacation destinations.
Beginning in the north San Antonio suburbs is the popular Texas Hill Country. Known for its vineyards, laid back pastoral environment and proximity to the amenities of the city, the Hill Country has become an important tourist destination and an attractive retirement location for Baby Boomers. Now for sale is a pocket listing for a luxury estate on 29 acres of manicured grounds and water features only 13 miles from the pleasures of downtown San Antonio.
One of Hill Country’s best kept secrets is this 23,000-square-foot estate on enough land for the equestrian or the small scale gentleman farmer with the convenience of city amenities close by. Designed for family comfort and grand scale entertaining for up to 500 guests, the owners used elegant building materials in the quarried fossil stone exterior, hand-scraped white oak floors, rough hewn beams, onyx floor accents and exotic woods such as knotty alder, mesquite and zebrawood. The nine-bedroom, sixteen-bath home includes five living areas, five fireplaces, wine cellar dining with 3,000 bottle capacity, full gym, and formal dining room that seats fourteen. The exterior has large covered and open terraces with fireplace, infinity-edged swimming pool and spa, an eight-car garage with plenty of paved parking for guests and the grounds contain a stocked fish pond, other water features, custom tree houses and a horse barn. For more information.
San Antonio Hill Country’s most exclusive private estate is now for sale, priced at $18 million.
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