elegant english tudor estate in Texas
San Antonio, TX, USA US $4,500,000
Originally the fourteen-acre site of the Jessie D. Oppenheimer House, this impeccably renovated English Tudor estate commands attention, both for its significant architecture and artful engineering. Envisioned and realized by esteemed architect Atlee B. Ayres, his exquisite taste for English style is evident in the richly detailed elegance of the home`s fatade of striking dark red brick, asymmetrical gables, slated roofs and gabled dormer windows. Built to amaze and capture the imagination of the individual who relishes outstanding craftsmanship, this luxurious home was extensively renovated and richly imagined for sophisticated owners of international vision and unparalleled taste.
Approach this private estate through two grand sets of double gates and meander along a curving red brick drive, surrounded by lush flowers and landscaping, exuding a feeling of the European countryside. Made impressive by its grand entry, the elegantly crafted home is comprised of approximately 11,000 square feet, and subtly brings together rich Elizabethan and Jacobean detailing as well as the noblest western materials and ornaments to create a glorious environment for superior living. Upon entering, the transverse hall is distinguished by white marble flooring with black inserts and leads you to the grand formal living room, where the sculptural splendor exemplified by the plaster ceilings with delicate fleur-de-lis detailing embodies a masterpiece in its own right. The focal point of the room is the oversized herringbone fireplace with columned marble mantel. In addition, wood-paneled walls, built-in bookshelves, dentil mouldings and wide-leaded glass doors with transoms are inimitable in craftsmanship, and further culminate the mise-en-scFne. The adjoining family room with dark oak floors is accentuated by a ceiling modeled after Skibo Castle in Scotland - home of the suitably impressive steel magnate Andrew Carnegie. On opposite sides of the prevailing formal living room, the eminent dining room exhibits one-of-a-kind, hand-painted Gracie wallpaper and notable leaded-glass windows with crests, while the grand study showcases original Moravian tile. Adjacent to the formal dining room, the grand chef`s kitchen is indisputably without rival, and features white marble counters, stainless steel appliances and island with seating. Nearby sits a circular, light-filled breakfast room with Phillip Jeffries wallpaper. The impressive scale of the formal rooms further amplify the elaborate details found throughout. Upstairs, you`ll find generously proportioned bedrooms, including a master suite, complete with a lavish walk-in closet and luxurious spa bath with double vanity, steam shower, jetted tub and heated flooring. Additionally, the floor plan also includes a guest suite - which includes a private bath and coffee bar - as well as a work room with gun safe, basketball court and attic storage. Outdoor spaces magnified by lush vegetation and landscaped gardens invite you to take pleasant walks around the property. Tranquil outdoor patios enrich the relaxing ambiance with views of the scenic reflecting pool, harmoniously blending to create a rare convergence of incomparable grandeur with unique elements of a bygone area. These idyllic accents create an unparalleled private compound in the heart of Terrell Hills.
Approximate Square Feet: 10966 ft
Architectural Style: English Tudor
Lot Acres: 1.35