Lofty contemporary in Alamo Heights

Lofty contemporary in Alamo Heights

'50s ranch house gets new look Suzanne Cavender frequently found herself walking her dogs on LaJara Boulevard, wondering if it was time to move from the Lincoln Heights home she shared with husband Rick. They’d raised their daughters there, built a good life, but the...

Condo Lifestyle

Condo Lifestyle

SA Retirees love the fabulous location and beautiful views Condominium living is on the rise in San Antonio. Condos are springing up all over the city. When retirees Mary Ann and Chuck Franzke decided to downsize from their 5,000- square-foot home, they chose an...

Hillside Oasis

Hillside Oasis

In Champions Run Showcase City Views When you’ve spent years living in the hills of Austin, where large multiple-level homes are built on the edges of cliffs, San Antonio can seem a little flat. For one developer and homeowner, the opportunity to acquire a beautiful...

The Castle Hills Home of an Aviation Pioneer

The Castle Hills Home of an Aviation Pioneer

Dee Howard residence gets an update Castle Hills is on Loop 410 nine miles north of downtown San Antonio. It was developed in the 1950s as a residential area with large lots, many featuring ranch-style homes. Its major thoroughfare today is Northwest Military Highway,...

Downsize to High-rise

Downsize to High-rise

Luxury lifestyle at The Broadway At some point in our lives, most of us have to make the decision to downsize. Cathy and Rick Hood are no exception. The couple have lived in a number of large houses during their marriage. Their last was a 6,000-square-foot home in...

Hill Country Holiday Home

Hill Country Holiday Home

Fredericksburg has long been recognized as a fun weekend destination for San Antonians. Great food, art and Hill Country beauty draw people year round. With the advent of new residential developments, such as Boot Ranch just north of the city, many people are finding...

From East Coast Mansion to Monte Vista Manor

From East Coast Mansion to Monte Vista Manor

A mile and a half from downtown San Antonio is the largest historical district in the United States. The Monte Vista Historical District was designated as a historical landmark in 1998, and it contains a mixture of small bungalows and mansions that are architecturally...

The Murano Glass House

The Murano Glass House

The neighborhood of Inverness, on San Antonio’s north side, is a forested enclave accessed through security gates where the guards mean business. The winding streets pass beautiful homes with manicured lawns and perfect landscaping. Within this peaceful community,...

Colorful Home Is a Fresh Beginning

Colorful Home Is a Fresh Beginning

Alamo Heights has all kinds of housing — apartment homes and retirement residences, move-ups and mansions. Once in a while you’ll find a starter home and occasionally a few “starting over” homes. Cheri Stith is a San Antonio designer and owner of Feather and Fluff....

A Labor of Love in The Dominion

A Labor of Love in The Dominion

Sherry and Laird McNeil had very specific ideas of what they wanted for a new home, but as their Realtor could confirm, theirs was a long and difficult search. The couple wanted a home with an open floor plan with the flexibility for entertaining large groups or...

Music, Art and Family Thrive in Terrell Hills Home

Music, Art and Family Thrive in Terrell Hills Home

Terrell Hills homes are full of surprises. Some of them house film stars, and others are artists’ abodes. Then there’s an older home on a corner lot behind a wrought iron gate. It boasts a beautiful circular drive and a sedate entry. The surprise inside is the highly...

Art In Architecture

Art In Architecture

Homeowners in Cordillera Ranch know they’ve got a little slice of heaven: rolling hills populated by massive oaks, native grasses and extraordinary views. Cecil and Linda Barcelo were taken by the area and selected a site on the golf course for their new home. They...

Accessible Elegance in Terrell Hills

Accessible Elegance in Terrell Hills

There's something different about the houses in Terrell Hills, something elusive. These older homes along tree-lined streets have a sense of quiet wisdom. Once shiny and new, they are now graceful elder statesmen in an era of cookie-cutter homes on postage stamp lots....

New Life for a Dominion Cottage

New Life for a Dominion Cottage

Some houses, like runway models, are blessed with good bones. No matter how you dress them, their basic structure makes them stand out in a crowd. There is a home in the Dominion Cottage Estates that is a perfect example of good bone structure. Designed by a...

Passion and Perseverance Create Terrell Hills Gem

Passion and Perseverance Create Terrell Hills Gem

The city of Terrell Hills is an interesting combination of mansions and modest homes of both historical and recent construction. A drive through the quiet streets is like taking a tour of architectural styles — Tudor, Federal, foursquare, postmodern. If you’re lucky,...

Lifestyle at Redhead Central

Lifestyle at Redhead Central

Siobhain Anders Buckley uses one word to describe her lovely home in The Dominion: fun. “This house was made for fun,” she says. “We have fun in every inch of it.” It’s easy to see why. The 4,800-square-foot home is located right off the golf course and is only a few...

Relaxed Lifestyle in Village at Cactus Bluff

Relaxed Lifestyle in Village at Cactus Bluff

When Marvin and Cheryl Jones built their house in the Village at Cactus Bluff 10 years ago, they envisioned a comfortable place where they could raise their family and entertain their friends. They had no idea what the future would bring within these walls — but they...

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